Anaula Nature resort

Located on the banks of an idyllic island in the Upper Suriname River, near the Ferulassi rapids. Get acquainted with the unique Maroon culture, virgin Amazon rainforest, turbulent rapids, unique flora and fauna and idyllic islands. Visit a Maroon village and enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional songs and dances of the Saramacca tribe.

Highlights/ Activities

  • Exciting boat trips (through Rapids)
  • Impressive jungle hikes
  • Exciting Caiman Spotting boat tour
  • Visit to Maroon villages
  • Swimming in rapids
  • Swim in a beautiful pool
  • Tasty Surinamese food
  • Comfortable cabanas overlooking the river
  • Cultural evening *

* attendance more than 8 guests

What makes this tour special

  • Stay in one of the most comfortable resort on the Upper Suriname
  • Good price / quality ratio
  • Excellent blend of Nature and Culture (Maroon culture)
  • Swimming pool
  • Cozy bar
  • Suitable for children

We start our day with a nature and culture experience, we depart from Paramaribo heading south.

Passing the impressive giant trees and villages situated along this road.

After 190 km we arrive at Atjoni the mooring place of the dug out boats, here we start our exciting canoe trip. This trip by motorized canoe will take about 55 min to reach our destination, the comfortabe Anaula Nature Resort, which is situated at the foot of the Ferulassi rapids.

During this trip you can enjoy the breathtaking nature, the turbulent Jaw-Jaw rapid and we will pass several Maroon villages. When we reach Anaula Resort you will be carried away by its peace. This will be your home away from home during your stay.
After a light lunch in buffet style in our beautiful restaurant, you can check in.
After this you have the opportunity to discover the island.
In the afternoon we will go by boat to the Ferulassi rapids, where you can relax, swim or enjoy a natural whirlpool.
After dinner our guide will explain a little about the Saramaccan culture.
After this we will go for an exciting adventure, spotting caimans.
During this night trip by boat, you can enjoy the breathtaking starry sky and the total silence of the Amazone Rainforest.

After breakfast we`ll be heading to New Aurora by motorized dug out boats for a village walk. During the tour of the village you will discover the local population and their unique way of life and their traditional customs and habits. We will visit the mission with a church, a school and a medical post.
Around 16.30 pm we go for a bush walk around the island which the resort is located.
During this walk we get information about the local medicinal use of the plants.
During the civil war in 1986  the Jungle Commandos with their leader  Ronnie Brunswijk, visited the  island for their “immortality rituals”. The remains of these rituals remind us of the island’s unique piece of history.

After a delicous dinner you can enjoy a cultural dance performance.
Traditional dances like the Seketi, Awasa and Bandamba will be presented.
Our guide will be explaining the content and meaning of these dances.

Note: the cultural dance event is being offered at a minimum of 8 (eight) guests.

This morning is free for your own activities. You can swim, take a walk through the forest, relax by the pool or in a hammock, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking nature.
You can also choose to participate in excursions such as visits to the plots of the local residents.
After lunch we return to Atjoni, from where we depart by bus to Paramaribo.

Transportation Bus / boat
Travel time 240 min.
Departure 09.45 hrs*
Arrival 18.00 hrs
Schedule Mon / Wed / Fri
Included Transfer*, guide, 2 night accommodation**, 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x diner, non-alcoholic drinks and local excursion (drinks only during meals)
Excluded Other drinks
* the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Departure time shown are from Krasnapolsky Hotel (in the City Center) Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
When travelling by air, you will depart and arrive from airfield Zorg en Hoop (domestic airfield)

By booking this tour, you contribute to:

• Construction and maintenance of the infrastructure between old and new Aurora (In cooperation with the ministry of RO – Regionale Ontwikkeling [Regional Development])
• Fixed monthly contribution to the village income
• Regular support of festivities characterized by education of the local youth
• Construction of a playground in New Aurora (in collaboration with an external donor)
• Taking care of the logistics of educational and other donor resources
• Decoration of the local Krutu Oso (Upgrade of the community meeting room)
• Stimulate the preservation of Saramaccan culture by supporting cultural music and dance groups
• Donation of a water pump installation to the local village
• Facilitating regular health projects in the village (transportation, accommodation and peripherals)
• Employment and tourism education for the local communities (80% local employees)
• Separating waste disposal
• Environmentally friendly water management (rainwater for kitchen, restaurant and laundry)
• Sustainable energy consumption through solar panels
• Environmentally friendly saltwater pool

  • new or charges batteries for your camera
  • Hiking shoes & Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Hammock
  • Hat or cap
  • Trousers and long sleeve shirts
  • Malaria pills
  • Insect repellant
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Flash light
  • Water shoes
  • Suntan oil
  • Backpack (small)
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • Dry clothes
  • Fishing equipment
  • Money – Srd/eur (for alcoholic drinks and souvenirs)
  • Swim wear
  • Passport
  • Weekend bag max. 7 kg

The Anaula Nature Resort is situated at a 170 km distance from the capital of Paramaribo, and can be reached within a ±2½ hour drive by road and 1 hour by boat.

