Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development manages the nearly one million acre (371,000 hectares) Iwokrama Forest in central Guyana to show how tropical forests can be conserved and sustainably used to provide ecological, social and economic benefits to local, national and international communities. The Iwokrama Forest and the Rupununi Wetlands and savannahs offer visitors the opportunity for an exceptional natural and cultural experience set in a learning context.
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. One hour drive from the Iwokrama Field Station is the 154 meters (505 feet) sate-of-the art Canopy Walkway which envelopes you in the jungle’s mid-level canopy from heights of up to 30 meters (98 feet) Visits at dusk or dawn, offers the best chance to see birds like the Green Aracari, Scarlet Macaw, Guiana Toucanette or Channel-bill Toucan. Red Howler Monkeys may also be observed.
Day 1: Adventure. Depart Georgetown 05:00. Brief stops at Mabura (Police Check Point). Arrive Kurupukari (Essequibo River Crossing) 12:00. Lunch, continue through Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve. Arrive Canopy Walkway 14:00, tour of Canopy Walkway. Depart 15:30, brief stops at Annai, Rock View Lodge (Oasis). Arrive Lethem 18:00, dinner, overnight.
Day 2: Excitement. Breakfast 07:00, Immigration Lethem, departs 09:00 across the Takutu River, arrives Bon Fim (Immigration) 09:30. Arrive Boa Vista, Brazil 11:00, sightseeing, shopping. Lunch (Brazilian Cuisine) 12:00 continue tour. Depart Boa Vista 15:00. Arrive Lethem 17:00. Dinner, overnight.
Day 3: Interaction with Nature. Breakfast. Depart for Kumu Falls, outdoor cooking, swimming, relaxing, Depart Kumu 16:00. Dinner, overnight (optional: experience a mixture of Guyanese and Brazilian night life).
Day 4: Homecoming. Breakfast 07:00. Depart Lethem 08:00. Arrive Georgetown (Mikel Plaza) 19:00.
- Tour could be customized to allow for return via air transport from Lethem
* Valid passport
* Yellow fever vaccine (card must be presented)
* Brazilian visa for non-Guyanese (check with Brazilian Embassy)
* Personal items(toothbrush, insect repellant, light clothing, sneakers, etc)
* Cash for shopping in Brazil (approximately 1 USD to 2 Real, 100 GYD to 1 Real)
* Information on preferential diet, allergies, etc.
Price: USD 495 per person.
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