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Overview
Duration
7h
Languages
English, Dutch
Voucher type
mobile
What To Expect

Don't miss out on the humble history, being surrounded by nature, the green shades, and more that this seven-hour guided tour brings. You'll feel relaxed whilst being driven to Commewijne, over the Jules Wijdenbosch bridge, see the Open-Air Museum in Nieuw Amsterdam, the former plantations of coffee and cacao at Peperpot and sugarcane at Mariënburg with the slither of the Suriname river present.Starting from being collected, you'll meet your guide and hear how the Commewijne district is one of the oldest plantation areas in Suriname. Listen to the fascinating story of the second half of the 17th century, when plantations were laid on the Upper Commewijne and Cottica river, where mainly sugar cane, coffee, and cacao were cultivated. Visualize the past and admire the present whilst being driven from Paramaribo across the Jules Wijdenbosch bridge.The first stop is at Peperpot, a former coffee and cacao plantation where you'll walk on the Peperpot Trail. After this, at the Open-Air Museum in Nieuw Amsterdam and former sugarcane plantation Mariënburg you'll step back in time to imagine the workers. In between these activities, you'll indulge in a delicious lunch plus drive past the old plantations Ellen and Leliëndaal. By the end of the day, you'll have increased your knowledge about the history of the old plantations and the remains that are sometimes hidden in the forest.

What to remember

Important info

  • Please note there is a choice of pickups from 4 locations, which are:
    • Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 8:15am
    • Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 8.30 am
    • Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 8.45 am
    • Joah Inn Appartementen, Keizerstraat 91 at 9.00 am
  • At checkout, please write your choice of pick up from the 4 locations above so the local operator is aware
  • A minimum of 3 adults and a maximum of 15 can be selected at a time
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat or cap for the sun, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a poncho or umbrella and take your camera
  • This activity is available in English and Dutch
included
What's included
included-item
Entrance fees. Drinks. Lunch. Guided tour. Water. Snacks. Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle. Hotel pick-up and drop-off
excluded
What's not included
excluded-items
Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on site). Additional food and drinks. Tips (optional)
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Know Before You Go
Highlights

Step back in history at the Fort Nieuw Amsterdam open-air museum. Feel the tranquil nature around the former coffee plantation - Peperpot. Visit the former sugarcane plantation of Mariënburg. Admire the river panoramic views as you are driven over the Jules Wijdenbosch bridge. Meeting the local population of Commewijne and learn the history of the plantations with the help of your local guide

Cancellation Policy
Unfortunately, our partner's policy does not allow us to refund, cancel or change this booking.
Provider
Purity Tours & Service
Meeting Point

Please choose one of the following meeting points:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 8:15am
  • Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 8.30 am
  • Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 8.45 am
  • Joah Inn Appartementen, Keizerstraat 91 at 9.00 am