Gran Rio Sintiadam Expedition




6 days

Min. Pers.


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Explore the Surinamese jungle on a unique Gran Rio Sintiadam expedition, available in 6, 7, or 8-day tours. Experience adventurous boat trips, nighttime excursions, and cultural encounters in Maroon villages. Perfect for travelers seeking the pristine beauty of Suriname. Discover the ultimate expedition for adventurers! Learn survival skills as you go back to basics with hammock camping, traditional fishing, and cooking over a wood fire. An unforgettable adventure awaits you!


Adventure boat trips
Mountain climbing to Tortoise Mountain
Chance of spotting wild animals
Located far from the inhabited area
Cultural experience with village walks and local encounters
Back to basic (sleeping in hammocks)

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Shanifa - Orange Travel


Travel Specialist

Step out of your comfort zone and embrace the ultimate adventure! Learn essential survival skills, experience authentic camping in hammocks, enjoy traditional fishing and taste the taste of cooking over a wood fire. Discover the wilderness of Suriname in a unique and enriching way.

Ready for an adventure that will turn your world upside down? Book now and immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey full of adrenaline and discovery!


Transport (car and boat)
Overnight stay in a hammock with mosquito net
Professional wildlife guide and boatsman
All meals breakfast, lunch and dinner
Snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic)
Breakfast on the day of departure
Dinner on the last day
Alcoholic beverages
Medical and cancellation insurance
Medical expenses

Tour Information

Day 1: Travel day to Kumalu/Ping Pe

  • 08:00-09:00 Departure from Paramaribo to Pokigron (3/4 hours drive).
  • 12:00 Arrival in Pokigron where we take the boat for our journey to Kumalu or Pingpe.
  • Boat ride towards Kumalu passing about 30 villages (3/4 hours boat ride).
  • Arrival at Kumalu or Ping Pe island, overnight stay in beds (lodge without air conditioning or fan).

Day 2: Boat trip to Sintiadam

  • 08:00 Departure by boat.
  • Boat ride along Tapawatra/Gran dam rapids, with several stops for guests to disembark.
  • Arrival at Kajana village after 2/3 hours.
  • Lunch and village exploration in the afternoon.
  • Overnight stay in Kosindo in beds.

Day 3: Boat trip to Sintiadam

  • Boat ride to Sintia Dam with a photo stop at the Awaradam rapids.
  • Arrival at Sintia Dam in the afternoon after 3/5 hours on the way (including stops to see wildlife)
  • Campfire in the evening
  • Overnight stay in hammock camp.

Day 4: Hike to Schildpaddenberg

  • 08:00 Departure by boat, followed by a 20-minute nature walk.
  • Hike to Schildpaddenberg, approximately 5 km each way.
  • Return to Sintiadam around 16:00/17:00.
  • Overnight stay in hammock camp.

Day 5: Morning boat trip and Evening activities

  • +/- 06:00 Morning boat trip: wake up on the river with coffee or tea.
  • Morning hike between 9 am and 12 pm with explanations about flora and fauna.
  • Afternoon swimming and/or fishing at Sintia Dam.
  • Night boat trip after dinner to observe night sounds and animals.
  • Overnight stay in the hammock camp.

Day 6: Village exploration and Return to Kumalu/Ping Pe

  • Departure to the villages with a 3-hour stop for extensive village walks in 2/3 villages.
  • Lunch in one of the villages in the afternoon.
  • Continuation of the journey to Kumalu/Ping Pe.
  • Overnight stay in beds (lodge without air conditioning or fan).

Day 7: Return to Paramaribo

  • Around 07:00 – 07:30 departure by boat back to Atjoni.
  • Visit to the dam (Afobaka Dam) on the way back.
  • Afternoon lunch in one of the villages.
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  • Travel time: ± 7 hours** (3 hours by bus and 4 hours by boat)
  • Departure time: 08:00-08:30
  • Departure point: Lobby of Torarica Resort (other locations are negotiable)
  • Return to Paramaribo: ± 17:00

During the dry season, the boat trip lasts 5-6 hours. Because the 6-day tour is too short for this period, we also offer 7- and 8-day options.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Long pants and long-sleeve shirt: To protect yourself from insects and irritating plants. It can also get cold in the evening.
  • Good hiking shoes: For protecting your feet and during long walks.
  • Towel: To dry yourself off.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect yourself from insect bites during the tour.
  • Sunscreen: For protection against the sun.
  • Flashlight/headlamp: Handy for lighting during evening activities or in dark areas.
  • Swimwear: Bring swimwear for swimming opportunities and refreshment.
  • Toiletries: Personal care products like toothpaste, soap, and shampoo for hygiene on the go.
  • Passport: Mandatory due to checkpoints along the way!
  • Camera & fully charged batteries: Essential for capturing the beautiful surroundings. Make sure the batteries are fully charged so you don’t miss any memorable moments.
  • Raincoat/poncho: For unexpected rain showers.
  • A comfortable backpack: Handy for carrying all your belongings. Also, bring a small bag that you can keep with you while visiting the village. A waterproof bag is always handy, especially since we’ll be spending a lot of time in the boat. If you don’t have a waterproof bag, bring a trash bag to put your bag in.
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: To keep these items safe.
  • Small change SRD: Useful for local purchases, drinks, and souvenirs.
  • Binoculars: For better viewing of animals and to capture them effectively.

Accommodation Level: Hammock Camp

  • Air Conditioning: Not available
  • Fan: Not available
  • Hot Water: Not available
  • Closet: Not available
  • Clothes Hangers: Not available
  • Towel: Not available
  • Mosquito Net: Available
  • Balcony / Terrace: Not available
  • Power Supply: 110V, no power
  • Socket Type:
  • Type of Sanitation (shared / private):

Available on request for groups of 2 or more

Guaranteed departures:
June 1st – June 6th

General information

During the Gran Rio Sintiadam expedition you go very deep into the interior. This is where the unspoiled nature of Suriname is located. Along the way you will pass several Maroon villages. You sail straight through the tropical rainforest. There are also several rapids. This may require you to leave the boat occasionally. During the tour you will also take a walk to the top of Turtle Mountain.

You will also become acquainted with the Maroon culture. During the tour you will take a village walk, which will allow you to see how the locals live inland.

Duration of the tour
Do you think 6 days is not long enough? Then you can also choose to do a 7 or 8 day tour.



Gran Rio Sintiadam Expedition

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