During this tour, we drive from Paramaribo to the west of Suriname. It is mainly driven through the districts of Saramacca and Coronie.
The first stop is at Weg naar Zee. We visit a Hindu temple that serves as a pilgrimage site for this group of Surinamese, and the crematorium.
We drive further to Saramacca where the people live from cattle breeding and the cultivation of rice and vegetables. You visit Groningen, the main town of Saramacca, the smallest square with the most monuments exhibiting the multicultural history of Suriname. Saramacca ends on the western side at the Coppename River, here we cross the river. At Boskamp you can see up close how the fish caught is smoked over a fire, the very famous "warm fish". From the other side of the bridge, the coconut culture of Coronie is reached. In the past, the livelihood was achieved by cultivating coconut. Today, a sparsely populated area remains. Most Coronians live in villages that lie on the East-West connection, all of which are old plantations. In the rice fields plenty of fish is caught including the kwi-kwi fish which is very popular. Coronie is also known for its beekeeping, pure honey and languidly swaying coconut palms (excl. tour beekeeping + coconut processing).
Many impressions richer, you will return to Paramaribo. On the way to Paramaribo, you can buy fresh fruit and coconut oil at the various stalls along the street.