THE BEST OF THE 3-GUYANA’S

Highlights/Activities

• The impressive Kaieteur falls
• Hikes in pristine jungle
• ESA Space Center
• Encounter with Authentic Maroons
• Caribbean beach at Devils Island

 

What makes this round trip special                                       

• The best of the 3 Guyana’s for a fair price
• Unique blend of many different cultures both authentic and modern
• Partly land transfers and partly air transfers
• Quality hotel & jungle lodges

1: Arrival – Paramaribo                                                 
2: Paramaribo (city tour by bus)
3-4: Nickerie-Bigi Pan
5: Nickerie – Georgetown (Guyana)
6: Kaieteur Falls
7: Georgetown – Paramaribo
8: Paramaribo – Kourou (French Guyana)
9: Illes Du Salut
10: Kourou (ESA Space Center Jupiter) – Paramaribo
11: Paramaribo
12-14: Pristine Rain Forest (Upper Suriname area)
15: Return flight
16: Arrival

Transfer by shuttle bus to your hotel in the heart of Paramaribo, where you will spend 2 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. No meals included (travel distance approx. 50 km).

The historic center of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the iconic buildings such as the wooden basilica, the many ethnic groups that live here do characterize the city. By bus you will discover the rich history that lies behind the beautiful wooden facades of several buildings. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 10 km).

Discover the coastal districts of ​​Suriname. From Paramaribo in a westerly direction – via the Saramacca and Coronie districts – to Nickerie. The inhabitants of each district have retained their authentic culture and economic activity resulting for each district to have its own unique character. The day program closes in New Nickerie, where you will spend two nights in a simple but cozy hotel. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 250 km).

Bigi Pan houses122 coastal bird species, including the most famous red ibis and flamingo. By boat you will discover this huge swamp with a rich flora and fauna and you will experience this paradise for bird lovers firsthand. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 20 km).

Discover Guyana’s fascinating landscape when traveling from Moleson Creek all the way to Georgetown where you will spend 2 nights. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 200 km).

A 50-minute local flight to the Kaieteur Nature Park features breathtaking sight over Guyana’s pristine rainforest. Kaieteur falls is nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls. This nature park is known for its white-chinned and white-tipped swifts, as well as the astonishingly colourful Guyana Cock-of-the-Rock bird. You spend 2 hours in the park before returning back to Georgetown. A city tour follows in the afternoon and the day program closes with a transfer to a restaurant. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 480 km).

There will be no guide in the aircraft to Kaieteur Falls, but there is a local guide to welcome guests upon arrival at the Kaieteur Falls

Early in the morning you take an international flight to Zorg & Hoop, a small airport close to the center of Paramaribo. Explore the city on your own. Don’t forget to visit the different cultural markets that are located close to your hotel. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 450 km).

A two hours’ bus ride takes you to Albina the border town with French Guyana a former penal colony of France. You will cross the Marowijne river by dugout canoe and arrive in Saint-Laurent du Maroni, where you will get a guided tour of the Camp de la Transportation, the former “Central Bagno” (prison) of French-Guyana. You will also visit the surroundings of this historical site and quickly notice the French influence. Next is a 2,5-hour ride to Kourou where you will spend 2 nights in a cozy hotel. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 202 km).

After an early breakfast we embark on a catamaran and set sail towards what is commonly referred to as “Devils Island” but is officially called “Iles du Salut” (Salvation Islands). The Salvation Islands are composed of 3 little Islands called Ile Royale, Ile Saint-Joseph and Ile du Diable. Unlike the two other islands, Ile du Diable is not open to the public. After an hour sailing we arrive at Ile Royale, the main Island where we will spend most of the day Swimming, relaxing and visiting the remains of the BagnoIn the afternoon the catamaran brings us back to Kourou. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 44 km).

On this last day in French-Guyana we head to the Space Center and visit the different launching installations. This 3 hour guided tour brings you in the world of high technology and science. Afterwards you start your journey back to Saint-Laurent, Albina ending in Paramaribo where you will spend 1 night. Meals: B (travel distance approx. 210 km)

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 Brownsberg. Meals: B (no travel distance)

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 roots.

By bus and motorized canoe, you travel deeper into the jungle to an island that is transformed into a river resort. You will stay 2 nights at a jungle lodge 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. On the last day (day 14) you return to Paramaribo in the late afternoon. Meals: B, L & D* (travel distance single trip approx. 200 km)

*except for day 14

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)

On this day you arrive at your starting point

Program is subject to change

Inclusief

• Reservation fee: € 20,- per booking
• Meet & Greet
• All nights in tourist class hotels and jungle lodges
• Stay in Paramaribo, Nickerie, Georgetown & Kourou based on bed & breakfast
• Stay in Upper Suriname based on full board
• English speaking guide
• Entry fees and tours as mentioned in program
• All transfers in AC busses
• Ferry ticket: Suriname to Guyana, Suriname to French Guyana (vs) and to the Iles du Salut
• Nature fee Kaieteur nature reserve
• Snack pack at Kaieteur Falls
• Departure tax Guyana
• International flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo
• All activities mentioned in the itinerary (all dependant on the weather, water level, national holidays & rocket launch)

WARNINGS FRENCH GUYANA: 
The Space center reserves the right to cancel this visit at any time; The visits are closed on the eve, the day of and the day after a launch and on national holidays
A valid passport is required to embark on this visit
This visit is not available for children below 8 years’ old

WARNINGS GUYANA: 
Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 6 months after departure from Suriname)
Yellow fever card or certificate needed
Check visa permission in att. document
Tourist card or multi entry visa when re-entering Suriname at Zorg en Hoop
Luggage allowance: 30 lbs or 15 kg and a small handbag max. 5kg.
Kaieteur Falls is with a 13 seater aircraft and needs a minimum of 8 persons to confirm
The Kaieteur falls tour can be canceled at anytime due to bad weather on location

Rate per person based on double occupancy: € 3.448,50 (no tour leader, only English speaking local guide)

Single room surcharge: € 547,06

Children ≤ 10 years: € 2.809,76 per child

  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes
  • Trousers / long sleeved shirts
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat
  • Suntan oil
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Small backpack
  • Toiletries
  • Bathing suit
  • Watershoes
  • Flashlight
  • Waterproof bag for electronics
  • Weekend bag
  • Passport

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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