Our signature package tour of the Guianas offers a great combination of these unique countries. Visiting the three historical capital cities during one vacation will give you a sneak peek of what these diverse countries offer. We have included one overnight in the maroon community to just do have that extra unique experience with these locals, where you have a comfortable night along the river in the jungle.
Guianas package tour with maroon culture 9 days
After you arrive in Paramaribo, you will meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in the city center for the overnight.
Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname is on schedule for today. You will meet your guide in the hotel lobby. A city tour through the historical capital and visit some of the UNESCO heritage sites and enjoy the fine and interesting 19th century wooden buildings.Also on schedule are the waterfront, the Independence Square, the beautiful and impressive Palm Garden, local market and the synagoge right beside a mosque which represents the cultural harmony of this colorful country. We will continu visiting an old Coffie plantation, where nature has taken over and become now a nature park. Here we have big change to spot wildlife. The last activity of today is a sunset tour on the Suriname River where we will spot pink belly dolphins from a local tent boat. (B)
This morning you will have an overland transfer to French Guiana. Just after the border facilities we will visit the transportation camp, locally known as “Banjo”. This was the first stop for prisoners from France to French Guiana. Very impressive is the jail of Papilion. After this tour we will head to Cayenne city. Once again, you will find a completely different look as French architecture becomes the norm. The history of these three countries is woven tightly, and as you complete the journey through them, you will begin to see how these curious and remote countries are developed. After tour in Cayenne drive to Kourou and check in hotel for overnight. (B)
You will be picked up in the morning and drive to the Catamaran. From here there will be a day trip by catamaran to the Iles du Salut. These islands, the feared heart of the French penal colony, are a very interesting experience. You will visit two of the three islands, where prisoners were kept for years in solitary confinement and complete silence and also see Devil’s Island, the most infamous one of the three. Unfortunately, you cannot visit Devil’s Island. Your will return to Cayenne in the evening after visiting Royal and st. Joseph island. Check in and overnight Kourou. (B)
At 8 am we have to check in with our passports for a sight seeing on the launch pads as well the monitoring room of this Space center. The attached small museum is also worthwhile a visit. Total tour tine will be around 3 hours. An important note is that even the tour is confirmed it can still be canceled at any moment without any reason. The day activity will be continued with a return transfer to Paramaribo, Suriname. (B)
This morning you will be transferred to the interior and last stop of the road where you have to shift from car to boat and continue your journey. You will experience jungle, boating and maroon culture. After a canoe ride over the Suriname River you will arrive at the river lodge where you will spend the night in comfort. A walk in the local village and learn about the authentic way of living as well the village structure will be also one of the highlights of today. (B/L/D)
After breakfast you will head into the jungle with one of the local guides. He will introduce you to the “pharmacy” of the locals as well as a lot of benefits of the jungle. When back at the lodge we will have lunch and depart back to Paramaribo city and overnight in our 1st night hotel. (B/L)
This morning you picked up from your hotel and drop off for the flight to Guyana. At the airport the guide will wait you up and you will do the city tour through the colonial city of Georgetown, a city that is kept dry by dykes and polders, because it lies six feet below sea level. You will be amazed by the colonial era architecture and you will be introduced to the Guyanese capital by visiting the highlights of the city. Just to mention some; The biggest and highest wooden cathedral, botanical gardens, Yuma nama hut, seawall and the national museum. The same afternoon you will have a 50 minute flight from Ogle airport to the Kaieteur nature park and Kaieteur waterfalls of 740ft. The highest single drop fall. After a 2 hours ground time at the falls you will return to the city to have rest in your hotel in Georgetown. (B)
Depending on your flight we will transfer you to the airport for your flight onwards...
- Hotel based 3* with breakfast, upgrade available when booking
- All ground transportation
- Overland transfer retour Suriname French Guiana
- English speaking guide all the time
- Flight retour Kaieteur falls
- Flight from Suriname to Guyana one way
- All taxes, local and nature fees
- Meals as mentioned
- Meals not mentioned
- visas if needed
- International flights
- Outgoing flight Guyana
You’re wondering how you can make your payment after confirming your tours/package?
Our prices are listed in euro’s, but payment can be done in Surinamese dollars or American dollar as well.
International Bank transfer
**We use Transfer Wise which gives us the opportunity to accept international payments.
People from inside US or outside US can make payments in USD. There is a fee of USD 5.00 added to the full amount.
When we make your invoice, we send our bank details for you with swift code if needed.
Some more information.
**People from inside EUROPE or outside EUROPE can make payments in EURO.
When we make your invoice, we send our bank details for you.
First, we’ll provide our bank account details and share this with you.
Second, you can pay using SEPA bank transfers or SWIFT.
SEPA bank transfers usually take 0–2 working days to arrive in our account. SWIFT transfers take 2–5 working days.
Payment can be done via bank transfer or your card. We provide the bank account details in our invoice. The TransferWise app is not necessarily needed then, but if you already do have the WISE app, it’s easier to transfer money.
Local payment option
**Another option is to make the payment to our Surinamese bank account, but this one has a larger transaction cost of approx. 20 EUR/USD per transaction.
**Cash Payment at our office in Paramaribo.
Madeliefje street # 8
Zorg & Hoop, Paramaribo
* 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.
*A Booking is guaranteed only after payment. You can pay 50% at first and 1 month before the start date of your tour the other half of the payment is done. You can also pay the full amount at once.
After full payment we send the voucher for your participation.