Frederiksdorp 3 day tour

Frederiksdorp 3 day tour

Frederiksdorp is a former coffee and cocoa plantation. In the 18th century this plantation was founded by a German man from Prussia named Johan Friedrich Knoffel. The history of Frederiksdorp recalls both European and African traditions. Frederiksdorp is centrally situated along the Commewijne river, making it an important logistic town. Now a days Frederiksdorp features adventurous activities like dolphins spotting, long cycling- and hiking trails, visiting fishing villages, sea beaches, mangrove forests. Activities that the surrounding plantations don’t have.

This former plantation with the original plantation houses and even a former police station, has been declared a world heritage site and is recently transformed into an beautiful resort. The comfortably furnished apartments are all equipped with air conditioning, wifi and hot water. There is also a swimming pool with a beautiful pool deck and a large river terrace. On the estate fruit is planted that you can pick yourself: oranges, mangoes, papayas and coconuts. The plantation also has a good restaurant and a well-stocked bar where you can enjoy typical Surinamese meals. Optional tours are offered in the vicinity, from educational to adventurous tours. There are also bikes to rent for those who want to explore Frederiksdorp on their own.

Frederiksdorp is also an excellent base for other tours throughout the Commewijne district.

Highlights / Activities: 

  • Boat trip on the Suriname- and Commewijne river
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Overnight stay at the restored plantation Frederiksdorp
  • A visit to plantation Rust en Werk

 

What makes this tour special

  • Unique visit to well renovated former plantations

  • Introduction to fascinating cultures and history
  • Fun boat trip
  • Suitable for children

Accomodation

  • Built out of wood
  • General accommodation
  • Beds and mosquito nets
  • Communal bath & toilet
  • 110V electricity supply
  • The program is subject to change.

 

You will depart from Hotel Torarica by bus and head for Marienburg. From Marienburg you will get into a boat to sail to Plantation Resort Frederiksdorp. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by the employees who will give you a historical walk through the premises.Around lunch time (depending on the tide) our guide takes you on a boat to see dolphins. Because of the convenient location of Frederiksdorp you won’t have to sail very far to spot the dolphins. Often you will see the dolphins a bit further from the boat. With any luck there will be one close to the boat so you can catch a good glimpse of the pink-bellied dolphins.

After breakfast you will take a bike ride in the surrounding area with a professional guide. You depart from Frederiksdorp eastwards to Kronenburg and pass several old plantations, locks and canals. The guide will tell you all about the history and the different cultures in the district. Afterwards you will return to Frederiksdorp where the bicycles are returned. After checking out, you start your journey back to the pickup point in Paramaribo, Hotel Torarica.

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Today is your last day at Frederiksdorp. After breakfast, you will be taken to the plantation Rust en Werk. On this former coffee plantation, cocoa and cotton were also cultivated later on. The guide will explain about the plantation period and contemporary life at Rust and Werk. You will also visit the meadows- and shrimp farm. Afterwards you will sail with the boat back to Marienburg. Here awaits your transportation for the drive back to Hotel Torarica.

The program is subject to change.

 

Transportation Bus / boat
Travel time Indefinite
Departure 08.00 hrs*
Arrival 17.00 hrs (bus/boat)
Schedule Daily (with a minimum of 2 persons)

Included

Transportation, guides, accommodation for 2 nights, 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner and local excursions
Excluded All drinks
 * Departure time shown is from Hotel Torarica. Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
 

By booking this tour, you contribute to: 

• Facilitating Community Transport from Plantation Frederiksdorp to surrounding villages
• Support local horticulture (purchase of local fruit, vegetable and meat cultivation)
• Supporting the locals by purchasing from local retailers
• Employment & tourism education for local communities (5 surrounding villages)
• Stimulating cultural preservation through support of cultural music and dance groups
• Helping develop small tourism companies active in boat tours, wildlife-spotting and boat transfers

  • new or charges batteries for your camera
  • Hiking shoes & Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Hat or cap
  • Trousers and long sleeve shirts
  • Insect repellant
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Suntan oil
  • Backpack (small)
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • Money – Srd/eur
  • Swim wear
  • Weekend bag

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

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Accommodation details Frederiksdorp resort

Rating of accommodation: Comfortabel

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests) 

74 guests 

Amount of rooms/bungalows

 23 bungalows

The Lodges / rooms

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

9,4 X 5,3 meters 

Maximum capacity of the lodge/room

 

Triple room: 1 single & 1 double bed for max. 3 guests

6 persons house: 1 double bed and 4 single bed for max. 6 guests

8 persons house: 2 double & 4 single beds for max. 8 guests

4 persons house: 1 double & 2 single bes for max. 4 persons

Double cabana: 2 single beds connectible into 1 double bed for max. 2 persons

Airconditioning

No

Fan

No

Warm water

No

Closet

Yes

Coat hangers

Yes

Towel

Yes 

Mosquito net

Yes 

Balcony / terrace

Yes 

Electricity 110V

Yes

Wall socket type

EU & US

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

Private sanitary & shower per cabana

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