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  • Shop for ingredients in Georgetown’s with master chef Delvin Adams before a special cooking class at his restaurant.
  • Stand in awe of Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single-drop waterfall.
  • Spend the night among villagers deep in the rainforest at an eco-lodge in Rewa.
  • Watch researchers capture black caimans for study at the Caiman House Field Station.
  • Stay at premium accommodations in Georgetown and hand-selected eco-lodges in the rainforest interior.
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Some destinations are tailor-made for an Explorers Club program. Guyana, a raw and wild land of dense rainforests, sugarcane plantations, and a myriad of exotic wildlife, is one of those places. Maybe it’s the promise of unbridled nature – Earth at its purest, most unfiltered and untamed – that, despite all of our modern conveniences, we still miss. Make no mistake; this is a place for true adventurers; creature comforts are few and far between. But that’s precisely the point. Escape into the wildlands of Guyana with us, but be forewarned; you may never want to go back home.

This exclusive Explorers Club Collection adventure begins in Georgetown, the last urban area you’ll see for several days. You’ll first meet master chef Delvin Adams, who will escort you through the bustling markets and bazaars in search of ingredients he’ll need for preparing lunch at his delightful little restaurant. While he’s cooking you get a sense of where you are via a guided tour of the city’s colonial architecture. Next, leave the city behind and head inland to Guyana’s most majestic natural attraction: stunning Kaieteur Falls at 741 feet (226 meters), the world’s highest single-drop waterfall). An optional helicopter transfer from Georgetown would not only take you to the falls, but also to Mount Roraima, the gigantic flat-topped mountain where the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana converge. Things continue in an adventurous vain further south. From the isolated village of Apoteri, you’ll voyage down the Rupununi River - keeping an eye open for giant river otters and black caiman along the way - to the Amerindian village of Rewa, a local eco-tourism project. After hiking nearby Awarmie Mountain and searching the rainforests for capybaras, capuchin monkeys, and other creatures in the company of skilled guides, journey deep into the Iwokrama Rainforest, with its terrific canopy walkway, allowing views on several canopy species that would be, virually, impossible to see from the forest floor. Near Yupukari, you’ll be invited along on a black caiman hunt, watching from a separate boat as a team of local experts catches these big river dwellers for study at the Caiman House Field Station. You’ll be able to picnic in the forest among a host of wild creatures, spot a Harpy Eagle nest with an expert guide, walk the trails in search of snakes, exotic birds, and maybe even the Goliath Birdeater, the world’s largest spider, before heading back to civilization in Georgetown, forever changed by your sojourn in the wild. ... Show More »

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world’s foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world’s most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability. « Show Less

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Georgetown
    Georgetown
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Georgetown
    Georgetown
    • Private Tour - Bourda Market with Chef Delvin Adams and City Tour (with Lunch, 5-6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - Demerara River Sunset Cruise (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/River Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Georgetown to Kaieteur Falls
    Georgetown to Kaieteur Falls
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - 1.5 hrs - Flight/Guide
    • Private Tour - Exploring Kaieteur Falls (2-3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Kaieteur Falls to Apoteri to Rewa
    Kaieteur Falls to Apoteri to Rewa
    • Private Tour - The Giant Bromeliad Forest (1-2 hrs) - Guide
    • Air - 1 hr - Flight/Guide
    • Private Transfer - Rewa River Discovery (2 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    • Private Tour - Arapaima in the Rewa (3 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Rewa
    Rewa
    • Private Tour - Hiking Awarmie Mountain (2-3 hrs) - Guide/Boat
    • Private Tour - Rewa Community Visit & Sewall Discovery (3 hrs) - Guide/Boat
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Rewa to Iwokrama
    Rewa to Iwokrama
    • Private Transfer - 4-6 hrs - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
    • The Guiana Shelf of North-Eastern South America
    • Private Tour - Iwokrama Canopy Walkway (1-2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Iwokrama
    Iwokrama
    • Private Tour - Wildlife in Iwokrama (3-4 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Tour - Canopy Walk at Dusk (1-2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Iwokrama to Yupukari
    Iwokrama to Yupukari
    • Private Transfer - By Trail and River, the Path to Yupukari (5-6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
    • Private Tour - Exploring & Assisting at Caiman House (2-3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Yupukari
    Yupukari
    • Private Tour - Caiman House Feild Station At Leisure - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Yupukari to Lethem to Georgetown
    Yupukari to Lethem to Georgetown
    • Private Transfer - In Search of the Spinetail & Antbird (3-4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Air - 1 hr - Flight/Guide
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Georgetown
    Georgetown
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
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Day 1: Georgetown

