FAM Suriname Discovery (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals) - 8 Days

Overview

Perched on South America’s northeastern coast, Suriname boasts a vibrant medley of cultures, a bustling capital city and untouched tropical rainforests. Explore it all on a seven-night adventure.  Visit the Amazon jungle, Paramaribo & Luxury Riverfront Nature Resort. This “out of Africa” experience in South America – just a few hours flight away from Miami, tucked away on the northern coast of South America, the little nation of Suriname is an undiscovered gem.

Agents and companions will join our regular consumer program at a special discount.  Daily departures – except Tuesday & Wednesday

Trip Interruption Insurance is available and is highly recommended.

View all our FAM Trips at HotFamTrips.com

Itinerary

Expand/Close

ALL OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS CAN BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH ORANGE TOURS UPON ARRIVAL IN PARAMARIBO.

Welcome to Suriname! After Immigration and Customs please proceed to the Airport Exit.

Approximate 1 hour shuttle transfer will bring you to the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Paramaribo, the Capital City of Suriname is a junction of cultures. An old Holland colony where people for many countries arrived to work in the plantations. Located in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, Suriname has plenty to offer as one of the most exotic destination of South America.

As one of the oldest and most familiar companies in the Hospitality division, Hotel Krasnapolsky established in 1973, has become a famous landmark in Paramaribo’s downtown city scene. The hotel has always been a huge draw to international tourists and business travelers who seek it out especially for its prime downtown location. With its restaurants and gradual expansion into facilities such as famous fast food chains and shops in the ground floor shopping arcade, the Hotel’s facilities are also much sought after by the dynamic downtown crowd.

Overnight at Krasnapolsky Hotel in Paramaribo.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

At 10:00 am we will set off to the Bergendal Eco & Cultural River Resort and last plantation alongside the Suriname River. You will be delighted by the unique blend of adventure, history, and nature that awaits a 3-day exploration and makes the resort one of a kind. Endless opportunities abound for revitalizing and relaxation, as well many adventure activities to explore. Lunch will be served at in the Kiskadee restaurant. Afternoon River boat tour where we will pass the transmigration villages such as Klaaskreek and Nienuw Lombe.

Meals: B
Overnight at Bergendal Resort.
Marvel at the sights, the silence and the serenity.

After breakfast you will take a boat to visit to the Heritage Village, an old slave town at the side of the Suriname River. Arrive at Adventure Center where you will enjoy a Zip Line Adventure with round trip boat transfers.

Then you have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy other optional activities at the Adventure Center.

Meals: B
Overnight at Bergendal Resort.

After breakfast you may choose to take the optional Brownsberg Nature Park Full Day Tour.

Brownsberg Nature Park (Optional @ USD 100 per person in double)
Visitors of this protected nature park will enjoy fabulous views of the nearby Brokopondo Lake and surrounding tropical rainforest. Main attractions of the park are the numerous nature trails to the refreshing streams and small waterfalls interspersed throughout the mountain and the encounters with the spectacular flora and fauna of the area.

Meals: B
Overnight at Bergendal Resort

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy shopping or relaxing poolside or you may wish to take an optional tour.
Lunch on your own.

Meals: B
Overnight at Krasnapolsky Hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. This morning is free for relaxation or to join an optional tour.

Lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, depart for the city tour of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, featuring numerous wooden buildings of unique architecture and a variety of hospitable ethnic groups, living together in harmony. Our guide will take you on a bus ride along the most prominent historic locations in the city center and you will get acquainted with the rich history behind the wooden facades. Some of the most important monumental buildings during this tour are: the Presidential Palace.

Meals: B
Overnight at Krasnapolsky Hotel.

Transfer to the airport to conclude an unforgettable vacation in time for your return flight home.
Meals: B

Includes:

  • RT Shuttle airport – hotel transfers
  • RT Hotel Shuttle transfers to Bergendal Resort
  • 4 nights Krasnapolsky Hotel with breakfast daily
  • 3 nights Bergendal Eco River Resort in ROH Type C Lodges
  • Boat transfers to Adventure Center Bergendal
  • City tour in Paramaribo
  • Ancient Village Tour with boat transfers
  • Zipline with Round Trip boat transfers
  • SLT Guaranteed Tour Performance Warranty
  • SLT $1Million Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Daily departures except Tuesday & Wednesday

Room Upgrade at Bergendal:

  • Jr. Suite Room – $30 per person per night in dbl or tpl, $60 per person/ night in single (3 night stay)

Important Notes:

  • Confirmations are on first-come-first serve basis. Non refundable full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Visa requirements for U.S Citizens: Suriname visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Paramaribo airport in Suriname. Cost for Visa $25.
  • Daily flights from Miami available please call 1-800-783-7839

Hotel Krasnapolsky Downtown Paramaribo
Designed for comfort and convenience and centrally located right in the middle of Paramaribo’s bustling downtown area,
Hotel Krasnapolsky is the perfect choice for tourists and business travelers alike.

Our fine hotel includes 84 well appointed rooms, numerous dining facilities, conference rooms and services, swimming pool (pool not yet avail till 2013), sauna, a lively shopping arcade and a convenient booking office capable of arranging travel plans, tours and activities of any nature.

 

Bergendal

Located amidst breathtaking tropical rainforest on the banks of the Suriname River, at approximately 85 km from Suriname’s capital
city of Paramaribo, lies the BERGENDAL Eco & Cultural River Resort.

Accessible by road and river within one and a half hour and set within a total area of 2400 hectare, the new Resort with its adjacent BERGENDAL Heritage Village and Adventure Centre, encompass a spectacular nature rich playground offering visitors numerous educational and adventure packed activities.

