Suriname Quick Guide

Suriname travel guide books are easy to find. The large print publications and glossy magazines will offer you a rich selection of tips, tricks and advice. Some information is genuine, some well-chosen embellishments, and some completely made up to give you all the hype about a certain place. It can be a little tricky to sift through the sea of information to get the real gems, so I have done my best to put together a few areas where you will find helpful and informative articles. This article talks about my favorite Suriname travel destination.

If you enjoy eating fresh seafood from around the world, then you should head over to the small village of Amet at the edge of the bay of Paramaribo in South America. The fresh fish caught by local fishermen from all over the world are displayed daily on the shore of the bay. You can eat what you want as long as you remember to leave the shells behind. My personal favorite is the freshest catch of the day. Of course, the freshest catch doesn't always have to be the tastiest tasting fish, so there is no reason to pass up this unique and delicious South American food experience.

Just a stones throw from Amet is Brownsberg National Park, where you can spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the vast, wooded areas. Although you won't find tropical rainforest birds here, you can still see beautiful landscapes with lush tropical plants. I enjoyed hiking through the forest, surrounded by beautiful scenery. In fact, the park is so big that you can drive from the airport to its north end and still see all the way to the southern end. It is truly amazing how big Brownsberg is!

My next stop on my Suriname travel is the town of Paramaribo. This town is located at the very south tip of the Bay of Bengal. For tourists, this area of the Amazon jungle is off-limits. However, for indigenous peoples living in the region, it is their home. Once you step foot inside the town of Paramaribo, you will witness the beauty and culture of the people who depend on the Amazon for their survival.

I chose to book a guided Amet tour through Suriname Travel Guide because it was tailored specifically for the individual tourist. That is why I didn't have to worry about navigating the jungle, avoiding potential dangerous situations or dealing with accommodation issues. The tour company was very helpful and kept in touch with my hotel throughout my stay. The staff even took time to send gifts on a daily basis.

The next stop on my Suriname travel was Brownsberg, which is located at the very south tip of the Amazon jungle. Once there, I made my way to the heart of the jungle. Brown'sperm is known as a gateway to the Amazons. A small town that sits high up in the mountains of Suriname. Suriname travel guides often recommend this as a place to experience the true magic of the Amazon.

My third stop on my suriname tour was the town of Paramaribo. Although not directly located on the Amazon, this is one of the best preserved towns in Suriname. It is also considered one of the most beautiful places to live in the entire Amazon. The small town has a lot of colonial buildings and beautiful gardens that are worth exploring. I particularly enjoyed the authentic Dutch architecture along with the sight of the palm tree gardens.

My five-day trip through the rich and colorful Amazont ended with a thrilling flight south into the heart of the Amazon jungle. On my way, I experienced the aromas, the colors, the culture, and the food experience. I left South America feeling rejuvenated and inspired to take the next step with my own Suriname Travel Guide.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Suriname are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Suriname is from February until mid-April and from mid-August to mid-November. This is the period with the lowest amount of rainfall. Be aware that in Suriname it will be warm and humid throughout the whole year.

Do I need a Visa?

You will need an e-visa to enter Suriname. Alternatively, if you are travelling for the purposes of tourism, you can get an e-tourist card for stays of up to 90 days.

See which forms you may need for entry into Suriname.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Suriname is the Suriname Dollar (SRD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Suriname you can grab amazing Suriname Dollar deals via (GBP to SRD).

What about the wildlife?

There are some 150 species of mammals, including monkeys, wild pigs, deer, manatees, jaguars, ocelots, armadillos, sloths, and anteaters. The tapir is the largest land mammal. Reptiles include caimans, iguanas, and the boa constrictor.

What is the traditional food?

Dutch food? The country's only true national dish is chicken and rice. Pom (locally called pomtajer) was introduced by the Portuguese-Jewish slave and landowners as a potato casserole, but since potatoes needed to be imported, this ingredient was replaced with the tayer root.

What Languages are spoken?

Dutch is the official language. It is used mainly in education, government, business and the media You can learn some basic Dutch before you travel to Suriname and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Suriname is the Suriname Dollar (Customers are expected to leave a tip of around 10% on restaurant bills, though check to see if it has already been added to the bill before you do so. Bars Tipping is not expected in bars.).

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