"6 months Beautiful Surinam" Top 5 Page for this destination Suriname by Valeggua

Suriname Travel Guide: 361 reviews and 1,128 photos

Many faces of exotic Surinam

My study gave me the oppurtunity to work in Surinam for 6 months.
It was a most wonderfull experience and adventure.

The beauty of this country has a big variety:
-In the city you can see Dutch colonial architecture,
-In the wild interior you can really experience the Amazone riddled with beautiful rivers, waterfalls and wildlife.
-At the coast you can see giant sea turtles come ashore to nest.
And there is much more.

The Surinam people are very friendly. There's a big ethnic diversity: Creole, Hindustan, Indian, White, Chinese and Indonesian people live together in harmony (wich makes a very good Surinam cuisine!!!)

I would recommand any traveller to visit!

Trips I made

-Interior of Surinam
I made a 6-day trip trough the wild interior of Surinam.
All that mother earth energy gave me a positive boost of livespirit !!
-Day1: We drove by bus to Atjoni and sailed to the holiday island Isadou.
-Day2: From Isadou for 4 hours to an island where we set up our camp.
-Day3: From our camp we sailed all the way to the heart of Surinam, up to the Gran Dan. It was an unrealistic experience
-Day4: We sailed back and made stops at the Saramaccan villages Djumu, Kumalu and Pikin Slee. Here we visited the local Saramaccans, their schools and houses
-Day5: We relaxed whole day at our holiday island Isadou
-Day6: The long trip back by canoe and bus

%-Nature reservate Brownsberg
100% Flora and Fauna! (full of monkeys)

%-Galibi
Turtle spotting at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Paramaribo and other cities

The capital city with many colonial (run down) buildings is listed as a Unesco World Heritage.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:many oppurtunities for travel, friendly people, good food
  • Cons:not for shopping, expensive trips if booked by booking offices
  • In a nutshell:Exotic Surinam has many faces!
  • Last visit to Suriname: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 8, 2007
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Nice tips!

  • Oct 23, 2010 at 11:57 PM

    hi wat is er met jullie waarom moet we nu een kopel hebben om naar binnen te gaan maar vroeger was gewoon zonder kopel ik heb`t al twee keren meegemaakt probreer een oplossing in deze kwestie te zoeken A.U.B

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    Wow, that's a great place!! And by the way, there's a synagogue and mosque close to each other in Sofia too!! Have a great time in the Dominican, feel free to ask questions

  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Great info & pix. Love to visit this part of the world once. GRTz

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    Your toppage is immidiately a great country to visit, with so many connection to NL. Your page is inviting voor hartelijk welkom in Surinam! Greets, Paul

  • marcbrazil's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Aangename Kennis Valeggua!!! Heerlik tips about Suriname!!!:))))) WOW what a mooi plak to visit!;)

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