Jaguar

Recommended Trips

Below are a few ideas of the kind of trips we have organised before

***Every holiday we organise is unique, as every person is unique***

Includes flights, transfers, specified tours and B&B in hotels based on 2 people sharing

Pure Guyana (15 days)

Georgetown – Kaieteur Falls – Iwokrama Rainforest  Kurupukari Falls  Canopy Walkway  Makushi Village - Rupununi Savannah

This classic group adventure takes in the highlights of Guyana: visit Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls before travelling to Iwokrama for jungle hikes, boat trips, the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, and the chance to see the elusive jaguar. Stay in the Makushi village of Surama before going into the savannahs in search of giant river otters, giant anteaters and black caiman

Day 1 Arrive in Guyana. Transfer to Georgetown. Guests are met and transferred to lodge in Georgetown.

Day 2 Flight over the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers to land at Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall. Here we hope to find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and the astonishingly colourful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock. (BL)

Day 3 Flight to a lodge in the Iwokrama Rainforest: a vast wilderness of one million acres. The Forest is the homeland of the Makushi people. After dark, you will set out on the river, in hopes of finding caiman, night birds, snakes and maybe a puma or capybara.  (BLD)

Day 4  Dawn birdwatching expedition on the river, followed by a mountain hike above the forest canopy to spot birds, monkeys and eagles.  Afternoon boat trip to visit Kurupukari Falls to see the Amerindian petroglyphs. (BLD)

Day 5  Dawn wildlife walk with an Iwokrama Ranger.  After breakfast we will transfer you by 4 x 4 along the trail that is one of the best places to see the elusive Jaguar. Afternoon visit to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway to birdwatch from 30m above the canopy. (BLD)

Day 6  Day of birdwatching around the forest and canopy of the lodge. (BLD)

Day 7  Travel by 4×4 truck through Iwokrama Forest to the Amerindian village of Surama where you will stay with the Macushi tribe. Welcome by local people and tour of the village. Walk with local guide in forest to learn about medicinal plants and their uses in the culture. (BLD)

Day 8  Dawn walk across the savannah to climb the Surama Mountain. Afternoon boat down the Burro Burro River to see Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tira and Spider Monkeys. (BLD)

Day 9  Transfer by 4×4 across the Rupununi Savannah, an extensive area of grassland with termite mounds. (BLD)

Day 10 Dawn hike in the foothills of Pakaraima Mountains. Enjoy views across the savannah as the sun rises. Visit a nearby Amerindian village with a demonstration of traditional cashew nut roasting. End the day with drinks around the pool. (BLD)

Day 11  Boat trip on the Rupununi River to a lodge known for rehabilitating orphaned, giant river otters. Spend the afternoon on the boat looking for otters and see the giant Victoria Regis waterlily bloom at dust. Spotlighting for Black Caiman and creatures at dark. (BLD)

Day 12 Send the day around the lodge looking for wildlife and birds. (BLD)

Day 13  Morning looking for Giant Anteater in the Savannah. Visit to Yupukari village to a Caiman development project. Guests can participate in the ongoing field study of the Black Caiman. You will observe capture from a separate boat, but offered the chance to assist in date collection. (BLD)

Day 14 Spend time in the Yupukari village to learn about their way of life. Spent time birdwatching in the savannah and forest found in the area. Flight back to Georgetown. Afternoon city tour of Georgetown. (B)

Day 15  Transfer to the airport for flight home. (B)

Guyana holiday price from €5,995 per person sharing + taxes

Includes all flights indicated tours, transfers, accommodation and meals where specified

 

Guyana pre-tour extension:

Day 1: Arrive in Guyana. Transfer to Georgetown. Guests are met and transferred to lodge in Georgetown.

Day 2: Visit to the Mangrove Heritage Trail. Visitors travel on the trail via traditional horse cart with Nabaclis village cart men acting as tour guides. Along the way you will see four different mangrove species and a wide wetland area, teeming with birdlife and tropical fish. At the end of the tour, local drummers will regale you with traditional folk songs followed by a stop to taste Guyana’s legendary Demerara Gold fresh cane juice and delicious creole snacks. Afternoon visit to the Roy Geddes Musical Museum for a cultural evening and local dinner. Roy Geddes is Guyana’s most famous steel pan player and maker. (BD)

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Guyana Profile

Size
3 times Ireland
Population
750,000
Capital
Georgetown
Other Main Cities
New Amsterdam, Linden
Currency
Guyana Dollar (take EURO, USD or GBP with you)
Climate
Tropical
Language
English plus Amerindian languages
Time Difference
GMT -4
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau