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Suriname Feb 2022 (1 Viewer)

MacHector

Active member
Hi All

I know this is short notice, but such is the way of the world at the moment. I am looking to pull together a trip to Suriname from 19-28 Feb (there is some flexibility in this potentially). I have a local guide lined up and with a small group the cost is I think pretty reasonable.

The avian bio-diversity is huge. There are opportunities for many Guianan Shield endemics and specialities. Here is a selection of some the highlights that might appear on the trip list: Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Arrow-head Piculet, Rufous Crab-Hawk, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Capuchinbird, Pale-bellied Mourner, Scarlet Ibis, Blue-backed Tanager, Ash-throated Crake, Green Ibis, Great Potoo, Point-tailed Palm Creeper, Cayenne Jay, Black Manakin, Crimson-hooded Manakin, Saffron-crested Tyrant Manakin, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Red-fan Parrot, Guianan Toucanet, White-throated Pewee, Crimson Fruitcrow, Zig-zag Heron, Green-throated Mango, Finsch's Euphonia, Boat-billed Tody Tyrant, White-fronted manakin, Red-and-black Grosbeak, Band-tailed Antshrike, Chapman Swift, Crimson Topaz, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Rose-breasted Chat, Bronzy Jacamar

There are, of course, some COVID hassles to overcome but I think they are manageable.

If you are interested please PM me and I can share the proposed itinerary and the cost.

Cheers

Andrew
 

Arbu

Well-known member
Hi All

I know this is short notice, but such is the way of the world at the moment. I am looking to pull together a trip to Suriname from 19-28 Feb (there is some flexibility in this potentially). I have a local guide lined up and with a small group the cost is I think pretty reasonable.

The avian bio-diversity is huge. There are opportunities for many Guianan Shield endemics and specialities. Here is a selection of some the highlights that might appear on the trip list: Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Arrow-head Piculet, Rufous Crab-Hawk, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Capuchinbird, Pale-bellied Mourner, Scarlet Ibis, Blue-backed Tanager, Ash-throated Crake, Green Ibis, Great Potoo, Point-tailed Palm Creeper, Cayenne Jay, Black Manakin, Crimson-hooded Manakin, Saffron-crested Tyrant Manakin, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Red-fan Parrot, Guianan Toucanet, White-throated Pewee, Crimson Fruitcrow, Zig-zag Heron, Green-throated Mango, Finsch's Euphonia, Boat-billed Tody Tyrant, White-fronted manakin, Red-and-black Grosbeak, Band-tailed Antshrike, Chapman Swift, Crimson Topaz, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Rose-breasted Chat, Bronzy Jacamar

There are, of course, some COVID hassles to overcome but I think they are manageable.

If you are interested please PM me and I can share the proposed itinerary and the cost.

Cheers

Andrew
Are you sure you can get in? The Foreign Office website isn't very encouraging:

"

Restrictions in response to coronavirus​

Restrictions include enhanced medical screening and border closures, which is stopping people travelling into and out of the country and limiting those who wish to leave. All travellers aged 12 and over must present a negative COVID-19 PCR result from an officially recognised testing facility, carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. "
 

MacHector

Active member
Are you sure you can get in? The Foreign Office website isn't very encouraging:

"

Restrictions in response to coronavirus​

Restrictions include enhanced medical screening and border closures, which is stopping people travelling into and out of the country and limiting those who wish to leave. All travellers aged 12 and over must present a negative COVID-19 PCR result from an officially recognised testing facility, carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. "

Pretty sure. Below is from the Suriname Airways website, updated 10 Jan. All guides have told me that tourism is now possible in Suriname. If you go to the Tui Netherlands website it is possible to book a package holiday in Suriname in February. However, just to treble check I have written to the Suriname Consulate to get it confirmed. I'm not really worried about getting in. At the moment, the hassle of getting out seems more of a problem.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the government of Suriname has implemented new entry requirement for passengers.

