2 nights At Iwokrama River Lodge
Indian House Boat Trip
Length of Experience – 2 Nights / 3 Days
- All inclusive meals, soft beverages at interior resorts
- Accommodation is based upon Double & Single Occupancy
- Alcoholic beverages not included
- Ground / Air Transfers to Local Resort included
- Airport transportation can be provided upon request
- Prices subject to change without notice
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Day 1: Arrive at Iwokrama River Lodge & Caiman Spotting
Depart Eugene. F. Correia International Airport via a scheduled Trans Guyana Airways’ scheduled morning flight to Lethem. 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 2: 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 3: 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.