Jodensavanne-Brownsberg en Stone Island (Bergendal) 2/3 days

Price on request

 Where is Brownsberg situated?

About 130 km south of Paramaribo and west from the Blommenstein reservoir you will find the Brownsberg Nature park which is about 6000 hectares.

The Brownsberg area is wide en starts at the foot of the mountain.  It’s a half moon-shaped buaxite plateau that reaches out at about 500m above the amazon forest which gives an amazing view over the Brokopondo reservoir and the wide forest. There’s a beautiful view of the wide jungle and the Blommenstein lake.

There are creeks cutting through the mountain that reach in waterfalls, There are trails through the forest that lead to the falls. The bio diversity of this park is high because it contains about 1450 different plants and over 350 different bird species like the grey-winged trumpeter, parrots and toucans. During the stroll through the forest there is a good chance you might see monkeys, frogs or land turtles. This park is a Centre for education and public awareness for nature reserve.

What are we going to do on this trip?

Early in the morning you will leave by bus to the Jodensavanne approx. 50km. Here you will find the ruins of the Beracha ve Shalom synagogue (blessing and peace), one of the most ancient Jewish synagogues of the Western Hemisphere. The Beth Halm (House of Life), as the cemetery is called in Hebrew, counts 452 graves. Then we leave for Stone island and spend the rest of the afternoon there. The overnight stay will be on this peninsula in beds.

On the second day we will leave for Brownsberg. This is where the vast Amazon region begins where you can still find virgin forest. The tough walk with descents and ascents through the woods is rewarded with a refreshing natural massage under one of the falls. Afterwards you will return to the plateau where you can have a delicious lunch and then enjoy the jungle sounds and the beautiful view over the reservoir. The evening can be spent to your liking. You will spend the 2nd night on Stone island again.

On day 3 we will leave for Bergendal after breakfast, where we will participate in the various activities such as canoeing, hiking and canopy. Around 16.30 hours, we will return back to Paramaribo.

What is included?

Transportation by bus, all meals, snacks and fruit, water, juice/syrup, coffee/tea, overnight stay in beds on Stone Island, tour guide (Dutch/English). Bring your own snacks.

Possible food restrictions will be taken into account.

What to bring along?

  • 2 Towels and swimwear
  • Long sleeves and long trousers
  • Proper footwear with profile
  • Sunscreen lotion and mosquito gel
  • Hat or cap
  • Camera
  • Small backpack to carry your water
  • Surinamese money for the purchase of souvenirs (if available) and personal expenses