Guyana wildlife holiday, tailor made
Description of Guyana wildlife holiday, tailor made
This 14 day tailor made Guyana wildlife holiday takes you to an English speaking nation the same size as Great Britain but with an incredibly diverse landscape and an amazing variety of wildlife. Despite the country’s undeniable assets, the secret isn’t out yet, so you won’t feel crowded out by hordes of other tourists and you’ll get a very warm welcome from the local people.
Guyana is fast becoming one of South America’s most important ecotourism destinations and it’s easy to see why. It has a stunning Caribbean coastline lined with mangroves and sugar cane plantations, but it’s inland where the country’s real magic lies - a jumble of rainforest, savannah, plateaus and waterfalls, where the wildlife, including black caiman, giant river otters, jaguars and a diverse collection of colourful birdlife, seem totally unphased by human observers.
Your journey begins in the capital, Georgetown, where you’ll stay in one of the oldest wooden buildings in the country. You’ll then head inland to the dramatic waterfalls of Kaieteur and Orinduik, before making your way deep into Iwokrama Forest, visit Amerindian communities and walking the lofty suspension bridges of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. You’ll also visit the renowned Karanambu Lodge, a working cattle ranch famous for the late Diane McTurk’s work rehabilitating orphaned giant river otters.
1 Reviews of Guyana wildlife holiday, tailor made
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2018 by Richard Edwards
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
It is very difficult to identify as a highlight one single part of such an overall amazing experience. However, the time we spent at Surama Eco Lodge was
incredible. The natural beauty and the opportunity to meet a real community made this something we will remember forever.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Take time to prepare and to travel light. If you are looking for an opportunity to be just another anonymous tourist - this is definitely NOT the holiday for
you. Be prepared to be welcomed as a friend, to meet open-hearted and authentic people, to be made to feel very special.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
A big yes to all these elements.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Guyana is more of an experience rather than a holiday. Guyana has the potential to change you, to help you see everything from a different perspective. This
was definitely the trip of a lifetime.
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