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 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
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.
Today you transfer to Ogle Airstrip for a short flight across the rainforest to Annai Airstrip. 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.
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. Return to the village for sunset and dinner this evening.
*You may instead overnight at Carahaa Landing in a covered hammock camp along the river this evening. Please inquire.
Early this morning you will be picked up and transfer to Ogle Airstrip 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 on the Brazilian border before you return to Ogle and then Georgetown.
Day 6 Return Home
Transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.