Guyana is blessed with a dramatic topography and majestic untouched forests, mountains, miles of rivers, waterfalls and beaches. With so much natural treasure close at hand, a tryst with adventure is inevitable. Here’s a sample of the adventure activities perfect for those looking for an adrenaline rush or softer adventure.
When Discovery Channel producers were looking for the most adventurous places on Earth to shoot the TV show Naked and Afraid, Guyana made the short-list. The wilds of the Rupununi region were the perfect location to shoot the episodes for Season 2.
Under the guidance of a former British Special Forces instructor and indigenous guides, you too can learn how comfortable you can make yourself in the jungle. The adventure includes instruction on how to handle the elements without any tools for several days, before being left to survive for a week on your own (with remote monitoring and support, of course). Make your own fire, catch your own fish, and build your own rainproof shelter. Contact Bushmasters for this unforgettable experience.
Ever dreamed of being in a cliffhanger? Guyana is your chance to amp up the fun. Join guided tours of Kaieteur National Park and other locations that feature rappelling down a mountain under the supervision of trained instructors. Get oriented, gear up and then put your new skills to test by stepping over the edge and making your way down a rugged rock face. It’s a true daredevil task not made for the faint-hearted. Once you get over your fear and take in the amazing views all around, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this sooner.
Tranquil paddling in a dugout canoe, whitewater rafting, sport fishing and more. With a large network of rivers and tributaries, you’re never too far from water-based fun in Guyana. From long multi-day river camping expeditions to casual daytrips, there are different levels of adventure to tailor to your needs. Guyana’s many rivers offer fantastic opportunities to see wildlife and birds, especially sleepy caiman crocodiles, different monkey species, and if you’re lucky, giant river otters. Being on the river provides ample opportunities for fishing for tarpon, peacock bass and even the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish — the mighty arapaima.
Living the “Vaquero” Life
If you’ve ever fancied wearing cowboy boots and lassoing wild broncos, Guyana is the perfect place for you. Head into the Rupununi, the country’s ranching hotspot, for a stay at a working cattle ranch. Help graze the cows and herd them back to their shed or corral for the evening. Hiking, lounging around a watering hole, anteater spotting and birdwatching round out ranch days.