Highlights – 

GUYANA

  •  Kaieteur Falls Tour

  •  Parrot Island Tour

  •  Marshall Falls Tour

  •  Georgetown City Tour

  •  Canopy Walkway

  •  Caiman Spotting

  •  Turtle Mountain

  •  Rapids/petroglyphs

  •  Indian House Boat Trip

SURINAME

  • Sunset & Dolphins Tour

  • Commewjine Plantations Boat Trip

  • Paramaribo City Tour

  • 3 nights at a Premium Georgetown Hotel

  • 2 nights at Baganara Island Resort

  • 2 nights at the Iwokrama River Lodge

  • 3 nights at a Premium Parimaribo Hotel

Length of Experience –  10 Nights / 11 Days

Conditions –

  • Based on Double Occupancy
  • Meals Included only where Indicated (B-L-D) As per Itinerary.
  • Airfare to Suriname included – Eugene. F. Correia International Airport to Zorg-en-Hoop
  • Accommodations in Guyana & Suriname Included
  • Airfare to Guyana not included
  • Alcohol beverages not included
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

 

Not exactly what you’re looking for? We can tailor our handcrafted itineraries to suit your travel needs. We’ll use our experience and inside knowledge of the region to give you the adventure of your dreams!

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Guyana

Arrive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana after which our vehicle will be waiting to take you to Georgetown, the capital city and chief port of Guyana, which is situated on the right bank of the estuary of the Demerara River. This site was originally chosen as a fort to guard the early Dutch settlements of the river.

When you arrive at the hotel you’ll have a chance to relax and settle in your room.

In the evening you’ll enjoy the city’s active night life. Whether it’s a live band by the hotel’s poolside with the family or a night at the city’s most popular bar with friends there’s something exciting for every age.

Overnight at Premium Hotel-B

 

Day 2: Kaieteur Falls & Arrive at Baganara Island Resort & Parrot Island

Our vehicle will take you from your hotel to Eugene F. Correia International Airport where you’ll depart at 10:00hrs, for a one (1) hour flight to the Kaieteur National Park. Here you will enjoy a two (2) hour tour of Kaieteur Falls which is situated on the Potaro River and is the largest single drop waterfall in the world at 741 feet, five times the height of Niagara Falls. Light snacks will be provided.

You will view the majestic falls from two different vantage points, offering you an extensive view of the falls. The path of the tour also takes you along a trail where your tour guide will highlight interesting details about the flora & fauna as well as historical information.

The next part of your adventure begins with a forty-five minute flight to Baganara. After you have enjoyed our delicious lunch, you’ll have the chance to spend the afternoon just relaxing or engaging in a variety of activities such as swimming & kayaking to name a few. Your afternoon can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you decide.

Then in the afternoon around 5pm, take a peaceful boat ride up the mighty Essequibo River to Parrot Island. Located just a few miles (15 minutes by boat) from Baganara on the Eastern bank of the Essequibo River, Parrot Island is an uninhabited island with approximately 200ft of natural vegetation and a beautiful sand beach that stretches about 2 miles when the tide is low. It is known as a home to many birds, but predominantly the parrots that go there at sunset to roost.

In the evening you’ll experience our famous Baganara Island cusine under our Gazebo overlooking the river.

Overnight at Baganara Island Resort  L-D

 

Day 3: Marshall Falls & Baganara Island Resort

After breakfast, around 9am take a trip up to Marshall Falls where a nature’s lover paradise awaits you. A 20 minute hike will take you to the waterfall where you’ll have a chance to swim and cool off and explore the surrounding area.

After lunch, you can lounge on the beach, relax in a hammock, kayak or paddle board.

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a bonfire dinner on the beach under the stars as you feel the cool breeze and hear the soft waves roll in.

Overnight at Baganara Island Resort  – B.L.D.B

 

Day 4: Depart Baganara Island Resort & Georgetown City Tour

On this morning around 6am, you will have a chance to explore the nature trail where a guide will walk you through the mildly challenging terrain as you look for birds and wild life discover nature at its best in unspoiled surroundings.

