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Overland Trek to Kaieteur Falls

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Guyana  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 795 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 795 US Dollar (USD)

Kaieteur National Park (KNP), Guyana’s first legally protected area is known for the majestic Kaieteur Falls, considered to be one of the highest single drop (741 feet) water falls in the world. However, in addition to the majestic Kaieteur Falls, the rich biodiversity, some of which are endemic to Kaieteur National Park ensures a highly educational, adventurous and challenging experience while traversing through its pristine Amazonian rainforest. The overland trek entails traveling by land, water and foot (hiking approximately 1800 feet above sea level) to the Kaieteur Plateau and takes between 3-5 days depending on your itinerary and interest.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart Georgetown 06:00 via four wheel drive vehicles onto the bauxite mining township of Linden before entering the Lethem/Brazil Trail. A brief stop a 58 miles Mabura for a snack will set us off through the thick rainforest, home to numerous species of wildlife. Approximately, five hours after departure we arrive at Guyana’s largest river, the mighty Essequibo where crossing is by pontoon.

Another two hours will take us to the gold and diamond mining township of Madhia. After a local meal, we continue along rugged trails to the Potaro River (Pamela Landing), where a boat ride along the Potaro River paved by the Ayanganna Mountains will take us to Amatuk Falls (Island). A refreshing swim or bath in the river, dinner and some tales from the local guides will set you off to sleep in hammocks (outdoor camp).

Day 2: After breakfast, a trek around Amatuk Falls, the boat ride continues to Waratuk Falls (a few miles into the lower boundary of Kaieteur National Park) where we will have lunch and interact with the KNP Rangers. We continue onto Tukeit (foot of the Kaieteur Mt, Ayangana Mt Range or end of the Kaieteur gorge) where we will cook dinner and overnight in an outdoor camp equipped with hammocks.

Day 3: After breakfast, the climb up the “oh my god” mountain to Kaieteur Plateau approximately 1800 feet above see level begins. The climb takes approximately 2-4 hours depending on your level of fitness. A hearty lunch and rest will reenergize you for a brief tour of Kaieteur Top and to observe the swifts (specie of swallows) returning to their habitat behind the falls. A visit to Menzies landing (small transient community within the Park) for some “gaf” and few drinks before dinner will surely add to a good night’s rest in the KNP Guesthouse (hammocks/beds depending on availability).

Day 4: After breakfast, a detailed tour of Kaieteur Top and sightings of the golden frog, cock of the rock, and other rare and endemic flora and fauna of KNP will conclude a very unique adventure. We all return to have lunch before departing Kaieteur Top via aircraft, arriving at Ogle Municipal Airport 16:00 where our vehicles will return you safely to your hotel or place of stay.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: USD 795 per person.

Price Includes:
- Transportation
- Meals
- Tight refreshments
- Entrance fees.

Note: Special rates apply to groups of 3 or more.

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