The Linden history tour will fascinate you on this full day tour, taking you on a history and cultural adventure to the mining town in Guyana.
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The Linden history tour will fascinate you. The bauxite mining town has been slowly transforming into a popular tourism destination, with many activities to offer the discerning visitor. With a blend of history, culture, and fascinating scenery, Linden is so much more than meets the eye. Highlights of the tour include.
- History of Linden
- Visit the Museum
- Christian burg & Water wheel,
- Blueberry Hill
- Amelia's ward new housing scheme
- Visit the bauxite plant
- Visit the alumina Plant
- Visit the Blue Lakes,
- Visit and lunch at Watooka Lodge
Includes: Return bus transfer, snacks, lunch, guide tour, entrance fees, water, and soft beverages
Duration 10-12 hours
Check-in time: 7:00 am
Price: US$50 per person
Children: Prices vary. Therefore, we need to know the children's ages.
About the trip
The Essequibo river tour will take you by bus from Georgetown to Parika selling, where you will join a boat taking you to 5 stops through the Essequibo and Mazaruni rivers!
Pick up point
91 Middle Street, Georgetown
Between Main and Carmichael Streets (2 buildings from Hibiscus Restaurant Or 1 building from the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture)
What to bring
- Light comfortable cotton clothing
- Sun block lotion
- Umbrella / hat
- Swimsuit /towel
- Change of clothing (highly recommended) & Slippers
- Extra snacks for morning/afternoon
You're about to embark on an adventure that will take you back in time and to a place where this amazing island's beautiful architecture and history still stand.
Your first stop will be Fort Island, built at the mouth of the Essequibo river. The fort at Fort Island is a testament to the strength of the Dutch presence in Guyana.
Built in 1751 by the Dutch, it was initially called Flag Island and was built to defend against enemies and intruders in the colony.
It later became known as Fort Zeelandia after the Dutch colony in Suriname. The island is part of the Essequibo River, named after an indigenous tribe that resided on its banks.
The Court of Policy was built in 1752 and served as a courthouse, church and storehouse before becoming a museum. It is believed that this structure is one of the oldest buildings in Guyana.
Fort Zeelandia was built as a defensive fortification but has become a popular tourist destination due to its incredible architecture and history.
Your next stop is Bartica. You will stop here and stroll down the beautiful main avenue, perfect for a photo or two! Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the town.
The gateway to Guyana's gold and diamond mining regions, Bartica is a lively town situated at the confluence of the Essequibo, Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers.
Its main market street has entertainment hotspots in several pubs and shops targeting the mining community.
However, Bartica's standout event is the annual Easter Regatta, where powerboat racing, street jams, and even a beauty pageant amp up the weekend.
Your next stop is Sloth Island Resort, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch of vegetable rice, vegetable pasta, fish or fish cake, chicken, salad, steamed vegetables or macaroni & cheese.
As an extra treat, you can finish your meal with fresh fruit, cake, tea, or coffee.
Sloth Island Nature Resort is situated on 160 acres of pristine rainforest in the Essequibo River.
There's plenty to do at the resort: kayaking, swimming, sunbathing and volleyball are just a few activities available. On top of all that fun in the sun, there are nature walks and even more!
The Essequibo River is home to many animals and birds, including sloths, monkeys, and bird species.
So while you're enjoying your lunch break on the island, remember that you might get lucky enough to spot one of these amazing creatures!
Step into the cool waters of Baracara Falls, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip before heading to your next stop!
This beautiful waterfall is located in the Mazaruni River, and it cascades down a series of steps and slopes. The small falls are unique and refreshing—perfect for cooling off when you've after a long and/or hot day!
This Dutch fort—constructed in 1616 at the intersection of the Cuyuni and Mazaruni rivers—once served as the centre for the Dutch administration of the county, but now only ruins are left. The name Kyk-Over-Al derives from the Dutch for "See over all", a reference to the commanding view of the river from the fort.
The ruins themselves are fairly unimpressive, but there's something about walking through these green hills and imagining what it must have been like when people were living here hundreds of years ago that makes it feel like an adventure in itself.
Your tour will end here, and you will return to Georgetown.
- Return transportation by bus (Georgetown to Parika /Georgetown)
- Return boat
- 5 stops and guided tour (Fort Island, Sloth Island, Bartica, Baracara, Fort Kykoveral)
- A delicious lunch at Sloth Island (or Aruwai) which comprises vegetable rice, vegetable pasta, fish or fish cake, chicken, salad, steamed vegetables, or macaroni & cheese, fruit, cake tea, coffee, juice, water
- Kayaking, swimming, nature walks and volleyball at Sloth island
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Transfer to and from meeting point
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