Discover Suriname: The Last Paradise on Earth

{ 10 Days, 9 Nights – 20 April 2016 }

No other place on the planet has a rainforest so diverse and pure.


This special trip will explore the little-known but stunning and extravagant Suriname that breathes adventure, surprises, and miracles around every tropical corner.  Discover the distinctive Suriname celebration of diversity, great food, wildlife and waterfalls.  Join me on this small group exclusive departure.


  • The dugout canoe trip to Isadou Island, and the many spectacular waterfalls
  • Immersion in the distinctive culture of the Saramaccan maroons
  • The mountain hike through the jungle of the Voltzberg


Destination Suriname, a virtual travel guide to the former Dutch Guiana. Suriname is a country in northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between French Guiana and Guyana. With an area of 163,820 km² Suriname is about four times the size of the Netherlands, or slightly larger than the U.S. state of Georgia.


Join me on a journey of discovery. For detailed information and sign-up, contact Trish Aisake at


        Duration: 10 days Start Location: Paramaribo | End Location: Paramaribo                   Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.18.05 PM

Day 1: Paramaribo

​On arrival at Paramaribo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Paramaribo

This morning experience a city tour of Paramaribo. Here you will find a mosaic of diverse races and cultures. The cacophony of city life is muted by shaded, tree-lined avenues interspersed with seventeenth-century Dutch wooden structures alternating with modern hotels and office buildings. In a unique blend of architecture, cultures and religions, Paramaribo is one of the few places in the world where Muslim mosques, Hindu temples, Jewish synagogues and Christian churches coexist peacefully side by side. (B)

Day 3: Paramaribo – Isadou Island

This morning travel by road to Atjoni to board a dugout canoe for your onward journey to Isadou.  On arrival, you will be welcomed by the local staff of Isadou and a lunch is immediately served.  After lunch, take a dip in the river to cool off.  (B)(L)(D)

Day 4:  Isadou Island

This morning go for a jungle hike where the guide explains how the maroons use the plants and trees for medical purposes.  Return to the resort for lunch. After lunch take a boat ride to visit a maroon village to get acquainted with the culture of the Saramaccan maroon.  This evening after dinner go Caiman spotting by boat.  (B)(L)(D)

Day 5:  Isadou Island – Paramaribo

After breakfast you can choose to go for a jungle hike or relax in the water rapids.  Return to the city after lunch. (B)(L)

Day 6:  Paramaribo – Raleigh Falls

Depart by bus to Witagrong where you will stop for lunch.  Board a boat to Raleigh Falls. Upon arrival at the base camp, Fungu Island, you can explore the island and take a dip in the water to cool off.  (B)(L)(D)

Day 7:  Raleigh Falls

Today do a mountain hike through the jungle of the Voltzberg. This hike is very intensive and impressive. It comes with many animals, including monkeys, birds, wild boars, etc. The highlight of this day is of course the climb to the summit (240 m) where you have a stunning view over the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon return to the lodge. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8:  Raleigh Falls

This morning depart by boat to the breathtaking “mother fall”, where you will enjoy swimming in rapids, fishing or just relaxing on the rocks.  Return to the lodge for lunch.  This afternoon visit “Manari Falls” or “Anjoemara Falls “where you can enjoy the cool water by sitting under the water fall.  (B)(L)(D)

Day 9:  Raleigh Falls – Paramaribo

After breakfast there is still a chance for a quick dip in the river before starting the return journey to Paramaribo. (B)

Day 10:  Paramaribo

Transfer to the airport.  (B)


  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 4 nights accommodation in Paramaribo
  • 2 nights accommodation in Isadou Island
  • 3 nights accommodation in Raleigh Falls
  • Meals as specified
  • Sightseeing as specified in itinerary with services of local English speaking guide
  • Escort by travel expert Richard Bangs
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle


Starts at $7699 for 10 Days, 9 Nights


Richard Bangs is an entrepreneur, world adventurer, international river explorer, web pioneer and award-winning author. He has led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa. Bangs has published more than 500 magazine articles, 14 books, and a score of documentaries; he has lectured at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club and many other notable venues.


Join me on a journey of discovery. For detailed information and sign-up, contact Trish Aisake at


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