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Discover Guyana

Best time to travel
Sept – Apr
Ideal Length
13 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Georgetown, Guyana’s capital.
  • All private transfers, internal flights and guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation in hand picked properties throughout Guyana.
  • Visit the mighty Kaieteur Falls, which is five times taller than Niagara Falls.
  • Experience birdwatching like nowhere else along the Essequibo River.
  • Explore the rainforest from the Canopy at the Iwokrama Walkway.
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Journey to South America’s North Atlantic coast and discover the wealth of culture and nature waiting to be discovered. Beginning in the beautiful colonial capital of Georgetown, embark on a 12 night adventure which takes in the best of these uncharted lands. Throughout your journey, all activities are included and you’ll be staying on half-board or full-board in every property you stay in.

Visit the world’s highest waterfall and make once in a lifetime memories. Discover plant and birdlife in the rainforest with walks through the forest canopy, thirty metres above ground. One of the most incredible aspects of this suggested itinerary is the chance to join a research group and help with the conservation of the endangered black caiman. Guyana is a beautifully diverse country and exploring it will allow you to connect with nature, learn more about wildlife and come face to face with some of the rarest species in the world.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Georgetown with connecting flights in London and Miami.
You will be greeted on arrival in Georgetown and privately transferred to a luxury Lodge.
Check-in to the colonial style lodge and begin your Guyana adventure.
Spend two nights in the heart of Georgetown getting to know its history and culture.
Georgetown, Guyana
Dive right in!
The colonial style city has plenty to explore and discover. The beautiful Guyana botanical gardens and Radha Krishna Mandir are both close to your accommodation and are well worth a visit.
Georgetown sunset, Guyana
Let the adventure begin with flight into the rainforest and the mighty Kaieteur Falls.
The falls stand five times taller than Niagara and there are no other falls in the world with the magnitude of the sheer drop existing at Kaieteur. Experience the majesty of the falls as thousands of tonnes of water flow over a 741 foot drop and crash onto the sandstone below.
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
Take a return flight back to Georgetown.
You’ll spend another night in the luxury Lodge before your next journey.
Georgetown aerial view
Depart from Georgetown to Eugene F. Correia International Airport.
Privately transfer on arrival to a beautiful lodge in the Iwokrama Rainforest, where you’ll spend two nights on the banks of the Essequibo River. Relax in the serene surroundings and take in the beauty of the nature surrounding you.
Guyana forest
Leave the lodge by boat and begin the hike to Turtle Mountain.
A well maintained trail winds through the forest before an exhilarating climb up the mountain to its summit at 935 feet. The effort is more than worth it for the breathtaking views over the forest canopy from the top.
Guyana forest
Journey into the rainforest on a mini safari.
As you make your way to the next stop on your trip, keep a lookout for jaguar roaming the undergrowth. Along the road, watch for the myriad of bird species that frequent the forest edge, including Crimson and Purple-necked Fruit-crow, Crimson Topaz, Green Oropendula, Blue-cheeked and Orange-winged Parrot and Gray-winged Trumpeter.
Guyana jaguar
Arrive at a beautiful rainforest lodge.
Spend a further two nights in the Iwokrama rainforest in another handpicked lodge. Explore the trails around the lodge with an Iwokrama Ranger. Enjoy guided hikes through the forest each day. Learn about the local flora and fauna and the incredible eco-system that thrives in these unique conditions.
Guyana river running through forest
Explore the canopy from the sky at the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.
Spot rare and unique species of bird from the walkway such as the Capuchin bird, Black Nunbird, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper and many more.
Harpy eagle Guyana
Transfer by 4x4 vehicle from Atta Rainforest Lodge through the Iwokrama rainforest to Ginep Landing.
From Ginep Landing, take a boat trip on the Rupununi River to Karanambu. Spend three nights in an eco-tourism focused cattle ranch. Surrounded by savannah and rainforest, relax on a hammock in the remote calm that is created here.
Tourists in boat on Karanambu pond
Enjoy wildlife focused activities along the Rupununi River throughout your stay.
Indulge in birdwatching, wild otter spotting and track giant anteater with the help of a local guide who knows all of the wildlife hotspots.
Giant anteater Guyana
Transfer upriver by motorised boat to the nearby Amerindian village of Yupukari.
Spend one night at a lodge focused on researching and protecting the black caiman, the largest member of the alligator family, that inhabit the area.
Tourists on speedboat on Guyana river
Embark on a exciting night excursion with the facility’s skilled research team.
Help the team to catch, weigh, and tag a caiman before releasing it back into the wild.
Guyana caiman
It’s time to depart from Eugene F. Correia International Airport back to Georgetown.
Spend your final two nights in the city. We’ll arrange a guided city and food tour where you can shop for souveniers, visit local attractions and dine in some of the best restaurants in Guyana.
Guyana chilies
Privately transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

