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14 Days / 13 Nights
*Fixed departure dates every Friday. Except holidays and special dates.
Day 1: Arrival in Guyana
After a (connecting) flight from Trinidad or USA you will arrive in Guyana at the Cheddi Jaggan International Airport. You will have a meet and greet with your guide and will be transferred to your hotel in Georgetown. Depending on the traffic it will take 30 - 50 minutes.
Day 2: Suriname – Guyana: visit to Kaieteur Waterfalls (740 Ft)
Today you will experience Guyana’s Crown Jewel: the majestic Kaieteur Falls. From the international airport in Guyana we will transfer to the local airport for our flight to the Kaieteur falls. This is a 50-minute flight. We will fly over Guyana’s pristine rainforest to Kaieteur Nature Park where the Kaieteur Falls are located. Kaieteur is nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls. At the falls, we hope to see the white-chinned and white-tipped swifts swirling over the gorge, as well as the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock bird. After a two hours ground time at the falls we return to Ogle Airport and transfer to the international airport for the flight to Suriname, Paramaribo. Here you will mee the driver / guide who will transfer you to the hotel and check you in for the night. (B)
Day 3: Visit the biggest wooden city and a historical plantation tour
After breakfast, we will go on a city tour through the historic inner city of Paramaribo. During the tour, you will enjoy the most prominent historic buildings, built from hard tropical wood, and their unique architecture. We will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the Independence Square, the Palm Garden, Waterfront and the central and Maroon markets. After the city tour, we will drive to old plantation and nature park Peperpot. Here we can spot wildlife and also see lots of birds. After this visit we drive to the pier of Nieuw Amsterdam and will go back to Paramaribo by boat. On our way, you can try to spot Pinkbelly dolphins in the Suriname river. (B)
Day 4: Suriname – French Guiana - Space center in Kourou
Today we will drive to Albina, the border city of Suriname and French Guiana. After customs, we will continue our journey across the Marowijne river by piraque (tent boat) to St. Laurent, French Guiana. After customs in French Guiana, will continue our journey to Kourou where we will do the tour in the space center and space museum. The Space Center is a 700-sq. km site created in 1964 by the French space agency. This is a responsive and high-performance space center, which is among the best in the world. Almost 85% of all telecommunication satellites are launched here. There is a launch almost every 5 weeks! After the Space Center tour we will check in our hotel in Kourou. (B)
Day 5: Devil's Island
On this day, we will go to Devil’s Island in Îles du Salut with a Catamaran. The penal colony of Cayenne, commonly known as Devil's Island (Île du Diable), was a famous prison of the 19th and 20th century. Opened in 1852, it was notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period. You could also swim in the ocean. After the Devil’s Island tour, we will return to the hotel. (B)
Day 6: Nature Reserve Marais de Kaw
After breakfast, we will travel to Marais de Kaw, a classified nature reserve. Kaw or Caux (meaning marsh in French) lies in the commune of Régina, in north-east French Guiana, on the banks of Approuague river. Here we will experience the swamps, see caimans and lots of water birds. We will travel through the swamps with a small boat to explore the sites and we might even see a Capybara or an anaconda. After the trip to Marais de Kaw, we will go back to the hotel in Cayenne. (B/L)
Day 7: Cayenne city tour return Suriname
At 8 am we depart to Cayenne, where we visit the highlights of the city and the heritage sites with its beautiful architecture styles. After the city tour we will return to Suriname. But at the border we will also visit the transportation camp, St. Laurent du Maroni, which was the main penal establishment of French Guiana for a century. After visiting the transportation camp, we will be transferred back to the colonial city of Paramaribo. (B)
Day 8: Butterfly park and Jewish settlement with the nearby Amerindian village
Today we will experience some more nature activities as well cultural sites. The butterfly farm it the biggest one in the Caribean and besides that they also have the Highland Anaconda and turtles. After this tour we will continu to the oldest Jewish settlement of South America. This is the site called Joden Savannah along the highest point of the Suriname river. We will see the ruins of the 1st Synagoge where the replica is in Paramaribo as well the graves yards of the Maroons and the Jews ( black and white people separated). When we are done with the tour we will visit the Amerindian village called Redi Dotie (red dirt village). (B/L)
Day 9: Brownsberg Nature Park Tour
In the morning, we will drive to the top of Brownsberg Nature Park. The mountain is 1700 Ft high and the nature park is more than 70.000 acres big. It harbors a lot of animals like monkeys, birds, deer, sloths and other mammals that you might discover them during the jungle walk. Researchers still discover new species of insects, frogs and other animals in this park. During the jungle walk we will have some amazing scenic views of the Brokopondo lake and you can also take a refreshing shower under one of the five waterfalls of this nature park. After a full day at the park we will return to the hotel in Paramaribo. (B/L)
Day 10: Busiwagi trail
In the morning, you will be picked up for a 4x4 jeep safari in the savannah and jungle area of Suriname. Here you can drive on your own and experience the jungle ride as well in the lush savannah sand. Hope you can manage! Lunch will be provided in the middle of no-where some-where. Overnight in Paramaribo hotel. (B/L)
Day 11 - 13: Maroon Culture Experience
In the morning, we will leave from the hotel to the Upper-Suriname. You will travel to a river lodge on the Suriname River in a traditional dugout canoe. The river lodge, where we will be staying, supports and is supported by a local community. During these days, you will go on a jungle walk and visit a local village, where you can experience the authentic way of living and see the African-like culture of the maroons. At the lodge, there will also be a cultural dance performance, where women from the village will teach some cultural dancing steps. On one evening, we will go on a night tour on the river, where we will try to spot some caimans. There will be enough time for you to relax and enjoy the serenity of the Suriname rainforest. On the third day, you will return to Berg en Dal Resort after lunch. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Depart Suriname
In Depending on your flight we will pick you up and transfer you to the airport at least 3 hours before check in time.
• 4* hotel accommodation in the cities in all countries • Lodges in the interior of Suriname • Return flight Kaieteur falls • Flight between Suriname and Guyana • Ferry from Suriname to French Guiane • Meal plan as mentioned in the program • Activities as mentioned in the program • All local transfers • Entrance fees • Services of our local agents • Local taxes
• Flights to and from the Guianas (arrival and departure) • Visa / tourist card • Insurance • Personal expenditures Notes: • We can alter the program according to your personal preferences (add days, activities, wheelchair accessible etc.) • The space center tour is from Monday till Friday, but can be cancelled at any time (by the center). • Please have your yellow fever vaccine in place at least 10 days before arrival.