16-DAY ADVENTUROUS INDIVIDUAL ROUND TRIP

16-DAY ADVENTUROUS INDIVIDUAL ROUND TRIP

This adventurous tour combines the best of Surinamese nature with adventurous activities. You do not only dive into the untouched jungle, but you discover the monumental beauty of Paramaribo and experience the diverse and warm people. Suriname is a melting pot of Creoles, Hindus, Javanese, Chinese and Indians who live in harmony with each other.

This is one of the most booked trips, you can make your dream trip to Suriname a reality with Orange Travel! Because Orange Travel is the executive tour operator, you are directly at the source and can quickly receive your reasonably priced proposal.

Highlights / Activities

  • Raleigh falls with the Voltzberg as the climax
  • Idyllic waterfalls & rapids
  • Boat trips along rapids
  • Impressive forest walks
  • Surinamese Savanna
  • Upper Suriname river
  • Getting acquainted with authentic Maroon culture

What makes this tour special

  • Perfect combination between nature and adventure
  • Special encounters with locals
  • Great sustainability contribution
  • For a great price, experience the best of Suriname

1: Arrival – Paramaribo                 
2: Peperpot Plantation Tour
3: Paramaribo bus tour
4: Brownsberg – Afobaka
5: Afobaka – Berlijn
6: Berlijn
7-9: Raleighfalls
10: Raleighfalls – Paramaribo
11: Paramaribo
12-13: Isadou
14: Isadou – Paramaribo
15: Return flight
16: Arrival

Transfer by shuttle bus to your guesthouse Hotel in Paramaribo, where you will spend 3 nights. All nights spent in Paramaribo are in this hotel. When leaving Paramaribo for a multiple day tour, you can safely store part of your luggage here.

Travel distance: Approx. 50 km
Meals: None
Accommodation: Double room / private bathroom (with air-conditioning)
Important notes: None

District Commewijne flourished in the 19th century owing to the coffee and cacao plantations. During your visit to Peperpot (one of the most well-known plantations), you will have a look inside an old coffee factory, plantation houses and the kampongs. You will also experience an extraordinary encounter with the friendliest Javanese horticulturist of the area.

Travel distance: Approx. 15 km
Walking distance: Between 3 & 5 km/ 120 min.
Meals: Breakfast
Departure time: Between 07.30hrs – 07.45hrs
Accommodation: Same as day 1
Important notes: None

The historic center of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the special buildings such as the wooden basilica, the ethnic groups that live here characterize the city. By bus you will discover the rich history that lies behind the beautiful wooden facades of several buildings.

Travel distance: Approx.10 km
Walking distance: Approx. 2 km/ 120 min.
Meals: Breakfast
Departure time: Between 09.30hrs en 09.45hrs
Accommodation: Same as day 2
Important notes: Fort Zeelandia is closed on Mondays, so we cannot enter the building, but the guide will tell his story from the outside. Most part of the tour we are on the bus and during the walks we walk around for 20 minutes

 

Brownsberg (mountain peak 500m) has a rich biodiversity and offers, in addition to the impressive plant and animal kingdom, an overwhelming view over the reservoir. During an educational forest walk you will pass idyllic waterfalls and come face to face with various exotic animals. In the late afternoon, travel on to the Afobaka Resort, located a stone’s throw from the dam, where you will stay 1 night.

Afobaka is a village in the Brokopondo district that developed when the dam was built in 1961. Today it is an important transit port for the maroons who live in the villages along the Brokopondo Reservoir.
Afobaka is a village in the Brokopondo district that was developed when the dam was built in 1961. Today it functions as an important transit port for the maroons that live in the villages along the Brokopondo reservoir.

Travel distance: Approx. 150 km
Walking distance: Approx. 2 km/ 180 min.
Meals: B, L & D
Departure time: Between 06.30hrs en 06.45hrs
Accommodation: Double room with air-conditioning/ shared bathroom
Important notes: Keep in mind that the hike does have ramps and steep sections up and down, so a good physical condition is required

You awaken in the Afobaka Resort, located on the left bank of the Suriname River. After breakfast you can take a beautiful boat ride* on the open reservoir or go fishing* in the Suriname river in search for the biggest Peacock bass. After lunch you will depart for Paramaribo where you will spend 2 nights.

Travel distance: Approx. 75 km
Meals: B & L
Departure time: Not applicable
Accommodation: Double room, very simple and less comfort / shared bathroom (no air-condition)
Important notes: A boat trip on the lake is optional (approximately 500 Surinamese dollars for a 30-minute boat trip per charter boat)

* not included in the price

Today you have a free day in the Savannah area around Zanderij (close to our international airport). Your basic accommodation is located along a creek where it is wonderful to take a refreshing dip. It is also possible to take a walk in the wooded area, for example to the nearby village of Berlijn.

Travel distance: Not applicable
Meals: Breakfast
Departure time: Not applicable
Accommodation: Same as day 5
Important notes: Bring some extra change to book additional excursions and to buy your lunch (approx. 500 Surinam dollars per person will do for 2 days)

Raleighfalls is part of the Central Suriname nature reserve covering an area of 78.170 hectares, located along the Coppename River. The reserve is internationally known for its large variety of wildlife especially monkeys and birds (400 species). The beautiful waterfalls and the top of the Voltzberg reaching 240 meters above the treetops are renowned and worth the challenge to climb.
The bus trip starts in Paramaribo and ends at lunch time in Witagron. Then the trip continues by boat to Fungu Island, the island where your base camp / lodge* is located for the coming 3 nights.

