Amazon Adventure
A 19-day escorted journey to Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname that includes 6 full days exploring the great jungles of Guyana, including glorious Sloth island Nature Reserve and the remote wilderness of Iwokrama, a 1 million rainforest preserve and Canopy Walkway. Led by our most senior and well travelled guides, enjoy an interesting discovery of South America's less travelled regions and most peculiar histories. In Venuzuela, we visit Angel falls, certainly one of the highest water falls in the world, Kaieteur Fall, which is 5 times the height of Niagara, and the UNESCO heritage city of Paramaribo, all combined with travel to the heartland of Amerindian Mukushi in Guyana, and the descendants West African tribes in Suriname.
Day 1: Arrive in Caracas
Arrive in Caracas. Reception at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Depending on arrival time, take a city tour of the capital.
Overnight in Caracas Hotel

Day 2: Angel Falls
Transportation to airport for 6:00 a.m. departure flight to Puerto Ordaz and flight to Canaima. Boat trip to Angel Falls.
Overnight in Front of the Falls

Day 3: Sapo and Sapito Falls
Return to Canaima Lagoon. After lunch excursions to Sapo and Sapito Falls.
Overnight at Anatoliy Island

Day 4: Puerto Ordaz
Fly back to Puerto Ordaz for flight to Caracas.
Overnight in Caracas Hotel

Day 5: Guyana
Depart Venezuela and fly to Guyana via Port of Spain or Puerto Ordaz. (Flights based on availability.) Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel for overnight.
Overnight at the Georgetown Hotel

Day 6: Rupununi and Surama Amerindian Village
Fly to Annai and transfer by 4x4 to the Amerindian community of Surama. Surama Village is located in the heart of Guyana where 1900 acres (8 square kilometers) of savannah are surrounded by the forest-covered Pakaraima Mountains. Surama's inhabitants are mainly from the Makushi tribe who still observe many of the traditional practices of their ancestors. Surama Eco-lodge features 4 simple cabins with ensuite bathrooms and a central dining room, bar and lounge area offering fantastic views across the savannah, rainforest, and mountains. The village has embarked on a community tourism project, which offers employment opportunities to many of its inhabitants and benefits the village as a whole. 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 center 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. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 7: Surama Mountain and Burro Burro River
Rise before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then a challenging climb up Surama Mountain in the cool morning air. This is the best time to observe bird and wildlife along the trail. Breakfast will be served at a lookout point, which affords incredible views across the village and savannah to the Pakaraima Mountain. Return to village for lunch. This tour is approx 3 miles (5 kilometers). After a 1 hour siesta you then take a walk or transfer across the savannah and through the rainforest to the Burro-Burro River. Your guides will paddle you on the Burro-Burro River for opportunities to observe giant river otters, tapir, tira, spider monkey and many more species. Return to the Eco-lodge. This trip is approximate 7 miles (12 kilometers). (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 8: Canopy Walkway tour and Atta Lodge
Depart at Dawn to the Canopy walkway. The 505 foot (154 meter) state-of-the-art Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle's mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 98 feet (30 meters). You'll have the chance to see birds like the Green Aracari, Scarlet Macaw, Guiana Toucanette or Channel-bill Toucan. Red howler monkeys may also be observed. Check out the epiphytes such as orchids and bromeliads, and look for the amazing parasitic ficus plant as it engulfs another tree. There is also the greenheart tree, the waramadan (endemic in Guyana only to the Iwokrama Forest) and the poisonous aromata! Stop at the Harpy Eagle nesting site if it is still active.
Day 9: Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve
At dawn there is another chance for you to visit the Canopy Walkway to spot those species not seen on the previous day before heading off to the Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve. Along the way you may be lucky to spot 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. Iwokrama River Lodge is located on a one million acre reserve which was established in 1996 under a joint mandate from the government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama Forest "in a manner that will lead to lasting ecological, economic and social benefits to the people of Guyana and to the world in general". Apart from being a research center, Iwokrama promotes eco-tourism, a venture which sees many tourists visiting on a daily basis. In transit between lodges along the trail, there is a possible sighting of capuchin Monkeys, red-rumped agouti, red brocket deer and Guyana's monitor lizard. We may spot such birds as Cocoi and Capped Herons, Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Large-billed and Yellow-billed Terns and Anhinga. Ass we continue walking the nature trails we may also spot Red-throated Caracara, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Spix's Guan, Collared Trogon, various woodpeckers including Chestnut, Golden-collared, Golden-green and Ringed, Eastern Slaty-Antshrike, Amazonian Antshrike, Rufous-capped Antthrush and Sooty-headed Tyrannulet. You’ll stay at the River Lodge which features comfortable cabins overlooking the Essequibo River.

