Guyanas adventure vacation, off the beaten track

Our most comprehensive tour of barely explored countries, the Guyanas and Suriname, taking in epic waterfalls, untouched jungle, indigenous culture and modern cities.
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro full day tour Boa Vista Guyana: Atta Annai village Georgetown Optional: Kaieteur Falls Suriname: Paramaribo Crommewijne River excursion French Guiana: St Laurent Kourou Iles du Salut Centre Spatial Cayenne
Price
£3962 excluding flights
Duration
18 days
Countries
French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
Type
Small group
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Price is per person, based on 2 people sharing.
Includes: • Tour leader • Internal flights • Transfers in Latin America on tour dates • Transport and accommodation • Meals and excursions as per tour profile
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Description of Guyanas adventure vacation, off the beaten track

It takes a real South America expert to take on the challenge of organising a vacation in these countries. Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are well off the beaten track even for the most intrepid travelers, but this small group Guyanas adventure vacation allows you to experience jungle wildernesses, hidden waterfalls, indigenous villages and cto ross multiple, remote borders without having to worry about any of the crazy logistics.

Walk through the rainforest to visit Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, one of the most powerful cascades in the world, tucked deep into the Amazon. Take a canopy walk to get up closer to the jungle wildlife and rainbow of bird species, and cross the vast savannah, against a surreal backdrop of sandstone plateaux. On treks and river journeys, look out for tayras, tapirs, harpy eagles and caimans, amongst others. Given the variety of terrains and the distances covered, you’ll be traveling by road, motorised canoe, on foot and by light aircraft to reach these unique ecosystems, in a region with very little transport infrastructure.

This tour begins in Rio de Janeiro, before traveling up to the northern Brazilian town of Boa Vista and then moving into Guyana. There are plenty of opportunities to meet local people along the way, with explorations of the capital cities of Georgetown in Guyana, Paramaribo in Suriname and Cayenne in French Guiana, as well as stays in remote jungle villages. National languages include English, Spanish, French and Dutch, as well as the indigenous languages of the Amazon. There are frontier settlements and basic hammock camps, offshore islands that once acted as a penal colony, and – in a surprisingly modern twist – a French space station. This is an expedition, rather than a traditional vacation, and things may not always go to plan, but that's the beauty of traveling in this part of the world. It is untamed, unpredictable and thoroughly fascinating.

Price information

£3962 excluding flights
Price is per person, based on 2 people sharing.
Includes: • Tour leader • Internal flights • Transfers in Latin America on tour dates • Transport and accommodation • Meals and excursions as per tour profile
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Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was Kaieteur Falls. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2018 by

The French space launch site was the most memorable Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Nov 2016 by

The most memorable part was Angels Falls. Read full review

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Planet and people

This unique journey visits off the beaten track destinations including the three Guianas. You will be traveling in land transport where possible, with public transport our first choice.

The accommodation you’ll be staying in, such as Rock View Lodge and Atta Lodge, offer community-run programmes and undertake conservation work. These lodges which are run by the same owners form part of the CATS partnership which is a model of ecotourism that proves the tourism sector, a conservation NGO, and an indigenous community can find joint economic success while providing local opportunity and an excellent experience for visitors from around the world. The Walkway and Lodge are staffed entirely by local Makushi Amerindians who grew up in the rainforest, walking its trails, swimming in its rivers, and learning from countless days of experience.

Our local supplier of services in Guyana have the following mission statement, demonstrating their commitment to the environment and local communities:
“we promise to promote ecologically sensitive tourism trough a responsible and concerned attitude towards the environment. We provide the maximum benefit to the local communities by operating in a honest, thoughtful and concerned manner towards their customs and involving the communities so as to afford them the greatest financial benefit possible. At the same time we offer professional tourism services of an international standard to our clientele.”

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