Cheap Flights to Suriname

Suriname, officially the Republic of Suriname, is a country in northern South America. Formerly the colony of Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana, it is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, and Brazil to the south. Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America, with an area just under 165,000 square kilometers. The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo.

What to see & do

Central Suriname Nature Reserve - The Central Suriname Nature Reserve was created in 1998 and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The reserve encompasses pristine tropical rainforest ecosystem, with 16,000 square kilometers of montane and lowland tropical forest. Some of the reserve's main attractions are the granite domes, the highest mountain in Suriname called Julianatop (1,230 meters), and the Duivelsei or Devil's Egg, a rock that appears to be balanced on the edge of a mountain.

Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge - The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, also referred to as Suriname bridge, is the bridge stretching over the Suriname river, between Paramaribo and Meerzorg. It connects Paramaribo to the Commewijne district, which previously could only be done by ferry. The bridge measures 171 feet (52 meters) high and 4,934 feet (1,504 meters) long.

Brownsberg Nature Park - Brownsberg Nature Park covers 12,000 hectares in the district of Brokopondo. The main feature of the park is the 500 meter-high Brownsberg. About 1,450 species of plants and 350 species of birds are reported to be in the park. Near Brownsberg Nature Park are several sleeping accommodations, an information center, and even a restaurant.

Fort Zeelandia - Fort Zeelandia is a fortress built in 1640 by the French as a wooden structure in Paramaribo. It was taken by the British and named it Fort Wiloughby. 

How to get around Suriname

Suriname isn't visited by tourists too often, so the travel expenses tend to be high. Least expensive service is provided by midsized buses, locally referred to as jumbos, which frequent the coastal highway. Government buses charge less than private buses but tend to be more crowded. Most of the buses only go on the main routes and are generally slow. Also available are regular taxis and shared taxis. It is more expensive than riding the bus but are much faster and can run in areas not covered by the bus. Rental cars are available, but some companies will not allow you to drive through the forest with their cars. The ideal vehicle would be a four-wheel drive.

How to get there

The primary airport serving Suriname is Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, also known as Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport. The airport is served by only a handful of airlines: Caribbean Airlines, Insel Air, Insel Air Aruba, KLM, and Surinam Airways. There are flights that operate to and from Suriname and the following airports: Piarco International Airport (Port of Spain), Curaçao International Airport (Curaçao), Queen Beatrix International Airport (Aruba), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Amsterdam), Val de Cans International Airport (Belém), Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport (Cayenne), Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Timehri), and Miami International Airport (Miami).

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