Jaw Jaw A Tela

Jaw Jaw a Tela

Impressive Suriname Travel N.V.
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6 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 25
Jaw Jaw A Tela
Jaw Jaw a Tela

Impressive Suriname Travel N.V.
  • Email address verified
6 reviews

Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Jaw Jaw A Tela is a small village located upstream along the Suriname River. Situated in the Maroon region of Suriname, the village is known for its picturesque setting and unique cultural heritage. Originally established as a transmigration village in the 1960s during the construction of the Brokopondo Reservoir, Jaw Jaw A Tela is now home to approximately 350 residents.

The village offers a tranquil escape for tourists seeking an authentic experience of the Maroon way of life. Visitors can explore the local community, interact with friendly villagers, and learn about their traditions and customs. The predominant religion in Jaw Jaw A Tela is Roman Catholicism, and the villagers gather for a church service every Sunday.

Tourists can also enjoy various activities during their stay, such as jungle walks, farming on agricultural plots. There are opportunities to engage in cultural exchanges.

Jaw Jaw A Tela provides an enriching and immersive experience, allowing visitors to connect with nature, learn about Maroon heritage, and create lasting memories of their time spent in this charming village.

What’s included

  • Transfer by bus and boat
  • Accommodation
    Bed accommodation with shared bath and toilet.
  • All meals
    With non alcoholic drinks
  • Local tourguide

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks

Available Packages

Jaw Jaw A Tela 3 days


Day 1-3
Day to Day program

Day 1 

Here's a rundown of the tour program:
Day 1: Depart around 9.00am from Paramaribo to Atjoni, have lunch upon arrival, take a village walk in Jaw Jaw, and visit another village named Lispaansi. In the evening, enjoy a night boat-trip to spot caimans and have dinner.

Day 2 

Day 2: Start the day with an early morning jungle walk combined with farming an agricultural plot. After a hearty lunch, you can interact with the locals and participate in activities like cooking with them and stretching fishing nets with a paddle boat. The day ends with a delicious dinner and optional evening activities for groups of at least six people.

Day 3 

Day 3: In the morning, inspect the fishing net with a paddle boat to check the catch. Enjoy breakfast, and at 10:00 am, head back to Paramaribo.

please note: after arriving at Jaw Jaw A Tela the guide will discuss the program with possible activities you can choose from and make your own interesting program.

Your Organizer

Impressive Suriname Travel N.V.
6 reviews
Impressive Suriname Travel NV, established in January 2020, is a leading tour operator primarily based in Suriname. We specialize in day trips, multiple-day excursions, hotel accommodations and transfer arrangements, individual round trips, and providing local hostess services. Operating across the three Guianas (Suriname, French Guiana, and British Guyana: THREE GUIANAS) our expertise lies in creating tailor-made journeys that showcase the cultural diversity, stunning scenery, rich history, and abundant wildlife of the region.


The trip was organized with some different parts and with different people/guides. You never know what to expect, but this time we were amazed by the well planned organization and communication! It all came together with a near-perfect timing and we were in the capable hands of the next person. Even with different transportation along the way, car, bus & boat. Everyone knew exactly where we needed to go. We would like to thank Dronica for organizing and Stella, Kenny and Bamo for their time and knowledge! We learned so much about the inland, people and wildlife of Surinam!
By Koen S for Brownsberg, Stone island & Jaw Jaw A Tela on Mar 21, 2024
I decided to join this tour while I was travelling in Suriname. I applied for this tour at the last minute so I was not sure if I could participate in this, but Dronica was very helpful and I managed to go to Commewijne. I saw many lovely dolphins in the river although it was difficult to take photos as they were agile and the river was large. The guide was a very knowlegeable person and taught us a lot of things about plantation and Suriname. He prepared some snack and drink we could eat on the boat but we seldom had them as we were much more amused by dolphins and scenery.
By HITOMI U for Commewijne Dolphin & Plantation boattrip on Mar 03, 2024
I was looking for a tour to visit a village or see wild nature for a few days. This tour was much more than I had expected, met local people, enjoyed local food, night tour to see caimans and spiders, jungle walk, traditional dance by women. It was also fun to ascend a big river to Jaw Jaw by boat . I saw women cooking cassava bread, which I only read in my textbook when I was a child. Impressive Suriname Travel was very surpportive. I strongly recommend you join this tour if you visit Suriname.
By HITOMI U for Jaw Jaw A Tela on Mar 03, 2024
Terrific experience - handled real-time issues awesomely. Dronica is a star! Highly recommended.
By Kenneth G for Suriname/French Guiana Package on Feb 22, 2024
We cannot pay enough compliments to Dronica and the team she put together for our 17 days in Suriname & French Guiana. We initially contacted Impressive Suriname about just a couple of excursions we knew we wanted to take and figured we would have to make arrangements ourselves for the rest of our stay. To our great delight we soon received an itinerary from Impressive Suriname that included airport pickup, eight excursions, and ultimately a transfer back to the international airport. The planning was so well organized we booked everything and are so grateful that we did. Dronica's attention to detail, updates via WhatsApp, and the team of guides and drivers she arranged were absolutely excellent. We enjoyed every day of our vacation and sure wish Impressive Suriname offered services worldwide!
By Maelouise T for Suriname/ French Guiana Rountrip on Jan 17, 2024
Hello Maelouise, Your positive review is truly appreciated. We are delighted to learn that your roundtrip experience to Suriname and French Guiana was satisfying and met your expectations. It brings us immense joy to know that our arrangements contributed to your enjoyment. Thank you for trusting us with your travel plans. Dronica
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