Travel another 55 miles up river and you meet Corona Falls; this truly is a majestic crown of water that falls about 20 feet into rocky pools and shiny black rocks with petroglyphs scattered around. A couple of days can be spent here exploring the trails and petroglyphs, wildlife watching, and catching fish in the rapids.
The fishing in the Rewa River is as good as it gets. Peacock Bass, Arawana, Swordfish, Payara, large Catfish, and Pacu thrive in these waters. Rewa is also known for its healthy populations of Arapaima, the largest scaled fresh water fish in the world, which can be observed surfacing in many of the oxbow lakes and ponds.
Due to the remoteness of the Rewa River the wildlife viewing is excellent. Numerous species can be observed including Tapir, Capybara, Brocket Deer, Peccaries, Ocelot, Jaguar, and seven of the eight species of Guyana's monkeys, which make this area home. Giant River Otters, Black and Spectacled Caiman, and Giant River Turtles patrol the waters and bask on the sandbanks.
As the Rewa River transects primary forest, it is also rich in birds. Scarlet Macaws, Redbilled Toucans, Cotingas, Parrots, and the Harpy Eagle can be found here. Along the river banks Tiger Herons, Bat Falcons, Great Black Hawks and Kingfishers stalk their prey.
If you've ever dreamt of visiting a tropical forest that is remote and untouched, then a visit to the Rewa River will fulfill this dream. During your time on the river, you will travel up an exquisitely beautiful waterway, lined with shimmering black rocks and pearly sandbanks. The forest and forest animals will escort you as you reach the crown of the river, Corona, and you will dine on the freshest fish caught by your own hand.
Day 1: Arrive in Guyana and transfer to Georgetown. Overnight at Cara Lodge.
Day 2: 0915 transfer to Ogle Airstrip for a flight over rainforest and savannah to Rock View Lodge at Annai. Afternoon to explore the foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains or nearby Amerindian villages. Overnight Rock View Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Depart Annai at sunrise and travel down the Rupununi River by boat. Giant Black Caiman, Giant River Otters, Jabiru Storks and many other species of birds that make this river home may be sighted. By afternoon, the Rupununi River meets the Rewa River and we proceed up the Rewa. In late afternoon a hammock camp is struck on river bank. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Awaken to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Macaws. After breakfast proceed up river to Bamboo Creek, arriving in the afternoon and overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Spend the day relaxing at Bamboo Creek, taking early morning or late afternoon walks on forest trails to birds and wildlife and experience the rainforest. Fly or spin fish during the day for Peacock Bass, Arawana, Tiger Fish and Piranha, and at night, go for a river drift and spot Snakes, Paca, Caiman, and other nocturnal animals. Overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Continue by boat to Corona Falls, a series of small cataracts ending with an impressive and wide fall of water. Help pull the boat up a rapid and fall asleep in hammock camp listening to the sound of water rushing. Includes: (B, L, D).
Days 7-8: Two full days of exploring the Corona River and the waterfall. Here you can spend your time looking for Amerindian rock carvings scattered around the falls, take forest walks, go for morning and afternoon drifts looking for wildlife, fish for Pacu (a vegetarian piranha that puts up an impressive fight in the fast water), as well as Payara, the majestic "Dracula" fish. Overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 9: Depart Corona and drift down river looking for wildlife along the banks. Anaconda, Tapir, Tyra, and Jaguar may be spotted as they come down to the river to drink, and the sights and sounds of forest birds are evident. Tonight, camp below the Kwetaro River on the "Kwetaro Backbone". Overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 10: Walk along a Rewa trail with a local guide in the forest, keeping an eye out for birds and animals. Explore the forest and look for Peccaries, Monkeys, and forest birds. You can learn about some of the trees and plants, and how to make a palm leaf backpack with the local guides. Overnight in a hammock camp. BLD
Day 11: Depart Kwetro Backbone and travel down river to Fishpond. Camp over looking the pond and watch Arapaima swirling as they come to the surface to breathe. Overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 12: Spend the day at Fishpond and surrounding area, fishing for Peacock Bass, Catfish, Swordfish, and Arawana. Nature walk in the afternoon. Overnight in a hammock camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 13: Early breakfast and depart Fishpond. Travel down the Rewa River back to the Rupununi River and stop at Rewa Village. Meet the Touchau (village chief) and visit the village. Overnight in this Amerindian village in a palm thatched guest house. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 14: Last day on the river. Depart Rewa after breakfast and travel back up river to Annai Landing. This is where the river journey ends; you have traveled 300 miles round trip, and visited one of the most remote and pristine forest areas in Guyana. Say farewell to the river and travel up to Rock View Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 15: Morning at leisure at Rock View Lodge. Afternoon flight to Georgetown. Enjoy an afternoon Georgetown city tour (see description below). Overnight at Cara Lodge. Includes: (B, L).
Day 16: Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
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