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Guyana is a fantastic destination for travelers looking to explore remote rainforest and spot diverse wildlife. This 6 day trip offers a quick overview for travelers looking to get a taste of the rainforest and the natural beauty, Kaieteur Falls. Visit a local Amerindian village, keep your eyes peeled for bird life, giant river otters, tapirs, and spider monkeys. Enjoy a city tour of Georgetown to round out this great overview tour!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Georgetown
Day 2 : Into the Rainforest
Day 3 : Savannah and Rainforest
Day 4 : Surama and Georgetown
Day 5 : Kaieteur Falls
Day 6 : Return Home


  • Visit the famous Stabroek Market
  • Visit a local school, medical center and church in the Village of Surama
  • Traverse the Savannah and Surama Mountain in search of diverse wildlife
  • Visit Kaieteur Waterfall, the world's highest free-falling waterfall

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

Don\'t get too close Bird watching School children with a telescope Aerial view of the falls Travellers by the plane Suspension bridge in the jungle Endangered Eagle Harpy in hides in Guyana\'s rainforests

Day 1 Arrive Georgetown

Arrive in Georgetown, Guyana where you are met and transferred to Cara Lodge, the 150-year-old heritage house converted into a small hotel. This afternoon set out on a guided city tour of Georgetown City which highlights the unique architecture - excellent examples of old colonial homes and buildings constructed of tropical hardwoods. The famous Stabroek Market, once described as a "bizarre bazaar", contains every conceivable item from household goods to gold jewelery. The Botanical Gardens and zoo house one of the most extensive collections of tropical flora in the Caribbean and over 100 species of Guyanese wildlife including jaguar, river otter, birds, snakes and other reptiles.

Day 2 Into the Rainforest

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you transfer to airport for a short flight across the rainforest to land in the Rupununi. Enjoy lunch at nearby Rock View Lodge. Rock View Lodge is located where the savannah meets the forest-covered foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains. The lodge resembles an oasis in the savannah, and attracts many species of birds, particularly nectar feeders and frugivores. Stroll the tropical gardens and flowering trees and try to spot ant birds and flycatchers.

After lunch transfer by 4 x 4 to the Amerindian Village of Surama. Settle in to your accommodations and then join a local guide for a short walk on nearby trails to observe the forest and bird life. As the afternoon cools your guide will take you on a tour of the village. Visit the local school, medical centre and church along with some of the village houses. Tonight enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the forest after dark.

Day 3 Savannah and Rainforest

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rise before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then climb up Surama Mountain in the cool morning air. This is the best time to observe bird life along the trail. Breakfast will be served at a look out point which affords incredible views across the village and savannah to the Pakaraima Mountains. Return to the village for lunch and then take an hour and half walk across the savannah and through the rainforest to the Burro Burro River. Your guides will then paddle you on the Burro Burro River for opportunities to observe Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tira, Spider Monkeys and many more species.  Overnight at Carahaa Landing in a covered hammock camp along the river this evening.

Day 4 Surama and Georgetown

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
At dawn your guides will paddle you on the Burro Burro River for opportunities to observe Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tira, Spider Monkeys and many more species.  Return to village for lunch before departing Surama.  Transfer to the Rupununi airstrip to board your scheduled flight for journey, over the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers and hundreds of miles of tropical rainforest to your Georgetown hotel.

Day 5 Kaieteur Falls

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early this morning you will be picked up and transfer to thr airport for the flight to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls. Kaieteur, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall. Kaieteur is a single, massive, thundering waterfall 100 meters wide created as the Potaro River makes a sheer drop of 228 meters, nearly five times the height of Niagara. This natural beauty is located in a very remote location and it may be likely to be the only ones viewing it on any given day! Keep your eyes peeled for White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock. The flight then continues onto Orinduik Falls or Baganara Island before you return to Georgetown.*

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Orinduik Falls
The Orinduik Falls is where the Ireng River thunders over steps and terraces of solid jasper, a semi precious stone.  With a backdrop of the rolling grass covered hills of the Pakaraima Mountains, this is truly one of the most beautiful locations in Guyana’s hinterland. The Ireng River forms the border between Brazil and Guyana.  In contrast to Kaieteur, Orinduik is ideally suited for swimming in natural Jacuzzi’s as the falls tumble down the steps of Jasper.
Baganara Island
Spend the afternoon at Baganara Island Resort relaxing or choose from a variety of activities such as canoeing, fishing, table tennis or volleyball to name a few; after you have enjoyed our delicious buffet lunch.
*Flights to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls are operated on chartered aircraft and all flights have a minimum 12 passenger restriction. In most cases flights are full, especially if scheduled for a weekend.  However, in the rare case that we cannot meet the required numbers we will reschedule the trip to another day during your stay, if this is possible. 

Day 6 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.

Cara Lodge

Surama Eco-Lodge

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  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Hotel
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Internal flights


  • International Flights

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  • $90 Meals not Included
  • $23 Airport Departure Tax
  • $70 Optional Excursions
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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