Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Caribbean island of Curacao


River exploration by dugout canoe - Kaieteur Falls – UNESCO protected Heritage Sites & Cities – Kourou Space Center – Rainforest Discovery – Georgetown, Paramaribo


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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Fri 04 Nov 2016Thu 17 Nov 2016 $6290 USD Wait-list Only

Optional Single Supplement: $741 USD (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

This tour was designed by, and will be led by, senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton.

Explore Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and the Caribbean island of Curacao. From the astonishing Kaieteur Falls in Guyana to the exotic Amazon Jungle in Suriname. Open the door to the least-visited corner of South America and the Caribbean.

The three countries that make up "The Guianas": Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are all quite different from each other, as well as the other countries of South America. Few travelers venture here into the northeast corner of South America. But, those who are willing to leave the tourist circuit far behind in search of genuine, personal, eye-popping adventure are amply rewarded for their efforts! Curacao, with a rich history dating back to the 16th century, is home to the UNESCO protected Willemstad boasting fascinating old buildings and excellent museums. Here remnants of plantations dot the countryside.

Regions visited: South America and Central America And Caribbean
Countries visited: Guyana; Suriname; French Guiana and Curacao

Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival into Georgetown
Today we arrive in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana and one of South America's lesser-known locations. Named after King George III, Guyana's capital city lies on the Atlantic coast, on the east bank of Demerara River estuary. Today the city is protected by a sea wall and an elaborate drainage system designed by the Dutch. Called the garden city due to its wide tree lined avenues, this city is a little piece of the colonial past in a modern world. Built mostly of wood, Georgetown is an architectural wonder with many of its buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

Overnight in Georgetown.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2 Georgetown: City Tour
Today we will enjoy a city tour of Georgetown's principal sights. Here the architecture of centuries gone by will surely provide for some scenic views. We start at the Kingston Seawall and then drive to the historical center to view St George's Cathedral, one of the world's tallest free standing wooden buildings. We will also see the Parliament building, completed in 1833, as well as the simple but impressive St. Andrews Kirk.

We continue to the Botanical Gardens & Zoo, and then we move on to the Hibiscus Craft Market and the Post Office. We also see the Victorian Law Courts and Town Hall, as well as the historic Starbroek Market - one of the city's most prominent landmarks.

After a break for lunch we will tour the Guyana National Museum. The Castellani House is a gorgeous wooden building erected in 1877. Today this building is home to the National Art Gallery as well as rotating art exhibits by many local artists.

You will then have some free time this afternoon.

Overnight in Georgetown.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Georgetown - Kaieteur Falls - Baganara Resort
Today we depart Georgetown and travel to Kaieteur Falls by plane (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours).

We will witness Guyana's astonishing Kaieteur Falls, where the Potaro River drops drastically over a precipice into the depths of a gorge 224 m (741 feet) below. This is the widest 'single-drop' waterfall in the world, and one of the most impressive and beautiful sights in the country. Guyana's ‘trademark feature’ produces breathtaking rainbows across the gorge (hopefully the weather will be clear!). Our aircraft will circle the falls, giving views to those sitting on both sides of the plane, before landing nearby.

From here we will walk through a tropical gorge, stopping at a number of viewpoints along the way before reaching the very edge of the top of the falls. There are many legends of Kaieteur, but the most enduring tells of a great old chief of the Patamona tribe whose name was Kaie. To save his people from being destroyed by the savage Caribishi, Kaie sacrificed himself to the Makonaima, the Great Spirit, by canoeing himself over the falls.

After our time at the falls we then fly to the Baganara Resort. Pre-eminent among the three hundred and sixty-five islands in the mighty Essequibo is this wonderful little piece of paradise with one hundred and eighty-seven acres of lush green foliage and colourful tropical flowers. This is the gateway to the unspoilt rainforest of Guyana and the junction where the great Essequibo and Mazaruni rivers meet.

In the afternoon you may have some free time and then early this evening, as the sun starts to set, we make an excursion up the Essequibo River by motorboat to Parrot Island. As the warm tropical day ends, myriad stars of the equatorial zone appear and the Amazonian parrots arrive to roost for the night. We will approach the edges of this mangrove island listening to the sounds of these intelligent birds preparing for the night.

* For our time at Baganara (and later at Kabalebo in Suriname), please pack a smaller collapsible overnight bag due to the nature of light aircraft used to / from these lodges. Your larger baggage will be securely stored for you.

Overnight at Baganara Resort.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Baganara Resort / Nature Walk / Bartica Town / Georgetown
Today we rise early in order to enjoy in a 'pre-breakfast' nature walk. Our walk takes us through the humid swamp forests that cover much of Baganara Island. This is a perfect opportunity to identify some of the regions numerous tree species and watch for some of the more than 200 bird species recorded in the surrounding area.

