River Cruise to Joden Savanna

Joden Savanna was named after the Jews who -around 1650 – escaped from Europe and established a settlement in the jungle on the Suriname River. During this boattripon the Suriname river you will be passing by deserted plantations, luxurious villa’s and popular bathing resorts. The climax of this boattrip is a stop at Joden Savanna to visit the ruins of the synagogue, the oldest Jewish cemetery and the ancient medical well.

Highlights/ Activities

  • Boat trip on the Suriname River
  • A visit to Joden Savanna
  • A visit to Domburg (only on Sundays)
  • A visit to Nature & River Resort Overbridge

What makes this tour special

  • Only boat tour that takes you to Joden Savanna in one day
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • Balanced program of history and recent events
  • Low physical intensity

We sail along the historic town of Paramaribo and pass, the Waterfront, the Central Market, the Port (Nieuwe Haven) and an oil refinery. Our first stop is at Domburg (only on Sundays), a former citrus plantation, where delicious Surinamese fruits are sold at a nice little market. Next we sail along Laarwijk (a former citrus plantation) and other plantations like Waterland and Accaribo, Paranam (a bauxite port), Great Chatillion, Trefoil and more. Around noon we have a short break when we dock at Overbridge River resort.

After this break we head for Joden Savanna, the first Jewish settlement in Suriname, which was established in the 17th century. The ruins of the synagogue are clearly seen and a visit to the nearby medicinal spring is definitely worth doing. Next we head back to Overbridge, where we will have lunch. After lunch you can swim and take a stroll along the beach. In the late afternoon we return to Paramaribo.

The program is subject to change.

Transportation Boat
Departure 09.00 hrs
Arrival 16.00 hrs
Schedule Daily (with a minimum of 4 pers.)
Included Boat, guide, entrance fees, lunch and non-alcoholic drinks
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.

  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Long pants and long sleeve
  • Dry clothes
  • Mosquito Milk
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Backpack
  • Pocket change SRD
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values

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 banks fee is added.
The fee for Visa and MasterCard 5%
(in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

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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