Skip link for screen readers

A former Dutch colony in North Eastern coast of South America, dominated by verdant rainforest.

Suriname was formerly known as Dutch Guyana, gaining independence from the Netherlands in 1975. Although one of smallest countries in South America, Suriname has one of the most ethnically diverse populations, with a quarter of the population from India, the Maroons and Creoles with African descent and a smaller proportion of Javanese people from Indonesia. Dutch and English is spoken, but as you can imagine, each ethnic groups has its own languages.

Nearly everyone lives in the north of the country, along the Atlantic coast. The capital city is Paramaribo, a delightful city banks of the Suriname River. It’s known for ornate wooden Dutch colonial buildings. On the banks of the river, the 17th-century Fort Zeelandia houses the Surinaams Museum, with exhibits on the region's history. Nearby, the wood-and-stone Presidential Palace faces Independence Square and is backed by the Garden of Palms, a public park.

The Southern region of the country is relatively untouched Amazon rainforest, with the Central Suriname Nature Reserve covering 4m acres of virgin rainforest and now a UNESCO protected World Heritage site. Here, many species thrive including monkeys, jaguars, armadillos, sloths and tapirs.

Suriname has a tropical climate, with a mild rainy and a dry season from September to April and the heavy rainy season from May-August.

Felipe

Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Our advisors have travelled extensively and using their firsthand knowledge & experience can help craft your perfect holiday.

Specialist Advice & Ideas

Since 1999, we focus on carefully crafting unique and authentic travel experiences in Latin America and beyond.

Create Your Perfect Tour

Your holiday is tailored by our specialist advisors to fit your preferences using our extensive kowledge of each destination

The Best Local Guides

We have developed an extensive network of expert local guides, hand-picked to provide exclusive excursions and authentic insights.

Travel with Confidence

Our local guides are your hosts providing support, information and so you visit the main sites and experience life like a local.

X

READY - 2 JULY 2022

CURRENT TRAVEL STATUS - Open for travel, all CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA, INDIA, INDONESIA

CRUISES on Expedition in the Galapagos, Amazon, Patagonia Fjords & Cape Horn, Antarctica, Indonesia

COSTA RICA - New Tour Celebration.

BRAZIL - New ECO-LODGES.

LANDMARK TOURS- New Tour Andean Odyssey.

TRAVEL INSURANCE with extensive COVID cover.

WEBINARS with Experts Live Reports from our Experts and Guides in Latin America, China and India in Our Service above, with recordings of 15 webinars