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Cara Lodge

Cara Lodge

Built within an 1840s stately building, Cara Lodge is a former home of the mayor of Georgetown and has housed royalty and A-list celebrities since then. The colonial style home turned hotel retains a sense of tradition and nostalgia and in keeping with this, offers the best of familial hospitality. The lodge has 34 rooms and suites and the décor is warm and traditional, using wood from Guyanas forests. The Mango Tree patio is the perfect sunny corner to enjoy an aperitif before dinner in Bottle restaurant, which is hailed as one of the best dining establishments in the capital.

Iwokrama Rainforest Lodge

Iwokrama River Lodge

Located on the banks of the Essequibo River, Iwokrama River Lodge is an incredible eco-friendly property surrounded by rainforest. The lodge consists of eight river-facing cabins with private verandas. The nearby Fred Alcock building houses the hotel restaurant, a gift shop and there are even two science labs operating there. Activities at the lodge include guided canopy walks, hiking trails, bird watching, visiting turtle mountain and much more. Guests love exploring the local area and getting to know the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest.

Atta Rainforest Lodge

Atta Rainforest Lodge

Atta Rainforest Lodge is located close to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. The lodge is completely immersed in the forest surroundings giving guests an intimate experience of the regions’ flora and fauna. The lodge is made up of brick cottages and a three-sided thatched building which houses the restaurant, bar and lounge area.

Surama Ecolodge

Surama Eco Lodge

Surama Eco Lodge is a rustic and charming property located in Makushi village. This beautiful setting is unique with dry savannah surrounded by a rainforest border making up the landscape. Staff at the lodge are all locals from the village from which 70 people are employed. The community relies on tourism to support the local economy and so guests are treated like family and welcomed with open arms. The lodge is made up of four traditional benab buildings and four newer cabins. The lodge uses locally grown produce in all meals served at the lodge and the traditional recipes are loved by all.

Rock View Lodge

Rock View Lodge

Rock View Lodge has spent the last 25 years dedicating itself to supporting the cultural, educational and economic development of the area. The property employs members of the local community and champions its Amerindian heritage at every opportunity. The self-contained suites provide the perfect comfortable base for enjoying a variety of outdoor activities each day. Explore the rainforest on foot or by horseback, meet locals and learn about the Makushi culture or enjoy some birdwatching to get the most out of your stay.

Karanambu Lodge

Karanambu Lodge

Karanambu Lodge is a former cattle ranch turned eco-tourism destination. Comprising 110 square miles of savannah, rainforest and a 30 mile stretch of the Rupununi River, the lodge is perfect for guests looking to come face to face with some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. There are six traditional clay and thatched cabins within the lodge and each one has a private veranda, complete with a hammock to relax in.

Caiman House

Caiman House Field Station

Ecotourism, science and learning come together at Caiman House Field Station which is located in the remote Amerindian village of Yupukari. Set on beautiful savannah lands on the banks of the Rupununi River, visitors are surrounded by the local ecosystem. Guests can partake in exciting night-time excursions that are part of the caiman research project. Learn about these fascinating creatures and assist in data capture by helping weigh, measure and tag a caiman before releasing it into the wild. The lodge is also involved in the conservation of the Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle.

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