Danpaati River Lodge
Danpaati River Lodge is a delightful property with wooden cabins set on the shores of a remote island on the Amazonian Suriname river.
Danpaati River Lodge is set in an exceptionally remote and tranquil spot on an island in the Suriname river, fringed by Amazonian rainforest. Located close to the Maroon village of Dan, famed for its unique culture where African traditions and rituals have been preserved, the lodge is deeply integrated into the local community, and coordinates projects with 12 villages in the vicinity, including a media centre for children. The lodge welcomes visitors offering accommodation for couples, families and groups in a variety of spacious A-frame wooden cabins on the waterfront, with amenities including mosquito nets, fresh coffee served in the mornings and unbeatable views from hammocks set on the verandah. There’s a breezy lounge facing the river and a large outdoor pool surrounded by a hardwood yoga deck, with access to one of the few areas of the Suriname river where it is safe to swim.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Wow! Great experience.RB Bristol
Fernando Miranda is one of the most decent, well-informed and charming human beings I have ever met and I cannot thank him enough for looking after us so well.MP, London
JLA provided great planning from the start to the end, took all the hassle out of booking flights, bus, train and mini bus travel. Included excursions were excellent and well thought out, with a great tour leader.IE, Coventry
Nice restaurant. Good location near metro station.SD,
"Hotel Rosario del Lago is such a beautiful relaxing hotel in such a beautiful location for the tour to unwind, it was a shame to have not spent more time there. Rooms were immaculate and such a great position."NW, Shrewsbury
Front row seats - superb! Well done!JM, Wantage
I feel like I know Caroline as a friend after so many discussions. No request was too much trouble for her, and she always responded promptlyRB, Eastfield
Although both El Calafate excursions were to glaciers they were quite different with the Estancia Cristina being very informative and the Moreno being a must for anyone who has not seen glaciers before.DW, Bedford
"We were impressed that the concierge on her own initiative told us of a special ballet performance & obtained tickets."DS, Reading
Perfect for our visitNG, London
Everything was of the highest order
“Surpassed all my expectations. Staff were extremely helpful. Accommodation and facilities were of the highest quality."AW, Cambridgeshire
“Holiday Inn, Santiago - really good location, lovely bright clean room, good restaurant.”SVS, Aberdeen
"Amazing position and unique building. Would suggest it might be worth paying to upgrade to a better room. Basic room v small with not a great view. Service not brilliant for such an upmarket hotel."PK, Twickenham
Your organization was superbDS, London
Really friendly and definitely went the extra mile to give us a good tour. Very well informed and personable.RP, London
Great guideMR, Tadworth
Seeing Machu Picchu for the first time, it was breath taking! and enjoying the company of a good set of fellow travellers.IE, Coventry
JLA provided great planning from the start to the end, took all the hassle out of booking flights, bus, train and mini bus travel. Included excursions were excellent and well thought out, with a great tour leader.
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Highlights?: Too many! Probably seeing Uxmal, the Tiger Egret, swimming in Cenotes (various), Chichen-Itza at dawn and visiting Frida Kahlo's house.AA, Newport
"Worth the 4 am start."JR, London
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Although the transfers were quite long the mix between eg driving and taking a boat were good and made us feel we really saw the country.ME
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I think that given the 3 week length and fitting in 6 countries will always mean that it is a very 'busy' tour and I think it is important to realise that it is a taster of each of the 6 countries. Any one of them could easily justify a longer stay. But a lot of people could not be away for a longer period of time. I am extremely happy to have visited each of the 6 countries. An unforgettable trip.
The 6 countries in Central America we visited all have a unique and distinctive culture, geography and atmosphere. This trip has created an incredible experience which brings a warm smile whichever of the many aspects I remember.
A really nice hotel for a city stay - very comfortable at the end of a hectic two weeks.EH, Edinburgh
Very unusual scenery and interesting to cross the border by land.MS, London
A lovely place, but quite a trek down a bumpy road to get anywhere. Still worth it once you are there but any trips you take involve this journey which is about 10km and takes a good half hour. Lovely to hear the howler monkeys. Breakfast a bit basic compared to the other places we stayed. However, the fresh fish at dinner was superb.LM Reading
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