Update: January 10, 2022

Entry requirements: FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS

1* Valid Travel documents (including VISA for visa-obliging persons)

2* A negative SARSCoV-2-PCR test result.
Fully vaccinated passengers traveling from
      • a HIGH RISK country (light and dark red area) : may present together with their proof of vaccination a negative SARSCoV-2– RT PCR test result not older than 48 hours prior to departure to Suriname . On the third day after arrival in Suriname they will need to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 ANTIGEN test at a Ministry of Health official test location. This test result needs to be presented upon departure from Paramaribo – Suriname as proof.
      • A MEDIUM OR LOW RISK country (yellow area): may present together with their proof of vaccination a negative SARSCoV-2– RT PCR test result not older than 72 hours prior to departure to Suriname or a negative SARS-CoV-2 ANTIGEN test result not older than 24 hours prior to departure to Suriname.
Passengers are advised after arrival to self quarantine for 7 days at home.
Please note: No GGD-test for the passengers from the Netherlands. Children younger than 12 years are exempted for taking the test.
For Risk Classification by country as per January 10, 2022 please read here

3* Proof of fully Vaccination for COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated passengers
need to provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing the person is fully vaccinated at least 2 (two) weeks before arrival in Suriname.A person is also considered fully vaccinated if between 14 days and 3 months prior to travel he/she was tested positive for the SARS-COV-2 virus and provided they:
      • are at least 3 three days symptoms free
      • have an official statement from a registered Infectiologist or Internist in which their positive SARSCoV-2– RT PCR test (including the indications of the CT-value) and being free of complaints for 3 days is stated.
4* Non-Residents must have and submit Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

5* NCCR questionnaire Download here

6* Passenger Locator Card Download here

7* Port Health Assessment Form Download here
 

MacHector

Active member
Did you go on this trip?
Looking to go there next month. Any recommendations??
Yes, we did. It went very well. No issues with COVID or getting in and out of the country, though we did suffer from unseasonably wet weather, which did cause us some challenges. If you are planning to go soon, check the state of Zintete Lodge (Fred's Place). Thankfully (for us) it got totally flooded out at the end of the trip. Parts of the camp got totally washed away. Even if the river levels have subsided, the camp would have suffered from considerable damage. (it also put paid to our chances of seeing Zigzag Heron). Because of the whether the roads to both Fred's Place and Brownsberg were in a terrible state. By the end, the road to Fred's Place was impassable. If I were planning to go soon I would be checking very carefully about the state of the infrastructure. PM me if you want more details.
 

498 Ramblin Alex

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England
Excellent news about entry. 😀
Will be sure to PM, many thanks for the info on the roads, will be a bit more careful about planning.
Sounds like an adventure to me. I feel the need to embrace the rainforest. 🌴
 

498 Ramblin Alex

Member
Supporter
England
Yes, we did. It went very well. No issues with COVID or getting in and out of the country, though we did suffer from unseasonably wet weather, which did cause us some challenges. If you are planning to go soon, check the state of Zintete Lodge (Fred's Place). Thankfully (for us) it got totally flooded out at the end of the trip. Parts of the camp got totally washed away. Even if the river levels have subsided, the camp would have suffered from considerable damage. (it also put paid to our chances of seeing Zigzag Heron). Because of the whether the roads to both Fred's Place and Brownsberg were in a terrible state. By the end, the road to Fred's Place was impassable. If I were planning to go soon I would be checking very carefully about the state of the infrastructure. PM me if you want more details.
Zintete lodge was where I stayed at the end of day 1! Roads were in a state, but got through, even if we had to dismount the 4*4 some times! Bridge, 2 km away, was impassable for a vehicle, one plank made it possible to cross on foot, but no problems at the camp.

Some nice birds in the area: for me Pompadour Cotinga and Yellow Tufted Woodpecker esp. Many lizards at camp!
 

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