Travel distance: ca. 250 km
Meals: B, L & D
Departure time: Around 8.00hrs
Accommodation: Private room with private bathroom. Please note: less comfort (no airconditioning, basic room with single beds and oldfashioned mattresses)
Important notes: In the long dry season (2nd half of August – 1st half of December) the boat trip to Raleigh falls can take about 6 hours (with normal water level it is about 3 hours)

Early in the morning you start with an impressive hike through the pristine jungle to the foot of the Voltzberg. During this hike you will see a lot of animals, such as monkeys, birds, wild boar, etc. The highlight of today is of course the climb to the top (240 m) where you have a stunning view of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you return to the lodge.

Travel distance: Approx. 15 km
Walking distance: Approx. 12 km/ 360 min.
Meals: B, L & D
Departure time: Not applicable
Accommodation: Same as day 7
Important notes: De hike is about 8 km up

Today you travel by boat to the breathtaking “mother fall”, where you will enjoy swimming in rapids, fishing or just relaxing on the rocks. Lunch is served back at the lodge. In the afternoon you might make a stop at to the Manari Fall for swimming or to the local airport for animal spotting. Dinner is served to close the evening.

Travel distance: Approx. 3 km
Meals: B, L & D
Departure time: N.A.
Accommodation: Same as day 8
Important notes: It takes 30 minutes by boat to get to the fall

After breakfast there is still time for a quick dip in the river. Afterwards you start the trip by boat and bus back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 2 nights.

Travel distance: Approx. 250 km
Meals: B & L
Departure time: N.A.
Accommodation: Double room with air conditioning/ private bathroom
Important notes: None

A day to relax at the swimming pool or to go shopping in the city center. For adventurers there is an optional excursion to the Warappa creek.

Travel distance: N.A.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Same as day 10
Important notes: If you like to book an optional tour, you can always send us an email or visit our office. Please book one day ahead before 16.00hrs

The Upper-Suriname area is known for its unique Maroon culture and its untouched Amazon Rainforest. The Maroons, descendants of runaway slaves, have settled in the inaccessible rain forest a long time ago, where they started a new existence.
By their isolated way of life, they developed a unique culture with strong African influences.
In a motorized canoe you travel deeper into the Upper Suriname area to an island that is transformed into a river resort. You will stay 2 nights at a simple resort called Isadou that is not only popular for its massive water rapids and sandy beaches, but more for its serenity. This resort is unique because its intent is to let the local maroons profit from the growth of tourism in this area.
Fill your days with adventurous excursions like jungle hikes, caiman spotting, hikes through authentic Maroon villages and boat rides through rapids.

Travel distance: Approx. 200 km
Walking distance: Approx. 2 km/ 120 min. (for the jungle & village walk)
Meals: B , L & D
Departure time: Between 09.30 hrs & 10.00 hrs
Accommodation: Double room in simple lodges / private bathroom (no air-conditioning)
Important notes: The boat trip to Isadou is about 60 minutes at a normal water level. De jungle walk is usual longer than the walk through the village

After breakfast there is still time for a quick dip in the river. After lunch you start the trip by boat and bus back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 1 night.

Travel distance: Approx. 200 km
Meals: B & L
Departure time: Approx. 13.00hrs
Accommodation: Double room with / private bathroom (air-conditioning)
Important notes: None

This is the last day in Suriname to enjoy the pool or buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon an airport shuttle will pick you up for your return flight. Meals: B (Travel distance. 50 km)

After a relaxing morning in Paramaribo, it’s time to head to the airport for the return flight.

Travel distance: 50 km
Meals: Breakfast

You will arrive at your starting point on this day.

*(Program is subject to change)

Included

  • Reservation fee: € 20,- per booking
  • Meet & Greet
  • All nights in cozy hotels and jungle lodges
  • Stay in Afobaka, Raleighfalls and Isadou based on full board
  • Stay in Paramaribo and Berlijn is based on bed & breakfast
  • Transfer airport – hotel Paramaribo v.v.
  • Transfer by bus and boat (dugout canoe) to Afobaka, Berlijn, Raleighfalls, Brownsberg and Isadou v.v.
  • Day tours: Paramaribo bus tour & Peperpot Plantation Tour
  • All mentioned activities in the itinerary at Brownsberg, Raleighfalls and Isadou (all depended on the weather & water level)
  • Entrance fees during the tour in the standard program

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Other meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses

Arrival dates: Saturdays (Thursday is also possible)

Rate p / p based on 2 persons in 1 double room: € 1225,-

Single room surcharge: € 381,-

  • Hat or cap
  • Closed shoes
  • Trousers and longsleeved shirt
  • Camera with charges batteries
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Zonnebrandolie
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Backpack
  • Toiletaries
  • Swimwear
  • Watershoes
  • Flashlight
  • Waterproof bag
  • Weekend bag

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

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Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

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