Journey Suriname

18 days - from € 3,069 per person

family trip - Amazon - ancient civilizations

This beautiful trip takes you to beautiful places in Suriname. You will visit the capital Paramaribo and the nature reserve Bigi Pan. You will get a guided tour on the oldest coffee and cacao plantation along the Suriname river and you will visit Frederiksdorp. You will get acquainted with the Marron culture and finally you will visit Kabalebo, in the heart of the Amazon.

Day 1: Amsterdam – Paramaribo

Your special trip through Suriname starts today. You will depart today by intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Paramaribo. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our local employees and brought to your hotel.
Overnight stay: Royal Torarica | bed & breakfast

Day 2: Paramaribo

Paramaribo is one of the few real cities in Suriname. Suriname is a melting pot of cultures and that is also noticeable in this vibrant capital. A stay in Paramaribo is like a journey back in time: the traces of the Dutch colonial past are still clearly visible and, everywhere you go, you will feel the history. The historic center of Paramaribo has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2002. Almost all the buildings you will find here are made of wood. That is what makes the historical center of Paramaribo so special. Also the largest wooden building of Latin America, the St. Peter and Paul Basilica, is located in the center. On the Waterkant (waterfront) you will find many nice restaurants and bars. Together with a guide you will take a walk through Paramaribo today, where you will get to know the city better. You will pass several monuments and historic buildings. Your guide will tell you more about the stories behind the buildings and will also show you pictures from the past. 
Overnight stay: Royal Torarica | bed & breakfast

Day 3: Paramaribo – Bigi Pan

Today you will be picked up at your hotel and travel further to the Bigi Pan nature reserve, near Nickerie. The nature reserve is known for its exceptional flora and fauna. On the way you will make a short stop in Groningen. At the end of 1845 the first Dutch farmers settled here, the farmers were from the province of Groningen. In 1945 a monument was made to commemorate the farmers. You will also make a stop at a sloth shelter. You will also visit the fishing village of Boskamp, where you will make a short walk. Once you have arrived in Nickerie, you will board the boat which will take you to the nature reserve. Bigi Pan is located on the Nickerie river and can only be reached by boat. On the way you can spot many different birds and maybe you will see caimans.
Overnight stay: Akira over water Resort | full board

Day 4: Bigi Pan

Bigi Pan is a beautiful swamp area, which stretches along the coast of Coronie and Nickerie. The area is home to about 122 species of shorebirds, 72 of which occur year round. You will find, among others, the flamingo and the red ibis. Bigi Pan is also called the breeding ground, because many birds breed here. From your resort you can make various boat trips to spot birds or to spot caimans in the evening. On clear nights, the starry sky here is beautiful to see. 
Overnight stay: Akira over water Resort | full board

Day 5: Bigi Pan – Peperpot 

After breakfast you will travel back to Nickerie by boat. Once you arrive here you will make a tour through the city together with a guide. Among other things, you will visit the market and the seawall. After lunch you will travel in the direction of Paramaribo, visiting the towns of Wageningen and Coronie along the way. Coronie is known for its many coconuts and parwah honey. Afterwards you will be brought to your Boutique Hotel Peperpot, which is located on the oldest coffee and cocoa plantations along the Suriname river. 
Overnight stay: Boutique Hotel Peperpot | bed & breakfast

Day 6: Peperpot 

Your hotel is adjacent to the forest edge of the Peperpot Nature Park. You will stay in an old officer's house, in an oasis of peace but a close to the city. The rooms of the hotel have a combination of colonial and modern style. You can relax on the terrace by the swimming pool. In the surroundings you can make beautiful walks. Also pay a visit to the Pepre Patu eatery, where you can enjoy delicious local and international dishes during the day. In the evening you can dine on the terrace of the restaurant Commewijne, where you have a view over the Suriname river and enjoy the night sounds. 
Overnight stay: Boutique Hotel Peperpot | bed & breakfast

Day 7: Peperpot –  Frederiksdorp

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to your hotel in Frederiksdorp. Frederiksdorp is located on the banks of the Commewijne river and can only be reached by boat. You will stay at the Plantage Resort, which has recently been restored. Among other things, it has a swimming pool and river terrace. Originally it was a plantation for coffee and cocoa. In Frederiksdorp you will also find cozy restaurants, terraces and bars. 
Overnight stay: Plantation Resort | full board

Day 8: Frederiksdorp

Out of your resort you can undertake various activities. You can make a historical walk, cycle to plantations or take a boat trip to spot dolphins or sea turtles. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 
Overnight stay: Plantation Resort | full board

