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Suriname & Guyana Combo Adventure

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Cock of the Rock bird - Guyana South America

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14 Night Basic Itinerary:


We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your selected hotel.

The Torarica Hotel and Casino is located along the Suriname River, near the very heart of the bustling city life and historic center.

Torarica is the ideal location for business, relaxing getaways and family holidays and offers everything the modern traveler looks for in a perfect holiday experience.

Overnight at Torarica Hotel in a standard room. (Check in time 1700hrs, Check out time 1300hrs)


Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname, has been placed on the UNESCO “World Heritage” list of historical monuments since 2002. You will take a guided tour, by car and on foot, along the most prominent historic locations in downtown Paramaribo. The guide will give you information about the former “Fort Zeelandia”, the Presidential Palace, the Independence Square and many other monuments. The buildings are a true representation of the colonial history of Suriname. After a stroll past the Waterkant, along the bank of the Suriname River and through the Palm Gardens,we will visit the Waka Pasi boardwalk. Make sure to check pout the ice cream kiosk to try some tropical flavours. You will also enjoy other interesting sites such as a mosque right next to a synagogue.

Return to your hotel.


This afternoon we will transfer to Frederiksdorp a former coffee and cocoa plantation on the banks of the Commewijne River. Frederiksdorp was established as a plantation in 1747. The first owner was German. In 1775 the plantation was cultivating 92 hectares of coffee which would have had a value of 370,000 guilders and nearly 200 slaves worked on the plantation. From 1873 the plantation was worked by nearly 100 Javanese and Hindustani contract laborers and at that time they shifted production to mainly cocoa.

That same year a police station was established, consisting of the commissioner’s house, a prison (the cells are still intact), the residence of the district commissioner and 7 officials dwellings which there are now six apartments for guests.

Hotel Frederiksdorp has a small terrace restaurant and bar and under the apartments you will find hammocks for relaxation.

The plantations Johan-Margarethe and Rest and Work are small village communities, which can be reached walking or by bike. Close by is the remnants of the old sugar plantation Marienburg.

This afternoon we will take a stroll to the village Margarita. From here we will visit the coastal swamp to become acquainted with the typical wetland mangrove bio diversity, birds, and the Atlantic Sea shore. Overnight Hotel Frederiksdorp. BLD


Today we will have an historical tour of the estate, a village walk and bike ride to plantation Kronenburg with a stop at plantation Marienbosch. A swamp tour or a season turtles tour (February – August) and this afternoon enjoy a dolphin spotting tour. Overnight Hotel Frederiksdorp. BLD


After breakfast, a tour by boat to plantation Rust en Werk where you will take a guided tour with a tractor. Transfer back to Paramaribo and to your selected hotel. Overnight at Torarica Hotel in a standard room. BL


This morning we start our nature and cultural experience as we depart from Paramaribo. After travelling a distance of approximately 190 km you arrive at the port of Atjoni where we join a motorized canoe. Our skilled personnel will navigate their way up the Upper Suriname River, which is famous for its breathtaking rapids, to the Danpaati River Lodge.

The Danpaati River Lodge is an exceptionally remote and tranquil oasis in the heart of the rain forest, and welcomes adventurous visitors in search of an escape from modern stresses and distractions. The lodge features a welcoming and breezy lounge facing the river, a pool surrounded by a hardwood yoga deck, and easy access to one of the few portions of the Suriname River where it is actually safe to swim. Accommodations are in spacious A-frame style cabins with carefully appointed amenities including fresh coffee service in the mornings, and unbeatable views across the river and into the thick, surrounding rainforest.

Our day comes to an end with an exciting cruise on the river, looking for caiman lying on the river banks. Overnight at Danpaati River Lodge in a standard room. BLD


Today we will visit one of the 12 villages that are affiliated with Danpaati. Pikin slee is located 30 minutes by boat from Danpaati. We will take a guided tour through the village. You will be introduced to the unique way of life of the local population and to the wonderful traditions brought from Africa by their ancestors. After the tour we then visit the maroon museum Saamaka which is dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Saramak Maroon population. In the museum you will learn about the history of the Maroons, their ancient traditions and crafts. After the tour we return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will discover some of the secrets of the rainforest during our walk. Afterwards you could choose to enjoy a massage done in a combination of traditional and Western techniques. There are also are other possibilities to explore in the surrounding area. You can go fishing or take the dugout canoe around the island.

