Guyana has more than 800 species of birds and is recognized as one of the Worlds’ top Birding Destination. Guyana’s Birding Highlights, features habitats of the Rufous Crab-Hawk, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Painted Parakeet, White-winged Potoo, Blood-coloured Woodpecker, White-bellied Piculet, Guianan Puffbird, Guianan Toucanet, Guianan Streaked-antwren, Guianan Warbling-antbird, Guianan Gnatcatcher, Guianan Red-cotinga, Crimson Fruitcrow, Capuchinbird, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Blue-cheeked Amazon, Sun Parakeet, Harpy Eagle, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Bobwhite, Rufous-winged Ground-cuckoo, Black Curassow, Crimson Topaz, Jabiru & Maguri Stork, Finsch’s Euphonia, Anpittas, Antrushes,Toucans, Macaws, Parrots, Hummingbirds and many more. Other sightings include the Jaguar, Giant Anteater, Giant Otter, Black Caiman, Arapaima and numerous species of Primates, no less than the Red Howler. Tour could be customized to include specialized habitats of the Red Siskin and more!.
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Overnight Cara Lodge or Equivalent.
Experience Guyana’s Historic Landmarks, Colonial Architecture dating back to the Seventeenth Century, and its pluralistic, ethnically, racially and religiously diverse peoples, referred to as the “Melting Pot” of the Caribbean. The Botanical Gardens is home to more than two hundred bird species found in Georgetown and its environs. Overnight Cara Lodge (B).
A one hour flight from the EF Correia Regional Airport, we arrive at Kaieteur Falls (World’s Largest Single Drop Water Falls). Here we hope to find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock. Return to Georgetown: Overnight (B).
An early morning flight from the EF Correia Regional Airport, across Guyana’s Rainforest and Savannahs onto the foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains lies Karanambu Lodge, the home of the late Diane McTurk, widely known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned, Giant River Otters. In the afternoon we will travel by boat to look for birds that frequent the river banks and as dusk falls to the ponds to see the giant Victoria Amazonica Lily, bloom at dusk. On the return trip we will spotlight for Black Caiman and birds and creatures of the night. Overnight Karanambu Lodge (BLD).
This morning we can bird watch around the environs of the Lodge before exploring the woodland patches or gallery forest along the river where we’ll hope to find such species as Spotted Puffbird, Striped Woodcreeper, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Blue-backed Mandakin, Golden-spangled Piculet, Bearded Tachuri and Capuchinbird. A feature bird for the area is Agami Heron. Overnight at Karanambu Lodge (BLD).
This morning travel out onto the savannah to search for a Giant Anteater, and other wildlife on our way to Karasabai, home to the Sun Parakeets. Continue by road thru the flooded savannahs, where a myriad of avian fauna feeds, including the Jabiru and Maguri Storks onto Surama. As the afternoon cools, our guide will escort you for a short walk on trails to observe the forest and bird life. Tonight enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the forest after dark. Overnight Surama Eco-Lodge. (BLD) .