After lunch, you will depart for Turtle Mountain. A trip to Iwokrama is not complete without a hike to the summit of Turtle Mountain for a stunning view of the jungle vista. After breakfast, the journey starts with a peaceful and scenic half hour boat ride to the base of the mountain. The trek to the 951 foot (290 meter) Turtle Mountain summit is mildly challenging and takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but the breathtaking views are more than worth the effort. Turtle Mountain provides a gorgeous view of the top of the rainforest canopy. Along the way you map spot Harpy Eagle, the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, King Vulture, Gray-headed, Double-toothed, and Plumbeous Kites and Black-faced Hawk. The trails may reveal Little Chachalaca, Marail Guan, Black Currassow, Squirrel and Black-bellied Cuckoos, Blue-crowned Mot Mot, Collared Puffbird, Pygmy, Antwrens and many more! You may also be rewarded with sightings of monkeys such as red howlers, wedge-capped capuchins and black spiders. After your return, enjoy another refreshing local lunch and an ice cold beverage.

As you return to the River Lodge, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive jaguar; South America's largest cat. Spend a relaxing evening enjoying dinner overlooking the scenic vistas of the Essequibo River. After a relaxing dinner, enjoy a cruise on the Essequibo River through the black of night, maybe lit only by a pale moon. Your guide shines the spotlight and there it is… the red-eye glare of the black caiman! Frequently and closely seen lying on the river banks, the world's largest of the alligator family grows to 20 feet) (6 meters) long.
Day 10: Georgetown and Rum Tour
Depart after breakfast to Annai for your flight to Georgetown and transfer to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic drive along the east bank of the Demerara River, passing new housing developments, industrial districts, the Dmerara Harbour Bridge and sugar plantations remiscent of colonial days. Visitors will see how this unique blend of Eldorado 5, 10 or 15 years old rum is being produced. This very ancient technique of rum making is alive in Guyana. Continuous stills, wooden coffey and wooden pot stills are all used to produce this rich blend of El Dorado rum. After a detailed historical preview, we sit for a chat with the guide and enjoy a taste of the premium blends.
Overnight at hotel

Day 11: Sloth Island Nature Reserve
We travel to the town of Parika, driving over the Harbour Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, which is built across the second largest river in Guyana—the Demerara River. Continue your journey by boat along the Essequibo River, Guyana's largest River. being 20 miles (32 kilometers) wide at its widest point. Continue to Sloth Island. After settling into your accommodation, you will circumnavigate the island looking for sloths and monkeys, which are often spotted on the island. Return to a delicious dinner at Sloth Island. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 12: Sloth Island Nature Reserve
After an early wildlife birding session, we paddle to the Amerindian village of Fallmouth where we will encounter the Amerindians. This is our chance to see the older folks making cassava bread and to learn more about their way of life. This morning you will depart Sloth Island for your tour of the Mazaruni River, including sightseeing at Kyk-over-al, the Old Dutch Fort, Mazaruni Prisons, Baracara Falls and an exciting ride along the rapids at Marshall Falls. Also enjoy a hike at Marshall before continuing to Sloth Island Nature Reserve. On this island you may encounter many species of birds and other wildlife. Over 188 species of birds including Mankins, Parakeets, Tinamous, Rufescent Tiger Heron, Spix's Guan, Green Ibis, Swallow Tailed Kite, Sunbittern, Red and Green Macaw, Red Fan Parrot, White necked Jacobin, Rufous-throated Sapphire, Black-eared Fairy, Criimson Topaz, White-necked Puffbird, Pied Puffbird, Curve-billed Scythebill, Cayenne Jay, Blue Dacnis, Green Honeycreeper, Shortbilled Honeycreeper, Purple Honeycreeper, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Green Oropendola and more. After lunch paddle to the Amerindian village of Foulmoth and go for a hike in the rainforest.

