Isadou River Resort




3 days

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Experience the authentic Maroon culture up close in the Upper Suriname area. The Isadou Lodge, located in a beautiful nature reserve, is the perfect base for exciting activities during this tour. Exciting boat trips, walks through villages and forests, and swimming in vast rapids make this experience unforgettable.


Exciting boat trips (through rapids)
Impressive jungle hikes
Visit to one or 2 Maroon villages
Exciting evening boat tour
Swimming in rapids
Authentic rustic cabanas

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Travel Specialist

Choose the Isadou 3-day tour if you are on a budget and prefer to stay in basic accommodation. Ideal for adventurers who want to explore remote areas, meet local communities and enjoy outdoor activities such as boat trips, walks and swimming in the natural environment. An authentic and adventurous travel experience awaits you!


Local guide
local excursions (evening boattrip, jungle hike, village hike*)
2x breakfast 3xlunch 2xdiner
Water en syrup (drinks only included during meals)
Sodas and alcoholic drinks

Tour Information

Day 1

Your journey to Isadou begins with a bus ride from Paramaribo, heading towards Atjoni. From there, you continue your journey by motorized canoe to Isadou. Upon arrival, you can settle into your simple and rustic cabana. After a tasty warm lunch, there is an opportunity for a refreshing swim and to enjoy one of the most impressive sula’s (water rapids) in Suriname.


Day 2

You kick off your day at Isadou with a buffet breakfast, followed by a visit to a nearby Maroon village. The welcoming Maroon population takes pride in sharing their ancient culture, customs, and traditions with you.


Upon return to Isadou, a warm lunch awaits, followed by free time for swimming or relaxing in a hammock. In the evening, the Isadou tour offers an exciting nocturnal boat excursion after dinner, allowing you to spot animals by canoe!


Day 3

On your last morning at Isadou, you can take a final dip after breakfast or participate in an optional** forest walk. After lunch, you depart back to Paramaribo.


*The program is subject to possible changes.

**To be discussed upon booking.

  • Transport: By bus and boat
  • Departure time: 10am/10.15am*
  • Travel time: 3.5 hours (about 3 hours by bus and half an hour by boat)
  • Back in Paramaribo: About 4:30 PM

* Departure time depends on the pick-up location and may differ from the stated time. Please note that a delay of +/-15 minutes may occur. Your voucher or invoice states your pick-up location and departure time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Camera & well-charged batteries

Good walking shoes or hiking shoes

Slippers/ & Flip flops


Hat or cap

Long pants and (over) shirt with long sleeves

Mosquito repellent




Water shoes/  water resistant slippers

Malaria pills

Flash light


Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables

Handbag (in other cases: small travel bag or backpack) 


Mask/ face shield

Hand sanitizer

Dry clothes

  • Regular departure on Monday & Wednesday from 2 people

General information

General information
The island of Isadou, located on the Upper Suriname River opposite the famous Maroon village of Jaw Jaw, is not only popular because of the impressive rapids with associated sandy beaches*, but also because of the tranquility that radiates the place. Isadou is one of the few locations with authentic accommodation huts, managed by a local Maroon couple. The tour to Isadou is unique because it has been set up to actively involve the local Maroon population and thus give them the opportunity to benefit from tourism in Suriname. All operations, from cooking to guiding services, are entrusted to enthusiastic locals, who are committed to providing guests with a pleasant experience. On Isadou you can really experience the charm of traditional customs and manners.

*Especially at low water levels.




Isadou River Resort

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