Jodensavanne boat trip




9 hours

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Jodensavanne, the first Jewish settlement in Suriname, not only has a fascinating history, but also has a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna. During the Jodensavanne boat trip we sail from Paramaribo across the Suriname River towards Jodensavanne and pass several plantations along the way.


Boat trip on the Suriname River
Visit to the Jews Savanna
Visit to Domburg (only on Sundays)
Visit to Laarwijk
Visit to Overbridge

Advice from Insiders

Rea Orange Travel Suriname


Travel Specialist

If you are looking for a tour full of history, nature and adventure, the Jodensavanne boat tour is the perfect tour for you.

Step aboard a speedboat and sail along the Suriname River with an experienced guide. You will visit several plantations and of course the first Jewish settlement.

During the Jodensavanne boat trip there is plenty of variety between history, nature, culture and relaxation. That is why we at Orange Travel definitely recommend choosing this full-day tour if you want to see more of beautiful Suriname.


Other drinks
Other snacks

Tour Information

  • You depart between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM from the Marinetrap on the waterfront.
  • On Sundays you will visit the former Domburg plantation.
  • Visit to the former Laarwijk plantation.
  • Visit to Jodensavanne.
  • Visit to the Overbridge River Resort.
  • You will be back in the city around 5 p.m.


  • Transport: By speedboat
  • Departure time: Between 08:00 and 09:00hrs
  • Boarding point: Marine stairs on the waterfront
  • Back in Paramaribo: +/- 17.00hrs

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Hat or cap: To protect your face from the tropical sun.


  • Hiking boots: You will be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear good walking shoes.


  • Raincoat/poncho: For unexpected showers and to stay dry.


  • Mosquito repellent: To protect you against insect bites.


  • Suntan lotion: To protect your skin from the sun.


  • Swimwear: If you want to take a refreshing dip at the Overbridge River resort.


  • Backpack: Easy to store your personal belongings during walks.


  • Small change SRD: Fore purchasing other drinks


  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: Just in case you want to keep these items safe.

  • On request
  • Minimum 3 people to guarantee departure


General information

Departure from the Marine Stairs
You will be picked up by the guide at the Marinetrap between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. You board the speedboat and the guide will give a brief explanation of what the day will look like. After this you sail up the Suriname River.

When the tour takes place on Sunday, your first stop will be at the former Domburg plantation. There is a small market here every Sunday where we will take a short walk. You can buy fruit and other Surinamese delicacies here.

After visiting Domburg, we will stop at the former sugar cane plantation Laarwijk. We take a short walk in the small village. Only about 100 people currently live there. After this we board the boat again and continue our route to the Jodensavanne. On the way we will pass a number of other plantations.

Jewish savannah
The Jodensavanne is the first Jewish settlement in Suriname and dates from the 17th century. The guide will take you to the ancient ruins of the synagogue and to the cemeteries. Then you will also visit the medicinal spring where you can take a sip of the cooling spring water.

Overbridge River Resort
After the tour at the Jodensavanne it is time to continue the tour towards the Overbridge River Resort. Here you will be treated to a delicious lunch. After lunch you can take a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool, or just chill out. Between 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM you will sail back to the Marinetrap, where you will moor around 5:00 PM.



Jodensavanne boat trip

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