8: Getting to Suriname
If you are interested in spending some time enjoying the bustling capital city of Paramaribo, either before or after your trip to the Amazon jungle you can stay in one of the many hotels or motels in the city. You can also get short term apartments or rent a whole house for just a few hundred US dollars. Paramaribo is a very affordable place to visit for foreigners. Contact us and we can surely provide recommendations.
Yes. All participants who are not living in Suriname, need to travel there before the trip starts. We recommend you arrive at least one full day prior to the start of the trip in Suriname. We will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your hotel/motel. Our trips usually start at 8 AM in the morning, when we board the bus in Paramaribo to travel to Albina, the starting point of all our Amazon jungle adventures.
Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America.It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, the Atlantic ocean to the north and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometers (64,000 square miles), it is the smallest country in South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of Amazon jungle, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture.
On its Atlantic coast is the capital, Paramaribo, where palm gardens grow near Fort Zeelandia, a 17th-century trading post. Paramaribo is also home to Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, a towering wood cathedral consecrated in 1885.
To get to Suriname simply book a flight from your city to Paramaribo (airport code PBM). From Europe, you can get direct flights from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Suriname. The flight duration is under is 8-9 hours. From North America, you also can get direct flights from Miami, Florida to Suriname. The flight duration is under 6 hours. From the Caribbean you can get almost daily flights from Curacao and Aruba to Suriname. The flight is about 2 hours.