Length of Experience: 17 Nights / 18 Days
This Tour Features:
4 nights on the Essequibo River
3 nights in Georgetown
6 nights in the Rupununi Savannahs
4 nights in Suriname
Kaieteur Falls tour
Horse riding tour with vaqueros
Visit the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway
Hike the foothills of the Pakaraimas
Visit an Amerindian Community
Visit parrot island to watch the parrots return to roost
Visit Old Dutch forts
Ground/Air Transfers in Guyana
Arrive in Georgetown, the capital city and chief port of Guyana, which is situated on the right bank of the estuary of the Demerara River. This site was originally chosen as a fort to guard the early Dutch settlements of the river. You can freshen up at your premium hotel and feel free to explore the colonial building, bazaar, and culinary delights.
Garden City Tour (Optional depending on arrival time)
Our tour guide will take you to many places of interest, which includes the famous Stabroek Market, called the BIZARRE BAZAAR, which sells everything including gold jewelry; the St. George’s Cathedral rising to a majestic height of 43.5m and is among the tallest wooden buildings in the world; the Zoological Gardens on the outskirts of Georgetown which depicts quite a diversity of indigenous wildlife and the Botanical Gardens which is the home to beautiful flora.
Throughout this tour, you will be allowed a first-hand experience of being awe-struck at the delicately created Victorian-style architecture that is characteristic of many of our buildings in the city.
See the famous Parliament Buildings where our national assembly sits, the city hall that houses the office of the City Mayor, the residences of the Head of State and his Prime Minister, and a myriad of other interesting sites that characterizes Georgetown as the ‘Garden City of the Caribbean. You will also be given the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, crafts, jewelry, or any other knick-knacks that your indulgence allows you.
Overnight at Le Meridian Pegasus Hotel
Take a mid-morning flight to Karanambo Ranch, where you will be greeted and shown to your accommodation. After lunch is served, take some time to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Overnight at Karanambu. B L D
Day 3 & 4
On these days you’ll have a chance to see the Giant Otters, which is the main attraction in the area. Karanambo is on a remote savannah fringed by a flooded forest on the Rupununi River. A rehabilitation refuge for giant otters, it is also teeming with birds and aquatic life such as black caiman and giant otters.
Take a tour to Simon Pond, a robust fishing area, and Crane Ponds, unique for its bird watching
Your hostess Diane McTurk, well known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned, giant river otters to the wild, will entertain you at dinner time with stories on the history of her family and the Rupununi Savannahs.
Overnight at Karanambu Lodge.B. L. D
Travel by boat along the Rupununi River to Genip Landing then proceed to Rock View Lodge, which is ideally located in an Amerindian community affording good access to the Iwokrama Reserve, Surama Village, and Karanambo Ranch. During your stay, savannahs, mountains, rainforest, rivers, and a family atmosphere with excellent ranch regional cuisine surround you.
Overnight at Rockview Lodge. B. L. D.
Today tour the foothills of the Pakaraimas Mountains. You can also join the vaqueros on horseback as they take cattle out to graze.
Overnight at Rockview Lodge. B. L. D
After an early breakfast of local dishes, depart Rockview to visit the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway,
The new state-of-the-art facility winds through the treetops. Pass through 35 miles of unbroken rainforest to Guyana’s only canopy walkway, which offers a magnificent view over the forest canopy ideal for bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Overnight at Rockview Lodge – B L D
Breakfast, then a departure by chartered aircraft to the Majestic Kaieteur Falls, which boasts the largest single drop in the world at 741 feet, five times the height of Niagara Falls. Enjoy its splendor, for 3 hours, absorbing the unique flora and fauna, which exists in abundance, as well as the Johnson’s Point, which affords the best photo shoots.
A delightful lunch will be served beneath a tropical native plant hut.
After Kaieteur, you will embark on a fifty minutes flight to Baganara Island Resort. Your afternoon can be as relaxing or adventurous as you decide.
Choose from a variety of activities such as canoeing, fishing, water-skiing, table tennis or volleyball to name a few.
Garden Dinner under the stars
Overnight at Baganara – B L D