What’s the ultimate Guyana adventure? How about 14 days of exploration that ranges from the Atlantic coast and mountains to the Amazon rainforest and savannas including jungle treks, river journeys, an adrenalin pumping 4×4 safari, spectacular Kaieteur Falls, staying at a working ranch or unwinding at a riverside resort. If you time it right, you can hit the Rupununi Rodeo as well.
Day 1 – Discover the Best of Georgetown
Step out for a city tour and lunch with Chef Delvin Adams at his home-style Backyard Café. Explore the Stabroek Market, the Seawall, Botanical Gardens, local museums and soak in the city vibes.
Day 2 – Cruise Guyana’s largest river
Explore old Dutch forts and colorful modern life along the mighty Essequibo River.
Day 3 to 9 – 4×4 the Pakaraimas
A weeklong trip through the Pakaraima Mountains in a sturdy four-wheel drive vehicle. Hang your hammock between huge rainforest trees or camp by a waterfall.
Day 10 & 11 – Experience Ranch Life
Bunk at a working ranch in the Rupununi savannah region and help the vaqueros (cowboys) with their daily duties. Hikes, giant anteater watching, fishing and birding are other staples of a ranch visit.
Day 12 & 13 – Explore Nature Trails
Transition from the grasslands to the rainforest with a stay at Karanambu Eco Lodge (and its world-renowned giant river otter rehabilitation program) or Atta Lodge with its canopy walkway through the treetops. Explore the wilderness by day and night in search of black caiman crocodiles, giant river otters, capybara, giant anteaters, and if you’re really lucky, maybe even a jaguar.
Day 14 – Visit Kaieteur Falls
The perfect climax to your Guyana adventure, Kaieteur Falls is an absolute essential. The world’s tallest single-drop waterfall is a genuine jaw-dropper. Real thrill-seekers can extend their tour with a five-day overland trek to reach the falls.
Ph. credits: David DiGregorioTags: eco-tourism, Guyana, South America, wildlife