Guyana offers magnificent natural treasures, and its rivers, jungles and savannas teem with wildlife, including jaguars and abundant bird varieties, as well as rare flora. The highlands are home to the world's tallest single-drop cascade, the mighty Kaieteur Falls. The tour includes all excursions as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on the majority of days.
Fly to Georgetown, via the Caribbean. Stay at Cara Lodge for 2 nights. * Due to changeable flight schedules, it may be necessary to add an extra day to the itinerary and overnight en-route in Barbados or Port of Spain (Trinidad). (N)
Visit Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls by light aircraft. (B, L)
Fly to the interior and transfer to Iwokrama River Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Early morning birding boat trip on the Essequibo river. Hike up Turtle Mountain for views over the forest canopy. Afternoon excursion to Kurupukari Falls to see the Amerindian petroglyphs and visit a local village. (B, L, D)
Wildlife walk along the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway and search for elusive jaguars. 2-night stay at Atta Rainforest Lodge. (B, L, D)
Take birding walks in the forest around the lodge or on the Canopy Walkway. (B, L, D)
Morning excursion to look for cock-of-the-rock birds. See village life in Surama and stay at the Surama Eco Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Early morning birding walk, then climb Surama Mountain for views over the savanna. This afternoon, take a canoe trip along the Burro Burro river. (B, L, D)
Continue through the grasslands towards the foothills of the Pakaraima mountains and the Rupununi savanna. Stay 1 night at Rock View Lodge. (B, L, D)
Early morning birding walk and watch the sun rise revealing spectacular views over the savanna and villages. Travel by land and river to Karanambu Ranch, home to Diane McTurk, well known for her work with rehabilitating orphaned giant river otters to the wild. Stay for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Explore the flooded forest, fish in Simoni pond and enjoy a rum punch under the stars. (B, L, D)
Search for giant anteaters and wild giant river otters. Transfer to Caiman House, home to black caimans. Evening river excursion. (B, L, D)
Early morning excursions. Fly back to Georgetown and take a city tour. Stay overnight at Cara Lodge. (B, L)
Fly to London, via the Caribbean or USA. (B)
Arrive in London. (N)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is not exclusive to Cox & Kings clients and is based on small group departures on a shared basis within Guyana using local guides at each location. Groups operate with a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 people per tour. On selected 'Plus' departures a top local guide will accompany the group throughout the itinerary; supplements apply.
This tour has been specifically designed to showcase the highlights of Guyana and uses the best available accommodation. However, Guyana is a wilderness destination and accommodation is basic in many places, with electricity supplied by generators and limited to certain hours. Road transfers in the interior are often on unpaved roads and are taken by 4x4 vehicles or 4x4 Bedford trucks.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808 6780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Break your outbound journey with a stop on a Caribbean island or take a pretour to explore the Guayanese coastal mangroves and wetlands. Guyana can also be combined with neighbouring Suriname or French Guiana. Alternatively, combine relaxation, exploration and birding on a Caribbean extension to an island such as St Lucia, Dominica or Barbados. Please inquire for details and prices.