Paramaribo, often called Par’bo, is the most populated district of Suriname.While the official language is Dutch, Sranantongo is the lingua franca on the streets of Paramaribo. However, in terms of first language, Dutch is still widely spoken, with 66.4% speaking it as their mother tongue and most other people understanding it. However, English is widely spoken and understood.KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has three weekly direct flights from Amsterdam. TUI also had various flights. Surinam Airways (Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij) also has three weekly direct flights from Amsterdam. If you are coming from Europe, another alternative is to fly with Air France from Paris to Cayenne (in French Guiana) and travel from there, either by plane or overland. From the United States, airline service is available from Miami and New York (JFK) via Caribbean Airlines , which stops in Trinidad-Tobago enroute to Suriname. From August 2008, it is also possible to fly with Surinam Airways to and from Miami with a stop in Aruba.From Brazil, there is twice per week a flight by Suriname Airways from Belím to Paramaribo vice versa. The flight takes 1 hour and half and only drinks are served. From Georgetown, Guyana, there are several daily flights on small planes by Trans Guyana Airways and Surinam Airways. Some land at the Zorg En Hoop Airport which is in downtown Paramaribo. Note that the services from Zorg En Hoop are very limited — no taxis, ATMs, buses, but main roads are a short walk from the terminal building. From the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, also known as Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport, into Paramaribo there is a (tourist) bus running. It takes about an hour, but much more during peak hours. There are also taxis available. The situation outside the airport appears a bit chaotic with many taxi drivers trying to get clients.In August 2015 the (tourist) bus to the city cost 60 SRD (or 15 if you prefer to pay in Euro). There is a local bus stopping on the main road costing just over 2.15 SRD (august 2015). From 5.30 am from city. Rates of taxis vary depending on demand and your bargaining skills. If you are lucky to find a taxi driver who just brought a passenger from the city he might be willing to settle for 100 SRD one way. Others may not take passengers for less than 150 SRD (one way). You can change money inside the airport terminal (at a bad rate)while you wait for your baggage.From Georgetown, Guyana, take minibus #63a to Moleson Creek in eastern Guyana just across the river from Suriname. Ferries between the Guyanese and Surinamese sides of the river depart at 9am and return at 11am. Minibuses typically depart Georgetown at 4am to arrive in time for the 9am ferry and clear customs, etc. The cost is approximately $US15 to the border however tickets for the whole trip through to Paramaribo are available for approximately $US30 – $US35. Ask at hotels for the numbers of drivers who will pick passengers up from their residences/hotels in Georgetown between 4:00am – 4:30am. There are also private cars which cost around US$100 one way.Travelers will need to arrive at the border at least one hour before the scheduled departure to clear customs which is open from 6:30am – 8:00am for the 9am departure. A one way fare costs approximately circa $US 10 payable in local currency. The return fare is 15 (68 SRD) and valid for three weeks. Make sure there is clarity about whether the cost of the ferry is included or not included in the price agreed with the driver.The actual ferry ride takes about 30 minutes. From there you can get a minibus into Paramaribo. Again the trip takes at least 3 hrs and costs ~US$15.It is better to change GYD to SRD on the Guyanese side of the border where rates are more competitive. Opportunities to change money on the Surinamese side of the border are seemingly scarce and those desperate to change GYD there must be willing to accept a circa 20% loss in value upon exchange as opposed to circa 10% on the Guyanese side. Note you cannot get a visa for Suriname at the land border, but can easily obtain one in Georgetown from the Suriname embassy if required (it takes one business day).Rohit bus service will arrange both segments for SRD 100 (~USD 35) picking you up (Paramaribo~3AM) and dropping you wherever you indicate (Georgetown~2PM). (+597)7162293/8844880. Ask for Waldy. In Georgetown Brian minibus (tel 218 4460) offers a similar service for 6000 G$ (USD 35). The two companies work together.Little boats can take you over the Suriname river to Commewijne. Prices vary. Most traffic is between Platte brug in Paramaribo and Meerzorg (Commewijne). If you join locals and wait until a boat is full, you pay 1 SRD (one way)

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