Discover the vibrant life and colour of Guyana on this 9-day tour taking you into the heart of the rainforest. Observe phenomenal geographical wonders and immerse yourself in the abundance of wildlife in their natural and tropical habitat. Beginning in the charming capital of Georgetown, adventure into the raw and largely untouched depths of the country with stays in rural villages deep in the Amazon.
Days 1 & 2 - Georgetown
Days 3 & 4 - Surama
Days 5 & 6 - Atta
Days 7 & 8 - Georgetown
Day 9 - Depart Georgetown
Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Guyana’s coastal capital Georgetown, distinctively Caribbean with an easy-going pace of life, colonial architecture and of course a selection of active rum distilleries. Settle into the capital with the rest of the day at leisure or take an optional tour of a community-managed mangrove reserve (cost not included).
The next day, take a short scenic flight to the base of the Kaieteur Falls for an excursion to the world’s highest free-falling waterfall. Set amid, lush tropical jungle, observe the remarkable sight of the water flowing from a height 5 times that of Niagara Falls.
Fly back to Georgetown in the late afternoon.
Head into the interior of Guyana on a short flight to Rupununi, flying over hundreds of miles of tropical rainforest. Home to many Amerindian communities, the region is Amazonian in nature and the next two nights are spent in a community-operated lodge in Surama, a rural village on the banks of the river Burro Burro. Take a short but eye-opening tour of the village before discovering the mystique of the forest on a night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife.
The next morning at the crack of dawn, you'll be led across savannah terrain and to the peak of the Surama Mountain. The climb is moderate in places but well worth the challenge with staggering savannah and village views afforded for those who summit.
The rest of the day, after a traditional lunch served in the village is spent getting closer to the wonderful nature surrounding Surama. Delve deeper into the rainforest; observe Macaws and Toucans flying overhead and paddle down the peaceful Burro Burro river on traditional and hand-made canoes.
Meals: B, L & D
After a gently paced morning, where further wildlife experiences can be arranged at the lodge. Continue your Guyanese adventure travelling through seemingly endless untouched wilderness heading towards Atta in central Guyana. En-route make a short detour to the Iwokrama Forest which offers the best opportunity to spot the brilliantly flamboyant Cock-of-the-Rock and Crimson Fruitcrow bird species.
Atta is your home for the next two nights and also the base of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, a complex web of 30-metre-high suspension bridges designed to bring guests closer to the higher canopies and closer to the unique nature of the rainforest. There will be several opportunities to venture through the walkways and we recommended multiple visits at varying times to maximise your viewing opportunities of Red Howler and Black Spider Monkeys, White-Winged Potoos and Hummingbirds, amongst many others.
Meals: B, L & D
After one last dawn chorus canopy visit, it is time to return to Georgetown for the last two nights in Guyana. On your last full day in the capital, embark on a wonderful culinary experience, exploring colourful markets with one of the cities most renowned chefs.
Meals: B & L
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your onward flight.
(Valid for 2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room on a group tour. See the price tab for detailed information. If you would like to do this itinerary on a private basis, please contact our Travel Specialists today)
International flights to Guyana from the UK start from £699 per person
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8 nights’ accommodation
18 meals; 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Georgetown street food and market tour
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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