Rise before dawn and then take a three mile walk across the savannah and through the rainforest to the Burro Burro River. This is the best time to observe bird life along the trail. Your guides will then paddle you on the Burro Burro River for opportunities to observe lots of bird species, such as Red-legged Tinamou, Painted Parakeet, Dusky Parrot, Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Pale-throated Barbthroat, Rufous-throated Sapphire, Guianan Puffbird, Northern Slaty-antshrike, Rufous-bellied Antwren, White-browed, White-bellied & Ferruginous-backed Antbirds, Lemon-chested & Ashy-headed Greenlets and Finsch’s Euphonia, Great and Paradise Jacamars, Black-spotted Barbet, Golden-spangled Piculet, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper, Spot-tailed and Todd’s Antwrens. This afternoon, we would do a bit of birding around the Lodge and nearby forested galleries hoping to see Rufous-throated and Guianan Warbling Antbirds, Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant and more!: Overnight at Surama Eco Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast we continue by vehicle to a trail in the Iwokrama Forest to hopefully see the amazingly brilliant Guianian Cock-of-the-rock and even the elusive Jaguar. Along the road, we will watch for the myriad of bird species that frequent the forest edge, including Crimson and Purple-necked Fruit-crow, Crimson Topaz, Green Oropendula, Spotted and Guianan Puffbird, Scarlet and Red-and-Green Macaw, Blue-cheeked and Orange-winged Parrot, Black Currasow and Gray-winged Trumpeter. The journey concludes at the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway where we can bird watch from the vantage of 30 Metres up in the canopy. Painted Parakeet, Rufous-throated Sapphire, Guianan Puffbird, Green Aracari, Waved Woodpecker, Pygmy Antwren, Guianan Streaked-Antwren, Dusky Purpletuft, Purple-breasted Cotinga, Guianan Toucanet, Pompadour Cotinga, Buff-cheeked Greenlet, Caica Parrots, and a host of crown specialists may come within our view. From this tree top vantage you can sometimes see Red Howler Monkeys and Black Spider Monkeys. As dark falls on the Canopy Walkway, we will hope to see the White-winged Potoo. Overnight at Atta Rainforest Lodge (BLD).
The Walkway has four platforms, the highest of which is over 30 metres above the ground, and these will allow us to get great looks at a range of canopy species, many of which we would struggle to see well from the forest floor. Amongst the likely highlights are Painted, Brown-throated and Golden-winged Parakeets, Caica Parrot, Guianan Puffbird, Waved and Golden-collared Woodpeckers and Spot-tailed, Todd’s and Ash-winged Antwrens. The walkway is also an excellent place to look for various species of cotinga including the poorly known and range-restricted Dusky Purpletuft and if there are any suitable fruiting trees nearby, we stand a good chance of seeing this bird, as well as the more widespread Purple-breasted Cotinga. Another area where we will want to spend some time is the clearing around the lodge, as this is one of the best places to see another of Guyana’s “must see” birds, the Crimson Fruitcrow. After lunch we venture out onto the main road to nearby shrubs to do some more birding. Traffic is only very occasional and wildlife is often seen along the road, such as Agouti, Tayra, Puma, Tapir and Black Curassow. Overnight Atta Rainforest Lodge (BLD).
Vehicle transfer to Annai for flight to EF Correia Regional Airport where our personnel will take you to your Hotel in Georgetown: Overnight (B).
** Not included are any tips, personal porters, personal items etc.
*** Each person will be allowed a maximum of 9 Kg (20 lbs) weight as check in luggage, plus a small hand piece not exceeding 2 kg (5 lbs) to take on the Aircraft. Excess luggage can be left with our personnel for safe keeping in Georgetown
**** Whilst every effort would be made to assist, entry requirements (Visitors Visas, Vaccinations etc) are the sole responsibility of Clients.
*****Terms and conditions of payments: 50% as deposit on reservation, 50% due 30 days before arrival in Georgetown.
1. Broad rim or peaked sun hat.
2. Large handkerchief to protect back of neck from sun.
3. Lightweight, quick dry, light colored long pants and shirts (to minimize mosquito bites at night and sunburn in the day)
4. Lightweight socks that dry quickly.
5. Shorts, bathing suit, T-shirts (ideally light color cotton)
6. Slippers or sandals (for easy on and off around camp, or when boots drying out)
7. Appropriate boots for hiking.
9. Sunscreen and chap stick
10. Insect repellent
11. Medications for specific personal conditions (for allergic reactions, heart conditions, digestive disturbances, malaria prevention etc.)
12. Calamine lotion or sunburn cream
13. Sunglasses (ideally with carrying straps)
14. Small personal first aid kit (aspirins, small bandages, rubbing alcohol,antibiotic cream, diarrhea medication, gauze pads and rolls of tape insect cream
15. Plastic water bottle
17. Labeled plastic bags and tiedowns (to protect everything against dirt, rain, submersion)
18. Personal toiletries (toothbrush, paste, soap, small towel, etc.)
19. Small flashlight and extra batteries (indispensable if you have to get out of the hammock at night)
20. Camera, lenses, films, memory card
21. Copy Biographic page of Passport