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Discovery of Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana

Georgetown, Iwokrama, Surama, Paramaribo & Cayenne

Best time to travel
Oct – Apr
Ideal length
17 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to New York and on to Guyana.
  • All private transfers, internal flights and guiding requirements.
  • 17 nights’ accommodation in New York, Georgetown, Iwokrama, Surama, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Cayenne and Paris.
  • Explore the capital cities of these three South American nations, enjoying excursions to Kaieteur Falls, the French Guiana Space Station and Devil’s Island.
  • Discover the beautiful fauna and flora of the Amazon Rainforest and get to know some of the indigenous people who call it home.
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Introduction

Explore the Wild Coast of the Guiana Shield, a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America, and one of the world’s most biodiverse and culturally diverse regions. Make your way across Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, marvelling at the waterfalls, wildlife and untouched rainforests that you discover. The Guiana Shield is home to endangered species such as the jaguar, giant anteater, giant river otter, tapir and so much more. When you’re not exploring the natural landscape, get to know the cultures of the countries with visits to indigenous communities and discoveries of the remnants of European colonialism.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to New York and on to Guyana.

On arrival in New York, be privately transferred to your accommodation where you’ll spend two nights before departing to Guyana’s capital of Georgetown. Your driver will be waiting to privately transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll spend the next three nights.

Discover the beauty of Guyana.

Enjoy the tropical welcome of Georgetown as you explore its many museums and monuments. Set out on a day trip to Kaieteur Falls, a mighty single drop waterfall standing four times higher than Niagara Falls. Explore the surrounding national park overflowing with unique bird species and colourful flora.

Georgetown Guyana
Journey deep into the Amazon Rainforest.

Arrive in Iwokrama where you’ll spend the next two nights. Explore the trails of the rainforest, searching for the elusive jaguar and enjoying breathtaking vistas from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. Proceed to Surama Village where you will spend one night learning about how the indigenous Makushi people live.

Guyana Rainforest
Fly to Paramaribo.

Spend one night in Suriname’s capital before being privately transferred to Danpaati for the night. Tune in with local culture and the people that call the rainforest home. Return to spend the night in Paramaribo and explore the city’s Dutch influences at Fort Zeelandia and other iconic landmarks.

Paramaribo
Spend the night in Suriname before transferring to Cayenne for the night.

Venture from the city to the French Guiana Space Station in Kourou where you can discover its inner workings during a fascinating excursion. Tour the space centre and pay a visit to the massive launchpad.

Kourou French Guiana
Take a step into the past on Devil’s Island.

One of the world’s most notorious prisons, Devil’s Island lies a short distance off the coast of Kourou. Discover French Guiana’s dark past on this ex-penal colony, made infamous for its harsh treatment of detainees. Explore the ruins of the prison buildings scattered amongst the dense jungle.

French Guiana
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Spend two nights in Paris before arriving in Dublin.

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Accommodation

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Hotel Hugo

Hotel Hugo

Hotel Hugo is located in Manhattan’s emerging Hudson Square neighbourhood, nestled between SoHo and the Hudson River. The hotel’s design combines inspiration from the area’s art-meets-industrial atmosphere.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Danpaati River Lodge

Danpaati River Lodge

Set on a tiny island deep in the Amazon Rainforest, Danpaati River Lodge is a unique hideaway, 200 kilometres south of Paramaribo. Accessible by boat, road and light aircraft, the lodge is surrounded by dense forest.

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Royal Torarica

Royal Torarica

Experience tranquil luxury at the beautiful Royal Torarica Hotel. Here, guests can relax in a tropical paradise in the heart of Paramaribo. Paramaribo’s waterfront and the historic town centre are both within walking distance.

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Hotel Atlantis Kourou

Hotel Atlantis

Newly renovated in 2013, Hotel Atlantis Kourou is a modern luxury hotel overlooking Laguna del Diablo. The hotel boasts excellent facilities such as a large outdoor pool, landscaped patios and tennis courts.

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Hotel Ker Alberte

Hotel Ker Alberte

Hotel Ker Alberte is situated in the heart of Cayenne. The building is an authentic creole house that has been transformed into a luxury hotel. Close to both the central market and the famous Place de Palmistes.

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Hotel De Nell

Hotel De Nell

Hotel de Nell is distinctly Parisian in spirit, perfectly balancing minimalism and elegance. French paving, wood panelling, roaring fireplaces and retro lighting sit behind the flawless white façade of a 19th century building.

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