After dinner you can enjoy a traditional and cultural dance performance. Traditional dances such as the Seketi, Awasa and Bandamba will be performed by the local population. Your guide will explain the cultural significance of each dance. Overnight at Danpaati River Lodge in a standard room. BLD


This morning we still have some time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and take pictures. After saying good bye to the staff, we depart by dugout canoe from Danpaati to Atjoni. From Atjoni we will continue our journey back to Paramaribo by vehicle.

This evening transfer to a stylish Indonesian restaurant "Mirosso" for dinner. Overnight at Torarica Hotel in a standard room. BLD (Check in time 1700hrs, Check out time 1300hrs)

Danpaati to Atjoni


Pick up from your hotel in Paramaribo and transfer to the local airport Zorg-en-Hoop.

Scheduled GUMAIR flight from Zorg-en-Hoop to Eugene F. Correia International Airport in Guyana. (Tickets not included in the final rate below)

Pickup and transfer from Eugene F. Correia International Airport to Georgetown.

Today we will be doing a seven-curry tour. We will meet to discuss our plans for the day. We will then head over to a nearby canal to gather our own lotus waterlily leaves which will be our plates. We then take off to Bourda market to purchase some of the vegetables to make the 7 curries. We will meet Buddy who has been selling water coconuts for over 50 years and have a delicious cold-water coconut. After this we make our way to Tony’s Favourite Puri shop where you will be able to watch a demonstration of how the Dhal puris are made. We will see as Tony prepares the puri ball then throws it to his nephew who rolls it and then throws it to Tony’s son who cooks it right in front of you. We will take puris to go with the 7 curries but as they are so delicious, we will, of course, have a fresh one right there served with a filling of your choice and local fresh fruit juice.

We will then head over to Jessica and Ion’s secret garden. 7 curry is traditionally cooked outside so you will be taken through the process of how each curry is made and learn some of the techniques from Eon John the Singing Chef. As soon as the curries are all cooked, we will all sit down together under the gazebo and enjoy. Photo opportunities abound as you are pictured making the curries and then eating them from your own gathered waterlily leaf in a beautiful setting. Try eating the traditional way with your hand.

To finish Eon will take to the stage for your own private concert of lovingly crafted Guyanese songs.

Later this afternoon we will take a drive through the heart of the city to the Stabroek Market area. Here we will join the afternoon commuters using the old ferry stelling to board the river taxis which are used to cross the Demerara River. The river taxis are a faster alternative route to using the Demerara Harbour Bridge.

We will slowly cruise along and across the Demerara River while your guide will give a brief history of the famous buildings along the waterfront. We then continue our trip to see the Demerara Harbour Bridge, once the longest floating bridge in the world at a total length of 1,851m long. We will cross under the bridge and tie up our boat near a mangrove that is the nightly roost for a variety of birds. As the sun sets over the river, we will have a cold drink and some snacks (or cutters as we call them here in Guyana) as we enjoy flocks of brilliant Scarlet Ibis, Snail Kites, Herons, and three kinds of Egrets as they fly across the sky and settle into the mangroves for the evening.

Soon after the sun sets, we return to the ferry stelling while enjoying the city and ship lights from the river.

Demerara River tour

Cara Lodge was built in the 1840s. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years, the property has been visited by many dignitaries including King Edward VIll who stayed at the house in 1923. Other dignitaries have included President Jimmy Carter, HRH Prince Charles and Mick Jagger. This magnificent wooden colonial home turned hotel offers the tradition and nostalgia of a bygone era.

Overnight at Cara Lodge. BL (Check in time 1400hrs, Check out time 12midday)


Pickup and transfer to Eugene F. Correia International Airport.

We’ll fly by chartered aircraft to the majestic and breathtaking Kaieteur Falls (spending 2hrs on the ground). Kaieteur thunders over a precipice, plummeting 224 m (741 feet), making it the longest single drop waterfall in the world. This is Guyana's trademark and one of the most impressive and beautiful sights in the world. A solid column of water in a perpendicular drop into cascading foam and spray over the great boulders at the foot of the cliff, producing breathtaking rainbows that seem to chase and play with each other in the gorge.

