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Tours to Suriname

Discover unique Suriname - a Dutch-speaking wildlife haven in South America. Walk amongst the unusual architecture of Paramaribo and stay in a rainforest lodge. Explore the jungle and you may see howler monkeys, blue poison dart frogs and more.

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Get off the beaten track and visit a country barely touched by tourism on our small group trips to Suriname. For a sense of Suriname’s colonial past, join your local tour leader and explore the tree-lined avenues of Paramaribo and observe the symmetrical timber houses of this Dutch-influenced town. Then head into the countryside to discover the region’s old coffee and sugar plantations and have lunch in a traditional Javanese restaurant.

Away from the capital, the rainforests are a true highlight of any trip to Suriname. Hop aboard a motorised canoe to cruise along the Upper Suriname River and spend the night in a riverside lodge set amongst dense vegetation and overlooking a tranquil swimming spot. As the sun sets, go in search of caiman lurking in the shallows and gaze up at the bright starry sky over this tropical wilderness. 

Considering a trip to Suriname but new to small group travel? We've answered some of the most-asked questions.

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Guyana and Suriname Explorer

Guyana, Suriname Wildlife Trip code GE
13 Days From US$4590 without flights
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The descendants of the African slaves are known as Maroons and Creoles. The Maroons’ ancestors were African slaves who escaped from the coastal area’s sugarcane and tobacco plantations between the mid-17th and late 18th centuries and started a new life in the forest. After nearly 500 years of fighting, the Maroons’ independence was eventually recognised with the signing of a peace treaty with the Dutch in 1760. The treaty allowed them to occupy a large part of the interior of Suriname which has been their homeland ever since. The Maroons gained their independence over 100 years before the African slave trade was finally abolished in the rest of the world in 1863. The Creoles are descended mainly from slaves who did not manage to escape from the plantations.

Left in peace and isolated from the rest of the country, the Maroons held true to their traditional West African cultural heritage. Today, small communities still follow animist beliefs and have matrilineal family structures where children take their mother’s surname. To visit a Maroon village is to step back in time and be transported to West Africa as it was in the 18th century.

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