2 nights in Georgetown – Mariott Hotel
2 Nights at Surama
1 Night at Rock View Lodge
3 Nights at Iwokrama River Lodge
3 Nights at Karanambu
5 Nights in Suriname
2 nights in French Guiana
Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days
- 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
- Alcohol beverages not included
- Airport Shuttle Transportation included
- Airfare to Guyana not included
- Accommodations in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Included
- Prices subject to change without notice.
- Starting Point: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Guyana)
- End Point: Zorg-en-Hoop International Airport (Suriname)
Arrive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Guyana. After which you will be transferred 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. Upon arrival you will be
checked into your Hotel.
Overnight at Marriott Hotel.
Depart Eugene. F. Correia International Airport for Lethem via Trans Guyana Airways
scheduled flight at 7:30am. Upon arrival at Lethem, you will be transferred via road to
On arrival in Surama, receive a welcome from a village councillor have a refreshing snack
then discuss your itinerary to confirmed any changes .Then settle into your
accommodation. Your guide will then take you for a village tour to visit the local school,
medical centre and church along with some village houses before having lunch .
This Tour is approximately 3 KM
As the afternoon cools your guide will take you for a short walk on the Marabunta trails to
observe the forest and bird life.
Tonight enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the
forest after dark.
Overnight at Surama Eco-lodge. L-D
Rise before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then a challenging climb up the Surama
Mountain in the cool morning air. This is the best time to observe bird and wildlife along the
trail. Breakfast will be served at a look out point which affords incredible views across the village
and savannah to the Pakaraima Mountains. Return to village for lunch this tour is approximately
5 KM return
After a 1 hour Ceasta you then take a walk or transfer across the savannah and through
the rain forest to the Burro Burro River. Tonight overnight in a hammock at the Carahaa Landing
Overnight at Surama Eco-lodge. B-L-D-B-L
At dawn your guides will paddle you on the Burro Burro River for opportunities to observe
Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tira, Spider Monkeys and many more species. Return to village for
lunch before departing Surama for Rock View Lodge.
Rock View Lodge is nestled between the Amerindian villages of Annai and Rupertee on the
North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, where the foothills of the Pakaraima mountain
range meet the tropical rainforest. The Iwokrama International Centre Field Research
Station, the Canopy Walkway, the fourteen villages of the indigenous Makushi people,
excellent birding locations and other resorts such as Karanambu Resort and Cattle Ranch
are easily accessible from Rock View. The Lodge may be reached by air or road from
Georgetown and Brasil (Boa Vista and Bon Fin).
As the afternoon cools, enjoy an explanation and demonstration of traditional cashew nut
Enjoy a walk through the nearby nature trail with opportunities to see different species of
birds and glimpses of wildlife.
Overnight at Rock View Lodge . D-B-L
Before breakfast, depart the Lodge for a 45 minutes hike to the Panorama Nature Trail
which will provide you with the opportunity to glimpse wildlife.
After lunch you will depart Rock View Lodge for Iwokrama River Lodge via a 4 x 4 vehicle.
The duration of the journey is about 3 hours traveling dependent on the condition of
the road, you will arrive just in time to relax before lunch and get settled in to your room.
After lunch explore one of the nearby wildlife trails near the River Lodge with an
experienced Iwokrama Guide. You will see the Mora, Soft Wallaba and Wamara trees and
may be able to view the Screaming Piha, the Grey Chinned Hermit, Gray Antbird, Chestnut
Woodpecker, the Gray-winged Trumpeter, and the Black-necked Aracari.
After a relaxing dinner, join us for a cruise on the Essequibo River through the black of
night, maybe lit only by a pale moon. Your guide shines the spotlight and there it is… the
red-eye glare of the Black Caiman! Frequently and closely seen lying on the river banks,
the worlds largest of the alligator family grows to 6 metres (20 ft.) long. A boat ride at nightmay also introduce you to other nocturnal creatures such as Tree Boas, Pacas, Nightjars,
and Hula tree frogs.
Overnight at River Lodge.
A trip to Iwokrama is not complete without a hike to the summit of Turtle Mountain for a
stunning view of the jungle vista. After breakfast, the journey starts with a peaceful and
scenic half hour boat ride where you arrive at the base of the mountain. The trek to the
290m Turtle Mountain summit is mildly challenging and takes about 1 ½ – 2 hours but the
breathtaking views are more than worth the effort. Turtle Mountain provides a gorgeous
view of the top of the rainforest canopy.
Along the way Harpy Eagle has been seen and you may also see the Greater Yellow-headed
Vulture, King Vulture, Gray-headed, Double-toothed, and Plumbeous Kites and Black-faced
Hawk. The trails may reveal Little Chachalaca, Marail Guan, Black Currassow, Squirrel and
Black-bellied Cuckoos, Blue-crowned Mot Mot, Colalred Puffbird, Pygmy, Antwrens and
many more! You may also be rewarded with sightings of monkeys such as Red Howlers,
Wedge-capped Capuchins and Black Spiders.
After your hike you can spend the rest of your day and evening exploring the network of
Trails around the Turtle Mountain Camp with your experienced guide. The area offer
excellent opportunities for viewing Squirrel and Howler monkeys, Peccaries, Arapaima,
and occasionally Giant River Otters.
