Guyana Group Tour
April 20-28, 2013
$3,695 per person plus airfare
For those who have never been there, Guyana is a blank spot on the map. For those who have, it is a revelation — vast, lush, and tropical. The depth and diversity of its wildlife, and the breadth and density of its virgin habitat, is almost unimaginable in the modern world.
Guyana has a population equivalent to that of Des Moines, Iowa (750,000 people) living in a land area the size of England. Much of that population resides in Georgetown, the nation’s capital. Interior Guyana contains a scattering of Indigenous Amerindian villages and a few small towns. The region consists of a multitude of rivers and cascading waterfalls amidst seemingly endless tracts of old-growth rainforest and great, far- reaching open savannas.
The tour begins in Georgetown, with a river trip to see the Hoatzin, followed by a visit to the city’s botanical gardens in search of the rare endemic Blood-colored Woodpecker. We will then transfer by plane to the Iwokrama Forest, a nearly 1,500-square-mile rainforest preserve in the heart of the country, home to the Capuchin Bird, the Green Aracari, and the White Bellbird. We will stay at Iwokrama River Lodge, at Attu Lodge & Canopy Walkway, and at Rock View Lodge in the Rupununi Savannah region. On the return flight to Georgetown, the tour stops at Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest free-falling waterfall, and the site of an easily accessible Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock lek.
Your leader on this special tour will be Rafael Campos. Former Assistant Curator for the University of Costa Rica and Field Assistant to Gary Stiles (author of A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica). Rafael is recognized as one of Latin America’s finest naturalists. A tour leader for more than two decades, his experience includes studies on birds, bats, and primates as well as a number of botanical surveys. Rafa has led numerous tours to Central and South America for Caligo Ventures.
Your leader on these special tours will be our Senior Guide, Rafael Campos. Former Assistant Curator for the University of Costa Rica and Field Assistant to Gary Stiles (author of A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica), Rafa is recognized as one of Costa Rica’s finest naturalists. A Caligo Ventures tour leader for more than two decades, his Central American experience includes studies on birds, bats, and primates as well as a number of botanical surveys.
- All prices are per person based on a minimum of 2 paying participants in double occupancy.
- Single supplement price available on request.
- They include all accommodations, taxes, most meals as described in detailed itinerary, air and ground transportation, and escorted tours with English-speaking naturalist guides as indicated in the itinerary. Airfare from the U.S. is not included.