Hiking Trails in the Suriname Amazon

These 100 Adventures Will Blow Your Mind

Brownsberg Jungle

Explore the mighty Brownsberg jungle in Suriname.

Apart from Paramaribo, a beaut of a historic capital, Suriname is basically just one big mighty jungle. The hinterland of the capital basically stretches all the way to the Amazon, or really is just part of it.

Brownsberg has an estimated 1450 species of plants and 350 species of birds. Because the park is so big we have split the many things to see up into different trails.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Bus or car (SUV)
Official Guides: Jenny Tours
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Toucan Trail

This is an awasome bird, isn't it? Toucans are renown for their large colorful bills. At 8 inches (20 cm) they have the longest bill of any bird in the world in relation to their body size 25 in (63.5 cm). Despite its size, the toucan's bill is very light as it is made of keratin (like human hair) in a honeycomb-like structure.

The Toucan trail will bring you a dive into the life of a toucan.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Red Howler Monkey Trail

This is another crazy animal. Did you now that this monkey does not like rain and howls in protest of it? Red howlers are the biggest of the howler monkeys. This monkey has thick, brownish to dark red fur, with gold or bright orange underparts, the color varying with the age and where the animal lives. The naked dark face is surrounded by fur. They have a somewhat stubby nose and their wide jaw is covered in a thick beard.

This trail fills many hours of spotting howler monkeys

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Two Stripe Green Frog Trail

Visit two stripes frogs in their territory on the Brownsberg.

You need to be quit, and only watch. But then you will be rewarded with a 1-on-1 with natures craziest creatures. They comes in many different colors. Just being close to them wil give you shivers.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Jenny Tours
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Squirrel Monkey Trial

Ssst. If you want to see them, don't make any noise! Squirrel monkeys are arboreal (they live on the trees) animals. They spend 99% of their lives in the trees. Squirrel monkeys are omnivores. They eat different types of flowers, leaves, buds, nuts, insects, lizards and eggs.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Bushmaster Snake Trail

Many people fear snakes. But the fear of the bush master (Bushmaster / Lachesis) snake is very justified! If you come across an irritated Bushmaster, he first warns you by tapping the tail tip against the bottom, just like a rattlesnake.

The snake has long teeth, so that it bites its poison deep into the tissue during a bite. Although the poison is not as effective as that of some other poisonous snakes, the animal with its fangs injects such a large amount of hemotoxic poison into the wound that it is one of the world's most dangerous snakes. A bite results in internal bleeding and organ damage and is almost always fatal.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Jenny Tours
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Dart Frog Trail

This little creature is family of the poison dart frogs. Apparently a beautiful animal to see.

Despite the beautiful colors that the poison dart frogs wear, this is all signal color! With its bright color, the frog carries a message that cannot be understood: 'don't touch me, I am poisonous! Phyllobates terribilis is one of the most toxic species on earth. Two tenths of a milligram is enough to kill a person; the poison of a single frog is potentially deadly for around 50 people

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Jenny Tours
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Stray Spider Trail

This stray spider is extremely toxic, very aggressive and extremely fast.

The poison that the spider has has a neurotoxic effect. With a bite where 0.3 microgram of poison is released, the result can be fatal. The neurotoxic effect of the poison ensures that the respiratory muscles are paralyzed and will eventually stop.

In short, an animal that you absolutely do not want to encounter. Or do you?

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Red Rumped Agouti Trail

Red-rumped Agouti are native to Suriname. They are related to guinea pigs and look quite similar, but are larger and have longer legs adapted for fast running.But here come the real facts: They are important seed dispersers in their community and one of the only animals that can crack the tough shell of the Brazil nut. They will follow troops of monkeys through the forest and eat fruits that they drop. Red-rumped agoutis are able to run within an hour of being born.

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Sloth Slow Motion Trail

Sloths are arboreal mammals noted for slowness of movement and for spending most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rain forests of South America and Central America. The six species are in two families: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths. Despite this traditional naming, all sloths actually have three toes on each rear limb, although two-toed sloths have two digits on each forelimb

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Grey-Winged Trumpeter Trail

THese trumpeters are gregarious forest birds which nest in hollow trees, laying 3-4 white eggs that are incubated by all members of a group of five or more birds. When not breeding, the flocks may number 50 or more. Their food is insects and fruit, picked off the ground. They are weak fliers, and will run by preference.

The grey-winged trumpeter's song is a low humming, but its call, as its name suggests, is a very loud JEEK or honking TZAAK. This bird is kept as a pet by Amerindians, since it is easily tamed, hunts snakes, and is a very efficient sentinel, with its unmissable alarm call!

District, Park: Brokopondo, Brownsberg
Route: Walking
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: Berg en Dal

Bigi Pan Trail

District, Park: Nickerie, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Mangrove Trail

District, Park: Coronie, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Turtle Trail

District, Park: Marowijne, Galibi
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Tableberg Trail

District, Park: Sipaliwini,
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Bakki Trail

District, Park: Commewijne,
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

New Amsterdam Trail

District, Park: Commewijne, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Marienburg Trail

District, Park: Commewijne, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Pepper Pot Trail

District, Park: Commewijne, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Palm Culture Garden Trail

District, Park: Paramaribo, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Butterfly Trail

District, Park: Lelydorp, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Jodensavanna Trail

District, Park: ?, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Dolphin Trail

District, Park: ?, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Red Ibis

District, Park: ?, -
Route: Car
Official Guides: Various, see list
Hotels / Resorts: -

Contact

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Suriname Embassy in Brussels

USA

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