Bigi Pan Eco Lodge

Bigi Pan Eco Lodge

Bigi Pan is a nature protected area located on the west coast of Suriname and has a size of 68.000 ha. Big Pan, which means Big Lake, is an area formed out of creeks, mangroves and swamps. This area is a rich feeding source for more than 120 different bird species, who migrate from the north to escape the cold winters. The most famous bird at Bigi Pan is the Red Ibis. Besides birds the area is also rich in fish and reptiles.

 

Highlights/ Activities

  • Adventurous boat trips
  • Kayaking
  • Bird spotting
  • Cayman spotting
  • Snake spotting
  • Fishing
  • Relaxing

What makes this tour special

  • Enjoying the flora and founa
  • Suitable for children
  • Able to have an active or inactive stay

The Bigi Pan Eco Resort is located in the middle of the Bigi Pan lake and is the first and only touristic resort in Bigi Pan. There is a breathtaking view over the lake from your balcony and you will litteraly be blown away by the everlasting breeze. During your stay at this Bigi Pan Eco resort, you will be able to do a lot of different adventurous activities. The adventure starts during the boat trip when heading for the resort, where you will spectacularly cross a dyke and chase wild life.
The complete resort is build out of wood and has 10 double rooms, each with its own toilet and 2-single beds. There is a dining area and a shared bathroom and, electricity is limited, it is generated by solar panels and is mainly used for lighting.

Depending on the season and water level, the following activities are offered:

  • Bird spotting**
  • Cayman- & Snake spotting
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Mud-bath
  • Traditional Fishing
  • Kayaking

** The amount and type of bird species in this area is strongly dependent on the season.

This tour is mostly done during sunset, our guide will take you to the sleeping place of the Scarlet Ibis, and Herons. You can then see how birds from all over come to this location where they will spend the night.

Armed with a flashlight and a noose the guide takes you on a exiting evening boat trip in search of Caymans and snakes.

During this fun boat trip on the Bigi Pan lake the guide takes you to various feeding and hunting area’s of the birds.

If the water level is favorable the guide will take you to the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy a mud bath.

The guide takes you to different parts of the lake to set traditional fishing nets just like the local fisherman. You can also try your luck with a rod from your own balcony.

You can go kayaking on the lake yourself whenever it suits you. The kayaks are at the guests disposal.

Transportation

Boat

Travel time 60 min (Departure Jetty Nickerie river - Bigi Pan lodge)
Departure* 14.00 hrs
Arrival back at departure point 14:00 hrs
Schedule Daily (with a minimum of 2 persons)
Included
 

accommodation, 2x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x breakfast, non alcoholic drinks, local excursions 

Excluded alcoholic drinks (not obtainable at the lodge, possibilities of purchase on the way there), Transfer** from Paramarbi to meeting point in Nickerie visa versa

*The departure time is from a jetty along the Nickerie river. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal

**Transportation Paramaribo – Nickerie / Nickerie – Paramaribo

For information about transportation to and from Nickerie please contact an Orange bookings office.

The Bigi Pan Eco Resort is located in the middle of the Bigi Pan lake and is the first and only touristic resort in Bigi Pan. There is a breathtaking view over the lake from your balcony and you will litteraly be blown away by the everlasting breeze. During your stay at this Bigi Pan Eco resort, you will be able to do a lot of different adventurous activities. The adventure starts during the boat trip when heading for the resort, where you will spectacularly cross a dyke and chase wild life.
The complete resort is build out of wood and has 10 double rooms, each with its own toilet and 2-single beds. There is a dining area and a shared bathroom and, electricity is limited, it is generated by solar panels and is mainly used for lighting.

Depending on the season and water level, the following activities are offered:

  • Bird spotting**
  • Cayman- & Snake spotting
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Mud-bath
  • Traditional Fishing
  • Kayaking

** The amount and type of bird species in this area is strongly dependent on the season.

By booking this tour, you contribute to:    

• Employment and tourism education for local communities (100% of employees are local)
• Supporting the fight against illegal hunting and fishing (tourism offers the alternative)
• Supporting the local economy by buying everything local

  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Swimwear
  • Dry clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sunburn Oil
  • Mosquito repelant
  • backpack
  • Pocket change SRD
  • Reading Material
  • Flashlight
  • Passport

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Nederland

Euro Account number: 6005013
IBAN: NL10INGB0006005013
BIC: INGBNL2A
Attention: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Commewijnestraat 4
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
USA

Pay by credit card:

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Accommodation detail Bigi Pan Eco Lodge

Rating of accommodation: Very Basic

 

 

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests) 

16 persons 

Amount of rooms/bungalows

 8 rooms

The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters)

3m X 3m

Maximum capacity of the lodge/room

2 single beds per room for maximum 2 persons

Airconditioning

No

Fan

No

Warm water

No

Closet

No

Coat hangers

No

Towel

No

Mosquito net

Yes

Balcony / terrace

Yes

Electricity 110V

Yes (Only for lighting / powered by solar panels)

Wall socket type

Not available 

Type of sanitary facility (central / private per lodge/room)

Each room has a toilet. Showers are central.

 

 

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