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British, Dutch and French heritage in the rainforest

16 Night Itinerary from  £7,642

Surama Tour

A stunning combination of unlikely experiences, a rocket launching space centre and European lifestyle in the Amazon rainforest, jungle lodges and local culture, colonial history and architecture - plus the awe-inspiring Kaieteur Waterfalls.

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Travel Highlights

  • Explore colonial Suriname, British Guyana and French Guiana in one incredible journey.
  • Experience the Amazon rainforest from comfortable lodges in Suriname and British Guyana.
  • Spots Caiman, Jaguar, Tapir, Cock-of-the-Rock and other wildlife on guided walks and excursions.
  • Admire the colonial architecture of the charming capital cities of Paramaribo, Georgetown and Cayenne.
  • Visit the Guiana Space Centre, founded in the 1960's and still a fascinating launch pad for satellites. 
  • Explore the Salut Islands Penal colony and Guiana's beautiful coastline.
  • Admire the stunning Kaieteur Waterfalls, the world's highest single drop waterfall set in remote rainforest.

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Paramaribo

Fly to Suriname - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Depart the UK on daytime flight to Paramaribo, Suriname 

Day 2 - Boat trip to spot dolphins

 

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Monday, 12 April 2021

Fly to Suriname

Depart on KLM via Amsterdam on a daytime flight to Paramaibo, the capital of Suriname. On arrival, our guide will welcome you and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day is at leisure.


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Dolphin spotting

Paramaribo is located on the glorious Atlantic coast, so today enjoy a boat trip to spot dolphins that are prevalent in this area. Return for drinks observing the beautiful sunset.

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Danpaati River Lodge - 2 Nights

Day 3 - Travel to Danpaati River Lodge

Day 4 - Exploring nature

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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Travel to Danpaati River Lodge

Depart by car inland to the Suriname River. From here, transfer to a motorised canoe and travel upriver arriving at the Danpaati River Lodge where we stay for 2 nights on a full board basis including daily excursions. The lodge is located on an island on the Upper Suriname River and has 10 two bed cabins and a superb pool where you can relax.  

After dark take a cruise on the river searching for caimans that lie on the riverbanks and listen to the magical sounds of the Amazon rainforest.


Thursday, 15 April 2021

Exploring the rainforest

Today enjoy more excursions in the company of knowledgable local naturalist guides including a walking tour i the rainforest and a visit to a local Maroon village where you will get an appreciation of the lives lived by indigenous people.

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Paramaribo - 2 Nights

Day 5 - Return to Paramaribo 

Day 6 - Exploring Paramaribo

 

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Friday, 16 April 2021

Return to Paramaribo

We return to Paramaribo today by canoe and car, checking onto your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day is at leisure.


Saturday, 17 April 2021

Exploring Paramaribo

Enjoy a full day guided tour today including admiring the many examples of Dutch colonial architecture, visiting an old coffee and sugar plantation, taking a boat trip on the river estuary and exploring the outdoor museum at the fortress Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Kourou, French Guiana - 1 Night

Day 7 - Guiana Space Centre

 

 

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Guiana Space Centre

We depart along the coastal road travelling east to the Maroni River. Here, we take the ferry into French Guiana and arrive at St Laurent from where we continue to Kourou. In the afternoon, we visit the Guiana Space Centre where you can see various rocket assembly buildings and the control centres of the incredible European satellite launch complex. 

Continue to your hotel in Kourou, an attractive small seaside town with a distinct French flavour with cafes and restaurants. We stay overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis. 

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Salut Islands and Cayenne - 1 Night

Day 8 - Salut Islands and Cayenne

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Monday, 19 April 2021

Salut Islands and Cayenne

This morning we visit the Salut Islands old penetentiary that was made famous by the movie Papillon. Discover the hard lives of the prisoners at this former penal colony. We then continue to Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana where you will have time to explore at your leisure. Check into your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. 

