Enchanting Guyana

GUY102: 9 Days Private Tour of Georgetown - Kaieteur Falls - Georgetown - Lethem - Karanambu - Iwokrama - Georgetown
Tour Type: Private tailor-made tour, with experienced guide and driver
Accommodation: Selected comfortable 4-star or 3-star hotels and nice lodges

  • Take boat trips on Demerara River and Rupununi River.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of Kaieteur Falls closely and from the sky.
  • See a variety of birds flying to their night roost in the evening.
  • Visit the local market with a chef's guide and take part in the cooking process.
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Day 1 Pick up at Georgetown airport, Cruise on the Demerara River
Welcome to Georgetown. Upon arrival, you will meet your private driver at the exit of the airport and then be trasnferred to the central located hotel, the Cara Lodge, which was built in the 1840s with a long and romantic history.

In the afternoon at around 16:00, your guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to pass through the heart of the city to the Stabroek Market area, where you will take a river taxi along the Demerara River. When the sun sets, a variety of egrets, herons, and Rufus Crab Hawks, Scarlet Ibises will fly to their night roost in the mangrove. Afterwards, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Cara Lodge or similar
Day 2 Fly to visit Kaieteur Falls and Orinduik Falls
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Eugene F. Correia International Airport (Ogle Airport) to catch the flight to Kaieteur Falls. You will overlook the Demerara River and the Essequibo River, enjoy the views of the pristine tropical rainforest along the way. After two hours’ sightseeing, we will head for Orinduik Falls, one of the most beautiful sites in Guyana’s hinterland. The water thunders over steps and terraces, with a scenery of the rolling grass covered hills. You will have another two hours at Orinduik Falls. Afterwards, take the same flight back to Georgetown. You will be picked-up at Eugene F. Correia International Airport (Ogle) and be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Cara Lodge or similar
Day 3 Fly to Lethem, Road transfer to Caiman House
Today, you will first take a morning flight to Lethem. Then a 3-5 hours’ car transfer will take you to cross the savannah and reach to Caiman House. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to check into the Caiman House Field Station, which is a guest lodge as well as an education center focused on research and conservation projects along the nearby Rupununi River. After a short rest, you will participate in an ongoing field study of the Black Caiman, assisting with data collection like weighing, measuring and tagging and then release them back into the river, which will surely be a once in a lifetime experience for most travelers (This activity is only offered in dry season when there are sandbanks to haul out the caiman). Beside, you will have an opportunity to meet local craftsmen here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Caiman House Field Station or similar
Day 4 Boat transfer to Karanambu Lodge, boat tour in the evening
After breakfast, you will take a boat for about one hour to get to Karanambu. On the way, you will have a chance to see the Giant Otters, Black Caiman and Arapaima. After arriving, you will be accompanied to check into Karanambu Lodge. Today’s lunch will be served in the lodge and you could have a rest in the afternoon.

In the evening, a guided boat tour to a nearby pond, where you will see hundreds of Ibis, Anhinga, Heron and Egret, will be arranged for you. If you are a bird watching enthusiast, you could explore the woodland patches along the river. If lucky, you will find some rare species, like Agami Heron. Afterwards, you could walk along the airstrip to find some different species of nightjar and the Double-striped Thick-knees among the grasslands.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Karanambu Lodge or similar
Day 5 Search for the Giant Anteater, take boat and car to Iwokrama
Today, please get up early in the morning. Then you will be guided to a stretch of rolling grasslands, where you have a chance to see the Giant Anteaters. The red termite in the mounds of earth will be their food. Watching how they find and eat the red termite will be an interesting thing. Then you will be driver back to the lodge for breakfast.

After breakfast, you will first take a two hours’ boat trip to Ginep Landing, then travel northwards by road to Pakaraima Mountain Inn, where you will enjoy a home-cooked lunch on the veranda along with fascinating stories from local character and host.

After lunch, we will continue the road trip to Atta Rainforest Lodge, home to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Atta Rainforest Lodge or similar
Day 6 Walk on Iwokrama Canopy Walkway to admire various birds and wildlife
Before dawn, we will head to the canopy walkway. Walking on the top of the trees, you will have a great view of the canopy, which is hardly to see on the ground. On the walkway, you could find various species of cotinga and sometime you could even see the Red Howler and Black Spider Monkeys. The walkway has three platforms and the highest one is over 30 meters (98 feet) above the forest floor.

Afterwards, you can walk on the nearby trails and admire wildlife and birds. You might meet deer, tapir or agouti. As darkness falls, you may see the White-winged Potoo. A night walk will also bring a fun and different experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Atta Rainforest Lodge or similar
Day 7 Fly back to Georgetown, head to Botanical Gardens for Birding
Enjoy the dawn chorus in the canopy walkway in the early morning and then return to the lodge to have breakfast. You will be transferred by car and head for Iwokrama Fair View airstrip, from where you will take the flight back to Georgetown. Along the way, you may see elusive Jaguar and myriad bird species. After arriving in Georgetown, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

In the afternoon at 15:00, your guide will pick you up at the hotel, and then accompany you to walk for about 20 minutes to get to the Botanical Gardens for birding. This garden is home to over 200 species of birds and the local expert will guide you through the different birds.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cara Lodge or similar
Day 8 Georgetown market city tour, family visit and home-cooked lunch
After breakfast, Chef Delven Adams will meet you at the hotel and then take you to the Bourda market to buy fish, meat, fruits, vegetables and other ingredients needed for today’s lunch. Chef Delven Adams will guide you in the market and you will have a chance to meet his favored sellers and taste their products. You will experience the local lifestyle and be like a local here.

Then, you will be guided to visit St. Georges Cathedral, the residence of the Prime Minister, the Victoria Law Courts, St. Andrews Kirk and Stabroek Market. Afterwards, you will be led to visit the National Park and hand-feed the West Indian Manatees there.

Lunch will be a special treat at Delven’s backyard. He will prepare an amazing meal with the ingredients bought in the morning market. You could relax yourself in the backyard or join in the cooking and learn from the chef how to cook Guianese dishes. After having the special lunch, you could arrange the rest of the day by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Cara Lodge or similar
Day 9 Departure, Airport see-off
At the appointed time today, you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a pleasant trip home.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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2023 Special Deal
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$5049 $4544$4419 $3977
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels/lodges/camps
  • Internal scheduled flights (Georgetown - Kaieteur - Georgetown, Georgetown - Lethem, Iwokrama - Georgetown)
  • Service of English speaking driver-guide or guide as itinerary specifies
  • Private airport transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Guided tours, entrance fees and activities for mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flights to and out of Guyana
  • Single supplement for single room occupancy
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra charge for upgrade to chartered flights
  • Personal expenses (such as drinks, laundry, telephone, optional chargeable activities during the tour)
  • Tips for the driver guide, hotel and lodge
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Guyana visa fees
  • Departure tax
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