STANDARD 12 DAY-TOUR + EXTENSION OF 5 DAYS TO VOLTZBERG / RALEIGHFALLS

SUMMARY

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Number of guests : 4-14 people. 4-6 p: 1 guide. 7-14 p: 2 guides

Date :
- From 28-11 to 9-12-2017 [extension till 14-12-17]
- From 21-8 to 1-9-2018 [extension till 6-9-18]
- From 27-11 to 8-12-2018 [extension till 13-12-18]
The dates are subject of change because the KLM might change their flight schedules.

Guides : 1 Guide for 1-6 persons: Sean Dilrosun. 2 guides for 7 to 14 persons Sean and Otte Ottema. Sean will guide the 5 day extension.

Prices :
The 'all in' price for the total standard 12 day tour + extension for 4-14 persons is 2810 euro p/p, and 1770 euro p/p without extension. The other prices will be available soon. Prices are subject to change. Single rooms are only guaranteed at the Eco Resort Hotel.

This tour (see itinerary hereunder) is 'all in' from arriving at the international Airport until departure from there. Eco Resort will provide the transportation from and to the airport. Everything is included, lodging, transportation, food, bird guide. Not included are alcoholic drinks.

TOUR AVAILABILITY

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AVAILABLE

ITINERARY

  • Day 1

    Arrival

    Arrival at International Airport at Zanderij. Transportation to Ecoresort hotel by Ecoresort. Dinner 19h or later at Chimin (Chinese restaurant)
  • Day 2

    Paramaribo

    Breakfast at EcoResort at 6:00. Depart EcoResort 6:30. Birdwatching in Otte’s garden 7:00. Purple Gallinule and Ash-throated Crake. Then to bridge over canal ‘Saramacca-doorsteek’, then to corner ‘Leiding 22’ with Saramacca-doorsteek canal. Possible species, Limpkin, Azure gallinule, American Moorhen, Least bittern, Arrowhead Piculet, Masked Yellowthroat. Lunch at 12:00 at Otte’s house. Afternoon birdwatching in the ‘Cultuurtuin’ a botanical garden, planted 200 years ago with trees form Indonesia. Crimson-hooded Manakin. Dinner in restaurant near EcoResort.
  • Day 3

    Paramaribo - Brownsberg

    Depart Eco resort 5:00 AM for Powaka savannas (Pale-bellied Mourner, Rufous-crowned Elaenia, Black Manakin) and Phedra (Bronzy Jacamar, Spotted Pufbird, Saffron-crested Trant Manakin). Lunch on the way. Arrival Brownsberg at 15:00. Check in Lodge Kapasi. Birdwatching at 17:00 in surroundings, Gray-winged Trumpeter.
  • Day 4

    Brownsberg

    Birdwatching at Brownsberg. Meals in Lodge. Overnighting in Lodge.
  • Day 5

    Brownsberg

    Birdwatching at Brownsberg (See info at top of this page).
  • Day 6

    Brownsberg - Fredberg

    Morning birdwatching Brownsberg. Departure 11:00 hrs. Lunch at the Fredberg. Free time till 16:30. Birdwatching in the neighborhood of the lodges. Dinner at 19:30 hrs. Overnighting Lodge Fredberg.
  • Day 7

    Fredberg

    breakfast at 6:00 hrs. 7:00 Visit Lek of the Cock-of-the-Rock and territoria of Band-tailed Antshrike. Brown Jacamar, Paradise Jacamar and Yellow-billed Jacamar can also be found with a bit of luck. Lunch at 12:00. Rest till 16:00 hrs. Birdwatching. Dinner at 19:30. Overnighting Lodge Fredberg.
  • Day 8

    Fredberg - Tonka Island

    Morning birdwatching Fredberg. Lunch at 12:00. 13:30 Departure to Tonka Island. 15:00 arrival at Brokopondo Lake. Boattrip of half an hour to Tonka Island. 16:00 Birdwatching. Visit to lek of Capuchinbird. Dinner 19:30. Overnighting Lodge Tonka Island.
  • Day 9

    Tonka Island - Paramaribo

    Morning birdwatching on Tonka Island (Capuchinbird again). Lunch 12:00. Departure Tonka Island 13:00. Departure from Lake bank by bus at 13:45 to Zanderij for Burrowing Owl and Cola Creek for Point-tailed Palmcreeper. Arrival at EcoResort Hotel 18:30. Dinner in Chinese restaurant Chimin at 19:00.
  • Day 10

    Paramaribo

    Depart Eco Resort 4:30AM with minibus to Leonsberg. Boat trip to Warapa Creek. (Scarlet Ibis, Rufous Crabhawk). Return Eco Resort estimated at 18:00. Dinner in restaurant nearby Eco Resort.
  • Day 11

