Have you ever wanted to admire Dolphins close by, sailing on the Commewijne River, while enjoying the beautiful Surinamese nature? Then this is your chance! During this Dolphin tour there is a professional guide that provides information on the flora and fauna of the Suriname and Commewijne river and Dolphins. In Suriname, this dolphin species is also called "Profosu". The Dolphins in Suriname have a pink belly and are very curious. The Dolphins therefore swim close to the boat or show a show and jump into the sky. Over the past five years, the dolphins have received a lot of attention because more and more dolphins appear. Foundation Green Heritage Fund has set up a research program to gather more information about this particular Dolphin species.
‘No Dolphins, money back'
Price from €30,00
The creek begins as a narrow creek winding its way through green tunnels of overhanging trees and continuously changing vegetation. It widens and expands into a view of unique natural surroundings. The area is home to many different bird species.
This day trip is full of history, culture and nature. The Warappa creek is a natural creek of the Commewijne river and was cultivated by the colonists who founded sugar, cotton and coffee plantations around 1740. The last part of the creek that is contact with the Atlantic Ocean, was excavated by slaves. After the abolition of slavery, almost all plantations have been abandoned and this creek was silted and unnavigable for more than 100 years. In 2007, Mrs. Marcha Mormon was looking for her roots and it appeared that they were laying on a plantation along the Warappa creek. Together with her husband Bas Bacon and a strong team, they dug out the 9 km long creek in about 6 months. During excavation they have encountered so many wonderful historical sites; a sugar factory with steam engines from 1830, a steam car, old locks and gates, tombs and the original ‘ring dams’ on which poisonous cacti were grown to prevent slaves from escaping.
Price from €77,00
So Special and Unique, spotting Sea turtles in Suriname! This is a chance to take a look during the breeding process of a Sea turtle. Magical and adventurous are the two words that describe this tour!
Watching Sea turtles at Braamspunt (sandy beach) is a very new concept because only the last 2 years attention have been given to the Diana beach. The Diana beach is a naturally formed beach of sand and shells, which has become clearly visible since 2012. It has arisen after the well-known Matapica beach disappeared due to land loss.
By boat we sail on the Suriname and Commewijne river. Along the way we will encounter numerous coastal birds. Like the different herons, stalks, the American frigate and seagulls.
The Sea turtles that occur in Suriname are:
• Warana (Olive ridley)
• The Karet (Hawksbill)
• Krape, Green sea turtle (Green seaturtle, Soupturtle)
• Giant Leader Turtle, called Aitkanti (Leatherback).
Note; Sea turtle season is from January to August.
Price from €72,00
Do you like a Adrenaline kick and do you like the jungle? The Quad tour and zipline experience is highly recommended and will give you a true experience. On a Quad you can drive in the woods of the savane jungle on narrow streets. You can also go ziplining (cableway) through the jungle and cross dark creek waters. This zipline is also the longest cableway (1500 m) of Suriname. During this tour you will be able to be adventurous, relax in a hammock or swim in the Para Creek. There is also a playground for children. We also have a rope on a tree where children can swung like Tarzan / Jane and end up in the water.
Price from €84,00
For an active, learning experience in Suriname, choose this bike trip. Here you will find out more about the history of fort Nieuw Amsterdam and plantation Peperpot in district Commewijne.
Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam was built in the eighteenth century to protect the various plantations near the beginning of the Suriname river against pirates and other intruders. This fort has a strategic location on the site of the Commewijne river. Both rivers come together there and flow to the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam is, as you will see, built of earthen walls has an interior area inside which partially been constructed to an open-air museum.
Peperpot was a coffee and cacao plantation. The plantation is run by the Jansen family since the nineteenth century. When you visit Plantation Peperpot, you will see on the factory complex two old plantation homes ( 1808), coffee bar and a cacao and coffee fabric. The production of coffee and cacao continued until 1996.
This active day trip is nice to do if travelling as a family. Bikes for kids are also available.
Price from €65,00
Brownsberg Nature Park covers approx. 12.200 hectares of tropical Amazone rainforest, located in district Brokopondo, around 130 km from Paramaribo. Small creeks with waterfalls such as the Leoval, Ireneval, Mazaronival, Koemboeval can be reached by several walking trails through the tropical rainforest. There is also a route to the Witi creek.
The nature park has an enormous biodiversity with flora containing 1,450 different types of plants and fauna with 350 types of birds among which the rare trumpet birds, parrots and toucans. During the hike in the forest you have a good chance to spot snakes(rarely), monkeys, frogs, butterflies and land turtles. The Brownsberg gives you a magnificent view especially from the Mazaroni plateau, over the Prof. Dr. Ir. W.J. van Blommensteinmeer also known as the Brokopondo hydro lake that lies beneath the mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies seven transmigration villages, inhabited by the people who were moved there when the area flooded to form the hydro lake.
On the mountain you find some buildings such as tourist lodges, a hammock camp, a restaurant and house of the parkranger. The nature park also established a Centre for Nature Education and Public Awareness.
Price from €78,00
Enjoy nature in its purest form and travel in your own Kayak over the Coropina creek and enjoy the rhythm of nature!
In district Para, an hour's drive from Paramaribo along the way to the international JAP airport there is a special area with swamps and dark water creeks. These creeks and swamps are connected with each other and have breath taking flora and fauna. A beautiful area only inhabited by animals such as monkeys, capibara’s (sort of rodent), caimans and many bird species. Sitting in your own Kayak you will sometimes pass through narrow and dense creeks. This is also a great opportunity to "spot" special animals or to admire the colourful and noisy parrots who are flyover this area. If you are lucky you can find sugarcane and tobacco plants because in the 17 century, there were sugar and tobacco plantations in this area.
This active day trip, is very nice to do if travelling as a family because the water is calm and you don’t need to be in top condition.
Price from €72,00
Jodensavanne was the first and only place in the New World, where Jews were granted a semi-autonomous regime in the 17 century. Jews that fleed for the Spanish Inquisition were welcomed in Suriname. In order to attract more Jewish settlers, the colony offered Jews special privileges; including freedom of religion and ownership and the right for their own judicial triunal. In 1665, the Jews built a synagogue (Beraha Veshalom) with bricks from Europe and a cemetery near the Cassipora creek.
At the end of the 17th century, approximately 575 Jews lived in the thriving agricultural settlement of Jodensavanne with more than 40 plantations and about 1300 slaves. The Jewish community also provided protection to other plantations in the colony against rebellious slaves. Nearby the Jewish settlement, the military warehouse 'Post Gelderland' was situated for the 'Cordon Pad' defense line. In the 19th century, many Jews moved to the capital Paramaribo as a result of the decline of the cane industry. In 1842 a new synagogue in Paramaribo was initiated, called 'Ne Ve Shalom'.
After a major fire in 1832 the settlement was destroyed.
The 3 cemeteries of Jodensavanne and Cassipora are from exceptional grandeur.
Price from €84,00