GET THE MOST OUT OF 9 DAYS SURINAME
1: Arrival - Paramaribo
2-3: Nickerie-Bigi Pan
4-5: Afobaka - Brownsberg
5-7: Isadou (Upper Suriname)
8: Return flight
9: Arrival home
Day 1: Arrival Paramaribo
Transfer by shuttle bus to your guesthouse in the heart of Paramaribo. All overnight stays in Paramaribo are in this guesthouse. If you leave Paramaribo for a multi-day trip, you can safely store part of your luggage here. No meals included (Travel distance approx. 50 km).
Day 2: Paramaribo - Nickerie
Discover the coastal districts of ââSuriname. From Paramaribo in a westerly direction - via the Saramacca and Coronie districts - to Nickerie. The inhabitants of each district have retained their authentic culture and economic activity resulting for each district to have their own unique character. In the district of Saramacca (known for its agriculture) you visit the capital Groningen, founded in 1845 by Dutch farmers. You continue your way to the coconut district Coronie, known for the numerous palm trees and some authentic slave houses. The day program ends in New Nickerie, where you will spend the night in a simple but cozy hotel. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 250 km).
Day 3: Bigi Pan nature reserve
Bigi Pan houses122 coastal bird species, including the most famous red ibis and Flamingo. By boat you will discover this huge swamp with a rich flora and fauna and you will experience this paradise for bird lovers firsthand. After a very interesting morning you will start your journey back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 1 night. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 250 km).
Day 4: Paramaribo - Brownsberg - Afobaka
Brownsberg nature park (mountaintop 500m), known for its impressive plant- and animal kingdom, has a rich biodiversity and offers an overwhelming view of the Brokopondo reservoir. During a interesting hike through the forest you will pass idyllic waterfalls and stand eye to eye with various exotic animals. At the end of the afternoon you will travel to Afobaka Resort, a stone's throw from the dam, where you will stay for 1 night. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 150 km)
Afobaka is a village in the Brokopondo district that developed when the dam was built in 1961. Today it forms an important transit port for the maroons that live in the villages along the Brokopondo reservoir.
Day 5 - 7: Afobaka - Isadou (Maroon culture on the Upper Suriname)
After an adventurous morning full of optional activities (boat trip on the lake, hikes, fishing etc) * you will travel through the jungle of the Upper Suriname River.
In a motorized canoe you travel deeper into the Upper Suriname area to an island that is transformed into a river resort. You will stay 2 nights at a simple resort called Isadou that is not only popular for its massive water rapids and sandy beaches, but more for its serenity. This resort is unique because its intent is to let the local maroons profit from the growth of tourism in this area.
The Upper-Suriname area is known for its unique Maroon culture and its untouched Amazon Rainforest. The Maroons, descendants of runaway slaves, have settled in the inaccessible rain forest a long time ago, where they started a new existence.
By their isolated way of life, they developed a unique culture with strong African influences.
The next 3 days will be filled with adventurous activities such as intensive forest walks, village walks, boat trips and spotting caimans by boat!
You spend the night in a simple lodges with a view over the Jaw Jaw rapids.
On day 7 you will return to Paramaribo, where you will spend your last night of this trip.
Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 220 km)
Day 15: Return home
This is the last day in Suriname to enjoy the pool or buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon an airport shuttle will pick you up for your return flight. Meals: B (Travel distance. 50 km)
Day 16: Arrival
On this day you arrive at your starting point
Program is subject to change
- Reservation fee: € 20,- per booking
- Meet & Greet
- All nights in cozy guesthouses and jungle lodges
- Stay in Afobaka, Raleighfalls and Isadou based on full board
- Stay in Paramaribo and Berlijn is based on bed & breakfast
- Transfer airport - Guesthouse Paramaribo v.v.
- Transfer by bus and boat (dugout canoe) to Afobaka, Berlijn, Raleighfalls, Brownsberg and Isadou v.v.
- Day tours: Paramaribo bus tour & Peperpot Plantation Tour
- All mentioned activities in the itinerary at Brownsberg, Raleighfalls and Isadou (all depended on the weather & water level)
- Entrance fees during the tour in the standard program
- International flights
- Other meals
- Optional excursions
- Personal expenses
Arrival dates: Every Saturday in 2019
Rate p / p based on 2 persons in 1 double room: € 659
Single room surcharge: € 111
- Hat or cap
- Closed shoes
- Trousers and longsleeved shirt
- Camera with charges batteries
- Mosquito repellent
- Waterproof bag
- 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
Attention: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
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.)
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
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