Upon arrival to Cheddi Jagan International Airport, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by a private guide and professional driver holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will take you to your awaiting vehicle and drive you to your hotel to assist with check-in. After check-in, a welcome briefing will be conducted in the lobby area. For guests arriving on evening flights, the briefing will occur the following morning in the hotel lobby.

Accommodation: Cara Lodge

First built as a private accommodation in the 1840’s, Cara Lodge opened its doors to guests in February 1996 and has since set the standard against which all other Georgetown hotels are measured. Offering first-class services in a traditional setting, the hotel is a favorite among visitors to Guyana, having won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for each of the past five years. The building has associated with the rich and famous, serving as host to Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Carter and rock star Mick Jagger. The Bottle Restaurant, with its columns of English ballast brick and stunning collection of Dutch bottles, is widely considered to be the best in Guyana. Each room is decorated in warm Caribbean colors and completed with handmade furniture from Liana Cane, Guyana’s renewable forest resources and includes all the amenities expected of a modern hotel.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge
Cara Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge at Night
Cara Lodge at Night

Day 2: Georgetown

This morning you will be met by your private guide at your hotel and then transfer to the Bourda Market, the largest of the four markets in Georgetown, where you will meet your host and culinary master for the day, Chef Delvin Adams. You can find virtually anything in the market, from beautiful African prints to the dark brown molasses-rich sugar that Guyanese like in their tea, bush medicine stalls and, of course, all the tropical fruit and vegetables imaginable. Chef Delvin then heads back to his restaurant while you embark on a tour of Georgetown with your private guide and driver.

Over the next few hours, you will have the opportunity to learn about a city unfamiliar to many travelers yet steeped in history. Your guide is bound to lace the commentary with the odd rumor about Georgetown’s past and present as you walk along the city’s avenues. Begin with a visit to the Stabroek Market, often described as a “bizarre bazaar” because of the wide range of goods brought to town on a daily basis by boat and take in Georgetown’s famous landmark, the clock tower, which can be seen for miles around. No trip to the city would be complete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens and Zoo. It houses one of the most extensive collections of tropical flora in the Caribbean, and is laid out with ponds, canals, kissing bridges and a bandstand.

Following the city tour, settle in at the Backyard Café for lunch. This, as the name suggests, is a backyard that Chef Delvin has turned into an exclusive hidden gem of a restaurant. If you are interested, Chef Delvin welcomes you to join him as he prepares a wonderful meal from the fruit and vegetables bought earlier in the day. Taste along as he prepares his unique dishes that are a fusion of Guyanese and international cuisine, or if you prefer, sit under the arbor and sip unique blends of juice or enjoy a cold Banks beer.

After lunch, return to your hotel to relax for a while before a sunset cruise on a river taxi in the late afternoon. The drive to the river taxis takes you through the heart of the city until you reach the old ferry stelling. As you slowly cruise along the banks of the river your guide will outline the history and facts of the famous buildings along the waterfront until you see the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Once the longest floating bridge in the world with a total length of 6,072 feet (1,851 meters), it was commissioned in July, 1978. Designed to last 10 years, it is still going strong. As the sun sets over the river, there is always a chance to witness a flock of brilliantly-colored Egrets and Scarlet Ibis as they fly across the skies and settle into the mangroves for the evening. Soon after the sky begins to darken, cruise back to the ferry stelling, enjoying the city light from the river before being returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Cara Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Demerara River at Sunset
Demerara River at Sunset

Day 3: Georgetown - Kaieteur Falls

The journey into Guyana’s interior starts this morning as you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby for a transfer to Eugene F. Correia International Airport.

