Guyana

In the 16th Century, the legend of the lost city of El Dorado in present-day Guyana proved a potent lure for many famous explorers from throughout Europe including Sir Walter Raleigh, who was determined to find this fabled city of gold in order to ingratiate himself with Queen Elizabeth I. As it turned out he failed in his mission as did many of the great conquistadors of the day, but this pursuit of gold left a rich cultural history in Guyana and throughout the region.

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Fly over the Kaiteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls, Guayna

With its single sheer drop of 741 feet, the Kaieteur Falls is the highest in the world and almost five times the height of the Niagara Falls. Here the Potaro River tumbles over this dramatic cliff edge at the rate of 30,000 gallons per second creating a fantastic natural spectacle in the heart of the remote rainforest.

Just for the sheer natural beauty and grandeur of these falls, it is well worth doing a day trip from Georgetown by air to see this awe-inspiring landmark. You land near the falls and spend the day exploring them as well as the surrounding rainforest, which is also home to the poisonous Golden frog and the bright orange Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, one of Gayana’s most beautiful birds.

Hang out with Giant River Otters

Guyana - Karanambu

The renowned conservationist Diane McTurk devoted her life to the protection of the endangered Giant River Otters of the North Rupununi in south west Guyana. This is a region of four key habitats including wetlands, savanna, rivers and forests and it is in the rivers of this region that the otters can be seen.

To stay at Karanambu Lodge is to follow in the footsteps of such naturalist luminaries as Gerald Durrell and Sir David Attenborough who have all been drawn here by the incredible richness and diversity of the wildlife. However to sit on the banks of the Rupununi River and watch the enchanting Giant River Otters hunt fish, preen and lounge in the sun is a true privilege.

October to April are traditionally the drier months in Guyana when the wildlife and access to the more remote parts of the country is at its best. There can also be lighter, shorter rains in December. May to August are typically the wettest months when the interior savannah and rivers flood. The wildlife viewing can still be enjoyed then, but mainly by boat and getting around can be harder.

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The Highlights of Guyana

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Incredible flora & fauna
  • Some of the most pristine and beautiful places on earth
  • Feeling the thundering waters of the Kaiteur Falls
  • Arrowpoint Nature Resort – great range of activities!
  • Birdwatching from the Iwokrama canopy walkway
  • Explore Surama with the Amerindian community

This trip can be enjoyed on a scheduled group departure (please contact us for departure dates) or on a private tailor-made basis.

  • 3 nights at Cara Lodge
  • 2 nights at Arrowpoint Nature Resort
  • 2 nights at Iwokrama River Lodge
  • 1 nights at Atta Rainforest Lodge
  • 2 nights at Surama Ecolodge
  • 2 nights at Rock View Lodge
  • 2 nights at Karanambu Ranch
  • 1 nights at Cara Lodge

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Georgetown/London).

From £3,535 per person

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GUYANA INFO

Visa

No visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 4 Hours

Flight Time

12 hours with one stop

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