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Amerindian and Wildlife Adventure

Georgetown - Annai - Surama - Pakaraima Mountains - Iwokrama - Annai - Georgetown (10 days / 9 nts)  From $N/A

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Day 1: Arrive in Guyana
Sunday transfer to Georgetown.  Overnight at Cara Lodge.

(Included meals : N / A)

Day 2: Annai
Monday 0915hrs transfer to Ogle Airstrip for a flight over rainforest and savannah to Annai.  Lunch at Rock View Lodge.  Transfer by 4x4 to the Amerindian village of Surama. On arrival in Surama receive a welcome from a village counsellor and settle into your accommodation.  A local guide will escort you for a short walk on trails to observe the forest and bird life.  As the afternoon cools your guide will take you on a tour of the village.  Visit the local school, medical centre and church along with some of the village houses.  Tonight enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the forest after dark. Overnight at Surama Eco Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Surama
Tuesday After breakfast take a full day hike of 10 miles to see a stand of Green Heart trees, then further into the forest to a bush pond to observe Herons. Continue hiking and climb a small mountain to search for Guianan Cock-of-the-rock. Return to the village and overnight at the Surama Eco Lodge. 

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Pakaraima
Wednesday Rise before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then the gentle climb up Surama Mountain in the cool morning air.  This is the best time to observe bird life along the trail.  Breakfast will be served at a look out point, which affords incredible views across the village and savannah to the Pakaraima Mountains. Return to village for lunch and then in the cool of late afternoon take a three mile walk across the savannah and through the rainforest to the Burro Burro River.  Tonight overnight in a hammock at Carahaa Landing Camp.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Burro Burro - Iwokrama
Thursday At dawn your guides will paddle you on the Burro Burro River for opportunities to observe Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tayra, Spider Monkeys and more species. Morning free to relax or explore the area around the village.  After lunch depart Surama by 4x4 for the Iwokrama Forest. This afternoon enjoy the forest from a different perspective on the new Iwokrama canopy walkway.  The walkway winds through the treetops at 35m above the ground.  This evening remain on the walkway after dark and return to the camp for dinner. Overnight at Atta Rainforest Lodge. 

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Iwokrama
Friday View the dawn chorus from the canopy walkway. After breakfast continue by 4x4 along the trails to seek the elusive Jaguar. The Iwokrama forest is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its healthy jaguar populations that seem not to be troubled by the appearance of curious humans. No promises, but many have been lucky!  After breakfast, you will leave the field station for the journey to Turtle Mountain, and a gentle climb up the mountain to its summit at 935ft (approx. 360m). It takes 1 ¾ hours to walk up the mountain, but the effort is more than worth it for the breathtaking view over the forest canopy when you get there.  The rest of the afternoon will be spent setting up camp and exploring the area near to the Turtle Mountain Satellite Camp.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Iwokrama
Saturday After breakfast, you will travel back to the Iwokrama River Lodge along the Essequibo River with the chance to see assorted wildlife. Spend the rest of the morning on a wildlife walk near the field station with an Iwokrama Ranger. The afternoon is free for you to relax, and then after dinner, take a boat ride to spot caiman and other nocturnal wildlife in the river after dark. Overnight at Iwokrama River Lodge.  BLD

Day 8: Annai
Sunday Early morning boat trip followed by breakfast. After breakfast take a 4 x 4 back to Annai and overnight at Rock View Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Georgetown
Monday After lunch schedule flight to Georgetown.  Enjoy a Georgetown city tour. Overnight at Cara Lodge.  

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10: Fly out from Georgetown
Tuesday Transfer to the airport for your departing flight. 

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Includes
- Airport transfers
- double or twin accommodation
- camping equipment
- meals as listed
- non-alcoholic drinks at Surama and Iwokrama
- all road and river transport
- internal flights
- guides