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Guyana Nature Experience Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Tour Guyana and see the best of this sun-kissed country
Visit one of South America's lesser known locations. Low in tourist numbers but high in natural beauty and friendly local faces, Guyana is a versatile destination that is sure to please. This sun-soaked tour visits the best of Guyana, beginning with the Caribbean beats of Georgetown. See the vibrant natural landscape of the Iwokrama Rainforest and marvel at the force of Kaieteur Falls. Search for jaguars on a safari adventure and paddle down the refreshing flow of the Burro Burro River. Along the way visit small villages and learn of the local customs and lifestyle, not to mention trying traditional South American cuisine.
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Guyana's capital and largest city, the influences of Georgetown's Caribbean location are evident on every street corner - from the vibrant markets and street stalls to lively bars and reggae clubs.
The Potaro River flows over sandstone and drops 226 metres into a deep gorge at the magnificent Kaieteur Falls - no other falls can rival the magnitude of this sheer drop.
Established as a protected area in 1996, the Iwokrama Rainforest is a vast wilderness of one million acres in the heart of one of the world's last untouched tropical forests.
A walkway built 35 metres up in the Iwokrama Canopy is a great place to observe the local birdlife, and sometimes monkeys, from a tree-top vantage point.
Surrounded by the densely forested Pakaraima Mountains, the Amerindian village of Surama is a small community of the Makushi tribe who still observe many traditional practices of their ancestors.
Annai is a small community on the edge of the Rupununi Savannah, an extensive area of grassland with termite mound, sparse woodland and fascinating birdlife.
Karanambu Ranch is the home of Diane McTurk, widely known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned, giant river otters. This stretch of the Rupununi River is amazingly rich in birdlife and other river creatures.
The village of Yupukari is home to Caiman House, the hub of several development projects, including an ongoing field study of the black caiman, the largest member of the alligator family.
Georgetown is laid out in a rectangular pattern with wide, tree-lined avenues and a fascinating collection of wooden colonial buildings including the State House, dating from 1852.
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