Anaula Nature Resort

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3 days

Anaula is located on the banks of an idyllic island in the Upper Suriname River, near the Ferulassi rapids.

Tour Details

Located on the banks of an idyllic island in the Upper Suriname River, near the Ferulassi rapids. Get acquainted with the unique Maroon culture, virgin Amazon rainforest, turbulent rapids, unique flora and fauna and idyllic islands. Visit a Maroon village and enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional songs and dances of the Saramacca tribe.

Departure & Return Location

Paramaribo – Atjoni

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Tours being described in the program
  • Transport on tourdays : by bus/boat
  • Boattours by canoe with outboard
  • Busch- and village walks under supervision of the local guides
  • 3 meals per day during your stay in the interior
  • Overnight stays in comfortable lodges with bath and toilet
  • Bath towels are provided, its not allowed to use them outside your accomodations
  • Professional Dutch and English speaking guides during the entire tour program
  • * Its advisable to bring your own towels for when you go swimming.

Price Excludes

  • Tip to your guide or driver
  • Accident and travel insurance.


  • Tours in traditional boats (dug out canoes)
  • Nightly caiman spotting
  • Anaula Nature Resort; a beautiful resort situated at the feet of the Ferulassi rapids.
  • Swimming pool and bar available
  • Saramaccan culture – Village walk
  • Nature – bush walks

What to bring

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • A hat or cap
  • 1 pair of light trousers, a shirt with long sleeves against the burning sun and musquito`s
  • Foto-,film- and or video equipment
  • Enough film and batteries
  • Anti malaria treatment (please be advised by your doctor)
  • Toiletries; like bath soap
  • Light clothing, towel, swimming gear & raincoat;
  • Sneakers or water shoes
  • Insect repellent & sunscreen;
  • EXTRA’S: 2 nights in eco lodges, beds with musquito nets your own bad and lavatory. We have solar energy, so limitations to Electricity. No airconditioning.The rooms have outlets for charging your equipment (110 Volt – 60Hz) 2 x breakfast- 3 x lunch 2 x diner Dutch and english speaking guides

Day 1Paramaribo - Anaula

We start our day with a nature and culture experience, we depart from Paramaribo heading south.
Passing the impressive giant trees and villages situated along this road.
After 190 km we arrive at Atjoni the mooring place of the dug out boats, here we start our exciting canoe trip. This trip by motorised canoe will take about 55 min to reach our destination, the comfortabe Anaula Nature Resort, which is situated at the foot of the Ferulassi rapids. During this trip you can enjoy the breathtaking nature, the turbulent Jaw-Jaw rapid and we will pass several Maroon villages. When we reach Anaula Resort you will be carried away by its peace. This will be your home away from home during your stay.
After a light lunch in buffet style in our beautiful restaurant, you can check in.
After this you have the opportunity to discover the island.
In the afternoon we will go by boat to the Ferulassi rapids, where you can relax, swin or enjoy a natural whirlpool.
After dinner our guide will explain a little about the Saramaccan culture.
After this we will go for an exciting adventure, spotting caimans.
During this night trip by boat, you can enjoy the breathtaking starry sky and the Total silence of the Amazone rainforest.

Day 2New Aurora

After breakfast we`ll be heading to New Aurora by motorised dug out boats for a village walk. During the tour of the village you will discover the local population and their unique way of life and their traditional customs and habits. We will visit the mission with a church, a school and a medical post.
Around 16.30 pm we go for a bush walk around the island which the resort is located.
During this walk we get information about the local medicinal and use of the plants. During the civil war in 1986 the Jungle Commandos with their leader Ronnie Brunswijk, visited the island for their “immortality rituals”. The remains of these rituals remind us of the island unique piece of history.
After an delicous dinner you can enjoy a cultural dance performance.
Traditional dances like the Seketi, Awasa and Bandamba will be presented.
Our guide will be explaining the content and meaning of these dances.

*Note: the cultural dance event is being offered at a minimum of 8 (eight) guests.

Day 3Anaula - Paramaribo

This morning is free for your own activities. You can swim, take a walk through the forest, relax by the pool or in a hammock, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking nature.
You can also choose to participate in excursions such as visits to the plots of the local residents. After lunch we return to Atjoni, from where we depart by bus to Paramaribo

* The program is subject to change
* Travel tip: In connection with the physical exertion during this tour, you have to have a good physical condition.