Today’s excursion to Kaieteur Falls is on a scheduled service flight and takes you over the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers, revealing hundreds of miles of unbroken tropical rainforest before landing at Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall.

First seen by a European on April 29, 1870, Kaieteur Falls is located in the heart of Guyana on the Potaro River, a tributary of the Essequibo. The water of Kaieteur flows into a deep gorge - a drop of 741 feet (five times the height of Niagara Falls). According to a Patamona legend, Kaieteur Falls was named for Kai, a chief, who acted to save his people by paddling over the falls in an act of self-sacrifice to Makonaima, the great spirit. Another story tells that Kaieteur was named after an unpleasant old man placed in a boat and shoved over the fall by his relatives, thus the fall was named "Kaieteur", which means "old-man-fall". As the afternoon draws to a close, see the famous flights of the Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved by centuries of water, hidden behind the eternal curtain of falling water. Afterward, you will make the brief walk to your accommodations at the Kaieteur Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Kaieteur Guest House

Kaieteur Guest House is located in the Kaieteur National Park which is an extremely remote region of Guyana and is only accessible by plane. Less than a mile from the thundering roar of Kaieteur Falls, the properties two guest rooms are very basic, providing a comfortable place to rest your head but little else. There is no air conditioning or fans, however, there is a shared indoor bathroom with a shower and a kitchen area. Food and beverages will be flown in, so special dietary requests must be made well in advance.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Approaching Kaieteur Falls
Approaching Kaieteur Falls

Day 4: Kaieteur Falls - Apoteri - Rewa

An early start to the day will be rewarded with the magnificence of dawn over Kaieteur Falls. As an added treat, your guide will take you into the giant bromeliad forest where you can look for the little golden frog that lives its entire life in the tank of the bromeliad. It sounds like a fairy tale, but it’s true.

Later in the morning, board a chartered aircraft and visit the village of Apoteri. The flight to the Apoteri airstrip takes about an hour and from there you and your guide will travel by boat along the Rupununi River.

Wild giant river otters and black caiman, as well as locals fishing in the river are all part of what you are likely to see until you reach the Rewa River and the Amerindian community of Rewa. Surrounded by rainforest, mountains and oxbow lakes, teeming with wildlife, birds and fishes, this community of approximately 220 is predominately Macushi with a few families from the neighboring Wapashani and Patamona tribes. Villagers practice subsistence farming, fishing and hunting with little opportunity for cash employment. In 2005 the community constructed the Rewa Eco-lodge to establish a sustainable eco-tourism business. The lodge itself is situated on the river bank overlooking the Rewa River with views down river to the Rupununi.

After lunch in the dining hall of the lodge, set out on a 40-minute boat ride up the Rewa River, followed by a 15 minute hike to Grass Pond. The lake, set beautifully among Victoria Amazonica, boasts a good population of Arapaima, the largest fresh water fish in the world, but you can also fish for Peacock Bass. During a late afternoon visit you may see brown Capuchin Monkeys or Capybara. Likely bird sightings include Limpkin, Wattled Jacana, Black-Collared Hawk, Green Kingfisher and Guianan Puffbird. As dusk settles watch the flower of the Victoria Amazonica bloom.

