Discover the Surinam outback, pristine nature, authentic villages, rapids, wild waterfalls, massaging jacuzzis.


Fort Nieuw AmsterdanThe "Warappacreek trip" is varied trip filled with history, culture and nature. The Warappacreek is a natural creek Commewijne river that is cultivated around 1740 by settlers as sugar, cotton and coffee plantations founded. The last part of the creek have enslaved hand dug into the Atlantic Ocean. After the abolition of slavery are almost deserted plantations all along the Warappacreek. With time, this creek clogged and it was over 100 years navigable.

sluisIn 2007 Marscha Mormon went looking for her roots. That proved to be a plantation along the Warappacreek. Together with her husband Bas Spek they are there for, and if they found out that the Warappacreek was not really a creek, but was overgrown with mangrove trees mostly. With a strong team, they have the 9 km long creek dug in about six months. During the excavation they treasure so many miraculous come across a search for the roots completely out of hand. Bas and Marscha have established a foundation: Foundation "Warappa" This foundation therefore is engaged in the deployment of sustainable tourism and educational activities.

In this trip different departure times. This has to do with the tides per day which always differ about an hour. At low tide, the creek namely dry. You can expect us to go somewhere between 6 am and 9 am in the direction of Alkmaar. This is an old plantation in the district Commewijne. At plantation Visserszorg we take a covered boat and sail the Commewijne river. This cruise will take about an hour. We then arrive at plantation Reynsdorp, popularly known as "Bakkie". Also, there is also the foundation Warappa established. We drink a cup of tea or coffee on Surinamese soil. We chat and walk at the plantation where the foundation is working with the national herbarium and botanical garden heritage. We'll see what kind of herbs, plants and flowers grow and walk to a small museum where you can see all the precious items such as muskets (old guns), bottles and ship tickets. Also, you will see an old African stool that brought settlers to the crossing from Africa. We also see original receipts from 1863 to slaveholders. Which received only a compensation for the abolition of slavery and much more ...

Then we take the boat to the Warappacreek. We sail through a tunnel of mangrove trees where the guide tells you about the old plantations are abandoned and where almost nothing can be seen. Occasionally we see in the jungle ruins of a lock, pillars and on one of the plantations is even more to see the ruins of a James Watt steam engine from 1830. With luck, we can spot a lot of birds during the trip such as the scarlet ibis, the crab buzzard, the black-headed stork, the roseate spoonbill and many more. Monkeys, caimans, turtles, otters and even jaguars are animals that live in the area and have been spotted. (There are also special bird trips on request with an ornithologist).

Fort Nieuw AmsterdanWe sail the creek all the way out to the Atlantic ocean and if the water level permits, we go ashore breezy. Low water will be there to spot many birds. This is because our major coastal mud banks in some places prevented silt coming through the Amazon river with Guyana flow for our coast. It is rich in nutrients for hundreds of birds then come to feed off our coast.

Minimum number of persons: 4
Price € 75,00 p.p.
Transport: bus and boat
nurture: lunch




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