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Paramaribo City Tour
Our guide will pick you up by bus and our tour will past the most important monumental buildings and streets of the city.You will see the Presidential Palace, the Museum Fort Zeelandia and the Corner House. You will be amazed by the unique architecture. You will also visit the synagogue that is located right next to the mosque, a unique sight especially in modern times.This bus ride will continue to southern Paramaribo, along the central market, the Kwakoe Statue, the living area Abra Broki, home to the average working class.Then we head north where the upper-middle class lives and we will pass the residence of one of Suriname’s wealthiest men.
Brownsweg Day Trip from Paramaribo
Your day will start at 8:30am with a pickup in a centrally located point on a small air-conditioned minivans.At 9:30am your first stop and small breakfast (you can choose out of bread or local food) near the Suralco-powerplant, old bauxiet-mining plant. 9:45am we'll get back in the minivan to continue our ride heading Browsmountain over the Afobaka-road, while the guide explains the history of the road.Arrival on Brownsweg (multiple village on the foot of the Brownsmountain) at 11am, the guide will tell us about these transmigration villages, and how government moved the villagers from where now the Blommenstein-reservoir is now days.From here we start on an in-paived road of 13 kilometers towards the top of the 504 meter high Browns-mountain where we should arrive at 11:45am. At midday we will start hiking after seeing the view over the Blommenstein-reservoir and getting something to drink and a few snacks handed out by the guide.At 1pm we visit the first waterfall - the Leo Falls - while spotting wild life on the path towards it.Our second waterfall visit is at 2pm - the Irene Falls (only for the people with a good health-condition).At 3:30pm arrival again at the top, for a good earned Surinamese lunch and drinks from the local restaurant called "Rocky".Our departure from the mountain will be at 4:15pm and we should be back at the starting point by 6pm when your tour finishes.
8-Day Rupununi Savanna and Kaieteur Water Falls
Day 1: Saturday -ArrivalTransfer to Georgetown hotel for overnight.Overnight at Sleep In Hotel Day 2: Sunday -Kaieteur Falls (B-L)Fly to Kaieteur Falls. See the majestic 740 foot (225 meter) natural wonder from different vantage points. Spend 2 hours at the falls. Picnic lunch and afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight at Sleep In Hotel Day 3: Monday- Iwokrama (B-L-D) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Annai. Upon arrival drive to Iwokrama River Lodge. The Iwokrama Center for Rain forest Conservation and Development is 360,000 hectares of virgin forest in the center of Guyana. The field station was established in 1996 to promote the conservation and equitable and sustainable use of tropical rain forests largely for ecological, economic and social benefits to the world. Over the years many tourists including birders from all over the world have visited Iwokrama. After dinner, enjoy a boat trip on the Essequibo River in search of caiman, other night animals and nocturnal birds. Overnight at Iwokrama River Lodge Day 4: Tuesday- Iwokrama/Turtle Mountain (B-L-D) After breakfast, depart on a 30-minute boat ride to the foot of Turtle Mountain for a hike to its 951 foot (290 meter) summit. You may observe many species of monkeys, including the red howler, black spider and wedge-capped capuchin. In the afternoon, take a walk in the nearby forest. You may come across several species of birds, including Black-necked Aracari, Screaming Piha, Grey-chinned Hermit, Crested Oropendola, Blue-and-Yellow Macaw and Black Curassow, Jaburi storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Black Skimmers, Boat-billed, Herons and Muscovy Ducks.Overnight at Iwokrama River Lodge Day 5: Wednesday- Annai Day Tour (B-L-D) After breakfast, drive to Annai and transfer to your lodge/guesthouse. After checking in visit the Amerindian village of Annai and learn about their way of life. Then, visit the women cooperative peanut butter factory. Overnight at Rock View LodgeDay 6: Thursday- Fly to Georgetown (B-L) Fly back to Georgetown. Transfer to your hotel for overnight. This afternoon enjoy a sun set cruise where you will spot scarlet ibises , herons and other species in their natural habitat. Overnight at Status Hotel Day 7: Friday- Essequibo River Dutch Tour (B-L) Today you will explore the old former Dutch plantations and forts while soaking in the beauty of the mighty Essequibo River. Return to your hotel for overnight.Overnight at Status Hotel Day 8: Saturday- DepartureTransfer to the airport for your departure flight.
5-Day Guyana Wildlife and Nature Eco Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Guyana We will transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Georgetown. Overnight at Sleep Inn International Hotel or similarDay 2: Sloth Island (B, L, D) Transfer to the town of Parika and drive over the Harbour Bridge and then by boat along the Essequibo River, Guyana's largest River, which is 20 miles wide at its widest point. Continue to Sloth Island Nature Resort which is a beautiful and comfortable retreat where nature is untouched and pristine rainforests create a magical setting. The eight well-appointed rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished. The cuisine is excellent. The recent spotting of the Harpy Eagle has catapulted Sloth Island onto the international bird watching calendar. Choose from: bird watching, nature walks, wildlife viewing, swimming, canoeing, fishing or just relaxing in a hammock in the shade of the trees. This evening, as the sun sets, we take an excursion up the Essequibo River by motor boat for a spectacular and unforgettable tour at Parrot Island where thousands of parrots come to roost. Return to Sloth Island Resort for dinner.Overnight at Sloth Island Nature ResortDay 3: Birding, Wildlife Viewing, Amerindian Village Tour & Dutch Forts (B, L, D) This morning we will take a boat trip to the nearby Amerindian Village of Falmouth where we will learn about the Amerindian way of life. We might also be lucky to see the villagers making cassava bread. For the more adventurous, enjoy a nature walk in the logging trail which might turn up an interesting list of birds such as the harpy eagle . We continue to the Mazaruni river for a visit to the Kykoveral Dutch Fort and learn about the earliest Dutch occupation in Guyana. Overnight at Sloth Island Nature ResortDay 4: Return to Georgetown (B, L, D) Early morning eco-tour navigating the water and nature trails at Sloth Island Nature Resort. After breakfast transfer to Georgetown or continue on your onward journey. Overnight at Sleep Inn International Hotel or similarDay 5: DepartureTransfer to airport for your departing flight. NOTE: listed hotels are subject to availability at time of booking. If unavailable, we will provide one of a similar quality/price.
