Paramaribo City - Commewijne Plantage Tour


This morning we take you on a Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname, has been placed on the UNESCO “World Heritage” list of historical monuments since 2002. We will take you on a guided tour by bus along the most prominent historic locations in the city center at which you will be impressed by the outstanding (wooden) architecture. You will also visit Fort Zeelandia, Palmentuin (Palm Garden), the Waterkant, the Central Market and on the way, see one of the remarkable features of Paramaribo, a synagogue next to a mosque, reflecting the harmony and respect among the people of Suriname. We continue our tour to Commewijne district. Commewijne lies at the Commewijne river, right opposite the capital city Paramaribo. The tour takes you along former colonial plantations of which most are now abandoned and no longer active. The first stop is made at ‘Meerzorg’, a former coffee plantation. We then head to the confluence of the Commewijne and Suriname River, at Nieuw Amsterdam, with a visit to the open air museum Nieuw Amsterdam. After a visit to the museum we head to a former sugar plantation ‘Mariënburg’. After lunch at a typical Javanese restaurant (Warung) we visit Plantation ‘Peperpot’. In the afternoon we return to Paramaribo.
Included in the tour: bus transportation, lunch and snacks, drinks (non-alcoholic), Dutch and English speaking guide.  

Departure: 09.00 hrs. Return: 16.00 hrs. 

Please bring along

  • Hat or cap
  • Closed shoes (slippers or flip flops are not allowed for visiting the Petrus & Paulus Basilica)
  • Pants & T-shirt (shorts / skirts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed for visiting the Petrus & Paulus Bailica)
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack
  • Pocket change SRD

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