Accommodation: Rewa Eco-Lodge

This grassed clearing in the rainforest houses six cabins and three benabs, the latter being a remarkable legacy of indigenous craftsmanship. The largest benab is the kitchen and dining area, with an outlook to the river. Accommodation is in two benabs each with two bedrooms and a large patio with hammocks for relaxing with shared bathrooms just outside; and six individual cabins. The self-contained cabins at Rewa are set between the trees and kokerite palms, at the side of the grassed compound. The raised cabins feature a verandah with hammocks, a large bedroom and a large bathroom with open to the sky shower. The indigenous cabins are constructed of local timber with thatched roofs. While there is no air conditioning at Rewa Eco-Lodge, there are fans to help keep you cool on warm days.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arapaima Angling
Arapaima Angling
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Man with Parrots on the Rewa Riva
Man with Parrots on the Rewa Riva

Day 5: Rewa

After another breakfast at dawn, this time overlooking the Rewa River, journey by boat to an oxbow lake and then begin to hike up Awarmie Mountain. The climb is steep in a few sections but, in general, is not too difficult. There is good birding along the trail with White Bellbirds calling both from the scrubby woodland at the beginning of the trail and again from the forests far below you when reach the summit. Other species you may see include the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Black Curassow, Red-Fan Parrot, Guianan Puffbird, Todd’s Antwren, Spotted Tanager and Bay-Headed Tanager. The area also has a high density of macaws including Scarlet, Blue-and-Yellow and Red-and-Green Macaws. When you reach the summit, you are greeted by absolutely stunning, uninterrupted views across the rainforest to the distant Kanuku Mountains and, in the other direction, Iwokrama Mountain.

Return to the lodge for lunch, then walk through the community of Rewa, just ten minutes away by foot, to see how the locals live. Visit villager’s houses and observe activities such as cassava grating - the main crop of the indigenous people - basket weaving and gardening. Your time at the village is flexible and subject to what is happening. Later in the afternoon, travel up the Rewa River to a location known as Seawall. This rock formation is a great place to fish (including for Piranha) or to visit the sand banks where Giant River Turtles come to lay their eggs. On the return trip look out for wildlife along the river banks: you might see Red Howler Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys and Brown Capuchin. The boat trip to Seawall only takes 20 minutes, but if you are a keen birder it might take much longer.

Accommodation: Rewa Eco-Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue and Yellow Macaw
Blue and Yellow Macaw
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grating Cassava at Rewa
Grating Cassava at Rewa

Day 6: Rewa - Iwokrama

After breakfast, bid farewell to staff and newfound friends and travel back by boat along the Rupununi River to Kwatamang Landing, a two to four hour trip. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred by private vehicle on a two hour and 30 minute drive to Atta Rainforest Lodge in the Iwokrama Forest.

The Iwokrama Rainforest is a vast wilderness of one million acres, a protected area that was established in 1996 as the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development. Only four untouched tropical rainforests remain in the world today, and Iwokrama is right in the heart of one of them: The Guiana Shield of North-Eastern South America. Because the unsustainable utilization of these forests will result in the extinction of half the world's plant and animal species - plus unknown changes to global climate - Iwokrama was established as a living laboratory for tropical forest management.

It is also exceptional among conservation organizations as it connects local people with every aspect of its work. From research to business, Iwokrama ensures local economic and social benefits from forest use and conservation. The forest is in the homeland of the Makushi people, who have lived here and used the forest for thousands of years. Its people are a vital part of the ecosystem. Its success relies on the ownership of local people and the combined skills of specialists and communities. Iwokrama does what many International conventions have acknowledged as best practice. It has begun conservation locally and integrated conservation into national development.

Less than half a mile from your accommodation is Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. A series of four suspension bridges leading to three platforms, the highest of which is almost 100 feet above the ground, they afford great views of a range of canopy species, many of which you would struggle to see well from the forest floor.

Another area where you want to spend some time is the clearing around the lodge, as this is one of the best places to see another of Guyana’s “must see” birds, the Crimson Fruitcrow. This species is seen here on a reasonably regular basis, as it often comes to feed in some of the nearby trees. The clearing is also a reliable site for Black Curassow as there is a family which has become accustomed to people and regularly passes through the clearing. With reasonable luck, you should be able to add this bird to the impressive list of species you will see around the lodge. Late afternoon is a good time to take a drive through the forest in an area known for jaguar sightings. This elusive cat is on the top of everyone’s wildlife list - and whilst not guaranteed - there is a reasonable chance you could be fortunate and have a sighting. Apart from jaguars, there are other wildlife opportunities along this corridor.

