Many highlights provide unforgettable moments on this trip. The capital Paramaribo, inter alia, its colonial wooden buildings, will amaze you. Impenetrable tropical forests, wide rivers, rice fields and mangrove forests provide impressive moments during this trip. Also staying on an island in the lake, and domestic flights to the Trio and Wayana Indians is an experience. And we have not even talked about the melting pot of cultures and friendly inhabitants of this land, who all speak Dutch.

Day 1: Thursday, November 10, 2016 Paramaribo:

On arrival at the international airport of Zanderij Suriname, the guide ready to accompany you to the hotel / apartment where the first four nights are booked. The Hosta Apartment complex in the Keizerstraat in Paramaribo.

Day 2: Friday, November 11, 2016 Paramaribo:

After breakfast it’s time to get acquainted with Paramaribo. Our guide shows you all the highlights of the wooden town and told about the history and the period before independence. We see, inter alia, the Central Market, Fort Zeelandia, the Maroon market, Independence Square, the palm garden and the Jewish synagogue peacefully beside the mosque. During the tour you will be offered a snack and a drink. are the rest of the day free and you can spend on your own.

Today, the breakfast is included.

Day 3: Saturday, November 12, 2016 Free day:

Today a good day to further explore the city.

Today breakfast included.

Day 4: Sunday November 13 2016 Sugar Trail:

After breakfast depart by bus to Stolkertsijver, a small village along the East-West connection in the eastern part of Suriname. Here, the guide tells you mentioned about the history of Stolkertsijver, formerly Courcabo. This former plantation for example, has two vicious women in its history and anecdotes do not lie. The guide also tells about the plantation history of this part of the Upper Commewijne River, where the first plantations were established. Then a 20 minute boat trip to Concordia, also an overgrown former plantation. Here an old cast iron water mill was recently discovered 30 meters away also an old steam mill. The guide will tell you about the extensive work and lifestyle on the sugar cane plantations and the technical operation of the various mills. Hopefully you can then identify with what life must have been in earlier times. Back in Stolkertsijver you get on the bus again for a lovely lunch to Tamanredjo. Then they go to Marrie Burg where the former sugar factory was located then they go to New Amsterdam to sail back through the Suriname River in Paramaribo and take up residence again in your hotel there.

Today breakfast and lunch included.

Day 5: Monday, November 14th, 2016 Nieuw Nickerie:

This time the journey to the west. The first stop is in the town of Groningen in the Saramacca district. This city was founded about 150 years ago by immigrants from the eponymous Dutch province. You then cross the Coppenameriver on and then went into the district Coronie. Here it was mainly English and Scots who built the first plantations. If you are a household name Continue your vision Wageningen, located in the district of Nickerie, the center of the Surinamese rice. Is driven through the many rice fields and the end point today is the nation’s second-city Nieuw Nickerie where the night takes place.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Nickerie – Bigi Pan

After breakfast you will visit the market of Nickerie, and the bus takes you to the departure point for boat trips to the Bigi Pan Nature area. This is a typical “wetland” landscape with creeks, mangroves, wet and dry wetlands. This area has more than 120 species of birds, including the red and white ibis, flamingos, osprey and terns. Here you will spend in a simple lodge Stephanie the night on the water, the rooms are simply equipped with a toilet and a common room where you can relax from the exhausting days. In the evening it is time to spot caiman.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Bigi Pan – Paramaribo:

Before breakfast we go by canoe at sunrise to watch how ibises leave their shelter  by hundreds (a large forest)! After breakfast you can enjoy the beautiful nature, possibly fishing, kayaking or else read a book in a hammock. After lunch you will be taken back to the jetty where the bus awaits to take you to Paramaribo.

Today breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 Free day:

Nice day for yourself. Walking through the city or outdoor cafés, shopping or any other trip ? It’s your choice!

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Friday, November 18, 2016 Palumeu:

From airport Zorg en Hoop (not far from Paramaribo) you fly in about 75 minutes to the airstrip at the Indian village Palumeu. Upon arrival you will be met by the local staff.

The holiday Palumeu has the same name as the adjacent village of Trio and Wayana Indians. In the afternoon visit the village to meet with a guide to lifestyle and crafts of the oldest inhabitants of the Amazon forest. Your cabin is built in traditional style, the cool evenings make air conditioning or a fan unnecessary. For lighting using solar energy and the meals are prepared on a wood fire with mostly Surinamese ingredients. After dinner will be discussed the following day the program is also more told about the residents of the village.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10: Saturday, November 19, 2016 Palumeu:

Perhaps the call of howler monkeys was your natural alarm clock. Today you will discover the tropical rainforest. Even before sunrise you cruise down the river and the bosun moments later does the engine of the canoe to experience the awakening of nature in silence. He also is looking for a nice place to have breakfast, but maybe you do it in the boat in silence. Then continue the journey to the starting point of the trail to Pothill, a granite hill that you can go at the end of the forest track on. During the canoe trip on the Tapanahony and the walk you will probably see different kinds of birds fly over, like macaws, parrots and toucans. You may also see monkeys and / or an otter. At the top of the Pothill you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the jungle. Lunch is again Palumeu. In the afternoon, giving an experienced archer you lessons in shooting with bow and arrow in the traditional way. After dinner you will be briefed on the program of the next day. There is also the possibility to walk in the hope of some birds and maybe even see caimans on a forest path.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Sunday, November 20, 2016 Palumeu:

