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This tour features new birding habitats in the Essequibo and Mazaruni Rivers, where one may encounter many species of birds. These species are Crimson Topaz Hummingbirds, Agami Herons, Pompadour Cotingas, Golden-headed Manakins, and Woodpeckers. Karanambu and Iwokrama are also popular highlights where the birding population is diverse. One may encounter Jabiru Storks, Great Egrets, Agami Herons, Kingfishers, and Great Blue Herons. We may encounter Green Ibis, Snowy Egrets, Boat Billed Herons, Purple gallinules, Wattled Jacanas, and many others in the ponds.


  • Birding in the Essequibo & Mazaruni Rivers - a haven for species like Crimson topaz hummingbirds
  • Explore the Iwokrama rainforest and Karanambu ranch area, so special sightings of the cock-of-the-rock, kingfishers, and great blue herons
  • Hike turtle mountain at Iwokrama and enjoy being captivated by the view
  • Visit the local botanical gardens in the center of Georgetown, where you can find several unique species, such as the red ibis 


Hotel upgrade at extra cost.
Tour information and prices are subject to change without notice.
Hotels and lodges are subject to availability.


Day 1


Arrive at CJIA. Meet our representative and transfer to Georgetown.
Overnight in Georgetown.

Day 2

Georgetown City Exploration & Bird Spotting

Early morning bird spotting in Georgetown. With over 200 species catalogued, Georgetown in among the foremost bird capitals of the world. Georgetown's colonial architecture is also remarkable, with many 19th-century buildings. Afternoon bird spotting in town.

Transfer to your hotel. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3

Kaieteur Falls

Depart at 10:00 a.m. for Kaieteur Falls. Birds we may see include: the Cock-of-the-rock and the Scarlet Macaw. Flight in the afternoon to Sloth Island, a 160-acre gem of nature. The lodge features large comfortable 2 bedded rooms, private toilet and bath, fans, and patios for relaxing.
(Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Sloth Island Nature Reserve

Day 4

Sloth Island

Early morning bird watching at Sloth Island. Walk the Toucan Trail and spot Red-capped Cardinals, busy Woodpeckers, Chicken Hawks, brilliant Hummingbirds, Scarlet Macaw, Titras, Jacamars, Barbet, Black-headed Antbirds, Yellow-crowned Parrots, and a hundred more species.

Hear and see the baboons, spider monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, and more. Enjoy nature and take a refreshing dip in the Essequibo River.

In the afternoon, boat across to Parrot Island (five minutes) and see hundreds of parrots roost. Bird along banks on the mainland, as well as the various natural streams on the island. Return to Sloth Island.

(Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Sloth Island Nature Reserve

Day 5

Sloth Island

Early morning bird spotting and nature trail tour of the Amerindian villages of Fallmouth and Agatash (1 1/2 hours). Boat to the Mazaruni River to the Trutruba rapids and islands (2 hours). These locations offer the most incredible birding opportunities in the pristine rainforest. Return and picnic lunch in the forest at the inland waterfall of Baracara. Short visit of Bartica in the afternoon. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Sloth Island Nature Reserve

Day 6

Georgetown/Karanambu Ranch

Dawn departure by boat to Parika then by car or bus to Georgetown. Departure from Ogle Airstrip to Karanambu Ranch. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Karanumbu Lodge

Day 7

Karanambu Ranch

Karanambu birding includes a wide variety of bird life on the savanna and along rivers and ponds. On our guided tours, we will most likely see the big birds, such as Jabiru Stork, Great Egrets, Agami Heron, Great Blue Heron and different species of Kingfishers.

We may encounter Green Ibises, Snowy Egrets and Boat-billed Heron in the ponds. You may also spot Purple Gallinules and Wattled Jacanas, stepping on the giant Victoria Amazonian lilies.

(Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight at Karanumbu Lodge

Day 8-9


Early departure to Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, a one-million-acre nature reserve. Guided birding walk to spot Screaming Piha, caiman and other wildlife.

(Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Overnight in cabins along the Essequibo River

Day 10


Return to Georgetown, by flight or by road. (Meals: breakfast)
Overnight in Georgetown

Day 11


Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation, internal flights, transfers between airports and hotels, listed hotels and hotel taxes, activites as described and admission charges where applicable, river and land transfers, listed, lodges with full board and other meals as indicated. local guides, local beverages.

International airfare, airport/departure taxes, gratuities, optional excursions, and travel insurance.

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