Day 9: Frederiksdorp – Knini Paati  

You will be picked up at your hotel and brought to Knini Paati, an island in the middle of Ferulasi Sula. The Maroons (slaves who fled slavery) settled here centuries ago. In about 3.5 hours you will travel to Atjoni. On the way you will pass several villages and the impressive forest giants. From Atjoni there are no more roads. Here you will change into a boat which will take you to Knini Paati in about 1 hour. During the boat trip you will have breathtaking views of nature and the Marron villages. The boat also passes the Jaw Jaw rapids.  
Overnight stay: Knini Paati River Resort | full board

Day 10: Knini Paati 

During your stay at Knini Paati River Resort you can undertake various activities. For example, you can make a walk to a nearby Marron village, where you will get to know the locals and learn about their unique way of life and their traditional customs and habits. But you can also make a walk through the jungle, where a guide will explain the local medicinal use of the plants. In the evening you can spot caimans. You can also choose to relax on the terrace, in the hammock or go swimming in the pool or in the nearby rapids. 
Overnight stay: Knini Paati River Resort | full board

Day 11: Knini Paati – Paramaribo 

After breakfast you will travel back to Paramaribo. What should certainly not be missed during a stay in Paramaribo is a visit to the Central Market, this is in fact the largest indoor market in the Caribbean! On this colorful market, among other things, clothing, vegetables and fruit are sold.
Overnight stay: Royal Torarica | bed & breakfast

Day 12: Paramaribo – Kabalebo 

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the Zorg en Hoop airport. Here you will board your domestic flight to the Kabalebo Resort, located in the heart of the Amazon. The nearest village is about 240 km away and can only be reached by flight. At Kabalebo you will find an oasis of peace and quiet and you are far away from civilization. Because of this remote location this is one of the best places in Suriname to spot a lot of wildlife. You will be surrounded by a large and unique variety of flora and fauna. 
Overnight stay: Kabalebo Nature Resort | full board

Day 13 and 14: Kabalebo 

These days you will stay at the Kabalebo Nature Resort. Around the resort you will find many bird species, rare butterflies, dozens of fish species and impressive felines. During your stay you can participate in various activities. The activities on offer vary from forest walks to boat trips, mountain climbing and wildlife spotting. You will also have plenty of time to relax.
Overnight stay: Kabalebo Nature Resort | full board

Day 15: Kabalebo – Paramaribo

Today you will travel back to Paramaribo. You will be brought to the airport and fly back to the airport Zorg en Hoop. Once you arrive here you will be brought back to your hotel. 
Overnight stay: Royal Torarica | bed & breakfast

Day 16: Paramaribo

If you are a history lover, you can visit Fort-Zeelandia today. This fort was founded in 1600 by the Dutch and is now a museum. From the fort the Dutch traded and defended their settlements. On Independence Square you will find the most important buildings of the city. Not far from the square, hidden behind the Governor's house, the beautiful city park Palmentuin is located. Enough to experience in this city!
Overnight stay: Royal Torarica | bed & breakfast

Day 17: Paramaribo – Amsterdam 

Unfortunately, your unique journey through Suriname comes to an end. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to Paramaribo airport, where you will board your intercontinental flight to Amsterdam. You will arrive here the next day.

Day 18: Amsterdam

You arrive in Amsterdam today.
 

Price: from € 3,069 per person

  • Based on 2 persons traveling together
  • Depending on time of booking, availability of the flights and the period of travel

Included:

  • domestic flights, economy class
  • 7 hotel overnights, meals as mentioned
  • 2 overnight stays in Akira Overwater Resort based on full board, including offered excursions accompanied by professional guides
  • 2 overnight stays in Plantage Resort on a full board basis, including offered excursions accompanied by professional guides
  • 2 overnight stays in Knini Paati River Resort with full board, including offered excursions accompanied by professional guides
  • 3 overnight stays in Kabalebo Nature Resort based on full board,including offered excursions accompanied by professional guides
  • all transfers and excursions as stated
  • our backup 24/7; locally and in The Netherlands
  • extensive travel documents package with small attention

Not included:

  • international flights, if you wish, we reserve these for you
  • early check-in / late check-out, based on availability, this is sometimes provided by the hotel. If you want to be sure that you have this, ask us about the additional cost
  • tourist E-Visa Suriname, approx. USD $ 40 p.p. + USD $ 14 p.p. service fee. Tourist card must be requested online via the following link
  • (Dutch) public tax Travel disaster fund; € 2.50 per booking
  • travel and cancellation insurance

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Would you like to go on this rountrip? We can arrange the itinerary for you, but we are also happy to put together a program based on your wishes and ideas. Do not hesitate to contact us. Send an e-mail to info@sapapanatravel.nlcall us on +31 73 610 62 04 or ask us to plan your trip. We are happy to help.

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