Isadou

Isadou

The Isadou Resort, situated on an island in the Upper Surinamese river, is not only attractive because of its massive water rapids and sandy beaches*, but more for its serenity. Isadou is one of the few resorts where you still have real authentic huts and where the owners are local maroons. This tour to Isadou is unique because its intent is to let the local maroons profit from the growth of tourism in this area. The way the complete staff is consigned from the cook to the guide by eager and enthusiastic maroons from nearby villages will try their utmost best to please the guests. 

* mainly with low water level

 

Highlights/ Activities

  • Exciting boat trips (through Rapids)
  • Impressive jungle hikes
  • Exciting Caiman Spotting boat tour
  • Visit to Maroon villages
  • Swimming in rapids
  • Authentic rustic cabanas
  • Cultural evening *

*on request

What makes this tour special

  • Fair price
  • Reside amongst local maroon
  • Contribute to local maroon economy
  • Excellent blend of Nature and Culture (Maroon culture)

Departure from Paramaribo by bus for a ± 2½ hrs drive to Atjoni where you will be picked up by the guide of Isadou. He will take you by boat to Isadou Island (40 min. in a dugout canoe).
On arrival you will be welcomed by the local staff of Isadou and a lunch is immediately served.
After lunch you can take a dip in the river to cool off and at night dinner is served to close the evening.

After breakfast you go for a Cultural walk that start in the maroon village called Gunsi and ends in another maroon village called New Aurora.
During this village walk you will get acquainted with the culture of the Saramaccan maroon.
At noon lunch will be served back at the Isadou Island Resort. After lunch you can take a dip in the Upper Suriname river to cool off and at night after dinner you go Caiman spotting by boat.

After breakfast there is some free time to go swimming, fishing or explore the island.

After lunch your journey back to Paramaribo starts.

Transportation Bus (airconditioned) / duggout boat (without sun roof)
Travel time ± 3½ hours** (of which 3 by bus and ½ by boot)
Departure 10.00-10.15 hours*
Place of departure Lobby of the Hotel Torarica or Krasnapolsky
Return time

± 16.30 hours

Schedule Monday / Wednesday

Includes

 

Transfers, local guide, local excursions (caiman spotting, Jungle hike, Village hike), 2x breakfast 3xlunch 2xdiner, water en syrup
Excludes Sodas and alcoholic drinks

*the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Departure time shown are from Krasnapolsky Hotel (in the City Center) Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.

When travelling by air, you will depart and arrive from airfield Zorg en Hoop (domestic airfield)

**depending on the state of the road and the water level

By booking this tour, you contribute to: 

• Employment and tourism education for local communities (100% of employees are locals)
• Donations to the basic/elementary education at Abena Ston
• Maintenance of the soccer field at Abena Ston & JAW JAW
• Taking care of the logistics of educational and other donor resources
• Stimulate cultural preservation by supporting the cultural music and dance groups

  • New of charged batteries for your camera
  • Hiking shoes & Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Hat or cap
  • Trousers and long sleeve shirts
  • Insect repellant
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Water shoes
  • Malaria pills
  • Flash light
  • Suntan oil
  • Backpack (small)
  • Dry clothes
  • Money - Srd (for alcoholic drinks and souvenirs)
  • Swim wear
  • 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:

Accommodation details Isadou Island 

Rating of accommodation: Basic

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests)

160 persons 

Amount of rooms/bungalows

 20 cabana's

The Lodges / rooms

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

4m X 3m

Maximum capacity of the lodge/room

4 double beds for max. 8 guests

Airconditioning

No

Fan

No

Warm water

No

Closet

No

Coat hangers

No

Towel

No

Mosquito net

Yes

Balcony / terrace

Yes

Electricity 110V

Available between 18.00 - 23.00 hrs

Wall socket type

EU

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

Private sanitary/shower per cabana

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