Kaieteur supports a unique microenvironment with Tank Bromeliads, the largest in the world, in which the tiny Golden frog spends its entire life and the rarely seen Guiana Cock- of-the-rock nesting close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima Birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved over millions of years by the black water of the Potaro River.

A tour around Kaieteur Park will prove to be a truly fascinating experience. You will get the chance to view the Falls from several vantage points that offer excellent photo opportunities. With stealth and a little patience, you can get a close-up view of the beautiful, but tiny ‘golden frog’ and, if you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of the brilliantly coloured, orange ‘Cock-of-therock’. You will also make the acquaintance of several carnivorous plants. There are lots of beautiful wildflowers too, including decorative Heliconias, Bromeliads and endemic orchids. Re-board aircraft and transfer to Apoteri airstrip.

Cock-of-therock, Kaieteur Falls

Travel by boat along the Rupununi River, with opportunities to see wild Giant River Otters and Black Caiman, to Rewa Village.

Rewa Village is located where the Rewa River runs into the Rupununi River in the North Rupununi. The surrounding area is rainforest, mountains and oxbow lakes and teeming with wildlife birds and fish. The community of approximately 220 persons is predominately Macushi with a few families of the Wapashana and Patamona tribes. Villagers practice subsistence farming, fishing and hunting with little opportunity for cash employment.

In 2005 the community constructed the Rewa Eco-lodge so that they could establish a sustainable eco-tourism business that is owned and operated by the village. The lodge itself is situated on the riverbank overlooking the river. Along the riverbank tables and benches offer a relaxing location to enjoy the ambiance of the rainforest. The grassed clearing houses three benabs and six cabins. The largest benab is the kitchen and dining area. Accommodation is in two benabs each with two bedrooms and a large patio with hammocks for relaxing and six individual cabins.

Later this afternoon enjoy a short boat ride from the lodge to the opposite bank on the Rupununi River. Hidden after a ten-minute walk from the boat is a lovely oxbow lake. The magical setting is enhanced with a wooden deck out over the pond, allowing close-up views of the Victoria amazonica, the world's largest waterlily and the national flower of Guyana. The flowers which bloom at dusk are white on the first night. By the third night, they change colour to pink and also change from a female flower to a male flower. The golden colours across the pond at dusk combined with birds coming into roost provide a lovely nature experience. Overnight at Rewa Eco-lodge. BLD


Enjoy breakfast at dawn overlooking the river. This will be your first introduction to “bakes”. They are fried bread and not baked as the name suggests. This is a standard breakfast food throughout the Rupununi.

Then head out by boat along the Rupununi River, into an oxbow lake to begin a hike up Awarmie Mountain. The climb is steep in a few sections but in general not too difficult. Along the way, you may see lots of birds and perhaps good close-up views of Black Spider Monkeys.

There is good birding along the trail with White Bellbirds calling both from the scrubby woodland at the beginning of the trail and again from the forests far below you when reach the summit. Other species you may see include Ornate Hawk-eagle, Black Curassow, Red-fan Parrot, Guianan Puffbird, Todd’s Antwren, Spotted Tanager and Bay-headed Tanager. The area also has a high density of macaws including Scarlet, Blue-and-yellow and Red-and-Green.

There is a small plateau on the top of the mountain and in one direction, there are uninterrupted views back to the Rupununi River, some patches of Savannah and across to the distant Kanuku Mountains. In the other direction, there is a near vertical drop of at least 200m and the view is across great swathes of undisturbed forest to the distant Iwokrama Mountain and much closer, Makarapan Mountain. Makarapan is the oldest mountain in South America if not the world clocking in at an amazing two thousand million years old. Lunch at the bottom of the mountain.

We then head out up the Rewa River to a location known as Seawall. This rock formation is a great place to fish or take in the beauty of the location. Visit sandbanks where river turtles come to lay their eggs. Along the river banks, you may see red howlers, squirrel and brown capuchin monkeys.

