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TOUR

Discover Suriname Plus

21 days

Upcoming departure dates

11 November 2024 | 16 Februari 2025

The tour in short

This is mainly a trip intended for older participants. The trip has numerous highlights, such as the old town of Paramaribo with its colonial wooden houses. You can enjoy the beautiful wooden cathedral/basilica, the palm garden, beautiful temples and colorful markets. In addition, inland offers an exploration of Maroon territory, and the many natural locations with an abundance of bird and animal life provide an unforgettable experience. You also visit old plantations, which gives a vivid impression of the past. Everywhere you go, the Dutch language is spoken.

Price

/ person

€3529

Subject to airline changes. Please take into account minimum group size / single surcharge.

Program with photos

Click on the different parts of the program to read the daily program.

PART 1

1st day: Arrival in Paramaribo
Upon arrival at Zanderij, Suriname's international airport, your guide will be ready to escort you to the Royal Breeze Hotel on the Waterkant in Paramaribo. The first nights have been reserved here.

2nd day: City tour of Paramaribo
To get used to the atmosphere, environment and climate, we start the trip with a city tour of the capital. Highlights include Fort Zeelandia, the wooden cathedral, the Jewish synagogue next to the mosque, Independence Square and the market with exotic fruit and vegetables. The afternoon is free to spend. Overnight stay in Paramaribo, including breakfast.

3rd day: Plantation and Museum Bakkie
During this tour you will learn about the history of the Bakkie plantation. Old sugar mills in the jungle, wells and locks are visited. A small museum will certainly surprise you. Breakfast and lunch are included.

4th day: Departure to Anaula
African culture in the Bush Bush Anaula. Anaula is an island in the Suriname River, located in the Upper Suriname area. After breakfast we leave by bus to Atjonie, where we transfer to a canoe to sail to the comfortable Anaula Nature Resort. During this cruise we experience breathtaking nature and pass several Maroon villages and the turbulent Jaw-Jaw rapids. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

5th day: Various activities
After breakfast we sail by canoe to the village of Nieuw-Aurora for a village walk. During the tour you will get to know the local people, their unique way of life and traditional customs. We also visit the mission post with a church, primary school and medical post. In the afternoon we take a forest walk on the resort island. After dinner we enjoy a cultural dance performance with traditional dances such as the Seketi, Awasa and Bandamba. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

6th day: Free day at Anaula
You can spend this day according to your own wishes. Walking on the island, listening to the sounds of nature, relaxing by the pool under the gazebo or reading a book in a hammock camp; The choice is yours. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

PART 2

7th day: Anaula Stone Island
You can spend the morning according to your own wishes. After lunch we sail back to Atjonie, where a van is waiting for you to take you to Stone Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

8th day: Stone Island
In the morning we prepare for a historic tour of the Brokopondo reservoir and visit the dam. We then return to Stone Island for the overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

9th day: Paramaribo
After breakfast we visit the first Jewish settlement in Suriname, the Jewish Savanne, where many old graves can be found, each with their own story. Then we go to Lelydorp to explore the butterfly garden. Upon entering our tropical butterfly garden, you will be surrounded by an enchanting fairytale forest. You walk past fragrant plants, babbling brooks and brightly colored butterflies that flutter happily around you. This special tropical garden offers an abundance of scents and colors. Here you can leisurely observe the behavior and habits of different butterfly species and gain a new appreciation for these beautiful insects. Today breakfast and lunch are included.

10th day: Free day in Paramaribo
Today is a day off in Paramaribo. Breakfast is included.

11th day: Departure to the west of Suriname
After breakfast you leave Paramaribo for Nieuw-Nickerie in the northwest of Suriname. Along the way we visit some historical places in the districts of Saramacca and Coronie. We make a stop in the town of Groningen, where the first Dutch farmers from the province of Groningen settled in 1845. We then go to Boskamp for a short walk and a possible visit to a traditional fish smokehouse after a light lunch. The journey continues past Coronie, known for its many coconut parwa honey, and the town of Wageningen. Upon arrival in Nickerie we check in at the hotel. In the evening we visit the sea wall with a beautiful temple and on the other side is Guyana. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

PART 3

12th day: Bigi Pan
After breakfast we visit the market in Nickerie, which is much livelier and more pleasant than the one in Paramaribo. You can also take a walk through the village and tour the area before we arrive at the Akira jetty around noon to leave for Bigi Pan. In the evening we will watch the scarlet ibises and flamingos take up their roosts. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