Accommodation: Atta Rainforest Lodge

Atta Rainforest Lodge is a short stroll from the base of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, offering comfortable private-room accommodation. The rooms are constructed of locally made clay bricks and wooden shingled roofs. Beds are netted and the bathroom with an open to the sky shower is a popular feature. Paved pathways take you from your cabin to the main dining area where you can also have a cold beer at the “Parrot-A-Fly” bar. The kitchen produces delicious home-cooked meals and traditional, friendly Amerindian hospitality is provided by the staff. The lodge is completely surrounded by tropical rainforest which offers a complete immersion in the rainforest experience. Please note the Atta Rainforest Lodge is not air-conditioned nor has fans.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jaguar in the Jungle
Jaguar in the Jungle
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exploring Iwokrama
Exploring Iwokrama

Day 7: Iwokrama

Before dawn, return with your private guide to the canopy, the tree top offering an excellent vantage point to bird-watch and, possibly, see Red Howler Monkeys and Black Spider Monkeys. Besides the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway itself, you can enjoy wildlife and birdwatching walks on the trails around the area. For those interested in botany, many of the trails have the key trees species marked. An array of bird species, colorful insects, noisy amphibians, and playful primates make the surrounding forest their home and you can be fairly certain to spot some extraordinary wildlife without trying too hard. Deer and Agouti are also regular visitors to the lodge. Serious birders will want to search the undergrowth for the rarely seen Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo.

Dawn and dusk are the best time to spend on the Canopy Walkway. It is very hot during the day and during this time it is recommended to relax or set out on shaded trail walks. Birding is also usually better in the cooler hours of the day. As dark falls on the canopy walkway, you may see the White-winged Potoo. Night walks are also possible, and something interesting always seems to pop on to the scene, including the occasional jaguar along the transnational road near the lodge.

Accommodation: Atta Rainforest Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Red Howler Monkey
Red Howler Monkey

Day 8: Iwokrama - Yupukari

Welcome the dawn chorus from the Canopy Walkway and then return to the lodge for breakfast before today’s departure. The transfer from Atta Rainforest Lodge by 4x4 vehicle to the rainforest Corkwood in the Iwokrama Forest usually takes only 45 minutes, unless wildlife sightings are such that you want to slow down. Once there, it is a comparatively short trail and, with some luck, you might see the amazingly brilliant Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock. This trail is through interesting forest and your private guide can show the use of many plants. If it is active, you may be able to visit a nearby Harpy Eagle nest. The nest itself is located in a huge emergent tree and if you are extremely fortunate, you might see one of the adult birds bringing a sloth or monkey to the nest to feed their chick. The trek into the nest site is about an hour each way on a reasonably defined trail.

Following the trek, continue the transfer to Ginep Landing where, upon arrival, you will take a boat trip on the Rupununi River to Yupukari. As you slowly travel on the river keep an eye out for Jabirus nesting along the river, Bat Falcons, King Vulture, Crestless Curassow, White-necked Jacobin and Drab Water Tyrant. You may also have a chance to see various animals including Giant Otters, Red Howlers, White-faced Saki and Squirrel Monkeys.

At the edge of Yupukari Village is Caiman House Field Station, a combination guest-lodge and education center focused on research and conservation projects along the nearby Rupununi River

Guests of Caiman House may have the opportunity to meet local craftspeople, including the furniture builders at Yupukari Crafters, a nonprofit venture to create village jobs and generate income to sustain educational development. You will also have the unique opportunity to support and participate in an ongoing field study of the Black Caiman, the largest member of the alligator family and an endangered species. You are invited to accompany the indigenous crew as they search for and capture Black Caiman on the river. You can observe the capture from a separate boat, but will be offered the opportunity to assist in data collection. Caiman are weighed, measured, sexed and tagged before being released back into the river. The research has already discovered interesting information on caimans’ nests that was previously unknown.

