Highlights of Guyana
This popular and diverse group tour offers the perfect introduction to Guyana, one of the most exciting, unique and rarely visited countries in the world.
English speaking and little visited by tourists, Guyana’s landmass is almost entirely made up of rainforest, little of which has been fully explored. It’s impressive rainforests are complimented by vast savannahs in the south and the country is home to a staggering array of exciting wildlife. It is particularly known for its wildlife giants. These include the world’s largest otter (giant river otter); anteater (giant anteater); rodent (capybara); caiman (black caiman); freshwater fish (arapaima); freshwater turtle (giant river turtle); snake (anaconda) and pit viper (bushmaster), as well as two of South America’s most magnificent carnivores: the jaguar and harpy eagle. However, many of these species are very rare to see, in the dense forests.
Botanical giants include the Victoria amazonica (the world’s largest water lily) and tank bromeliad (the world’s largest bromeliad). Geological highlights include Kaieteur Falls which is five times the height of Niagara making it the world’s highest single-drop waterfall and affording a spectacular natural display as well as creating a unique cloud forest microclimate.
Guyana has an incredibly rich biodiversity with some fantastic and typical rainforest fauna such as spider and squirrel monkeys, five species of macaw, the bizarre Guianan cock-of-the rock, caiman, tree boas, colorful poison dart frogs and wonderful insects of all shapes and sizes among the regular encounters on this tour. With a little more giant anteaters and otters can also be seen and harpy eagles are among the 814 bird species to look out for. A journey through Guyana is a real adventure with remote lodges, exotic wildlife and friendly Amerindian tribes found in the wild interior of the country, still living very naturally. With its vast expanses of untouched rainforest, fascinating wildlife and culture and one of a kind Kaieteur Falls, a trip through Guyana will make a lasting impression.
With a number of set departures throughout the year and a minimum group size of two, this tour is perfect for those who are looking for flexibility in their dates of travel combined with the camaraderie and cost savings of travelling in a group led by experienced local naturalist guides.