The Upper Suriname region is known for its extraordinary Maroon culture. The area is equipped with approximately 40 lodges, which differ from being very basic to luxurious and neat. For the more adventurous and independent traveler it’s possible to hike along the different lodges in this area.
You could consider starting with a 3-day organized trip to one of the smaller lodges, where you’ll learn all about nature and culture. During the trip you will get more comfortable with the people, and you can travel onward by yourself for a couple of days along the different lodges where it’s possible to book accommodation and meals. The guides and resort-owners are very cooperative to help you to get to your next destination.
It’s also possible to travel to various co-operating lodges with an organized tour.
Whatever suits you best, every option offers you the possibility to get to know the area and meet the locals.