We continue up the river and then hike through the rainforest to an area where we can observe the Goliath bird-eating spider, the largest spider in the world by mass and size.

Despite its name, it is rare for the Goliath bird-eating spider to actually prey on birds. In the wild, they have been observed feeding on rodents, frogs, toads, lizards and even snakes.

On our way back to the lodge by boat, we will stop for sundowners (Alcoholic beverages, clients to pay Rewa) and dinner on a sandbank. Overnight at Rewa Eco-lodge. BLD

Rewa Eco-lodge


After breakfast say goodbye to staff and newfound friends and board boat for travel along the Rupununi River to Kwatamang Landing.

Pickup and transfer from Kwatamang Landing through the rainforest to Corkwood in the Iwokrama Forest. Here there is a comparatively short trail to hopefully see the amazingly brilliant Guianan Cock-of-the-rock. This trail is through interesting and pristine rainforest and the guides can explain how the plants are used for medicine and other purposes. Continue to Atta Rainforest Lodge, home of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.

The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is situated near the southern boundary of the Iwokrama Reserve in central Guyana. The walkway has four suspension bridges leading to three platforms, the highest of which is over 30 metres above the ground.

Another area where we will want to spend some time is the clearing around the lodge, as this is one of the best places to see another of Guyana’s “must see” birds, the Crimson Fruitcrow. The clearing is also a reliable site for Black Curassow as there is a large and growing family party which has become habituated to people and regularly passes through the clearing.

Atta Rainforest Lodge is 500 metres from the base of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, offering comfortable private-room accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, delicious home-cooked meals, and traditional Amerindian hospitality. The communal building houses the bar, dining area and kitchen and is open sided with views across the gardens to the towering forest, which completely surrounds the lodge. Hammocks and outdoor benches enhance the lovely gardens which include varieties of heliconias that attract over ten different hummingbirds, close enough for the perfect photo. Overnight at Atta Rainforest Lodge. BLD


Before dawn we will return to the canopy where we can birdwatch easily and from this tree top vantage you can sometimes see Red Howler and Black Spider Monkeys.

Apart from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway itself you can enjoy wildlife and birdwatching walks on the trails around the area. Many bird species, stunning insects, noisy amphibians, and playful primates make the surrounding forest their home. Deer, Tapir and agouti are also regular visitors to the lodge. Serious birders will want to search the undergrowth for the rarely seen Rufous-winged Ground-cuckoo.

As darkness falls on the canopy walkway, you may see the White-winged Potoo. Night walks are also possible and something interesting or new always seems to pop on to the scene including one of the six different cats to be found along the transnational road near the lodge. Overnight at Atta Rainforest Lodge. BLD


Welcome the dawn chorus from the canopy walkway and then return to the lodge for breakfast before departure.

canopy walkway

Transfer from Atta Rainforest Lodge through the Iwokrama rainforest to Ginep Landing.

From Ginep Landing we take a boat trip on the Rupununi River to Karanambu Lodge. Depending on the river level, this trip offers an excellent opportunity to look for Giant Otters as there are several family groups which live along this stretch of the Rupununi River. Karanambu, a 110-square mile former cattle ranch located in the North Rupununi, was the home of the late Diane McTurk, conservationist and a world-renowned expert on giant otters. Known for its expansive wetlands and savannah, as well as its biological and cultural diversity, Karanambu encompasses savannah, marshy ponds, riparian forest, and a 30-mile stretch of the Rupununi River. Karanambu is located roughly in the middle of this beautiful and fascinating biological hotspot The number of species found here is much higher than expected given its size with at least 600 species of bird, and over 200 species of mammals. The seasonally flooded savannahs and forests also draw substantial fish migrations with as many as 700 species of fish — more than anywhere on Earth. This region is rich in history and is the homeland of the Makushi and earlier peoples dating back more than 7,000 years. Several prominent explorers and naturalists have written about their experiences here, including Robert and Richard Schomburgk, Charles Waterton, Evelyn Waugh, and Gerald Durrell. A very young David Attenborough spent time here and wrots about it in his early book, “Zoo Quest to Guiana”.

