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Morning City Tour of Georgetown (Between 09.00 hrs and 11.00 hrs); Return to Hotel. At 11.45 hrs transfer to EF Correia International Airport, Ogle for flight at 13.00 hrs to Kaieteur Falls (World’s Largest Single Drop Water Falls) Kaieteur is nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls. Here we can also find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock; Return to Ogle Airport by aircraft at 17.15 hrs and transfer to Georgetown; Overnight Sleepin International or Equivalent.
Pick up at Hotel at 07.00 hrs for EF Correia Airport for flight to Iwokrama Airstrip. The Iwokrama Forest is in the heart of one of four last untouched tropical forests of the world – The Guiana Shield of North-Eastern South America. The Forest is in the homeland of the Makushi people, whom have lived here and used the forest for thousands of years. People are a vertical part of the ecosystem. After lunch, free to explore the trails around the river lodge with an Iwokrama Ranger. You would likely see, Sankar, the resident black caiman, snakes including Cox boa, tree frogs and if lucky maybe some mammals. Maybe even a puma or capybara. Overnight at Iwokrama River Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, you will leave the river lodge for the journey to Turtle Mountain, and an exhilarating climb up the mountain to its summit at 935ft (approx. 360m). It takes 1 3/4hrs to walk up the mountain, but the effort is more than worth it for the breathtaking views over the forest canopy when you get there and chances of Green Aracari, White Bellbird or a fly-by of one of five types of Eagles. This trail is also a great location for seeing Black Spider Monkey and Red Howler Monkey and if we are very lucky even a Jaguar. This pristine forest offers huge buttress trees and the endemic Greenheart, a highly sought after hardwood. Return to the River Lodge for lunch. After lunch, we will transfer you by boat to Adventure Guianas Piraiba (Lau Lau) Lodge, which is situated on the Eastern Bank of the Essequibo River, deep into the Jungles of Guyana. This four-bedroom facility offer guests a mixture of comfort and rusticity, surrounded by pristine rainforest, full of wildlife. Named after the largest freshwater cat fish specie of South America, the Piraiba or Lau Lau, because of its proximity to their habitats, the Lodge is constructed primarily from one of our finest and most durable of wood specie-the Green Heart. This evening we would do a bit of fishing whilst observing the several species of macaws, toucans etc returning to their habitats to sleep. After dark, we’ll set out on the river, in hopes of finding the Black Caiman or another of its four species, and listen for night birds such as Spectacled Owl, White-winged Potoo, Rufous Potoo, Long-tailed Potoo, Zigzag Heron or Blackish Night Jar and one or another of the four species of caiman -Overnight Piraiba Lodge (BLD)
This morning we would set out on a boat ride further up the mighty Essequibo River, amidst lots of birdlife, hoping to see the Capybara, Giant Otter, Tapir, Primates (common are the Red Howler, Spider, Capuchins & Squirrel Monkeys) and even the elusive Jaguar, maybe feasting on a Giant River Turtle or Caiman or just swimming from one bank to the other. After lunch we will take a guided walk through one of our nature trails, hoping to see the Gray Brocket Deer and other wildlife. The river in front of the lodge is great for swimming & canoing. Overnight AG Piraiba Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, return by boat to Iwokrama Airstrip your flight to Ogle Airport where our vehicle will take you to Georgetown; Free afternoon to self-explore the City; Overnight Sleep Inn Hotel (B)
* Above costs include all transfers on arrival and when leaving, domestic flights, accommodation, all tours and entrance fees, land and river transport, all food and beverages, where so indicated by BLD.
** 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