You will spend the night at the new Turtle Mountain Camp, a comprehensive facility for
visitors who wish to stay in the heart of the rainforest. The camp is located at the foot of
Turtle Mountain near Paddle Rock Creek, a refuge for Brazilian Tapirs, occasional
Peccaries, agoutis, and Pacas.
After breakfast at the Turtle Mountain Camp visit the Kurupukari Falls to see the
Amerindian petroglyphs. These stunning works of art are estimated to be over 6,000 years
old and are best seen during low-waterseason.
After a refreshing lunch in the Fred Allicock Building you will depart for Iwokrama’s
Famous Canopy Walkway. 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. 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!
As you return late afternoon to the River Lodge, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive
Jaguar; South America’s largest cat. Spend a relaxing evening enjoying dinner overlooking
the scenic vistas of the Essequibo River.
Overnight at River Lodge. B- L-D-B
Day 8, 9, 10
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
five species of Tinamou, Marbled Wood-Quail, Band-rumped Swift, White-banded and
Black-collared Swallows, and many more!
After breakfast you will leave the River Lodge for Genip Landing where you be transferred
via road and river to Karanambu Lodge
On arrival relax and settle into your room after which you will enjoya delicious lunch
consisting of local dishes.
As the afternoon cools you will be taken on a familiarization tour of the village.
Trips may be on the river by boat, on the savannahs by Land Rover or along forest trails on
foot to the different ponds in the area. Activities include:
- River trips to look for Wild Giant River Otters and other wildlife
- Bird watching and wildlife spotting along the Rupununi River, in the lakes, ponds, and hiking trails
- Late afternoon and evening trip to view the opening of the Giant Victoria Amazonica Lilly.
- Savannah trip to look for the Giant AnteaterExploring nearby ponds for an array of local flora and fauna.
- Savannah Sundowner’s or Sundowner’s over El Dorado
- Visiting with your hostess Ms. Diane McTurk to learn about the Giant River
- Otter rehabilitation program carried on by the Karanambu Trust and the history of Karanambu.
Over night at Karanambu – L-D-B-L-D-B-L-D-B
After breakfast, depart for Lethem for your scheduled flight to Eugene.F.Correia
International Airport. Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be transferred after via road to
You either take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, craft, and jewellery, or any other
knick-knacks that your indulgence allows you.
Enjoy Georgetown’s night life or relax and have a sumptuous dinner at one of our
Overnight in Marriott Hotel.
Depart Guyana on a Trans Guyana Airways/GUM Air scheduled flight for Suriname. On
arrival in Paramaribo check into the Marriott Hotel.
This day in Parimaribo will provide you with free time to visit the city at your leisure with a
Overnight at Courtyard Marriott-B
After Breakfast, depart your Hotel between 8:30am – 9:00am via road. We will drive over
the “Afobakkaweg”. This street leads us near the “Brownsberg” to Atjoni, the most
important mooring and marketplace in that area. We will make a stop at “Brownsberg” and
will visit one of the waterfalls. On the way we will have lunch. Afterwards we will drive to
Atjoni, were we step in one of the traditional wooden canoe. During the boat trip we will
pass the Saramaccan village before we reach your destination Jaw Jaw. Upon arrival at Jaw
Jaw , relax and get settled into your room. Afterwards , enjoy a walk around the area and
enjoy a refreshing swim in the rapids. You are free to walk around and just enjoy the
surroundings. At night there is diner and a a cultural performance with different traditional
Overnight at Jaw Jaw – L-D
After a delicious breakfast, visit the village and enjoy a jungle walk. During this jungle
walk, chances are , you will see the local women planting their crops or where farming is
done. After this activity, enjoy lunch in the village and in the latter part of the afternoon
sailing will be done on the river. We will pass some Saramaccan villages and over the
particular plots (rapids) like Ferulazzi. The guide will explain their life style and over this
amazing population that live without contact from the out side world and still use all the
old methods from generations ago. In the afternoon we return back and you will have the
opportunity to go on an alligator trip.
Overnight at Jaw Jaw – B-L-D-B
After breakfast , We will sail back to Atjoni and travel via bus to Paramaribo. At the end of
the afternoon we will be in Paramaribo, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Overnight at Courtyard Marriott-B.
We leave early in the morning from Paramaribo to reach the border town Albina. To reach
French Guiana we will have to cross the impressive Marowijne river. At the other side, in St.
Laurent de Maroni, it is as if you are in France but only in the tropics. In St. Laurent you will
have a tour in the well known “Bango” prison where Papillo was imprisoned. Afterwards
you will have lunch, get to know the inhabitants and the surroundings a bit more. After
lunch we drive further with stop-over at a carvings place ( maroon village) and Moung
Village to the Mana village where we will spend the next 2 nights.
Overnight at Mana Village – L-D
After breakfast we go to the Amerindian village (Awala Limapo) where you can experience
the daily life style of the inhabitants of this village. You can also enjoy the beautiful beach.
At night we eat a traditional French Guianese meal. Depending on the season ( between
February and August ) you will be able to see enormous turtles.
Overnight at Mana Village – B-L-D-B-L
We leave early in the morning after breakfast to St. Laurent to cross over to Albina, where
we will eat Lunch on Suriname soil. After Lunch we go to Paramaribo.
Overnight at Courtyard Marriott-B.
Depart Parimaribo for your next destination.