The Three Guianas is an overland expedition which encompasses the tradition and culture of three diverse regions of South America (English, Dutch, French). It features some of the premiere tourist attractions of the Guianas-Kaieteur Falls, Guyana-the world’s highest single drop water falls, Brownsberg Nature Reserve-Suriname, Space Center and Salvation Islands-French Guiana and combines history and architecture, the tropical rainforest, and the Guianan Shield (the world’s oldest geological formation) to ensure a unique and rewarding experience.
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Arrived Rochambeau International Airport, Guyane (French Guiana); Introduction to the Cayenne; Overnight Best Western Amazonia or Equivalent.
Early morning vehicle transfer to Korou, located fifty-six (56) km from Cayenne. Here you would depart by Catamaran for Iles Du Salut. Devil’s Islands, known throughout the modern world by the brutal history of the 19th century French penal settlement that was located here, it was Ile du Diable (or Devil’s Island itself) that perpetuated that story across the planet, especially with the release of a novel and movie called Papillon. Although a fictional tale, it contained accounts of the difficult dailylife gathered from actual surviving prisoners. The island’s most famous prisoner, Captain Dreyfuss, a French army officer falsely accused of espionage, spent over 5 years on Devil’s Island itself. He was finally pardoned and awarded the French Legion of Merit. Regardless, his years of imprisonment and the fate of thousands of others have made the Devil’s Islands an unfortunate part of French history. Return to Korou in the afternoon; Overnight Des Roaches Hotel or Equivalent (B).
After breakfast, take a short drive to the Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) Museum for a tour. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site. After lunch continue by vehicle to St Laurent Du Maroni some 190 km, cross the Du Maroni River by ferry onto Albina, Suriname. The journey continues for another 168km to Parimaribo; Overnight Eco Resort Inn or Equivalent (B).
Take a short vehicle drive to Leonsburg Dock, where we continue by boat across the Suriname River, hoping to see the Pink belly Dolphins thence to the Commewijne River by local tent boats, where Plantation Rust en Werk offers a glimpse of the colonial past, and today, the local people drying shrimp to supplement their income. Further, we encounter Plantation Frederiksdorp, built in 1770, and once used as a Police Outpost, where we break for lunch. After lunch, a tour of the open air museum- Fort Nieuw Amsterdam completes the days‘ activities. Return to Paramaribo; Overnight Eco resort Inn or Equivalent (BL).
The village of Santigron is along the Saramacca River not far from Paramaribo. It is one of Suriname’s Maroon villages, where descendants of 18th Century run-away slaves live. Take a village tour and maybe experience some folklore before returning to Paramaribo and Overnight: Eco Resort Inn (BLD).
This morning, experience the beautiful architecture that has made the UNESCO list of Heritage Buildings. The City Tour is by foot and features Paramaribo historic sites, markets, monuments and the famous synagogue and mosque sitting next to each other. This afternoon, we take a one hour flight to Guyana, where our personnel would welcome you and take to Georgetown; Overnight Sleep Inn International Hotel or Equivalent (B).
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 City tour is mostly by foot and takes between two to three hours. This is followed by short drive to the EF Correia Airport for a one hour flight to Kaieteur Falls, World’s Largest Single Drop Water Falls, Kaieteur is nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls and considered the Crown Jewel of Guyana. Here we undertake a two-Hours Guided Tour of the various vantage points and hope to find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock; Return the Georgetown; Overnight Sleep Inn International Hotel (B).
Nb: Whilst every effort would be made to assist, entry requirements (Visitors Visas) are the sole responsibility of Clients.