City—Commewijne Tour

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Tour Details

Paramaribo is the capital city of the Republic of Suriname. The city lies on the west bank of the Suriname River, approx. 23 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. District Commewijne is one of the oldest plantation areas in Suriname. The district lies across the Suriname River, right opposite Paramaribo. Commewijne borders the Atlantic Ocean in the North and in the East lies district Marowijne.

This morning we take you on a Paramaribo city tour, 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 The tour takes you along former colonial plantations of which most are now abandoned and no longer active.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 the confluence of the Commewijne and Suriname River, at Nieuw Amsterdam, with a visit to the open air museum Nieuw Amsterdam.

Departure & Return Location

Pick up at one of the large hotels in Paramaribo. You are dropped off at the location where you were picked up

Departure & Return time

Departure: 09.00 am 

Return : 15.30 pm. 

Price Includes

  • Bus transportation
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Dutch and English speaking guide

What to take along:

  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • A cap or sunhat
  • A small back-pack to carry for ex. water during the tour
  • Film and/or photo camera
  • Small Surinamese cash for personal expenses