In the cool of the afternoon go for a tour of Parrot Island where thousands of parrots come to roost. Return to Sloth Island in time for dinner. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 13: Suriname
Depart for check in at airport. Arrive in Paramaribo at 11:00 a.m. and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a city tour of Paramaribo. Paramaribo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shaded, tree-lined avenues, seventeenth-century Dutch wooden structures with a synagogue and mosque, which coexist peacefully side by side. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 14: Anuala Nature Resort
We start our day with a nature and culture experience. we depart from Paramaribo heading south, passing the impressive giant trees and villages situated along this road. After 118 miles (190 kilometers) we arrive at Atjoni, the mooring place of the dug out boats. Here we start our exciting canoe trip. This trip by motorized canoe will take about 55 minutes to reach our destination, the comfortabe Anaula Nature Resort, which is situated at the foot of the Ferulassi rapids. During this trip you can enjoy the breathtaking nature, the turbulent Jaw-Jaw rapid and several Maroon villages. When we reach Anaula Resort you will be carried away by its peace. This will be your home away from home during your stay. After a buffet-style light lunch in the beautiful Anaula Nature Resort restaurant, you can check in. After settling in you have the opportunity to discover the island.

In the afternoon we will go by boat to the Ferulassi rapids, where you can relax, swim or enjoy a natural whirlpool. After dinner our guide will explain the Saramaccan culture. Then, we're off on an exciting adventure to spot caimans. During this night trip by boat, you can enjoy the breathtaking starry sky and the total silence of the Amazon Rainforest. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Anuala Resort

Day 15: Anuala Nature Resort
After breakfast we'll head to New Aurora by motorized dugout boats for a village walk. During the tour of the village you will discover the local population and their unique way of life and their traditional customs. We will visit the mission with a church, a school, and a medical post. Around 16.30 p.m. we will go for a bush walk around the island where the resort is located. During this walk we will learn about the local medicinal use of the plants. During the civil war in 1986 the Jungle Commandos with their leader Ronnie Brunswijk, visited the island for their "immortality rituals". The remains of these rituals remind us of the island's unique history.

After a delicous dinner you can enjoy a cultural dance performance. Traditional dances like the Seketi, Awasa and Bandamba will be presented. Our guide will explain the meaning of these dances. Note: the cultural dance event is being offered at a minimum of 8 (eight) guests.(Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Anuala Resort

Day 16: Anuala Nature Resort/Paramaribo
This morning is free for your own activities. You can swim, take a walk through the forest, relax by the pool or in a hammock, or just enjoy the breathtaking nature. You can also choose to participate in excursions such as visits to the plots of the local residents. After lunch we return to Atjoni, from where we depart by bus to Paramaribo.
Overnight at hotel

Day 17: Jodensavanne & Cola Creek
This morning we will travel Approximately 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Paramaribo. Along the right bank of the Suriname River, lies the former Jewish settlement, Jodensavanne. This historic place was named after the Jews who fled from the inquisition in Europe around 1650 after which they settled in this savannah area. This former Jewish village still shows the remnants of the oldest synagogue in the Americas as well as the ruins of a graveyard. Nowadays, the remnants have been cleaned and a simple cottage has been set up as a museum. Here, visitors can find information about this unique, historic graveyard in the forest of Suriname. Your visit to Jodensavanne, the peacefulness of nature and the many springs will leave you with a lasting memory. After Jodensavanne, the tour will continue to Colakreek, a recreation park in the savannah area. Colakreek is ideal for swimming, relaxing and walks through the savannah. The leaves falling in the water gives the creek its dark color, making the water look like a Coca Cola drink, hence the name Colakreek. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 18: Curacao
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Curacao. Soak your tired limbs in the rich Caribbean Sea for 2 days/1 night.
Overnight at hotel

Day 19: Departure
Depart your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.Transfer to the airport for your flight to Curacao. Soak your tired limbs in the rich Caribbean Sea for 2 days/1 night.
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