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rainforest, savanna and coast

A visit to one of the world’s last great wildernesses: a spirit of adventure will be rewarded!

A visit to one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the unspoilt rainforests and savanna of Guyana, where a spirit of adventure will be well rewarded!

This trip will explore different habitats to provide a spectacular variety of wildlife. We will visit the wonderful Kaieteur Falls, and enjoy a tour of Guyana’s capital Georgetown to see the distinctive wooden colonial style buildings that give the city its unique character.

During the trip we will find a wealth of birds including parrots, toucans, hummingbirds such as the beautiful Crimson Topaz and perhaps the magnificent Harpy Eagle. Mammals that we can hope to come across include howler and spider monkeys, White-lipped Peccaries, Giant River Otter and Giant Anteater.

We will spend time at the Iwokrama Research Station, which sits at the centre of a million acres of rainforest; Rewa Eco-lodge, constructed by the local community to establish a sustainable ecotourism business; and Karanambu Ranch, home of the late Diane McTurk who did  much to protect and rehabilitate Giant River Otters in Guyana.

This holiday offer the opportunity to visit one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet. The infrastructure is not so developed as other South American countries and away from the coastal area there are few roads so transport is often by boat and small plane. Where we travel by vehicle the roads are mainly tracks. The accommodation is basic but clean, the food is excellent and the people are wonderful.

Please note that holidays change, although sometimes only slightly, from year to year and previous trip reports may not reflect the planned itinerary, or other holiday details, for the current trip. Please ask us if you would like to know of any significant differences.

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock perched on a branch, Guyana
Werner's Toad crouched in shallow water, Guyana
Plain-bellied Emerald perched on a twig, Guyana