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The tour begins at 07.00 hrs, departing Georgetown by vehicle crossing the Demerara Harbour Bridge (Demerara River) onto the West Coast of Demerara to the small market town of Parika which is situated on the right bank of the Essequibo River. Here, we take a motor powered boat up the mighty Essequibo River. Our first stop will take you to an Old Dutch Fort, built in the 17 th Century, where artifacts and other historic interests are quite evident today.
Continues to Saxacalli, am mix Amerindian Settlement, onto the frontier town of Bartica, the gateway to the interior where mining for minerals such as gold and diamonds are considered to be the main activity. Bartica is the hub of activities for the miners and other interest groups. After a short tour, continue to the mouth of Mazaruni River, where the Mazaruni Prisons are located. Here there is an option to take a short trek into the rainforest to Baracara Falls, for a refreshing dip in a natural jocose or spend the rest of the afternoon at the beautifully laid out, Aruwai Water Park & Resort. Wildlife, such as Howler Monkeys, Parrots and other avian fauna are heard and sometimes seen overhead or in overhanging trees along the river banks. A leisurely ride up the river with the afternoon sun on our backs conclude a fascinating day.
Included are: Land and water transport, lunch, light refreshments, tours, entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary, tour guide services.