After you’ve enjoyed your final Baganara breakfast you’ll depart on your Trans Guyana scheduled flight to return to Georgetown. A car will be waiting at the airstrip to take you back to your hotel.

After lunch your tour of the city will start. On this adventure you’ll have the chance to see the breathtaking Victorian Style architecture of Georgetown’s past. You can almost envision the colonial people walking the streets, going about their daily business, as if it was another world.

You’ll see our famous Parliament Buildings where our national assembly sits, the beautiful City Hall which houses the office of the Mayor, the residences of the Head of State and his Prime Minister and a myriad of other interesting sites that give our Garden City its intrigue and character.

Our tour guide will take you to many places of interest, which include the enigmatic Stabroek Market, which sells everything from colourful, tropical fruits and vegetables to gold and diamond jewelry; the majestic St. George’s Cathedral which, at a height of 43.5m, is among the tallest wooden buildings in the world and the Botanical Gardens which truly captures Georgetown’s essence as the garden city with it beautiful flora and exotic birds and animals.

You will also be given the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, craft, and jewelry, or any other trinkets that catch your eye.

The tour will end at one of our local restaurants that will give you a chance to experience Guyanese cuisine at its best and cool off with an ice cold beverage.

Overnight at Premium Hotel-B

 

Day 5: Arrive at Iwokrama River Lodge & Caiman Spotting

Our vehicle will take you from your hotel to Eugene F. Correia International Airport where you’ll depart for Lethem via a scheduled Trans Guyana Airways’ scheduled morning flight. After which you will be transferred via road to Rock View Lodge for a delicious Lunch before departing via road to Iwokrama River Lodge. On arrival you’ll be shown to your cabin where you’ll have a chance to relax and settle in.

In the afternoon you can explore one of the nearby wildlife trails near the River Lodge with an experienced Iwokrama Guide who will point out an array of different birds such as Screaming Piha, the Grey Chinned Hermit, Gray Antbird, Chestnut Woodpecker, the Gray-winged Trumpeter, and the Black-necked Aracari. You’ll also see the Mora, Soft Wallaba and Wamara trees that are native to the area.

After dinner, your Caiman spotting adventure will begin. You’ll be taken on a night time cruise down the Essequibo River where the guide will point out the Black Caiman, the world’s largest of the alligator family that can grow to 6 metres (20 ft.) long. These beasts are frequently seen lying on the river banks. If you’re lucky you’ll also spot the other creatures of the night such as Tree Boas, Pacas, Nightjars, and Hula tree frogs.

Overnight at River Lodge – D

 

Day 6: Turtle Mountain & Rapids/petroglyphs

After breakfast you will leave the Iwokrama River Lodge for a 30 minute boat ride to the foot of Turtle Mountain for a mildly challenging hike to its summit at 290m.This hike takes about 1-1.5 hours but the breathtaking views are more than worth the effort.  Turtle Mountain provides a gorgeous view of the top of the rainforest canopy: Visitors will gaze upon several mountain ranges, the dense emerald jungle and the mighty Essequibo River. The summit also offers an opportunity to see several species of monkey including the Red Howler, the Black Spider and the Wedge Capuchin.

After lunch at the Iwokrama River Lodge you’ll visit the Kurupucari Falls to see the Amerindian Petroglyphs. These stunning works of art are estimated to be over 6,000 years old and best seen during low water season, then visit the small Amerindian community of Fair View.

Return late afternoon to the River Lodge and spend a relaxing evening enjoying dinner in the Fred Allicock Building overlooking the scenic vistas of the Essequibo River.

Overnight at River Lodge – B-L-D

 

 Day 7: Indian House Boat Trip, Canopy Walkway & Depart Iwokrama River Lodge

At dawn you can take an early morning boat trip round Indian House Island. Keep an eye out for the butterflies, snakes and macaws as they come out to have “breakfast” on the edge of the island. This early morning trip also gives you a chance to hear the dawn songs of the different kinds of birds like the Marbled Wood-Quail, the Band-rumped Swift, the White-banded and the Black-collared Swallows, and many more!

After breakfast you will leave the River Lodge and continue south-west along the Iwokrama Road to the Atta Rainforest Lodge and Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Jaguar, South America’s largest cat.

