Jodensavanne and Overbridge full-day guided tour
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Jodensavanne and Overbridge full-day guided tour

Language: English , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn about the Jewish Savanna and its previous water sources of medicinal effects
  • Pass by indigenous villages and admire the glistening slither of the river as you cross it at the village of Carolina
  • Visit Overbridge River Resort and swim in the Suriname River
  • Indulge in lunch surrounded by nature in a tranquil area
What to expect

Jodensavanna is just about an hour away from Paramaribo on the right bank of the Suriname River. This is a short time to travel for an otherworldly experience of a former Jewish settlement. You'll visit the ruins of the oldest Jewish synagogue on the American continent that are still visible, as well as the cemetery. Passing by several indigenous villages and crossing the river at the town of Carolina, you'll marvel. Plus, at the Overbridge Resort, lunch is served on the nature spot in which you can relax or swim -all in one day.

After pick up, you'll go to the historical site is named after the Jews who fled the Inquisition in Europe around 1650 and settled in this savannah area. See the hill that offered views of the surrounding plantations and hear about the two water sources present, one of which was said to have medicinal effects. Increase your knowledge about the plantations that were there, among other things, sugar cane and their Biblical names such as Hebron and Bersaba.

You'll travel via the Afobakaweg, to Jodensavanna. Along the way, passing several indigenous villages and crossing the river at the town of Carolina. The guide tells you curious stories about the famous and rich past of the once-prosperous plantation. Visit the old cemetery and the remaining ruins. After Jodensavanna, the tour continues to the Overbridge Resort, where lunch is served on a spot where you can relax or swim to end the day.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    • Snacks
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on site)
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Please choose one of the following meeting points: - Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 8:00am - Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 8.15 am - Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 8.30 am - Joah Inn Appartementen, Keizerstraat 91 at 8.45 am
    What to remember
    • Please note there is a choice of pickups from 4 locations, which are:
      • Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 8:00am
      • Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 8.15 am
      • Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 8.30 am
      • Joah Inn Appartementen, Keizerstraat 91 at 8.45 am
    • At checkout, please write your choice of pick up from the 4 locations above so the local operator is aware
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat or cap for the sun, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a poncho or have an umbrella in case of rain and take your camera
    • As there is a swimming opportunity, remember to take swimwear, towel, and sandals
    • The minimum number of adults that can be booked is 2 and a maximum of 15
    • This activity is available in English and Dutch
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    Provider
    Purity Tours & Service
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 70% refund if you cancel up to 21 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 14 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund. If you cancel up to 5 days before, you can still receive a 25% refund. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 10% refund.

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