F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Guyana 160 Guyana Adventure 14 days London to London. Days 1 & 2. Georgetown [B, L (Day 2 only)] Depart for Georgetown where you spend a night at Cara Lodge, a beautiful 150-year old building converted into one of Guyana's finest hotels. Most of the buildings in Georgetown are wooden with unique architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th century. Probably the most famous of these buildings is St. George’s Cathedral which is one of the world’s tallest free standing wooden buildings. On Day 2 you head off to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls. Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River support a unique micro environment with the world’s largest Tank Bromeliads providing home for the tiny Golden Frog. Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock nests close by and you may be lucky enough to see Kaieteur Swifts which nest beneath the vast shelf of rock carved by centuries of flowing water. Days 3 to 5. Iwokrama [B, L, D] This morning you depart for Iwokrama Field Station in the heart of the rainforest. Accommodation for two nights is in timber cabins with thatched roofs, on the banks of the Essequibo River each with private facilities. You spend your final night at Iwokrama deep into the forest at one of the field station’s satellite camps. Nearby, Turtle Mountain offers a challenging hike rewarded by spectacular views across the canopy and river to the distant mountains. Boat trips at night should Kaieteur Falls Karanambu Ranch
S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com offer good sightings of Spectacled Caiman, and by day visit Kurupukari Falls to see Amerindian petroglyphs. Also there is probably no better place on earth to see Jaguar in the wild with a high percentage of visitors having seen them at dawn or dusk. Days 6 & 7. Surama [B, L, D] After breakfast you transfer to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, a series of suspension bridges and decks high above the forest floor. Continue your journey onwards to the Amerindian village of Surama where you stay in comfortable guesthouse chalets. Here you may visit the local school, medical centre, church and some of the village houses. Dawn hikes, led by Surama guides across the savannah and up Surama Mountain conceal a multitude of birds and fantastic vistas, and evening walks reveal the mysteries of the forest after dark. The nearby Burro Burro river is a fantastic place to observe Giant River Otters, Tapir and Spider Monkeys. Days 8 & 9. Annai Landing [B, L, D] After breakfast you transfer to Rock View Lodge located where the savannah meets the forest-covered foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains. Accommodation is in well furnished and spacious self contained suites, and meals are taken in the old ranch house or under enormous mango trees in the garden. Days 10 & 11. Karanambu Ranch [B, L, D] After breakfast you transfer to Karanambu Ranch, the home of Diane McTurk, widely known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned Giant River Otters. You can visit Simoni Pond for some of the best inland fishing in Guyana or explore the flooded forest or savannah. Trips can be made to nearby ponds for birdwatching and to view Victoria Amazonica – the world’s largest water lily and Guyana’s national flower. Explore the Rupununi River in search of wild Giant River Otters, Black Caiman and Arapaima (the world’s largest fresh water fish). Day 12. Yupukari [B, L, D] This morning you travel out into the savannah in search of Giant Anteaters. Heading up river by boat, and birdwatching along the way, the Amerindian village of Yupukari is your destination today. Stop along the way at Caiman House where there will be time to see an impressive collection of snakes and spiders. After dinner you can go out with researchers on the Rupununi River to look for Black Caiman. Overnight at Caiman House. Day 13. Georgetown [B, L] After a leisurely morning and an early lunch you fly back to Georgetown for the night at Cara Lodge. Day 14. Homeward [B] Transfer the airport for your homeward flight. Day 15. Arrive home 161 Other ideas Dadanawa On the Rupununi River deep in the southern savannah, Dadanawa Ranch is the largest and most isolated ranch in Guyana covering some 1,500 square kilometres. Dadanawa Ranch is the perfect base for expeditions in search of Harpy Eagle in the rainforest, and Amerindian paintings and petroglyphs on the savannah. It is also the jumping off point for boating and trekking adventures into the pristine wilderness of the Kanuku Mountains. Cost per person: From £3,395 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, transfers & guided activities Accommodation: Lodges & camps Departure dates: 26 Jan, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 12 Jul, 2 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 29 Nov, 6 Dec Central America / Guyana Rock View Lodge, Annai Landing Shanklands Rainforest Resort, Essequibo River Hoatzin At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!