With both the river and the savannahs close at hand there is a wide variety of activities to be enjoyed at Karanambu. Two guided excursions are provided each day — one early in the morning and another late in the afternoon and into the evening. As well as being the coolest times to be out, these are usually the best times to see the different birds and animals. Trips may be on the river by boat, on the savannahs by 4 by 4 or along forest trails on foot to the different ponds in the area.

Late in the afternoon we will travel by boat to look for wild Giant River Otters and as dusk falls to the ponds to see the giant Victoria amazonica waterlily, bloom at dusk. On the return trip we will spotlight for Black Caiman and birds and creatures of the night.

Accommodations are in traditionally made clay brick cabins, each with en suite and veranda with hammocks. Overnight at Karanambu Lodge. BLD


This morning we make an early start to an area of rolling grasslands, home to a population of giant anteaters. With luck we shall locate one of these six-foot long animals excavating its breakfast from one of the termite mounds that stud the savannah. Though giant anteaters live in overlapping home ranges they are mostly solitary except during mother-offspring relationships, aggressive interactions between males, and when mating. Mother anteaters carry their offspring on their backs until weaning them.

Evening river excursion or if you are interested in bird watching you can explore woodland patches or gallery forest along the river where we’ll hope to find a variety of species. A feature bird for the area is the Agami Heron. An evening walk along the airstrip offers seven species of nightjar and among the grasslands the Double-striped Thick-knees. Overnight at Karanambu Lodge. BLD


In the event you did not see a giant anteater the previous morning, there is time to travel out to search the savannah again. Or explore the Rupununi River making a boat journey along quiet stretches of river. Another option is the Honey Pond Trail that goes around three ponds or lakes covered in giant water lilies. There is also a capuchin bird lek along the trail.

Return to the lodge for breakfast before departure.

giant water lilies

Transfer by vehicle from Karanambu Lodge across the savannah to Lethem on the Brazilian border.

Scheduled flight to Eugene F. Correia International Airport.

Pickup and transfer from Eugene F. Correia International Airport to Georgetown.

Today enjoy a tour of the city of Georgetown with an experienced guide who will give you the history, rumour and facts on Georgetown and its citizens. We will begin our tour at the Georgetown Seawalls before continuing into the heart of the city. During your visit there are a number of interesting sights that should not be missed such as Stabroek Market - once described as a “bizarre bazaar, and St. George’s Cathedral which is one of the world’s tallest free standing wooden buildings. Other historic buildings along this promenade are the Public Library, City Hall, the Victoria Law Courts and St. Andrews Kirk. Visit the National Museum, which contains a broad selection of our animal life portrayed in taxidermy including an amazing extinct giant sloth. The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology houses a wonderful collection of artefacts and explains Amerindian history and life style, in a beautiful colonial wooden building that is worth a visit on its own.

We will visit the Botanical Gardens, home to an extensive collection of tropical flora, and the Zoo which has become a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre that houses over one hundred different species of tropical wildlife. We will also pay a visit to a pond either in the gardens or the National Park, to feed the endangered West Indian Manatees.

This evening pickup at your hotel and transfer to the Backyard Cafe.

Backyard Café is located in the West Ruimveldt area where our host, guide and culinary master, Chef Delven Adams will greet you as you enter.

This as the name suggests, is a backyard that Chef has turned into an exclusive little hidden gem of a restaurant. His menu is whatever is in season at the time. It is a Guyanese fusion from all over the world.

If you are interested, Chef has a smoker and small fireside right outside and sometimes will prepare the fresh fish right there and you can certainly help him and learn his secrets. His garlic fish is out of this world! You can sit under the arbor and sip unique blends of juice or enjoy a cold Banks Beer, while taking in the sounds and smells of a delicious meal in the making in a secluded back yard in Georgetown.

Once he is ready, we will start eating our way through the courses. We will start with an appetizer, to an entrée and end up with a dessert, which we may be hard pressed to fit in, but we will give it our best shot and remember to pace yourself as you will want to try it all.

Overnight at Cara Lodge. BD (Check in time 1400hrs, Check out time 1200hrs midday)


Pickup and transfer to Cheddi Jagan International Airport for your departing flight. B

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