    Paramaribo

    Breakfast EcoResort 6:00. Depart Eco Resort  6:30 for day trip Paramaribo. (Peperpot, Weg naar Zee and Chocopot). Lunch in local Javanese Restaurant. Dinner in Chinese restaurant Chimin (or any other restaurant in the neighbourhood).
From here there are two options for Day 12. The group may be split. Everyone can choose his own option. Option 2 is only possible with minimum 3 persons.
  • Day 12 - Option 1

    Departure

    (Day 11) Overnighting in EcoResort.
    (Day 12) Breakfast at Eco Resort. Depart Eco Resort transportation to international airport by Ecoresort. Ask EcoResort departure time to airport. Lunch in Chimin depending on departure time to airport.
  • Day 12 - Option 2

    Departure, after extra owling + birding

    (Day 11) Departure to Cola Creek by car after dinner in Chimin. Owling near Cola Creek. Black-banded Owl. Overnighting in lodge near Cola Creek.
    (Day 12) Breakfast in lodge. Morning birdwatching in the neighbourhood or near the airport. Transfer to airport. Lunch in restaurant in Zanderij depending on check in time.
5 DAYS EXTENSION FOR RALEIGHFALLS / VOLTZBERG
Extension of 5 days to Raleighfalls/Voltzberg. 4-8 people 1 guide.
  • Day 12

    Paramaribo - Wita Gron - Foengoe Island

    Breakfast at 6:00 in EcoResort. Depart Eco resort 7:00 by mini-bus to Wita gron. Arrival at Wita Gron in between 13:00 and 13:30. Limited birdwatching along the road. Lunch at Wita Gron. Depart by boat to Foengoe Island 14:30 at the latest. Limited birdwatching on the Coppename river. Arrival at Foengoe around 18:00. Checking in in Gonini lodge. Dinner at 20:00.
  • Day 13

    Foengoe Island - Voltzberg

    Cock-of-the-Rock. Breakfast at 6:30. Hike to Hammock-camp near the Voltzberg. Departure by boat at 7:00. 7:10 landing at beginning of Voltzberg trail. Morning birdwatching along trail. Lunch at hammock-camp at 12:00-13:00. Then hike to lek of the Cock-of-Rock. Watching the Cocks from 14:00-15:00. Birdwatching in forest and on rocky outcrop. Dinner 19:00. Overnighting in hammocks.
  • Day 14

    Voltzberg - Foengoe Island

    Leave hammock-camp at 5:00 to Voltzberg. Climbing till above the forest. Waiting for sunrise, listening to many beautiful bird sounds. Birdwatching on mountain and surroundings. Good chance for Cliff flycatcher and rare swifts. Lunch at 13:00 hrs. Hike back to river at 14 hrs. Arrival at river 18:00. Boat to Foengoe island. Dinner at 19:30. Overnighting in Gonini lodge.
  • Day 15

    Foengoe Island

    breakfast at 6:30. 7:00 Morning birdwatching on airstrip and island. Macaws, parrots, toucans, Blue-troated Piping Guan. In forest Great Antshrike, looking for Capuchinbird. Lunch at 13:00. Rest till 16:00. Looking for Ladder-tailed and Blackish Nightjar at island opposite lodge. Thereafter birdwatching on airstrip. Dinner at 20:00.
  • Day 16

    Foengoe Island - Paramaribo

    Depart by boat at 7:00 to Wita Gron. Good chance to see Green Ibis and Capped Heron near Foengoe. Arrival at 10:30. Depart to Paramaribo in minibus at 11:00. Lunch at 13:00 along the road. Arrival Paramaribo, EcoResort at 17:00. Dinner at Chimin at 19:30.
From here there are two options for Day 17. The group may be split. Everyone can choose his own option. Option 2 is only possible with minimum 3 persons.
  • Day 17 - Option 1

    Departure

    (Day 16) Overnighting in EcoResort.
    (Day 17) Breakfast at Eco Resort. Depart Eco Resort transportation to international airport by Ecoresort. Ask EcoResort departure time to airport. Lunch in Chimin depending on departure time to airport.
  • Day 17 - Option 2

    Departure, after extra owling + birding

    (Day 16) Departure to Cola Creek by car after dinner in Chimin. Owling near Cola Creek. Black-banded Owl. Overnighting in lodge near Cola Creek.
    (Day 17) Breakfast in lodge. Morning birdwatching in the neighbourhood or near the airport. Transfer to airport. Lunch in restaurant in Zanderij depending on check in time.
[photo ©] Collared Trogon by Nobuhisa Takano
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