Accommodation: Caiman House Field Station

Resting on the edge of Yupukari Village in Central Rupununi, Caiman House Field Station is a guest-lodge and education center dedicated to research and conservation projects. The Field Station is the hub for several development projects, including the introduction of classroom libraries in three nearby village schools. The rooms at Caiman House are contained in a large building that is made from clay bricks with a thatched roof. There is an open sitting area as you enter the building with displays of crafts and caiman head skeletons. All the rooms have self-contained bathrooms and the beds feature hand-woven cotton bedheads. Caiman House Field Station and the Guest House are powered 24 hours a day by a large solar array and the entire station is served by wireless internet. Please note, Caiman House is not air conditioned and has no fans.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caiman
Caiman
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle

Day 9: Yupukari

On your last day in the central Guyanese rainforest you can go paddling - or with an electric motor - on Awariku Lake, escorted by your private guide. The ride on this huge lake takes you through a creek in some lowland forest and comes out into the Rupununi River. Once on the river, you will drift down to the main landing and then come back up to Caiman House. In low water you can paddle back to the landing from where you embarked. This is good for birdwatching as Egrets and Ibises are regular sightings along the lake and there is always a possibility to spot Giant River Otters or Black Caiman. Alternatively, set out with your guide to explore the trails around Caiman House Field Station or consider seeing what projects are underway at the research station and lend a hand.

Accommodation: Caiman House Field Station
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caiman
Caiman

Day 10: Yupukari - Lethem - Georgetown

After an early breakfast you depart by vehicle from Caiman House to Lethem, where you be greet by a team who will transfer you to the Ireng River after changing vehicles. For the next two hours or so, the attention is on two birds that appear to have restricted ranges, the Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird. Both are only found in the gallery forest along the Rio Branco and its main tributaries, all of which ultimately flow into the Amazon. Recent agricultural changes have seriously reduced the amount of available habitat for both species. As a result, the Spinetail is now classified as endangered, while the Antbird is treated as near-threatened. During the trip you are likely to encounter species such as Capped Heron, Muscovy Duck, Pale-legged Hornero and various Hirundines. Although the habitat needs of the Antbird and Spinetail seem slightly different (the Antbird prefers taller trees with vine tangles, while the Spinetail is possibly a little more tolerant of some human disturbance), they can both be found along a comparatively short stretch of the Ireng River.

After this unique birding experience, you will transfer back to Lethem airstrip ahead of your scheduled one-hour flight to Eugene F. Correia International Airport

You will be transferred to your hotel in Georgetown alongside a private guide and professional driver.

Accommodation: Cara Lodge

First built as a private accommodation in the 1840’s, Cara Lodge opened its doors to guests in February 1996 and has since set the standard against which all other Georgetown hotels are measured. Offering first-class services in a traditional setting, the hotel is a favorite among visitors to Guyana, having won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for each of the past five years. The building has associated with the rich and famous, serving as host to Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Carter and rock star Mick Jagger. The Bottle Restaurant, with its columns of English ballast brick and stunning collection of Dutch bottles, is widely considered to be the best in Guyana. Each room is decorated in warm Caribbean colors and completed with handmade furniture from Liana Cane, Guyana’s renewable forest resources and includes all the amenities expected of a modern hotel.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Untouched Guyana
Untouched Guyana

Day 11: Georgetown

You will be transferred to the airport alongside a private guide and professional driver ahead of your outbound flight.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

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Cara Lodge: Georgetown

First built as a private accommodation in the 1840’s, Cara Lodge opened its doors to guests in February 1996 and has since set the standard against which all other Georgetown hotels are measured. Offering first-class services in a traditional setting, the hotel is a favorite among visitors to Guyana, having won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for each of the past five years. The building has associated with the rich and famous, serving as host to Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Carter and rock star Mick Jagger. The Bottle Restaurant, with its columns of English ballast brick and stunning collection of Dutch bottles, is widely considered to be the best in Guyana. Each room is decorated in warm Caribbean colors and completed with handmade furniture from Liana Cane, Guyana’s renewable forest resources and includes all the amenities expected of a modern hotel.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge
Cara Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge at Night
Cara Lodge at Night

