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Iwokrama Forest Wildlife Tour, Guyana and Brazil

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 20 people
Destination(s): Guyana   Brazil  
Specialty Categories: Canopy Tours   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 495 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 495 US Dollar (USD)

Guyana’s Hinterland - the Rupununi Savannahs. The Rupununi is a vast are of dry grassland with sparse trees, termites mounds and wooded hills in the Southwest of the country. The savannah is divided into the North and South Rupununi by the Kanuku Mountains and scattered with occasional Amerindian villages and a few large cattle ranches. Every year, during the rainy season you can see hundreds of Heron, Egret Anhinga, Ibis and other avian fauna fishing the flooded the savannahs. Rupununi is an area rich in wildlife, particularly rare and endangered species such as the Black Caiman, Giant Otter, Jaguar (South America’s largest cat). Bird life is rich, particularly in the forest galleries, and the Kanuku Mountains provide a home for the Harpy Eagle, the world’s largest and fiercest Eagle. Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development.

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.

05:00 - Depart Georgetown . Brief stops at Mabura (Police Check Point). Arrive Kurupukari (Essequibo River Crossing)
12:00 - Lunch. Continue through Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve.
14:00 - Tour of Canopy Walkway.
15:30 - Brief stops at Annai, Rock View Lodge (Oasis).
18:00 - Arrive at Lethem, dinner, overnight.

Day 2: Excitement.

07:00 - Breakfast.
09:00 - Across the Takutu River, depart from Bon Fim (Immigration).
09:30 - Arrive Boa Vista, Brazil. Sightseeing, shopping. Lunch (Brazilian Cuisine) 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.
16:00 - Dinner, overnight (optional: experience a mixture of Guyanese and Brazilian night life).

Day 4: Homecoming.

07:00 - Breakfast.
08:00 - Depart Lethem.
19:00 - Arrive Georgetown (Mikel Plaza).

Supplemental Tour Information:
- Tour could be customized to allow for return via air transport from Lethem.
- Requirements:
* 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: USD 495 per person.

Price Includes:
- Transportation.
- Accommodation.
- Meals.
- Light refreshments.
- Tours and all entrance fees.

Note: Special rates apply to groups of 4/more.

About This Supplier
Location: Guyana
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2010

We specialists in nature and adventure travel, and sport fishing. Our Piraiba Lodge, situated on the Upper Essequibo River, deep into the jungles of Guyana offers a complete nature, wildlife and sport fishing experience. Our Hotel Toucanna situated in Lethem, the heart of the Rupununi Savannahs offers guests the...

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