2-Day Tour Nickerie with a Boat Trip in Bigipan
During the tour we will drive through the districts Saramacca and Coronie with our end stop in Nickerie. The first stop we will make is in Groningen, Saramacca where the locals live from livestock farming and growing fruits and vegetables.
Next stop is Coronie, where the locals used to earn their living by growing coconuts. Nowadays, a small group still remains in this district because life became difficult and less people where interested in processing coconuts. Most of them came to Paramaribo for a better future.
From the coconut culture we end up at the rice culture in Nickerie. The capital of Nickerie is Nieuw Nickerie and has about 30.000 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in Suriname. The Bigipan Nature Reserve is located in Nickerie and is the perfect place for bird and nature lovers. The nature reserve is known as a breeding ground for many bird species, including the Red Ibis.ItineraryDay 1: Paramaribo - NickerieStop At:
Groningen, Groningen, Saramacca District
We are leaving at 8.00 am from Paramaribo and we will drive to Groningen, the capital of the district Saramacca. Here we will make our first stop and visit the smallest square with the most monuments of the multi cultural history of Suriname. The guide will inform you about these monuments and you will have a walk around the area.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Coronie District, Coronie District
At Coronie we will make our second stop. You will witness the beautiful and unique houses and the several coconut palm trees. This district is known for their coconut trees. Here we will also have a lunch break at one of the restaurants.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Nickerie District, Nickerie District
After the lunch the journey continues to Nickerie. Along the way you will see the rice fields, which Nickerie is known for.
We will arrive at Residence Inn where you will spent the night.
After check-in we will have a walk in Nieuw Nickerie, the capital of Nickerie. We will visit Zeedijk and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Residence Inn Nickerie, Standard 2 person roomsDay 2: Nickerie Bigipan - ParamariboStop At:
Bigi Pan, Middenstandspolder, Suriname
After breakfast we will visit Bigipan. We will make a boat trip through the nature reserve of Bigipan. This place is know for the many birds that come here during the winter season. You can spot a 120 different species of birds, like the Red Ibis, Osprey and Heron.
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"All travelers must bring their passport due to a check point along the way"
"All travelers must bring bathing suit, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, toiletries, camera, sun glasses, towel, hat/cap, poncho and comfortable and sturdy shoes"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
Duration: 2 Days
Purity Tours & Services, Heeren Straat 15, Paramaribo, Suriname
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up times at the hotels:
- Courtyard by Marriott, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54, 7.15 am
- Torarica Resort, Rietberg plein 1, 7.30 am
- Joah Inn, Keizerstraat 91, 7.45 am
Cancellations and refunds:
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.