Coesewijne kayak trip

Coesewijne kayak trip

The Coesewijne Nature Reserve, just North-west of Paramaribo is an extraordinary area, it is a totally different type of nature compared to other rainforest types in southern Suriname. In this wetland area with swamps and savanna we will search for the Giant Other, the manatees, the Capibaras, the Caimans, Monkeys and a large amount of special birds like the “Gonini” (Harpie Eagle).

Deep in the Surinamese jungle and far from the reach of modern world, you will be physically challenged and at the same time mentaly relaxed.

Highlights/ Activities

  • Beautiful Flora and Fauna
  • Good combination of nature and adventure

From Paramaribo we travel 2,5 hours by jeep (with the canoes on a trailer) to the point of departure along the uper Coesewijne river. Once in the boat we make our way through the narrow Upper Coesewijne river. If the water level is low we will often have to get out of the boat to pull it over the obstakkels and fallen trees. Late in the afternoon we make our camp and there is nothing nicer than to enjoy the different sounds from the jungle while we have our delicious meal knowing that there is no one in the close surroundings. Just us in the jungle.

Today we continue by canoe on the Coesewijne River passing Pakoeli, the place where STINASU had a lodge, and other amazing places.
Here we will also see a lot of beautiful birds like Hawks, weaver birds and different species of Parrots. After lunch we start our last part of our trip and return to Pakoeli where the jeep will be waiting to take us back. We arrive in Paramaribo at the end of the day.

Transport Bus / Canoe
Travel time 2,5 hrs
Departure time 08.00 hours *
Back in Paramaribo 19.00 hours
Schedule Daily (with a minimum of 4 persons)
Including Transportation, guide, night in tent or hammock, meal, canoe and camping equipment, non alcoholic drinks
Excluding Other drinks
* the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.

  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Closed shoes
  • Watershoes (required)
  • Fishing gear
  • Trousers
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Flashlight
  • Small backpack
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and papers
  • Bathing suit
  • Suntan oil
  • Mosquito repelant
  • Change srd/euro

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

Pay by credit card:

Accommodation details Coesewijne Kayak tour

Rating of accommodation: Very basic (Back to basic camping)

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests)


10 persons

Amount of rooms/bungalows


There are no rooms or lodges. A camp is made in the jungle with tarpolines.

The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters) None
Maximum capacity of the lodge/room 1 person per hammock
Airconditioning No
Fan No
Warm water No
Closet No
Coat hangers No
Towel No
Mosquito net Yes
Balcony / terrace No
Electricity 110V No
Wall socket type No
Type of sanitary facility (central / private per lodge/room) Bathing is done in the Coesewijne river. For sanitary an improvised toilet wil be made behind a tree.