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St Laurent - 1 Night

Day 9 - St Laurent

 

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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

St Laurent

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Cayenne, visiting the 17th century old town with its attractive French, Brazilian and Caribbean influences. Observe the colourful Creole-style houses located sit close to the ruins of the French colonial Fort Cépérou, which overlooks the Cayenne River. There is also a good range of boutiques, shops and cafes to relax and enjoy. We then continue to St Laurent where from February to August leatherback and green sea turtles can be seen nesting on the beach. Check into your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay of a bed and breakfast basis. 

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Georgetown & Kaieteur Waterfalls - 3 Nights

Day 10 - Fly to Georgetown

Day 11 - Visit Bourda market

Day 12 - Botanical gardens and Kaieteur Waterfalls

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Fly to Georgetown

This morning, we take the ferry back to Suriname and drive to Paramaribo airport. From here, we take a domestic flight to Georgetown, the capital of British Guyana where your Veloso Tours guide will meet you and transfer you to a boutique hotel with bags of local character. We stay in Georgetown for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Thursday, 22 April 2021

City tour and Bourda market

Today your guide will take you on a tour of Georgetown including the unique wooden architecture. You will also visit the lively Bourda market in the company of the hotel's chef where you will discover the many exotic local fruits, herbs and vegetables that you can enjoy for dinner during you stay. 


Friday, 23 April 2021

Botanical gardens and Kaieteur Waterfalls

Up early today for a visit to Georgetown's Botanical Gardens, a haven for local birdlife. We then continue to the airport and take a local flight to the Demerara River, location of British Guyana's most spectacular site - the Kaieteur Waterfalls, one of the world's least-visited natural wonders. The falls are the largest single drop waterfalls by volume of water flowing over it. The falls are over 700 feet high, four times higher than the Niagaras Falls and twice the height of the Victoria Falls. In such a remote Amazon location, your experience today will live with you forever.

We return to Georgetown for our final night.

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Amazon rainforest adventure - 3 Nights

Day 13 - Fly to Atta Rainforest Lodge

Day 14 - Exploring the rainforest

Day 15 - Guided walks in the rainforest

 

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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fly to Atta Rainforest Lodge

Up early today for a local flight to the Amazon rainforest, where we transfer to Iwokrama River Lodge. Here, enjoy a boat trip and hike through the forest birdwatching and discovering the unqiue flora and fauna of the forest. We visit Turtle Mountain and climb to the top of an observation tower for a stunning view of the tree canopy. Lunch is included at the lodge today. In the afternoon, you can relax at the lodge of take a guided excursion into the forest in search of jaguars and other wildlife. We then continue to Atta Rainforest Lodge where we overnight on a full board basis. 


Sunday, 25 April 2021

Exploring the rainforest

Today we woken by the dawn chorus of Howler monkeys and Black Spider monkeys and other sounds of the forest. Today we drive through the forest in search of the amazing Cock-of-the-rock, notable for their bright orange or red feathers and very prominent fan-shaped crests. We reach the Surama Ameridian community who we meet and understand their unique way of life. Continue to a comfortable lodge for a 2 night stay on a full board basis.


Monday, 26 April 2021

Guided walks in the rainforest

Today we explore the Amazon rainforest on foot with a guided walk that ends at a local village. We also visit the Pakaraima Mountains and the Burro Burro River where Giant Otters, Tira and Tapir can be observed. We return to our lodge for a final night in the Amazon.

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Return to Paramaribo - 1 Night

Day 16 - Fly back to Paramaribo

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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Fly to Paramaribo

Take an early flight to Georgetown to connect with a flight to Paramaribo, Suriname. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a final night, on a bed and breakfast basis, of your adventure in the Guyana's and Suriname.

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Fly back to the UK - 0 Nights

Day 17 - Fly back to the UK

Day 18 - Arrive in the UK

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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your overnight KLM flight back to the UK.


Thursday, 29 April 2021

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates Year round
Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £7,642
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £8,166
Single Traveller - Own Room £9,868

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 18 Days / 16 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Local flights as described
  • Accommodation 
  • 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Transfers and transportation as described
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides

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