Welcome to Paramaribo

The friendly, multilingual residents of the Surinamese capital, who call the city 'Parbo,' are proud of their staggering ethnic diversity and the fact that they live in a city where mosques, synagogues, churches and Hindu temples are happy neighbors. The historical inner city, a Unesco World Heritage site, is a veritable treasure trove of traditional colonial architecture, and makes a great place to relax between jaunts to Suriname's rainforest. Welcome to one of the more surprising cities in South America.

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$67.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Paramaribo to Browns-Mountain All-Inclusive Full-Day Trip

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.

$33.11 Tours & Sightseeing

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.

$456.69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Voltzberg tour at Sunrise

Program:Day 1: Bus ride Paramaribo-Wita Gron. Boat ride Wita Gron-RaleighvallenArrival Ralleighvallen look around on the islandDay 2: walk to the Voltzberg and on return swimming at Anjumara waterfall. This starts at 2.00am(this walk is about 8-10 hours with stops) Day 3: after breakfast the Mother falls and on return free on the island. Day 4: Breakfast and packing after coordination with the boatsman for water level departure 9.00-10.00am Bus ride: Paramaribo-Wita Gron: max 4.5 hours with stopBoat ride: Witagron-Foengoe Island: minimum 3 hours - maximum 4 hours (depending on the water level)Included: • Drinks (non-alcoholic) • Meals (except breakfast 1st day and dinner 4th day) • Accommodation • Bus and boat transport • Wildlife Guide • all taxes • Activities

$68.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sea Turtle Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: BraamspuntAt 4pm you leave from Leonsberg to the beach at Braampunt. During the relaxing boat trip to the beach, there will be enough time to admire the dolphins that you encounter.Upon arrival at the beach, a walk will be made to explore the area. Once you have returned to the boat, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking sunset. And then during dinner you will receive instructions for the turtle adventure.As soon as the sun is completely down, it is waiting for the first sea turtles to come on the beach. They will first look for a place and then shed their eggs. You will experience the entire breeding process from close by during this tour!The expected return time at Leonsberg is around midnight.

$2800 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Guyanas Express

Day 1 –Arrival in GuyanaArrive in Guyana, South America's only English speaking country. Guyana is a 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, mighty Harpy eagle, the Anaconda, Giant Otters and Jaguars. You are privately transferred to your hotel. Night in GeorgetownDay 2 – Georgetown city tour Kaieteur Falls ExcursionThis morning, you will drive along Main Street, High Street and Brickdam and see Red House, Austin House, Prime Minister’s Residence, PM transfer to aroirportKaieteur is situated on the Guiana Shield. The entire National Park is located within one of the largest and most bio-diverse rainforests in the world. Spot the tiny golden frog. See various flora and fauna; white-chinned and white-collared swifts; red and green macaws, and the Morpho Hecuba,among other species. Kaieteur has a sheer drop of 741 feet and is 5 times the height of Niagara Falls.  After an extremely fascinating tour of Kaieteur Falls, return to Georgetown hotel. Overnight in GeorgetownDay 3 - Fly to Suriname, arriving at 11:00 am. Overnight in Paramaribo.Transfer to airport. Fly to  Paramaribo, Suriname. Enjoy a tour  of Paramaribo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shaded, tree-lined avenues, seventeenth-century Dutch wooden structures with synagogues, mosques and churches coexist peacefully side by side. Overnight in Paramaribo Day 4 – Tour to plantation flight to CayenneTravel to Commenwijne District and see former colonial plantations. Visit the open-air museum at Niew Amsterdam and Marienburg, Return 4:00 pm. Later you will be transferred to the airport for overnight flight to Cayenne arriving 45 minutes later.Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.(BLD)  Overnight in Cayenne  Day 5- Afternoon tour of city of Cayenne Departure after breakfast for a guided tour of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana. Afternoon is free, (Meal : Breakfast)Overnight in Cayenne:  Day 6 –Devils Island tour 07:00 hrs departure from your hotel and transfer you to the pier. You will then join sailing boat to Ile Royale. Learn about the infamous history of the 3 islands and the famous prisoner, Richard Dryfus. You’ll spend most of the day on Ile Royale, and a brief visit to Ile Joseph where many prisoners spent most of their time ( time and tide permitting) . Lunch at restaurant of island is not included. The boat departs for Kourou at 4 pm. Transfer to hotel.Overnight in Cayenne Meals (breakfast)Day 7- Depart Cayenne. Transfer to airport for flight home.

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Guyana and Suriname 5-Day Tour with Paramaribo, Kaieteur Falls

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.