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Plantation Bakkie tour

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€75

Duration

8,5 uur

Min. Pers.

4

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Experience the history of the flourishing coffee plantation Reynsdorp (Bakkie) on the Matapica creek in Commewijne, Suriname. Relive the plantation past during Orange Travel’s Plantation Bakkie Tour, including a boat trip, museum visit, walk through a lush garden and meetings with descendants.

Highlights/Activities

A picturesque boat trip on the Commewijne River
Exploration of the Bakkie Museum during the tour
Enjoy a tasty local lunch
Guided tour of the project

Advice from Insiders

Shanifa

Travel Specialist

If you really want to experience a historical trip, I recommend the Bakkie tour! The guides have so much to tell and when you enter the small Bakkie museum, you see the objects found, each with its own story. You can take yourself back to the past for a moment.

Don’t miss this unique experience – book with Orange Travel today!

Inclusive/Exclusive

Guide
Bus transfer
Boat transfer
Drinks and snacks
Meal Bakkie
Museum tour at Museum Bakkie
Guided walk in Bakkie's garden
Personal expenses
Alcoholic beverages

Tour Information

  • 08:00 AM bus and boat trip towards the Commewijne River
  • +/- 09:45 AM arrival at Plantation Bakkie (Reynsdorp) and warm welcome
  • Brief overview of the day’s program
  • Fascinating tour of the Bakkie Museum with a remarkable private collection detailing the plantation’s history
  • Relax in a colonial atmosphere during an extensive local lunch
  • Tranquil stroll through the gardens of Bakkie
  • +/- 5:00 PM return to Paramaribo

  • Transport: By bus (1 hour) and/or boat (± 30 minutes)
  • Departure Time: 08:00 AM
  • Departure Point: Hotel Torarica
  • Return to Paramaribo: ±5:00 PM
  • Regular Departure: On request

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hat or Cap: To protect your face from the tropical sun.
  • Good Walking Shoes: For foot protection and during long walks.
  • Camera & Well-charged Batteries: A camera is essential to capture the beautiful surroundings. Ensure that the batteries are fully charged so you don’t miss any memorable moments.
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho: For unexpected showers.
  • Insect Repellent: To protect against insect bites during the tour.
  • Sunscreen: For protection against the sun.
  • Backpack: For personal items during the walk.
  • Small Bills in SRD: Small bills are convenient for local purchases, drinks, and souvenirs.
  • Waterproof Bag for Electronics and Valuables: In case you want to keep these items safe.

 

 

General information

Location
The former coffee plantation Reynsdorp (Bakkie) was once a flourishing coffee plantation and is located along the Matapica creek in the Commewijne district of the same name in the north of Suriname.


Local Population

During the tour you will come into contact with the hospitable locals, who are proud of their heritage and enjoy sharing their knowledge and stories. This provides valuable insight into local culture and traditions, giving you a deeper connection with the area.

Boat trip on the Commewijne River

  • Arrival on the river: Transfer to a boat to explore the Commewijne River.
  • Bird watching: Take the opportunity to spot special birds along the banks of the river.


Bakkie Museum Tour

  • Highlight of the day: Explore the fascinating Bakkie Museum with its remarkable private collection of plantation history in Suriname.
  • Interaction with guides: Be guided by Bas Spek & Marsha Mormon, the heiress & initiators, who enrich the tour with their personal insights.


Walk through the Gardens of Bakkie

  • Afternoon activity: Take a relaxing walk through the Bakkie gardens.
  • Information about the project: Learn more about the area and discover the latest developments of this special project.


Unique Photo Moments

Plantation Bakkie offers countless unique photo opportunities. Whether it is the historic buildings & artifacts, lush gardens, the Commewijne River or the special flora and fauna, there are plenty of opportunities to capture beautiful memories.

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Plantation Bakkie tour

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