Tuk Tuk - Explore Paramaribo and surroundings in a different way
There is a exciting and extraordinary way of sightseeing Paramaribo which you should definitely try. A tuk tuk tour is an unforgeable excursion around Suriname's capital and surrounding area. Together with your guide you can set off for an expedition through all the historical areas of Paramaribo and stroll around a former plantation Pepperpot. There are some standard tours or you can rent a tuk tuk for a special occasion. I will describe the standard tours in the next part of this blog. For more detailed information about a tour please contact me via the email.
Join the City & shopping Tour and enjoy all the great stuff Paramaribo has to offer.
Take some time to get to know Paramaribo soon after your arrival in Suriname.
You will be introduced to the rich history of the 'Wooden city', a UNESCO world heritage site.
During this extensive City & Shopping Tour, you will visit places such as Fort Zeelandia, The Central Market, the gold jewellers, the famous Mosque and the Synagogue, the Cathedral, and the Onafhankelijkheidsplein. You can also shop in the popular Hermitage Mall.
Tour route: Flower Market, Palm Gardens, Fort Zeelandia, Onafhankelijkheidsplein, Waterfront, Central Market, Maagdenstraat, Keizerstraat, Spanhoek, Frederik Derbystraat, Verlengde Gemenelandsweg, Lalla Rookhweg, Hermitage Mall, Mr. Jaggernath Lachmonstraat, Johan Adolf Pengelstraat, Dr. Sophie Redmonstraat, Hofstraat, Burenstraat, Van ‘t Hogerhuysstraat, Henck Arronstraat, Onafhankelijkheidsplein.
Price: Euro 40 pp.
We would like to introduce you to the fauna of Suriname by paying a visit to Paramaribo Zoo, where you will be given an extensive tour.
Then we will take you to the Mon Plaisir villa district, where you can admire the luxury villas of the rich and famous. You will be amazed by the villas and especially the variety and size of some of these castles.
Depending on the day of this tour, we will introduce you to the varied Surinamese cuisine after the tour. Depending on the day a different restaurant is visited. Email me for more info about which day which restaurant.
We will book a table for you at the restaurant in advance and you can order meals and drinks à la carte. After dinner you will be taken to your hotel; giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with Suriname by night during the ride back.
Tour route: Paramaribo Zoo, villa district Mon Plaisir in North Paramaribo and the restaurant of the day.
Price: Euro 45 pp excluding the price of the dinner.
The Commewijne District is known for its many plantations and lies east of Paramaribo on the other side of the Suriname River. You cross over to Commewijne via the famous Wijdenbosch bridge, where you have a wonderful view of both Commewijne and Paramaribo.
The Peperpot Tour is a wonderful combination of history, nature and a meeting with the inhabitants of this area: the Javanese. You will pass workers’ homes and plantations and with a bit of luck get to see many species, including monkeys, giant lizards and unusual birds. Upon arrival at Plantation Peperpot you can take a look at the two plantation homes, the coffee shed from 1808 and the coffee and cocoa factory, which was in production until 1996.
Along the way there are opportunities to make several stops.
Tour route: Crossing via the Wijdenbosch bridge, road to Peperpot.
Price: Euro 60 pp.
The Commewijne district is known for its many plantations and lies east of Paramaribo on the other side of the Suriname River. You cross over to Commewijne via the famous Wijdenbosch bridge, where you have a wonderful view of both Commewijne and Paramaribo. In Commewijne you are introduced to the history, nature and welcoming Javanese inhabitants of this area.
You will pass the luxury residential area Palm Village and then arrive in Nieuw Amsterdam. Here you will visit the Open Air museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam: one of the oldest fortifications in Suriname.
Along the way there are opportunities to make several stops. From the Tuk Tuk you can enjoy the rich nature of the Commewijne district.
Tour route: Crossing via the Wijdenbosch bridge, road to Nieuw-Amsterdam via Jagtlust (Thurkowweg and Pronkweg).
Price: Euro 60 pp.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a day relaxing with your loved one, family or friends, a day at White Beach is just the ticket.
You will find this resort in the Para district, about a 40 minute drive from Paramaribo. The complex earns its name from the pearly white beach. This beautiful long stretch of beach is located on the Suriname River.
White Beach is the perfect place for a relaxing day.
Tour route: From Paramaribo via Domburg to White Beach.
Price: Euro 60 pp.
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Since July 2018 I started this blog for information about Suriname. Some contributions are from guests of my resort, Kekemba Resort Paramaribo. For the moment the blog is only in english.
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