Star 5

4- 07-2018,

How would you describe your vacation in a few words or in 1 word?

A perfect cocktail of everything Suriname has to offer!

Can you tell us something about the accommodations during this trip?

The accommodations were excellent. Good variation and something of everything. First, the capital Paramaribo with hotel comfort (ideal as first and last night), the hammock experience during the canoe trip was really fantastic, then in the Semoisi village with the foster family (kind of homestay), the Blanche Marie Falls in the middle of nowhere with guides who are really good cooks as well. Then Bigi Pan, also excellent! If you pick a less excellent location, it may be Apoera, but this place was a stop-over and I think that there are not many possibilities in that village. Even with children, the accommodations were perfect.

Can you tell us something about the excursions you did?

  • The combination dolphin-turtle trip is instructive for young and old.
  • The canoe trip with Dustin can really be recommended. Super guidance with knowledge about everything. Really a trip with us and nature and nobody else in the vicinity.
  • Semoisi was the best place for us. We travel with children and they make contact with local children fast (also because of the low language barrier). This is how you experience this country in a unique way.
  • Blanche Marie Falls: with the correct guides (snake-man who can tell you everything and show you everything about the flora and fauna as well, Etienne, who teaches children fishing and who is the perfect chauffeur and Ahmed, the cook and car mechanic at the same time it is a unique experience. Nature at its best!
  • The boat trip from Apoera to Nieuw-Nickerie is super! Compared to the road, you see the landscape from another angle.
  • Bigi Pan: a variety of birds and splendid views!

What do you think of the organization of the trip?

That is a difficult question. What will we say......What was promised/agreed to in advance has been ‘executed’ completely. We knew what to expect. No ‘hidden’ costs. Perfect guidance with a change of chauffeurs/guides which surely makes it unique! The guides were also good with the kids! Being able to make a round trip was a kind of ‘must’ for us.

Which trips from your round trip would the children recommend to other kids and why? What did the children like most?

Nice trip for our kids! In fact, they found everything nice. The advantage, of course, was the language. The things the children liked most: to mention a few points: contact with kids in Semoisi, the guides who involved the children in many matters, experiencing the flora and fauna...  

What do you think of Suriname as a family destination?

As a family holiday, it is excellent. We prefer to travel as a family, not in a group. The continuous round trip was added value to us (not the trips whereby you often have to go back to the city).

Would you like to tell what the highlights were during this trip?

Only highlights!