Guyana are the highest form of adventure in the country. Equipped with basic knowledge about the jungle and nothing but a machete, your guide will take you through the pristine rainforests of Guyana and provide you with hands-on training in jungle survival. Join the growing league of “survivors”, including reality show participants who have had comparable experiences in the same locations.
Day 01: Arrive Georgetown
Arrive to Guyana and transfer to your hotel in Georgetown.
Day 02: Georgetown / Surama Village
You are picked up early this morning for your internal flight to Lethem and onward to Surama village by vehicle. The village is located deep in the rainforest, in a small savannah surrounded by forested hills. The famous Charles Waterton once explored this region and was stunned by the beauty of the spot. Surama’s inhabitants are from the Makushi tribe; they still observe many of their traditional practices. When you arrive, you are greeted by local staff and settle into your accommodations. Enjoy lunch and then spend the afternoon learning some basic jungle survival skills, such as collecting food and fuel material. Overnight at the eco-lodge.
Day 03: Jungle Survival
Following an early breakfast, set out with your guide and begin your outdoor training for the day. Learn how to make your shelter for the evening, how to fish, hunt, and look for other food and water sources. Your Amerindian guide will show you how to make fire with traditional materials. Your guide will also take you out and show you their method for hunting and fishing. Make a wabini (elevated platform) from where you can make a base to observe the wildlife at night. Spend the night in your own shelter, your only night of camping on your Guyana adventure.
Day 04: Iwokrama Rainforest
This morning enjoy breakfast in your survival camp before returning to Surama. After lunch take your 4×4 vehicle and transfer by way of a trail through the Iwokrama Forest. Keep your eyes peeled for the amazing Guianian Cock-of-the-rock bird. Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve is a vast area of one million acres that protects one of the last four untouched tropical rainforests in the world. Iwokrama is exceptional in its conservation because of its intimate collaboration with the local people in every aspect of its work. The forest is the homeland of the Makushi people, who have lived off the forest for thousands of years.
Continue following the trail through Iwokrama forest, keeping your eyes ready to spot birds and even jaguar. The Iwokrama forest is rapidly gaining international acclaim for its healthy jaguar populations. Watch for a myriad of bird species as you drive this route, the only North-South road in all of Guyana. Travelers often see agouti, tayra, puma, tapirs, and black curassows.
Arrive to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, where you can birdwatch from 115ft (35 m) in the forest canopy. From this vantage, you can sometimes spot howler monkeys, spider monkeys, and many birds. Continue on to your rainforest lodge this evening and settle in.
Day 05: Georgetown
Enjoy the bird chorus that awakens you this morning and hop out onto the canopy to spot the many birds that come alive at dawn. The timid black curassow can often be seen in this region in the mornings. After breakfast, transferto the airstrip for your mid-morning flight back to Georgetown.
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 06: Kaieteur Falls & Orinduik Falls
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.*
OPTIONAL TOURS (NOT INCLUDED):
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.
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 07: Return Home
Add on to your Guyana travel an extension south to visit the Rupununi Savannah, or return home.
|Georgetown||01||Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown|
|Surama||01||Surama Eco Lodge|
|Iwokrama Canopy Walkway||02||Atta Rainforest Lodge|
|Georgetown||02||Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown|
– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 06 nights accommodation as per program
– English speaking guide
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– Entrance fee as per program
– All sightseeing & excursion by private vehicle
– All transport and listed activities
– All present government taxes.
• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Travel Insurance.
• Accommodation in good hotels.
• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.