Suriname is a tiny country on the coast of South America. A former Dutch colony that only became independent in 1975, Suriname is still largely undeveloped.
The main reason to come to Suriname is the rainforest. According to Wikipedia, approximately 80% of the original rainforest still remains intact. To preserve the natural beauty of the country, Suriname has designated several national parks. Two of the most memorable are Central Suriname Nature Reserve and Galibi Nature Reserve.
Central Suriname Nature Reserve is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Encompassing both highland and lowland forest, it is home to an extremely diverse selection of plants and animals, including jaguars, giant armadillos, giant river otters, tapir, sloths and eight species of primates. There are also tropical birds in abundance, including eagles, parrots and the Guiana cock-of-the-rock.
Meanwhile, at Galibi, you can see something that is sadly becoming less and less common on the condo-studded beaches of the USA-dozens of sea turtles coming to shore to dig nests in the sand and lay eggs. The best time to go turtle-watching is between April and August.
To get to Suriname, you must apply in advance for a Suriname visa. Here’s what you’ll need to get a tourist visa:
- Your US passport.
- A completed Suriname visa application.
- 1 passport photo.
- A copy of your round-trip plane tickets.
- All necessary fees.
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