Guyanas adventure holiday, off the beaten track
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Description of Guyanas adventure holiday, off the beaten track
It takes a real South America expert to take on the challenge of organising a holiday in these countries. Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are well off the beaten track even for the most intrepid travellers, but this small group Guyanas adventure holiday 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, youll be travelling 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 travelling 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 holiday, and things may not always go to plan, but that's the beauty of travelling in this part of the world. It is untamed, unpredictable and thoroughly fascinating.
2024: 8 Oct
3 Reviews of Guyanas adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by Elizabeth KennedyThe most exciting part of the holiday was Kaieteur Falls. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2018 by Nigel HuntThe French space launch site was the most memorable Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2016 by Annie KreftingThe most memorable part was Angels Falls. Read full review
Planet and peopleThis unique journey visits off the beaten track destinations including the three Guianas. You will be travelling in land transport where possible, with public transport our first choice.
The accommodation youll 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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