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TOUR

Op stap in Suriname

16 days

Upcoming departure dates

2 Mei 2024 | 20 Juni 2024 | 5 Juli 2024 | 21 November 2024 | 11 Maart 2025

The tour in short

Be enchanted by Suriname, where the lush jungle whispers and the majestic rainforests reveal their secrets. Lose yourself in the impenetrable greenery, where exotic flora and fauna form a symphony of color and sound. Explore the vast rivers that flow like veins through the country, discover the serene rice fields and admire the reservoir, where drowned trees are a silent witness to a forgotten past. But Suriname's real masterpiece? These are the cultural treasures and the warm welcome of the diverse communities that give color to this country.

Price

/ person

€2893

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

Day 1: Arrival in Paramaribo
Your flight to Paramaribo departs from Schiphol. Upon arrival, a guide will be ready to escort you to Hotel Queens, your stay for the first two nights.

Day 2: Exploratory tour through Paramaribo
Today we take a walking tour of Paramaribo, exploring highlights such as the Chinese market, the wooden basilica/cathedral and other sights. Our expert guide will tell you all about these places. The afternoon is free to spend, ideal for relaxing by the hotel pool or exploring the city further. Breakfast is included today.

Day 3: Adventure on Fungu Island
At 7:00 am we leave by car for Witagron. Upon arrival we will have lunch and load the boats for the trip to the Raleigh Falls. After arrival we will meet the manager and you can settle in the accommodation. The afternoon is ideal to explore the island and perhaps take a refreshing dip in the river. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 4: To the top of the Voltzberg
After breakfast we get ready for a fascinating tour through the forest to the top of the Voltzberg. Along the way we may encounter different animals such as monkeys and birds. The climb to the top (240 m) offers beautiful views over the tropical rainforest. For some refreshment we stop at the Ajoemara Falls before returning to our lodge for a nice get-together after dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

PART 2

Day 5: To the Mother Falls
After breakfast we sail to the breathtaking Mother Falls. After lunch you will have free time to swim, fish, sunbathe, relax in a hammock or just enjoy. Around 6 p.m. we walk to the airport, where you can spot different bird species and experience the sunset. After dinner there will be a nice get-together and an optional cultural show with singing and dancing by the Raleigh boys. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 6: Back to Paramaribo
Around 10:00 am we leave by boat for Witagron, from where we return to Paramaribo by car. Breakfast and lunch are included today.

Day 7: Free day in Paramaribo
Today you have a free day in Paramaribo to spend at your leisure. Breakfast is included today.

Day 8: Commewijne tour
We leave Leonsberg/Marine Trap at 9am. We visit Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, a 17th century fort with a rich history. After the tour we sail to the Rust en Werk plantation. Depending on the tide, we explore the Rust en Werk creek and visit this plantation. Breakfast and lunch are included today.

PART 3

Day 9: Peperpot Plantation
Peperpot Nature Park, on the Suriname River outside Paramaribo, was a coffee and cocoa plantation for centuries and is now a protected nature reserve. Managed by a foundation, the more than 820 hectare park preserves its biodiversity. With more than 270 bird species and six of Suriname's eight felines, this is an internationally renowned spot for birdwatching. It is also home to monkeys, special insects, giant anteaters and butterflies. Today breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10: Brownsberg – Ston Island
The journey from Paramaribo to Brownsberg is by bus. From the Mazaroni plateau on Brownsberg you have a beautiful view of the reservoir, followed by a walk to the Leo and/or Irene falls, surrounded by beautiful nature. In the afternoon you travel to Ston Island for an overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 11: Ston Island - Jaw Jaw
After a boat tour on the reservoir with stops at waterfalls, enjoy various activities such as fishing, kayaking, swimming and relaxing. The journey then continues to Jaw Jaw by canoe from Atjonie, where you can spend the afternoon as you wish. You can relax at the beautiful Jaw Jaw rapids near your accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 12: Jaw Jaw
A morning walk through the rainforest and a village walk will introduce you to the Saramaccan culture with their traditional activities. After lunch you will visit Gunsi village and take a walk to New Aurora/Laduani, followed by a boat trip to the Ferulasi rapids. Back in Jaw Jaw you can enjoy an evening-long cultural show. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

PART 4

Day 13: Jaw Jaw - Paramaribo
After enjoying the beautiful surroundings it is time to return to Paramaribo. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 14: Free day in Paramaribo
Today you can spend as you wish, breakfast is included.

Day 15: Free and transfer to Zanderij
Enjoy Paramaribo for a while, maybe buy some souvenirs, relax on the waterfront or by the pool before you leave. After noon the bus will take you to the airport for the overnight flight to the Netherlands. Breakfast included.

Day 16: Home
Arrival at Schiphol, coming home!

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

  • Queens Hotel in Paramaribo is on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Full board on tour days.
  • Transport in a local air-conditioned coaster or minivan, 
  •  Boat trips by canoe with outboard motor
  • The excursions as described.
  • Forest and village walks accompanied by local guides
  • Accommodation on tour days; in a simple lodge on a full board basis
  •  Only limited electricity in some places. (no air conditioning),
  • Local guidance by a Dutch-speaking guide
  • Flight ticket Amsterdam – Paramaribo vv by KLM
  • Breakfast 14 x. lunch 9 x, dinner 6 x.

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

€375

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