With the long involved history of the previous Berg en Dal plantation, its wealth of intriguing stories, legends and myths, the close proximity to the Brownsberg Nature Park and many other key tourist attractions in the area, our Resort is destined to become the exotic new alternative destination and the best quality eco-cultural resort in the region.

Rooms will be assigned in ROH Type C Lodges.

Sign-up upon arrival in Paramaribo
*Prices may be lower based on number of participants

DAY TOURS:
 DAYS OF OPERATION  Price per person*
Commewijine Bike Tour: From Paramaribo to Meerzorg be tentboat on the Suriname river. Bike to Peperpot to visit the old coffee and cocoa factory. Along the way you will see the homes of primarily Javanese and Hindustani citizens. Peperpot is also popular with bird lovers and you may come across alligators and sapakaras (giant lizards).  on request  $95.00
Brownsberg Nature Park: From Bergendal it is approximately one and a half hours drive to the beautiful Brownsberg Nature Park. Visitors of this protected nature park will enjoy fabulous views of the nearby Brokopondo Lake and surrounding tropical rainforest. Main attractions of the park are the numerous nature trails to the refreshing streams and small waterfalls interspersed throughout the mountain and the encounters with the spectacular flora and fauna of the area.  Thu / Sat  $100.00
Overbridge: A heavenly recreation spot which makes you think of a Caribbean beach resort, only surrounded by the almost mysterious and impenetrable Amazon forest with giant trees, lianas, palm trees and overshadowing majestic Kankantrie’s. Here you are in the pure, pristine jungle where the peace is interrupted only by singing birds, croaking frogs and sometimes howling monkeys.  daily  $100.00
White Beach:  A snow-white sandy beach along the Suriname River with Caribbean huts and huge palm trees.  Breathtaking view of the Suriname rainforest across the river.  Swimming in the Suriname River, relaxing on the beach, water biking or exploring the environment.  In short: White Beach is the prime spot for fun on the beach.  on request  $95.00
Warappa Creek: This tour through the district of Commewijne will take you to Bakkie, a little village close to the former plantation ‘Reynsdorp’.  At Bakkie, you will visit the museum and enjoy the drive behind a tractor along the citrus plantation at Alliance.  After a nice lunch, the program continues by boat: a visit to an old sugar factory and bird watching.  on request  $150.00
Historical Nature Park-Peperpot: A short drive from Paramaribo brings you to Peperpot Nature and History Park.  Enjoy a ride through the tropical rain forest where butterflies, dragonflies, monkeys, sloths and reptiles are some of the many animals you may encounter. You may then follow a nature trail that leads you to a historical plantation village where a tour is given of an old coffee factory.

daily

$55.00

Dolphin Tour:  During this 3 hour boat trip you can relax on the river. Together with the captain, you will look for the dolphins, eat local snacks at one of the plantations and enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Wed / Fri / Sun $55.00
Joden Savanna River Cruise: A 60 ft. comfortable and cozy wooden boat (The jolly Jag) takes you to Joden Savanna. Here you will find the ruins of the oldest synagogue on the American continent.The boat then heads out to Overbridge where you will arrive 3 hours later. With a smaller boat you will sail to Joden Savanna. Here our guide will tell you about the history of this special place. Back on the Jolly Jag you will enjoy a delicious meal. After your meal you can relax or take swim in the river. Then we return to Paramaribo and around 17:00 hrs you will be back in the city.

on request

$145.00

Quad Adventure: A one-hour drive will take you to Overbridge, a resort at the Suriname River. After the teach-in you will leave on a powerful Quad for an open cross track. Beginners will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Quad, while the more experienced riders will immensely enjoy the challenges in bends and on hills. You will ride towards the Afobaka Road and halfway dive into the jungle on a trail that –in the old days – was used for timber transportation. This 6 kilometer trail meanders through mud pools, along fallen trees and through dense rainforest. In short: the ideal spot to wrestle with nature to your heart’s content. Back at Overbridge you will enjoy the beach and relish the memories of your Quad experience.

on request

$135.00

Cultural Markets Tour: You will be fascinated by the authenticity and diversity of the different Cultural markets. Some highlights that make this tour unique are: a visit to the Chinese Market were we meet the most famous Chinese stall holder to taste Suriname’s finest Dim Sum. The Javanese Market ( Saoena Market) were we search for the best tasting Berkat (sacrificial meal). The orchids market, to admire ornamentals and genuine Surinamese orchids. And last but not least the Paramaribo Zoo.

daily

$46.00

Important Notes, Requirements, Terms

  • Qualifications:Travel Agent employees and affiliated Independent Contractors are welcome. a) Proof of qualification: IATAN ID Card, IATAN List, CLIA ID Card, TRUE ID b) Agents w/out ID cards may qualify with a letter signed by the Agency owner/manager.
  • All rates are per person in double occupancy. One agent per room required.
  • Companion supplement is $200
  • Supplement for single room (agent) is +50%.***
  • A Processing and Registration charge of $35 per person applies.
  • Non-Refundable full payment is required to book.
  • A valid US Passport with 7 months validity from the date of entry is required to travel.
  • Cancellation: Payments are non-refundable.  Unused tour features are neither refundable nor exchangeable once the tour is in progress.


Trip Interruption Insurance is available and is highly recommended.
 

***2019 RATE STRUCTURE: $599 AGENT + $799 COMPANION = $699 PER PERSON + $35 REGISTRATION = $684 AVG. PER PERSON  

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

FAM Suriname Discovery (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals)
From $699.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Sight Seeing
  • Breakfast
  • Paramaribo, Berg En Dal

Weather