Traffic drives on the left in Suriname. You will also encounter cyclists, mopeds and pedestrians, as there are few
bicycle paths and pavements available. Please note the quality of roads in Suriname, often the roas are not in
optimal state. With a normal car, you can explore Paramaribo and the outskirts and visit the coastal districts.
Are you planning to go off road driving, take ?the red bauxite roads are drive in an area with many
sand roads, we recommend renting a four-wheel drive vehicle.
As already mentioned, the traffic in Suriname left. Left thus equivalent intersection precedence, except at T-junctions.
At T-junctions the through traffic always has priority, unless otherwise indicated, by traffic signs even if the through
road is a non-paved road.
Minimum age 21 years.
Valid driver's license and passport.
Foreigners who stay longer than 14 days must be in possession of an international driving permit (via the USA
AAA ) or obtain a local "drive-approval certificate". Given
the high cost of this certificate, the waiting time and the fact that you
do not want to arrange this kind of thing in your holiday we strongly recommend you to come with an international driving license to Suriname.
It is required by law to use seat belts.
It is forbidden by law to use cell phone without a "hands-free" set while driving a vehicle.
Book your rental car via rentalcars.com
Rental your car via Kekemba
In cooperation with a local car rental company, you can also rent a car directly from Kekemba.
Toyota Vitz from euro 28 (us$ ) per day for short-term rental. With every full week euro 5 (us$ ) rent discount up to euro 15 (us$ ) discount per day with a minimum of 3 weeks.
Toyota Ractis from euro 30 (us$ ) per day for short-term rental. With every full week euro 5 (us$ ) rent discount up to euro 15 (us$ ) discount per day with a minimum of 3 weeks.
Toyota Voxy (van) from euro 38 (us$ ) per day for short-term rental. With every full week euro 5 (us$ ) rent discount up to euro 15 (us$ ) discount per day with a minimum of 3 weeks.
4Wheel drive from euro 38 (us$ ) per day for short-term rental. With every full week euro 5 (us$ ) rent discount up to euro 15 (us$ ) discount per day with a minimum of 3 weeks.
Deposit depending on the type between euro 150 (us$ ) and euro 300 (us$ ) .
Extra all-risk insurance euro 3 (us$ ) per day, only available for rentals from 1 full week.
Rent Maxi-Cosi for baby, euro 3 (us$ ) per day. Children seat, euro 3 (us$ ) per day.
Tips for car trips
Of course a car easy to move freely in Paramaribo. Go to the supermarket, just go to restaurant, do some shopping,
go to the mall. Go as you please without calling for a taxi. But the main purpose of the car is of course
the trips you can make with it. Some examples:
Plantation Peperpot and Nature Park Peperpot
In district Commewijne, across the Suriname River from Paramaribo, is Plantation Peperpot. An agricultural district
with mainly with Hindustani and Javanese people, who live in beautiful freestanding houses, the heirs beautifully planted with fruit trees. There are still
old buildings in reasonable condition, such as a coffee warehouse with peelers, old slave houses and a kampong where people still
live. The Nature Park Peperpot is a 28 acre nature reserve. The park is ideal for watching birds. Website Plantation Peperpot Wesite Nature Park Peperpot
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
At the crossroads of the Suriname and the Commewijneriver is a piece of colonial history: Fort Nieuw Amsterdam Website Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
Former sugar cane plantation. Unfortunately, almost nothing is left over from the factory because of demolition. Wikipedia about Marienburg
Across the river at Plantation Marienburg is Frederiksdorp. The cocoa dry floor tiles (the
only left over in Suriname) is behind the plantation house that was built in 1760. It is one of the best maintained
plantations of Suriname (in terms of the buildings). Website Plantage Frederiksdorp
Boating villages along Commewijneriver
By mail boat, you can sail along above mentioned places. Twice a week (Friday and Sunday). Please reserve a seat by phoning to
479061 or 410281. Boarding SMS pier at 7:00. Back at 16:00. Prices 2014: adults srd75, child younger 10 years srd 59.
Weg naar Zee
Known for its Hindu pilgrimage site with the largest collection of Hindu statues in Suriname. A little further is the
Hindu cremation place where cremations are done in a traditional way. Do you want this experience, then buy the
newspaper De Ware Tijd and view the obituary. Virtualtourist.com about cremations
Groningen is the main town of district Saramacca, but has a cozy, almost village character. Visit in Groningen the main square,
a central square in the village which is full of monuments.
A nice place to stay the night is apartments Bloemendaal Wikipedia about Groningen
Overbridge is beautifully landscaped with a brown sugar collered sand beach, shaded by giant trees, swaying coconut palms and lianas.
The restaurant daily serves tasty Surinamese dishes. Website of Overbridge River Resort
Jodensavanne was one of the oldest and most important Jewish settlements in the Wester Hemisphere. English Jews came from Barbados
to Suriname. They settled in 1664 with Portuguese Jews that fled the cathode of Christianity in Portugal and Brazil. Website of Stichting Jodensavanne
Upper Suriname River
Park the car in the secure parking of the Texaco petrol station at Atjoni. In Atjoni the road stops and must
go by boat to one of the many villages and tourist facilities located on the Upper Suriname River. Villages as Jaw-Jaw,
Gunsi, Pikinslee, Botopasi. Make a reservation in advance so you are sure of a sleeping place. Website of Stichting Lodgeholders Upper Suriname River
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