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.
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