Kaieteur Guest House: Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Guest House is located in the Kaieteur National Park which is an extremely remote region of Guyana and is only accessible by plane. Less than a mile from the thundering roar of Kaieteur Falls, the properties two guest rooms are very basic, providing a comfortable place to rest your head but little else. There is no air conditioning or fans, however, there is a shared indoor bathroom with a shower and a kitchen area. Food and beverages will be flown in, so special dietary requests must be made well in advance.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kaieteur Guest House
Kaieteur Guest House

Rewa Eco-Lodge: Rewa

This grassed clearing in the rainforest houses six cabins and three benabs, the latter being a remarkable legacy of indigenous craftsmanship. The largest benab is the kitchen and dining area, with an outlook to the river. Accommodation is in two benabs each with two bedrooms and a large patio with hammocks for relaxing with shared bathrooms just outside; and six individual cabins. The self-contained cabins at Rewa are set between the trees and kokerite palms, at the side of the grassed compound. The raised cabins feature a verandah with hammocks, a large bedroom and a large bathroom with open to the sky shower. The indigenous cabins are constructed of local timber with thatched roofs. While there is no air conditioning at Rewa Eco-Lodge, there are fans to help keep you cool on warm days.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rewa Eco-Lodge Aerial Shot
Rewa Eco-Lodge Aerial Shot
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rewa Eco-Lodge
Rewa Eco-Lodge

Atta Rainforest Lodge: Iwokrama

Atta Rainforest Lodge is a short stroll from the base of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, offering comfortable private-room accommodation. The rooms are constructed of locally made clay bricks and wooden shingled roofs. Beds are netted and the bathroom with an open to the sky shower is a popular feature. Paved pathways take you from your cabin to the main dining area where you can also have a cold beer at the “Parrot-A-Fly” bar. The kitchen produces delicious home-cooked meals and traditional, friendly Amerindian hospitality is provided by the staff. The lodge is completely surrounded by tropical rainforest which offers a complete immersion in the rainforest experience. Please note the Atta Rainforest Lodge is not air-conditioned nor has fans.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Atta Rainforest Lodge
Atta Rainforest Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Atta Rainforest Lodge
Atta Rainforest Lodge

Caiman House Field Station: Yupukari

Resting on the edge of Yupukari Village in Central Rupununi, Caiman House Field Station is a guest-lodge and education center dedicated to research and conservation projects. The Field Station is the hub for several development projects, including the introduction of classroom libraries in three nearby village schools. The rooms at Caiman House are contained in a large building that is made from clay bricks with a thatched roof. There is an open sitting area as you enter the building with displays of crafts and caiman head skeletons. All the rooms have self-contained bathrooms and the beds feature hand-woven cotton bedheads. Caiman House Field Station and the Guest House are powered 24 hours a day by a large solar array and the entire station is served by wireless internet. Please note, Caiman House is not air conditioned and has no fans.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caiman House Field Station
Caiman House Field Station
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caiman House Field Station Living Area
Caiman House Field Station Living Area

Cara Lodge: Georgetown

First built as a private accommodation in the 1840’s, Cara Lodge opened its doors to guests in February 1996 and has since set the standard against which all other Georgetown hotels are measured. Offering first-class services in a traditional setting, the hotel is a favorite among visitors to Guyana, having won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for each of the past five years. The building has associated with the rich and famous, serving as host to Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Carter and rock star Mick Jagger. The Bottle Restaurant, with its columns of English ballast brick and stunning collection of Dutch bottles, is widely considered to be the best in Guyana. Each room is decorated in warm Caribbean colors and completed with handmade furniture from Liana Cane, Guyana’s renewable forest resources and includes all the amenities expected of a modern hotel.

Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge
Cara Lodge
Wild Lands of Guyana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cara Lodge at Night
Cara Lodge at Night

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