Raleigh Falls

Raleigh falls is a nature reserve covering an area of 78.170 hectares, located on the Coppename River. The reserve is internationally known for the large variety of monkeys and the 400 bird species, living in that area. The beautiful waterfalls and the Voltzberg reaching 240 meters above the treetops are renowned. Climbing this mountain is considered a huge challenge! But when the top has been reached after 3 hours of hard work, the reward is a breathtaking view of a green blanket of rainforest. Spending the night in a rustic accommodation midst big trees and unspoiled flora and fauna is an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Highlights/ Activities

  • Exciting boat trips (through Rapids)
  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • intensive mountain hikes
  • Swimming in rapids
  • Beautiful water falls

What makes this tour special

  • Visit the most beautiful river and forest in West Suriname
  • Unique tour where you get to climb a mountain and see a waterfall
  • High chance of spotting wild animals
  • Serene and untouched nature area
  • Excellent blend of nature and adventurous action

You depart Paramaribo by bus to Witagrong. Around lunch time you arrive at Witagrong where a lunch is served. After lunch you depart by boat to Raleigh Falls. Upon arrival at the base camp, Fungu Island, you can explore the island and take a dip in the water to cool off. At night dinner is served to close the evening.

After breakfast you start the mountain hike through the jungle of the Voltzberg. This hike is very intensive and impressive. It comes with many animals, including monkeys, birds, wild boars, etc. The highlight of this day is of course the climb to the summit (240 m) where you have a stunning view over the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon we return to the lodge. Dinner is served to close the evening.

After breakfast we depart 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 we make a trip to the “Manari Falls” or “Anjoemara Falls”. You can enjoy the cool water by sitting under the water fall. Dinner is served to close the evening.

After breakfast there is still a chance for a quick dip in the river. Afterwards you start the trip back to Paramaribo.

Transportation Bus/ boat
Travel time 7 – 9 hours**
Departure 07.45 uur*
Arrival 19.00 uur
Schedule On request
Included Transfer*, guide, 3 night accommodation**, 3x breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x dinner, water, coffee, lemonade and local excursions (drinks only during meals)
Excluded Other drinks
*Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
**The travel time depends on the waterlevel and state of the road. In rainy season the travel time can be shorter than in dry season.

By booking this tour, you contribute to:

• Employment & tourism education for local communities
• Supporting the local economy by purchasing local products & services
• Stimulate cultural preservation by including traditional dance acts in the tour program.

  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Sunburn Oil
  • Mosquito Milk
  • Backpack
  • Fishing gear
  • Hammock
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Reading Material
  • Swimwear
  • Water shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket change SRD
  • Waterproof bag
  • Weekend bag
  • Backpack

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 Fungu Eiland

Rating of accommodation: Very basic

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests) 

100 guests

Amount of rooms/bungalows


 3 lodges:

– Tamanua: dormitory

– Gonini: Private rooms

– Paviljoen: Hammock camp

The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters) unknown
Maximum capacity of the lodge/room


Tamanua lodge: 20 guests

Gonini Lodge: 19 guests

Paviljoen: 60 guests

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) Tamanua lodge & Paviljoen: central sanitary and bath

Gonini: private sanitary & bath per room