The Natural Highlights Of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago

15 Days from £4658 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Birding
Snorkelling and Diving
Country Combo

Combining two of Guyana’s best wildlife highlights with the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, this is an itinerary of tropical wildlife, beautiful beaches, exceptional snorkelling/diving and friendly, English-speaking populations. Guyana’s premier wildlife lodge combines exceptionally well with the spectacular waterfall and cloud forests of Kaieteur and the colonial architecture of Georgetown, affording a comprehensive overview of the country and all its manifold attractions. Adding the famous Asa Wright Nature Centre on Trinidad and the white-sand beaches and coral reefs of Tobago results in a three centre holiday of great variety and attraction which should prove hugely stimulating and enjoyable.

Itinerary

Price from £4658 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart UK (Wednesday, Friday or Sunday)

Depart UK and connect via Trinidad to Georgetown, Guyana. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Cara Lodge. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Karanambu

Fly to Karanambu. Met on arrival and transfer to the ranch located in the northern Rupununi region - a cross over area for wetlands, forests and savannahs. Karanambu is the home of the indomitable Diane McTurk who is well known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned giant otters back to the wild. Afternoon excursion exploring the waterways searching for wild giant otters, primates, black caiman and other wildlife.

Staying at Karanambu Ranch. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Karanambu

Full day exploring the rivers and savannahs of Karanambu. Search for giant anteaters early in the morning on the nearby savannah. There will be further opportunities to explore the waterways and surrounding gallery forest in search of giant otters and birds such as the beautiful agami heron. In the evening Diane may share some stories from her long association with the area where she was born.

Staying at Karanambu Ranch. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Karanambu

Full day of exploration around the ranch in search of wildlife. Some great birding can be done around the lodge and a particular highlight is the capuchinbird lek only a short walk away. In the evening there will be a visit to oxbow lakes to see the world’s largest water lily, Victoria Amazonica, bloom at dusk. Returning to the lodge in the dark there will be the chance to find opossums, black caiman, Amazon tree boa and other exciting nocturnal wildlife along the rivers with spotlights.

Staying at Karanambu Ranch. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Georgetown

Fly back to Georgetown in the morning. Afternoon guided city tour of the principal sites including St Andrews Kirk, St George’s Church, Stabroek Market and the Botanical Gardens.

Staying at Cara Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Kaieteur Falls

Charter flight to Kaieteur Falls. Full day to explore the area with guide. With a drop of 741 feet, it is five times the height of Niagara but benefits from very few visitors and virtually no man-made infrastructure. The falls have even produced a special microclimate that has resulted in a cloud forest ecosystem supporting the massive tank bromeliad – the world’s largest – which is home to the endemic Kaieteur golden frog. Return flight back to Georgetown.

Staying at Cara Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7 - Asa Wright Nature Centre

Transfer to the airport and fly to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Transfer to Asa Wright Nature Centre. The afternoon is free to explore the grounds and do some birdwatching. Over 400 species of birds, 108 mammals, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians and more than 600 butterflies have been recorded in the area near to the centre.

Staying at Asa Wright Nature Centre. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 8 - Asa Wright Nature Centre

Morning guided birdwatching excursions around the lodge to look for the diverse range of birds found in the nearby forest. The afternoon is at leisure, but a large number of birds can be seen in the garden of the lodge including many local specialties.

Staying at Asa Wright Nature Centre. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Asa Wright Nature Centre

Guided visit to the Dunston Cave to see the famous colony of fascinating oilbirds, the world’s only nocturnal fruit-eating birds, which roost in the cave during the day: all very bat-like. In the afternoon visit Caroni swamp, an excellent example of a mangrove ecosystem. Many wetland birds can be seen here including large flocks of scarlet ibis returning to roost in the evening. With luck, the tiny silky anteater and impressive Cook’s tree boa can be seen on boat trips through the mangroves.

Staying at Asa Wright Nature Centre. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Tobago

Transfer to the airport and fly to Tobago. Met on arrival and transfer to Blue Waters Inn on the north east coast of the island. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Staying at Blue Waters Inn. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Tobago

A day at leisure on Tobago. The hotel offers its own sandy beach and has 46 acres of gardens teeming with wildlife. There are optional activities on offer such as snorkelling and diving with chances to see hawksbill and green turtles, eagle and manta rays, and over 70 species of corals including some of the world’s largest brain corals. Little Tobago is the island’s largest bird sanctuary and is only a few minutes’ boat ride away, or take a longer boat ride to St Giles Island. Both islands have significant seabird colonies of red-billed tropicbirds and red-footed and brown boobies. Between March and June, turtle watching tours can be arranged that take guests to traditional nesting sites where the entire egg laying process can be witnessed.

Staying at Blue Waters Inn. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Tobago

Another day at leisure with optional activities available.

Staying at Blue Waters Inn. Includes Breakfast.

Day 13 - Tobago

Another day at leisure with optional activities available.

Staying at Blue Waters Inn. Includes Breakfast.

Day 14 - Tobago

Transfer to the airport and fly to Port of Spain, Trinidad, and connect with onward flight to the UK.

Includes Breakfast.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Flight Info Caribbean Airlines flies 3 times a week from London Gatwick to Port of Spain, Trinidad with onward connections to Georgetown, Guyana.

Area Specialist

Ian Loyd
specialist_ian-loyd

Upgrade accommodation at Blue Waters Inn to a private bungalow.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

We really enjoyed this tour – every location was thoroughly enjoyable for different reasons. [WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS] River otters at Karanambu (wild and tame); macaws from the top of Turtle Mountain at Iwokrama (nice to look down on them for a change!); St Giles Island, Tobago – literally thousands of birds, frigate, boobies, tropic etc; cock-of-the-rock and golden frog at Kaieteur Falls. We have now taken 5 trips with Reef & Rainforest – all great!

Ms H P - Kent

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Cara Lodge: 6.812775, -58.156061
Karanambu Eco Lodge : 3.751893, -59.315186
Asa Wright Nature Centre: 10.717817, -61.298272
Blue Waters Inn: 11.307028, -60.528751