Iwokrama Forest - in Search of Jaguar
The capital Georgetown epitomises faded elegance with fine wooden buildings and a riot of tropical vegetation. From here we head into the forested interior and our lodge on the banks of the Essequibo River. Over the coming days we explore the area on foot and by canoe, with a late night wildlife search that offers our best chance of spotting Jaguar. There's the option to hike up to Turtle Mountain for expansive views over the rainforest canopy, before we head to the Iwokrama Walkway for a 2-night stay to enjoy bird and butterfly spotting.
Surama Amerindian Village
Travelling by truck we head for Surama, where we stay with the local community of Amerindians. This area is famed for its flora and fauna - by using local guides we maximise our chances of encountering Tapir, Giant Otters and the elusive Guianan Cock-of-the Rock. We'll also take dugout canoes up the Burro Burro River where we'll overnight in a hammock camp for a true wilderness experience.
Leaving Surama, we head to Rock View Lodge where our days are spent exploring from this comfortable base. We plan to visit the radio station at the Bina Hill Institute, a local school and the nearby Amerindian village of Aranaputa. Flying back to Georgetown, a free day offers us the chance to visit the spectacular Kaieteur Falls (optional).
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