The 154 metre (505 ft.) state-of-the-art Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a totally unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle’s mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 30 metres (98 ft.). You’ll have the chance to see birds like the Green Aracari, Scarlet Macaw, Guiana Toucanette or Channel-bill Toucan. Red Howler Monkeys may also be observed. You can check out the epiphytes such orchids and bromeliads, and look for the amazing parasitic Ficus plant as it engulfs another tree. There is also the Greenheart Tree, the Waramadan (endemic in Guyana only to the Iwokrama Forest) and the poisonous Aromata!

You will then depart Iwokrama for Rock View Lodge where you’ll enjoy a local lunch before departing for Lethem for your flight via Trans Guyana Airways’ scheduled flight to the Eugene. F. Correia International Airport. A car will be waiting at the airstrip to take you back to your hotel.

Overnight at Premium Hotel-B

 

Day 8: Arrival in Suriname & Sunset and Dolphins Tour

You’ll depart Guyana around 8:30am on a Trans Guyana Airways/GUM Air scheduled flight for Suriname. On arrival in Paramaribo you’ll check into your hotel. You’ll then have the chance to settle into your room, explore the area or do some shopping.

In the afternoon you’ll set off on your first boat adventure, a dolphin spotting tour. You’ll enjoy the tranquility of the river and the beautiful scenery while sipping a refreshing (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) drink. Snacks will be provided.

The boat will idle for a while allowing the more curious dolphins to come close. If you see their small eyes glistening above the water surface when they move through the water, this probably means that they are in for a play.

As the sun shows you the beauty of a Surinamese sunset, you’ll continue in the direction of the estuary at the Atlantic Ocean. When it gets dark, you’ll make your way back to the jetty at Leonsberg.

Overnight at Premium Hotel

 

Day 9: Parimaribo City Tour

After breakfast at your hotel you’ll be taken on a tour of the unique and intriguing city of Parimaribo. Our guide will accompany you for a walk through the streets of the city where you’ll see the old wooden colonial buildings that have been well preserved. Buildings like the St. Peter and Paul cathedral and the presidential palace have a unique symmetric wooden architecture whose historical value has earned them a place on the UNESCO list of world heritage.

You’ll also visit the Central Market place where you’ll have the chance to learn more about the variety of fruit, vegetables, spices and other goods that Suriname has to offer. The guide will proudly tell you about the Surinamese cuisine available which you’ll then get to sample.

You’ll then visit the Keizerstraat where a Mosque and a Synagogue stand next to one another in peace. This is just one of the many examples of the multiculturalism of Suriname that you’ll come across that make its people so proud. You’ll then head over to Fort Zeelandia where the guide will give you the details of its rich history. This tour will give you a great sense of the culture, the people and the food that make Suriname what it is.

Overnight at Premium Hotel – B

 

Day 10: Commewjine Plantations Boat Trip

After breakfast your day starts with the Commewijine Plantations Boat trip going down the Suriname River. This is a district well-known for its many historical plantations. You’ll start off at Leonsberg, then going down the river in a traditional boat you’ll arrive at Nieuw – Amsterdam.

There you’ll find an open-air historical museum with a fort built in 1734 by Dutch colonists. This place was chosen strategically to build this fort because it is the point where the Suriname and the Commewijne Rivers merge with a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean. This set up was meant to protect the plantations behind the fort against their English and French enemies.

After sight-seeing at the fort, you’ll then go further down the river to a former plantation, Rust en Werk. There you’ll see a picturesque fishermen village and the remainders of the old colonial coffee and sugar plantations where you’ll experience the simple way of life of the offspring of the contract workers who still live there.

The highlight of the tour is the splendidly restored plantation Fredericksdorp. On this former coffee plantation you’ll learn more about plantation life during the colonial time and have the opportunity to explore. On the way back you’ll make a quick stop at the plantation Johan- Margaretha, an active plantation where farmers grow several plants such as cassava, bananas and peppers. You’ll then return back to your hotel for a relaxing evening in the city.

 Overnight at Premium Hotel– B

 

Day 11: Depart Suriname

After breakfast, a car will take you back to the Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.

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