The Rupununi is a vast are of dry grassland with sparse trees, termites mounds and wooded hills in the Southwest of the country. The savannah is divided into the North and South Rupununi by the Kanuku Mountains and scattered with occasional Amerindian villages and a few large cattle ranches. Lethem, located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana. Lethem is considered the capital of Region 9 and is a hub linking many of the surrounding Indigenous Villages with Georgetown and Boa Vista, the nearest town in Brazil, located 124 kms from the Guyana/Brazil Border. The recently commissioned Takutu River Bridge links the two countries and offers greater opportunities for trade and commerce. The town is approximately 280 feet above sea level and has a mixed population of approximately 3,500, with a heavy influence of Brazilian Culture. It is named after Sir Gordon James Lethem, who was the Governor of British Guiana from 1941 to 12 April 1947.
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Morning Flight from Georgetown to Lethem: Afternoon visit to Kanuku Mountains & Kumu Falls: Overnight AG Hotel Toucanna.
After breakfast, continue by vehicle across the border onto Bon Fim onto Boa Vista for a tour of the City Highlights, enjoy a typical Brazilian buffet lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at the Water Park: Overnight Hotel (B)
After breakfast, return by vehicle to Bon Fim and onto Lethem. In the afternoon, drive across the Savannahs to Kumu Amerindian Village, onto the Kanuku Mountains for a trail walk and refreshing dip at Kumu Falls: Overnight Hotel Toucanna (B).
Before your mid morning tea, take a mid- morning flight to E.F Correia International Airport, where our personnel will pick you up and take you to your Hotel in Georgetown (B).