13th day: Bigi Pan
The morning starts with coffee or tea on your balcony at 5:30 am, so that you can see the birds leaving their roost by 6:30 am. A special moment to spot the colored ibises and egrets! Breakfast is served at 8 am after returning from the bird tour. Then you are free to kayak, canoe, fish, swim or simply relax. After lunch there is another birding trip around 4:30 PM to watch the birds fly back to their roost. A magical spectacle where thousands of birds color the sky. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

14th day: Bigi Pan - Paramaribo
After the second overnight stay you will leave the Bigi Pan nature reserve after lunch. We leave for Paramaribo and along the way we visit places such as Wageningen and Coronie. You will return to Paramaribo around 6:00 PM with a wealth of experiences. Today breakfast and lunch are included.

15th day: Commewijne tour with overnight stay in Frederiksdorp
We take the bus to Leonsberg and sail on a primitive tent boat on the Suriname and Commewijne rivers. Sights include the open-air museum in Nieuw Amsterdam, Rust en Werk plantation, and Margaretha plantation. At the confluence of the Suriname and Commewijne rivers there is a chance to spot dolphins. The tour ends in Frederiksdorp, an old police post founded in 1873 on the Frederiksdorp plantation, where almost 110 Javanese and Hindustani contract workers once worked here, previously there were about 200 slaves. Frederiksdorp has been expanded with beautiful cabanas and a swimming pool where we will spend the night. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

PART 4

16th day: Frederiksdorp
After breakfast you have the option to take a bike ride to the east. The Frederiksdorp guide will take you on a bike ride towards Plantage Kronenburg. During the tour you will pass several old and sometimes overgrown plantations, locks and canals. The guide will tell you about the history and diverse cultures in the district. In the afternoon you can take an optional boat trip in the wetland area to see what the plantations used to look like and what the rice fields were like. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

17th day: Mariënburg - Plantation de Peperpot
After breakfast you cross the Commewijne River, where the van awaits you. We then visit Mariënburg, a former sugar factory, before continuing to "De Plantage Peperpot", an old coffee and cocoa plantation. Here you can stay in the old plantation house or in the restored officers' houses. In the evening we dine in an attractive restaurant. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

18th day: Peperpot Plantation - Paramaribo
After breakfast we take a walk on Plantation Peperpot, both over the plantation and through the adjacent forest where you can see many different plants and birds. After lunch we return to Paramaribo and move into the Breeze Hotel. Today breakfast and lunch are included.

19th day: Day off
Today you have a free day to spend as you wish. For example, you can relax on a terrace, do some shopping in the city or visit the Cotta mission museum or Fort Zeelandia. Breakfast is included.

20th day: Departure to the Netherlands
The morning is free at your own leisure. This is followed by a transfer to Paramaribo airport for the return journey to the Netherlands. Breakfast is included.

21st day: Amsterdam
Arrival at Schiphol Airport.

The journey on the map

View the map or open it to view the entire tour route in great detail! Subject to change.

Practical information

Please note that all tours are subject to weather conditions, including travel times and daily program or sequence.

Included

  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel in air-conditioner bus(s)
  • 2 nights in the lodge of Frederiks village on a double room basis
  • 3 nights Anaula based on a double room
  • 2 nights Stone Island based on a double room
  • 2 nights Akira Bigi Pan based on a double room
  • 1 night Regency hotel Nickerie based on a double room
  • 1 night Peperpot based on a double room
  • 8 nights Royal Breeze hotel in Paramaribo based on a double room
  • All rooms have a toilet and shower 
  • All excursions and tours are accompanied by a Dutch-speaking guide
  • The meals as stated in the itinerary above: 18x breakfast, 14x lunch & 10x dinner
  • All entrance fees during the various excursions
  • Flight ticket Amsterdam – Paramaribo vv

Meals

If you are vegetarian/vegan or have other dietary restrictions, this will be taken into account if possible.

Exclusive

Alcoholic drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips, Suriname entrance fee of 33 euros

Packing list

Sunscreen, Daypack, Insect repellent, Light clothing, Surinamese money, Cap or headscarf, Slippers, Short-sleeved T-shirt, Long-sleeved T-shirt, Toiletries, Hiking boots / Mountaineering boots, Swimwear, Warm clothing, Flashlight, Valid passport, Raincoat, Ziplock bag, Sunglasses

Minimum group size (or with single supplement)

4

Single supplement

€500

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