Lodge Hopping

5 days
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Discover the beautiful nature, the power of the rapids, the special culture in the Upper Suriname River. Overnight at: Pasensi Lodge & Tio Boto Eco Lodge.
Experience the culture of the Saramaccan tribe who’s living in the jungle for years now.


Tour Plan

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Day 1: Paramaribo – Atjoni – Pasensi

In the morning you leave at the agreed time from Centrum Paramaribo. We drive to Atjoni in about 3.5 hours and step into a canoe for a 2 hour boating. Eco Resort Pasensi is a small resort located in the traditional Maroon village of Pikin Slee. Here you can stay in the nature of the immense tropical rain forest and enjoy peace and tranquility, village walk to experience the authentic culture, walks through the woods, swimming, and a visit to the Saamaka Marron museum. Pikinslee is known for the authentic village character and the local population (about 3000) values culture and history.

Day 2: Pasensi – Tioboto

After breakfast you will drive to Tioboto in about 1-1 ½ hours. After arrival, the resort can be explored and you can cool off in the river. In the afternoon you take a walk to the farmland, where various crops are cultivated in particular earth fruits. The local Saamaka women will teach you how to mash peanut in a pestle (matapi). After dinner and cozy chat / games at the table, in the evening hours, with a bit of luck, you can spot caimans on the river. You sleep in one of the wooden lodges with mosquito nets.

Day 3 : Tioboto – Djumu - Tapawatravallen

After breakfast you sail by boat to Djumu. Under the guidance of a (local) guide you walk through the village and undertake an extensive forest walk. You will receive information about the flora and fauna around you. You can take a hike to the Pineapple Mountains in about two hours walk through the jungle. On the 219 meter high mountain the wild pineapples (only in the season to see) still grow. After the intensive walk you will make a boat trip to the Tapawatra rapids, at the confluence of the Gran and Piking Rio. Afterwards you will be treated to a tropical fruit picnic.

Day 4 : Tioboto – Semoisi or Massiah

After breakfast, you can relax at the resort. By canoe we leave for the village of Semoisi or Massiah where you get a village visit. Depending on the activities on that day in the village you get a good picture of the lifestyle, customs and traditions.

In the afternoon you can swim in the river and visit an agricultural plot.

In the evening we’ll have a cultural dance with women from the village!

Day 5 : Tioboto - Paramaribo

In the morning you leave half past six in the morning for the coffee tour. In the boat you already drink coffee/tea and hear/see how early the locals already start their activities along the river. You can also watch birds. After breakfast you can relax and then we leave by dug-out canoe / bus to Paramaribo.


  • Bus and boat transportation
  • Bed accommodation (1 night Pasensi Lodge | 3 nights Tio Boto Eco Lodge)
  • Tour Guide
  • All meals and non alcoholic drinks
  • Excursions as described in the program


  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Towels
  • Swim clothing
  • Long sleeve shirt and pants
  • Good running shoes with profile / water shoes
  • Sunburn oil
  • Hat or cap, rain jacket or poncho
  • Flashlight
  • Passport
  • Film camera and / photo camera
  • Mosquito oil
  • Small backpack for carrying water for personal use
  • Surinamese money for the purchase of souvenirs (if present) and personal expenses

Payment Options for at Impressive Suriname Travel N.V.:

  • Bank payments
    • International Bank transfer (Suriname)
    • Possible in EURO or USD
    • American Bank Account
    • European bank account
  • Credit card payments (there is a small fee)
  • SEPA
  • iDEAL
  • Sofort (there is a small fee)
  • Cash

If there are any additional bank charges, these should be covered by the customer. In the event that the full agreed amount is not credited to our account, any outstanding difference must be settled before participating or checking in.

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