Commewijne River, Paramaribo

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Head along the banks of Commewijne River and past the plantations for a raft of colonial museums, lush parks, and restaurants. While water taxis are probably the easiest way to tour the river and its banks, energetic visitors can consider exploring on bikes--available for rent in town. Vistors have reported common dolphin sightings in the river's waters, so take a camera along and try to capture one on film. To visit Commewijne River on your holiday in Paramaribo, and find out what else Paramaribo has to offer, use our Paramaribo vacation route planner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We had a trip in a korjaal at the commenwijne and ran into sweet water dolphins really cool to see they are curious so you get to see them good  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    We thoroughly enjoyed our river trip. The evening started with some rain and we were worried that we would see nothing, but gradually the rain abated and we could enjoy the calm on the water. We were ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    We did this as part of a tour. We visited a plantation that is now a resort. We also saw plenty of river dolphins. The river is big and scenic.  more »

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