A 3-day trip to the Iwokrama Rainforest, where you can get a chance to explore and learn about the Iwokrama Rainforest, Canopy Walkway and Iwokrama River. The perfect short trip for the adventurer looking for a weekend getaway!
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Iwokrama Tours is a 3-day trip to the Iwokrama Rainforest, where you can have time to explore and learn about the Iwokrama Rainforest, Canopy Walkway, and Iwokrama River. The perfect quick trip for the adventurer looking for a weekend getaway!
The Iwokrama region is a vast, protected wilderness with lowland tropical forests. Visitors can take boat trips and guided walks in the area to see wildlife, including black caiman and various birds, such as the iconic Guinanan cock-of-the-rock and scarlet macaw.
The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development, formerly the Iwokrama Rainforest Center, is an autonomous non-profit institution established by Guyana and the Commonwealth.
It "exists to promote the conservation and the sustainable and fair use of tropical rain forests in a manner that leads to lasting ecological, economic, and social benefits to the people of Guyana and the world by undertaking research, training, and the development and dissemination of technologies".
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Iwokrama Tours: A 3-day trip to Iwokrama, where you will get a chance to view and learn about the Iwokrama Rainforest, Canopy Walkway and Iwokrama River.
You will leave early from Georgetown via your choice of transportation to the Iwokrama River Lodge.
Options include a 4×4 vehicle for a 6-hour adventurous drive to the River Lodge through a historic mining town into dense rainforest.
Alternatively, you can travel through one of the local Guyana airlines, which will provide unparalleled rainforest views on your hour flight to the Iwokrama Forest.
Turtle Mountain Tour
Arrive just in time to relax before a local lunch and get settled into your room. After a refreshing lunch in the Fred Allicock building, 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, where you arrive at the mountain's base.
The trek to the 951-foot (290 meters) Turtle Mountain summit is mildly challenging and takes about 1 1/2 – 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, Harpy Eagles may be seen, and you may also see spot 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 Curassow, 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.
Overnight at Iwokrama river lodge
You will leave the River Lodge and have the option to either depart heading north for your journey back to Georgetown, or to visit other interesting tourist sites in the Rupununi area.
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