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Jodensavanne

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Jodensavanne

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Travel 68 miles (110 kilometers) from Paramaribo to Brownsberg, passing through local villages along the way. Drive to the top of a mountain in a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy views of a scenic lake, then settle in at the guest house for your overnight stay. Enjoy swimming, boat rides, fishing, or simply relaxing in the hammock during free time. Breakfast, lunch, and a boat ride on day two are included.
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RiggingDoctor wrote a review Dec 2020
Porto, Portugal168 contributions42 helpful votes
This is a fascinating little stop if you’re visiting Suriname. It was especially interesting to me since I’m Jewish. You can walk through a gravesite of former slaves and their families and contrast it with the Jewish gravesite with stones dating back to the 1600s. It was all surprisingly well labeled and very informative with plaques written in English and Dutch. It takes about a half hour to see it all, and then you can go down the road 7 minutes for a gorgeous swim in Blaka Watre.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Brave like a dolphin wrote a review Mar 2019
50 contributions8 helpful votes
We stopped here by boat and were pleasantly surprised to see that the area was so well maintained; it looked overgrown from the waterfront. There is plenty of information about its history and it is nice walking around the ruins of the synagogue and the cemetery knowing this history.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Carina H wrote a review Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia29 contributions56 helpful votes
We had the place to ourselves when we visited recently. There is excellent information about the former Jewish settlement and the buildings in both English and Dutch. A small museum with pictures and information about Jewish settlement across the whole of the Carribean. Well worth reading, especially if you have read any of Cynthia McLeods books on Suriname.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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spiegelaar wrote a review Dec 2018
Breda, The Netherlands146 contributions8 helpful votes
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We visited Jodensavanne by boat, a delightful 2 hours cruise from our starting point south of Paramaribo. The site is indeed a bit mysterious, as only a large cemetery remains plus the ruins of the synagogue. There are no remains anymore of any of the former plantation houses. However we had the great advantage of a excellent guide for this visit who told us about the fascinating stories of Jodensavanne and its former residents. The graves themselves are unique and tell the stories of the deceased via the tombstones.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Nieske Halim wrote a review Apr 2018
The Netherlands63 contributions11 helpful votes
it is about one hour drive from Paramaribo. All that is left are the remains of a synagoge and a graveyard.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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