Must Do Suriname Tours in 5 days
- Day 1 : Arrival - City Tour - Dolphin Spotting
- Day 2 : Nickerie Bigipan OR Galibi (French Guiana and Sea turtles)
- Day 3 : Nickerie Bigipan OR Galibi (French Guiana and Sea turtles)
- Day 4 : Brownsberg Daytrip (Hiking)
- Day 5 : Departure
Arrival: In the early morning you'll arrive at the J.A.P international airport. If you're traveling with American airlines it's between 12.30AM and 02.00AM Transfer from Airport (included) to Hotel/Guesthouse (not included). -- 09.00AM: City Tour by car to see the highlights of Paramaribo. The name Paramaribo is probably derived from the name of an Indian village, called Parmurbo. A trading post was established in the village at the beginning of the 17th century. This was taken over by the English and they built a fort called Willoughby. In 1667 Abraham Crijsen conquered the area. From the fort Paramaribo was extended to the west. After the abolition of slavery in 1863 and the end of indentured labor in 1873, many people moved to the city. Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. The place has many buildings of historical importance and religious significance. Since 2002, the center of Paramaribo has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of historical monuments. One of the protected buildings is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral on the former Gravenstraat. This building is entirely made of wood and is also the largest wooden building in South America. You will visit the highlights of Paramaribo such as; the Jewish synagogue and the mosque fraternally next to each other, the colonial building of the free Negress Elisabeth Samson, the wooden cathedral, Palmentuin, Fort Zeelandia, and the Independence Square and Presidential Palace are also on the program. -- 16.00PM: Sunset & Dolphin Tour Sunset & Dolphin Tour is in the afternoon to spot the pink belly river dolphins also known as the “profosu”/ Sotalia guianensis in its natural habitat. At 4 pm you’ll meet the guide in Leonsberg (about 15-20 minutes by taxi from the center of Paramaribo) where a wooden tent boat is ready. One of the first and most important rules is putting on the life jackets. At the end of the day, get a breath of fresh air on the river during this 3-hour relaxing trip. While enjoying a drink we go in search of the dolphins. Once you’ve spotted them, the party starts! The more excited you are and clapping your hands, the more excited the dolphins will be. They then jump out of the water. Then we eat some local snacks at one of the former plantation Rust & Werk and we can enjoy the breathtaking sunset. As dusk falls, there are cozy lights on board and we sail back at a leisurely pace.
Nickerie Bigipan Wetland Tour 2 days The Bigi Pan nature reserve is famous for its coastal birds: 72 species have their permanent home, including the red ibis, the osprey, the tern and various waders. Another 50 other species visit the area as passers-by. Bigi Pan is a true paradise for bird watchers and other nature lovers. In Bigi Pan you’ll spot the famous Scarlet Ibis with its beautiful red color, the pink flamingo, the white heron (Sabaku) and multiple types of raptor birds. This tour is planned with different activities. One of our biggest wetlands in Suriname. A Tour you must have done in Suriname! OR Galibi: Sea turtle season is from mid February - end of June **You can choose between Nickerie Bigipan OR Galibi tour in your package.
A 12,000 hectare nature park Brownsberg that is located approximately 130 km south of Paramaribo and west of the Van Blommestein reservoir. On this day trip you will get to know a large part of the range of flora and fauna that the Surinamese pristine rainforest has to offer in just 1 day. Perhaps, to the loud roar of the monkeys, you will take walks to idyllic waterfalls and mountain streams and enjoy magnificent views over the tropical rainforest and the Brokopondo reservoir. This park is highly regarded for its enormous Biodiversity. There are almost 1450 different species of plants and around 350 species of birds. He who listens carefully hears a monkey; If you pay close attention, you can even see one swinging! In Suriname we have 8 different species of monkeys,. Brownsberg is the “home” for all the 8 different type of monkeys! At 500 meters altitude lies the Mazaroni plateau with a unique view over the mountains and the Van Blommenstein reservoir. The nature park serves as a center for nature education and public awareness of nature conservation. The view of the mountains with its imposing foliage looks like a painting with many shades of green. Highlights: Visit to Brownsberg Nature Park Visit to Leo Waterfall Visit to Irene Waterfall Animal spotting Forest walk PAY ATTENTION!! A good physical condition is required for the hike to the waterfalls.
Transfer hotel to Airport
- Airport transportation
- Meals and non alcoholic drinks which are mentioned and included in the program
- Transfer hotel to Leonsberg v.v. (for the dolphin tour)
- Bed accommodation with shared bathroom.
- Meals and drinks which are not included in the program
- Alcoholic drinks
- Hotel or Guesthouse in Suriname
- Personal expenses
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.