Raleigh Falls and Voltz mountain
Raleighvallen Nature Reserve (Raleigh Falls) is situated on the upper Coppename River and is known for its rich birdlife, many monkey species and, of course, spectacular waterfalls. Part of the Central Suriname Nature Reserve, lucky visitors may catch sight of the all-orange, all-dancing Cock-of-the-Rock strutting about.
In the heart of this remote forest is Voltzberg, a 240m (790ft) granite dome accessible by a 2.5-hour jungle trail and then a steep ascent of its face. Climb it at sunrise when the views of the forest canopy are unbelievable. Stinasu, Suriname’s Foundation for Nature Conservation, run guided tours and provide tourist lodges on Foengoe Island. It’s a five-hour drive and two-hour boat ride to reach the reserve.