Wild and tropical, full of thick jungle forests and mysterious creatures, Suriname is an adventurer’s haven. See wild cats in the rain forests, or catch a glimpse of anacondas and boas. Find piranhas, crocodiles, or giant tarantula spiders. Between February and July, see up to four different sea turtles nest on the shores. The Raleigh Falls area is a bird watcher’s haven. The cities too, offer a blend of experiences. Surname’s position in the northern coast gives it a fusion of Caribbean and South American influences with dashes of African, Amerindian, Asian, Jewish, and Dutch cultures. While the tourist infrastructure is not highly developed, the intrepid are rewarded with a warm and exciting experience.
Getting here: There are flights from Amsterdam and Aruba via Trinidad and Tobago. Not surprisingly most of the tourists here are from the Netherlands. You can also go overland by minibus or shared taxi to Guyana or French Guiana.
The ferry from Guyana to Suriname only runs once a day, supposedly at 11AM and was $10. From Suriname to French Guiana, there are 2-3 ferries a day but you can take a motorized canoe across at any time, just make sure to get your passport stamped on both sides when doing this.
Albina, a little town just on the Maroni river, the river beetween Surinam and French Guyana, in front of Saint Laurent du Maroni in france. A special place beetween two world, the first one is very poor, and very cheap, Surinam, and the second, is very rich, and expensive, France.
Beetween both, only 5 minutes with a little a boat...but how many people die in the river to cross by night to became french....
A lot of people wait for you on the both side to bringh you on the other side...so you go on a nice boat, a little woody one, really colored !
ANd then , a few minutes later, you are in Surinam, it's better for you if you have a VISA for surinam, so must go to show your paper to soldiers...even if you haven't VISA, prey GOD, that have'nt got a soldier control...you will stay a longer time in surinam....
Albina is only a way to go inside of Surinam, and a lot of cab can drive you to Paramaribo, the most important city ! ANd it's nice...not really expensive but a little dangerous because of drivers and roads...
At the end, Albina, is the way to come back in french Guyana, buy Saint laurent...! Where you will wait for another cab to go back to cayenne, but you will wait for a long time, there is nothing to say more about Albina, in Surinam, South America !
Lawamofoe Tabriki... not a really town, just a place in Surinam...on the other side of the Maroni River. On the other Side, France, Maripasoula Town, the "far west" of French Guyana... I needed to go in Surinam to visit Paramaribo and the Natural Reserve "Bronwsberg". An old Brazilian Woman told me about a plane from Lawamofou Tabriki for Paramaribo... We needed to use a Dugout canoe wich was driven buy a Boni (black community of Maroni River), 20 euros. It was a little dangerous because this man would made a stop to different places to sell and buy gasoil and arms because of GoldSeekers... At the end, we arrived to LawaMofou Tabriki, just a little sand-road for bird-plane (60 euros)... Every body were looking me from feet to head... Brazilian, Southamerindian, Bonies... Only a few european from Maripasoula (teachers, nurses...). Finally, i took my plane without problem, i arrived in Paramaribo, and it was a great travel with suspence ! Nice !