Trip reference number: 7903

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Ultimate Guyana Nature Experience

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Explore the rainforest, river and savannah of Guyana's pristine interior by air, land, river and on foot to witness its remarkable wildlife in a small group, accompanied by an expert naturalist guide. 

Guyana is roughly the same size as the UK but, with a population of around 750,000 concentrated mainly along the coast, its interior is a vast and unique wilderness. The forests and rivers boast a fascinating and prolific fauna that includes iconic mammals such as the elusive jaguar, giant anteater and giant river otter, plus rare reptiles such as black caiman. In addition, you there are some exquisite birds such as harpy eagle and Guianan cock-of-the-rock – just two of some 800 species recorded here. 

As there are so many rivers and so much impenetrable forest, after flying into the interior, boat is often the best means of transport, as well as a good way of seeing wildlife. There is little choice of accommodation, and during your stay you will sleep in jungle lodges, traditional huts in Amerindian villages, at a former cattle ranch, and at a field research station – in rustic comfort, but always with a warm welcome, as few visitors penetrate this unspoiled corner of South America.

You'll spend part of the time travelling by four-wheel-drive vehicle on rough jungle tracks, but there are plenty of opportunities to walk trails and experience the manifold delights of the rainforest. An expert naturalist guide accompanies you throughout, and at several locations, indigenous guides further enrich the experience through their intimate knowledge of the different habitats. 

Read travel consultant Chris Smith's blog about his trip to Guyana.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Georgetown
  2. Day 2: Visit Kaieteur Falls
  3. Day 3: Fly to Iwokrama River Lodge
  4. Day 4: Boat trip on Essequibo River, visit to Turtle Mountain & Kurupukari Falls
  5. Day 5: Dawn transfer to Atta Rainforest Lodge
  6. Day 6: Explore Atta Rainforest
  7. Day 7: Transfer to Surama
  8. Day 8: Walk in savannah & boat trip in Burro Burro River
  9. Day 9: Early morning birding walk from Surama
  10. Day 10: Guided birding walk on the Panorama Trail & afternoon boat trip along the Rupununi River
  11. Day 11: Wildlife watching excursions from Karanambu
  12. Day 12: Savannah walk & transfer to Caiman House Field Station
  13. Day 13: Fly back to Georgetown, city tour
  14. Day 14: Depart Georgetown
  15. Day 15: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jan to Dec
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,675 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,875 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Charter flights - Georgetown to Annai and Karanambu to Georgetown
    • Excursion to Kaieteur Falls by scheduled flight
    • 14 nights accommodation in hotels & lodges
    • Most meals
    • Transfers
    • Services of an expert local naturalist guide throughout (selected departures only)
    • Services of indigenous local guides
    • Activities as per described in itinerary
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trip
    • Culture
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking

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