Jungle trekking holiday in Guyana
Description of Jungle trekking holiday in Guyana
This tailor made trekking holiday in Guyana will take you way off the typical tourist map with jungle trails leading to the highest single drop waterfall on the planet, the Kaieteur Falls, whilst wildlife watching unveils a wealth of brightly coloured birds, insects and amphibians.
There’s no better way to explore Guyana’s untouched rainforests other than in the company of an experienced local trekking guide who will share their knowledge of the natural environment as they show you safely by boat and on foot to overnight camps, deep within the jungle.
Listening to the sounds of the jungle after a good day spent trekking is absolutely unforgettable with chances to cool off in the spray of a waterfall or catch sight of a Cock of the Rock, just another couple of treats that may well lie ahead.
Your guide will also be able to explain a lot more about the human and cultural history of Guyana with boat and canoe rides providing the perfect opportunity to watch the river banks for twitching foliage as you listen to stories that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
Camping in the jungle is an incredible experience and as you fall asleep to the sounds of the Kaieteur Falls all the aches and pains experienced on the four hour ascent to the top will drift away as effortlessly as the early morning mist from the rainforest floor.
Planet and peopleWe operate ecologically sensitive tourism through responsible behaviour towards the environment. We provide the maximum benefit to the local communities by involving them in all activities.
On our treks we use locally produced fresh produce, buying from villages where possible. In preference we choose local over imported goods. We pack out all non-organic waste and minimize this by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter and keeping all water sources clean, leaving camp-sites cleaner than we find them. We bury organic waste at a suitable depth.
When out on tour we encourage learning about Guyana, the local culture of the teams we work with and the areas we pass through. Our guides hold informal talks with groups to inform about and discuss with them all aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there.
Since 2006 we have been able to support the Huchuy Yachaq community project in the marginalised neighbourhood of Hermanos Ayar, on the outskirts of Cusco, with the help of everybody who has travelled with us. We donate USD $3000 a year to this community project.
The project has been set up by volunteer social workers and teachers to provide much needed social and educational support to the children and families of this neighbourhood. Children are encouraged to attend study and games sessions held each afternoon and participate in holiday projects. Our contributions so far have paid for educational books and games, tables and chairs, improvements to the structure of the basic community owned building and the addition of functioning toilets, materials for the children to take to school, school books, holiday programmes.
We are now also financially supporting the UK registered charity Amantani which is running boarding houses for children in the remote Andean region around Cusco. It is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale.
And we are planting trees as part of a reforestation project in Peru.