The resort lies in an 11 ha. woody island in the Upper-Suriname River, at the foot of the Ferulassi Rapids. In addition to the spacious resort, the island has 9 ha. of pure tropical rain forest. The hiking paths through the rain forest offer you the opportunity to explore the island under your own steam.

The surrounding area of the resort, 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. The women in their colourful robes, children playing at the riverside in contrast with the purity of the tropical rainforest, form a breath-taking scene. The Maroons are proud of their culture and are pleased to introduce you to their fascinating way of life in one of the surrounding villages of Jaw Jaw, Nieuw Aurora, Gunsi and Laduani.


Anaula Nature Resort features 20 detached lodges all offer stunning views of the river. These lodges offer accommodation for 2 to 4 persons per lodge. Every lodge features comfortable furniture, shower (cold water) and toilet and a private veranda. All these lodges are connected to the facilities with wooden walkways, which make it easily accessible for everyone. Most of the lodges are built in the shadow where it’s cool, so airconditioning is unnecessary.

For our youngest guests there are baby beds available at our resort.

Anaula uses solar panels to generate electricity and that is available throughout the whole day. Your electronic devices and chargers can be recharged in your own lodge. The voltage is 110 Volt and 60 Hertz. The sockets are according to Dutch standards. (Round model).


Anaula features a spacious restaurant that can seat 50 people and has a direct views of the pool. Anaula also features a cozy bar that serves a large assortment of alcoholic drinks such as beer, wines, Gin, Martini, Rum, Baileys, vodka, Campari etc


Swimming Pool

The swimming pool with a large plateau, located right next to the restaurant and has comfortable pool furniture.



Anaula features a lounge with a beautiful view of the river. You can relax in comfortable bamboo sofas fitted with thick cushions. There is also a well-stocked bookcase and all kind of games to spend a cozy evening.



There is a outdoor playground equipped with swings, slides -and climbing equipment. So plenty of fun for the kids.


Hammocks Camp

During a visit to Anaula Nature Resort, you can relax in one of our hammocks camps. From your hammock you have a beautiful view over the river and you can enjoy the tranquility of nature.

During your stay you have the opportunity to relax, or take part in the various activities and excursions.

Have a nice cooling swim or enjoy a natural whirlpool in the many rapids.

The informative walk in the forest introduces you to the best-kept secrets of the tropical rain forest, such as the medicinal use of plants.

The adventurous night excursion by dugout canoe to spot real caimans is a must.

You won’t forget your visit to a Maroon village. The welcoming Maroon people are proud of their culture and pleased to introduce you to their ancient customs and practices that have strong African influences.

You get the chance to explore the surroundings of the resort by traditional canoe.

Attractively served breakfast, lunch and dinner are included with your stay. The meals are served as a buffet. During the preparation of the meals your dietary restrictions, if any, are taken into consideration. Coffee, tea, water and juice are available throughout the day, free of charge.

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.

ING Bank Netherlands

Euro Account number: NL40INGB0797332219
IBAN: NL40INGB0797332219
Attention: Ernie de Vries


Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
Paramaribo, Suriname


Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950

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Accommodation details of Anaula Nature Resort

Rating of accommodation: Comfortable

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests) 


Amount of rooms/bungalows  20

The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters) 6,5m X 4,5m
Maximum capacity of the lodge/room


Lodge with 2 double beds: maximum 4 persons

Lodge with 2 single + 1 double bed: maximum 4 persons

Lodge with 1 single + 1 double bed: maximum 4 persons

Lodge with 1 single + 2 double beds: maximum 4 persons

Airconditioning No
Fan No
Warm water No
Closet No
Coat hangers No
Towel Yes
Mosquito net Yes
Balcony / terrace Yes
Electricity 110V Only available between 18.00 – 23.00hrs
Wall socket type EU