4-Day Guyana River and Nature Safari
Day 1: Arrival Fly to Guyana and transfer to the hotel for overnight. Overnight at Sleep in HotelDay 2: Sloth Island, Essequibo and Mazaruni River Safari (B, L, D) We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the town of Parika, driving over the harbor Bridge across the Demerara River. Upon arrival we will join a boat and travel down the Esseqibo River to Sloth Island Nature Resort. The journey itself takes approximately 1 hour . Sloth Island nature Reserve is situated on a beautiful 160 area island of pristine rain forest in the Essequibo River. The 3 mile and 5 minute boat ride from Bartica makes it an ideal destination for birders and holiday makers of all levels. From Sloth Island one can access exciting excursions to Amerindian villages, waterfalls, rapids and pristine rain forest. Birds you are likely to encounter include: Puff Bird, Manakins, Toucans, Parakeets, and recently the Harpy Eagle. In addition you may encounter sloths and monkeys. With well-appointed and comfortable rooms and private bathrooms, Sloth Island caters to the discerning guest. Anyone who loves nature will love Sloth Island. Wake up in the mornings to the sounds of nature — parrots, howler monkeys, toucans, Harpy Eagle and more.After settling into your accommodation we will walk the nearby trails and once the water levels are low, we will take the trail leading to Jerry's farm.This evening, as the sun sets, we take an excursion up the Essequibo River by motor boat for a spectacular and unforgettable tour at Parrot Island where thousands of parrots come to roost. Return to Sloth Island Resort for dinner. Overnight at Sloth Island Nature ReserveDay 3: Kaieteur Falls (B, L, D) At dawn we will enjoy a nature walk in nearby trails. After breakfast, we will be transferred to Georgetown and to the airport for your 1 hour flight to the famous Kaieteur Falls. At 741 feet (225 meters) Kaieteur Falls is five times the height of Niagara. It is a sight to behold. There is no other like Kaieteur in beauty and grandeur! View the waterfalls from various vantage points. You may be lucky to see the rare Guianan Cock-of-the-rock on your 2 hour tour. We will transfer you back to Georgetown in the afternoon and to your hotel. Overnight at Sleep in HotelDay 4: DepartureReturn home.
5-Day Guyana and Suriname Tour
Day 1. Arrival in Guyana Arrive in Guyana, a nature lover's gem, waiting to be discovered. It is known as the land of many waters and the giants of the world; among them, the mighty Essequibo River, Giant Arapaima fish, Harpy eagle, the Anaconda, Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Jaguars and more. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.Day 2: Georgetown city tour and Kaieteur Falls tour (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch)Georgetown was called Longchamps by the French, and Stabroek by the Dutch. This open air museum displays many historical monuments, many of them gracious colonial buildings. Wide tree lined avenues and beautiful architecture, ranging from Gothic to Elizabethan, are feature of this city. We drive along Main Street, High Street and Brickdam; visit St Georges Cathedral, the tallest freestanding wooden building in the world, picturesque City hall standing gaily at the corner of regent and high streets.; St Andrew's Kirk - a 198 years old church of Scottish origins; the Victorian Law courts which stands proudly in High street; Stabroek Market, Parliament building , Prime Minister's Residence, and State House, the Walter Roth, the national museum, the Botanical and zoological gardens. Travel to the Ogle airport and join our flight to the spectacular single drop waterfalls - Kaieteur Falls where the legend of the great old chief of the Patamona tribe whose name was Kaie sacrificed himself to the Makonaima by canoeing over the falls to save his people from being destroyed by the savage Caribs. After spending two hours exploring the gorge, we will fly back to Georgetown and transfer to our hotel for overnight.Day 3: Drive from Guyana to Suriname (Boxed Breakfast, Lunch)The day begins with a 4am drive to Molsen creek where we will join a ferry to cross the Corentyne River, arriving late in the afternoon. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel for overnight. Day 4: Historical Plantation & Paramaribo city tour (Breakfast, Lunch)Visit to the old coffee plantation which is only a 30-minute drive away from Paramaribo.Enjoy a ride through the tropical rain forest where butterflies, dragonflies, monkeys, sloths and reptiles are some of the many animals you may encounter. The trail leads to a historical plantation village where a tour is given an old coffee factory.Afterwards we return to Paramaribo to enjoy a city tour of this historical UNESCO Heritage city. Our visit will include the fort, market, central Paramaribo where we will see well preserved architecture which makes this a pleasant city. Return to your hotel for overnight. Day 5: Departure. Early transfer to airport for departing flight home.*Note: This tour itinerary is based on minimum of 4-8 persons.The tour may also start in Suriname and end in Guyana.