After breakfast you can relax for a day at the Mabukawatervallen by canoe. There you can swim in the river, enjoy natural massage in the waterfall and lounging in a hammock. For the more energetic there is a walk through the jungle with more information on local trees, plants and animals. The area will be to help ensure that the barbecue lunch will not forget. In the late afternoon at sunset takes your guide will take you for a trip across the river to enjoy the nightly jungle sounds.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12: Monday, November 21, 2016 Palumeu – Paramaribo:

After breakfast you take a comprehensive village stroll. Along the way, you can buy traditional handmade crafts. After lunch you are leaving for airport Zorg and Hoop in Paramaribo, where a bus is waiting to bring you to your hotel again.

Today breakfast and lunch included.

Day 13 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Commewijne tour overnight Frederiksdorp:

 We drive to Leonsberg and sail with a tent boat across the Suriname and Commewijne river. We visit the plantation Rust en Werk, here and visit the dairy farm and the shrimp farm, plantation Margaret and the open air museum. At the place where the Suriname and Commewijne river congregate there to spot the dolphins. The trip ends in Frederiksdorp an old police station which was founded in 1873 on the plantation where Frederiksdorp when nearly 110 Javanese and Hindustani indentured laborers worked before there were about 200 slaves. Here we spend the night.

Today it is breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Peperpot- The Plantation:

After breakfast you transfer Commewijne river. There awaits a van to take you to the Peperpot, where we take a walk through this natural area. Then it goes to “The Plantation”, an old coffee and cocoa plantation with simple but neat double cabins. In the evenings dining at a nice restaurant.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15: Thursday, November 24, 2016 The Plantation:

After breakfast for an interesting guided walk through the forest on the old plantation about 10 hours, which is now quite taken over by the jungle. The guide will tell you a lot about the common plants, trees and animals. If it goes well, you will also see monkeys. After lunch you have the afternoon for yourself, you can still go walking, relaxing in and around (read, nap) pool

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16 Friday, November 25th, 2016 Srefedenci:

After breakfast you will be picked up at the plantation and brought to the city and dropped off at your hotel. And the day you are free. Today it is 41 years since Suriname became independent, it is widely celebrated among others in the palm grove and along the waterfront

Today, the breakfast is included.

Day 17 Saturday, November 26th, 2016 Free day (breakfast):

To this day still fill itself quickly buy some souvenirs or anything else you’d like to bring to the Netherlands. You will not be back in town.

Today, the breakfast is included.

Day 18 Sunday, November 27th, 2016 Jodensavanne – Matu island:

Through the Afobakkaweg is driven to the Carolina bridge here we cross the Suriname River to the Jewish settlement near the Indian village Redi Dotie. The cemetery, the old synagogue and the healing springs are still there. These date back to 1639 when the first Jews put foot in Suriname. After this interesting and instructive walk we continue our journey to the nearby creek Blakawatra, then we go to Matu island. Matu island is one of the shaped islands that arose when they developed the reservoir. It’s about 40 minutes from the dam, and you will drown many trees encounter during your trip on the lake. On Matu island you will find a lodge with several rooms where we spend our night.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 19 Monday, November 28th, 2016 Matu island – Berg en Dal:

After lunch we depart from Matu island to Berg en Dal where we will stay one night in lodges that have been built throughout the park. You can swim as well as relax …

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 20 Tuesday 29 nvember 2016 departure to the Netherlands:

In the morning after breakfast there is the opportunity to make a walking a half hour to the graves of the founders of the plantation Berg and Dal. After lunch we depart from Berg and Dal to the airport Zanderij.

Breakfast and lunch are included today.

Day 21 Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 Arrival Schiphol:

In the morning you will arrive at Schiphol airport. As you can see, it is an adventurous journey where sometimes difficult to plan everything in advance and there requires a certain flexibility from the participant. The physical effort during the trip is doable for anyone who has a normal good condition If circumstances so may changes made it necessary.


  • Overnight in Paramaribo and Nickerie in apartments / hotels, rooms with shower and toilet.
  • On tour days nights in Lodges.
  • Care in hotel / apartment based on bed and breakfast.
  • On tour Days full board.
  • Transport in a local minibus with air conditioning and domestic flights and canoes.
  • The excursions as described.
  • v.v. flight Amsterdam – Paramaribo with KLM.
  • Transfer from Zanderij to Paramaribo v.v.
  • Breakfast: 19x; Lunch: 14x; Dinner: 10x.


  • Tourist Map 1x 30 euros.
  • Insurance.
  • Tipping (Making a tip jar is preferred, ± 30 euros p/p).