After breakfast you may want to enjoy a swim in the warm, clean waters of the river, or perhaps relax on the soft sand beaches that surround the island. Later today we board a motorboat and take an exciting journey to the town of Bartica. Bartica is an Arawak word meaning "red clay", and this place is home to many people who work the mighty rivers. The Mazaruni River leads to many granite quarries, and the stone is sent all over the Carribbean. The Cuyuni River leads to Venezuela and has numerous gold, silver, diamond and bauxite mines. An isolated nearby island is the site of Guyana's largest prison, still in use since built by the Dutch several centuries ago. (Note: the Cuyuni & Mazaruni River cruises may not be possible if the local water levels are not high enough). We will also stop at Fort Zeelandia where we visit the fort and museum before continuing to Georgetown for our overnight.

Overnight in Georgetown.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Georgetown, Guyana - Paramaribo, Suriname - Kabalebo
This morning we fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo, Suriname. Suriname is the smallest country in South America, with a population of just over half a million people. Set in a natural tropical wilderness, Suriname offers a splendid combination of the Caribbean and South America, with fascinating reminders of a sometimes turbulent past. Dominated by mighty rivers that provide essential highways into the rainforest and jungles of the interior, much of Suriname remains virtually untouched.

Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries planted on the northern coast of tropical South America. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Here one finds black-and-white colonial Dutch buildings lining grassy squares, and in 2002 the historical inner city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon arrival in Paramaribo we will connect with our flight to the Kabalebo Nature Resort, a beautiful lodge lying in one of the most beautiful areas of Suriname, deep in the untouched (and malaria free) Amazon rainforest. Accessible only by air, this is an area of pristine uninhabited Amazon jungle in the western part of Suriname. The precise spot can be narrowed down to the area of the Bakhuys Mountain at the Kabalebo River.

Within a range of hundreds of kilometers one finds nothing except for the flora and fauna of the splendid Amazon rainforest. Here playful monkeys leap through the treetops, colourful parrots glide above your head and unusual fish leap and quickly swim away down a secluded creek. The name “Kabalebo” in the language of the Caraib Amerindians means, “arch in the river”.

Though wildlife sightings are commonplace, excursions into the jungle will increase your chances of seeing more exotic creatures. Our schedule over the next 3 days is kept flexible on purpose, and will be adjusted to meet the interests of the group.

Our planned itinerary for today will be to enjoy lunch upon arrival. After lunch we will enjoy a walk through the forest on one of the trails to the BWKW rapids. After the easy hike you will have the opportunity to refresh in the river or relax on its banks. In the afternoon we will drift by boat (dugout canoe) back to the lodge. While drifting back you can enjoy the wonderful nature surrounding you.

In the evening diner will be served, and you will be able to enjoy one of the delicious Surinamese dishes that the cook/chef has prepared.

Overnight at Kabalebo Jungle Resort.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Kabalebo Jungle Resort
This truly is one of the most beautiful pieces of jungle in Suriname. Because no people live in the wide surroundings, pure untouched nature is found here. The resort lies in the middle of the Amazon jungle, and exotic tropical animals will surround you.

During our time at the resort you will have the opportunity to enjoy jungle walks or hikes, during which we will become acquainted with the extensive flora and fauna of the Amazon forest. You will be introduced to the numerous inhabitants of the rainforest. Our guides will tell us about the animals making their home in this area and the medicinal qualities of the plants and jungle flowers. Because of the unique location and biodiversity, nature lovers will certainly have the time of their lives. This region is also a true birders paradise, and the bird count at the property includes more than 250 different species.

The balance of the day will be free for activities, including short walks / nature hikes / wildlife viewing / boat trips / and more.

On one of our evenings we hope to take part in an ‘Ocelot Observation’ experience. Ocelots are territorial medium-sized wild cats, and they are strongly nocturnal. Resting in trees and dense bushes during the day, Ocelots often share their territory with other cats, but prefer to avoid each other. A family of ocelots lives nearby, and has occasionally visited the resort at night providing guests with an exclusive ocelot spotting opportunity. Please note that it is not easy to spot an ocelot and during the ocelot spotting tour we will be brought to the location where we hope to observe these magnificent animals from a distance.

Overnight at Kabalebo Jungle Resort.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Kabalebo Jungle Resort
Today we continue to enjoy the resort. Perhaps today we will enjoy another interesting forest walk, or drift downstream in a canoe. The resort has miles of landscaped paths where you can simply wander and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. Some of the birds that you might encounter include the Blue headed Parrot, Black Skimmer, Aracaris and the Buff Throated Saltator.

Tonight we may take part in a 'Jungle Night Experience'.

Overnight at Kabalebo Jungle Resort.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Kabalebo Jungle Resort - Paramaribo / City Tour - Cayenne, French Guiana
This morning we will depart by charter flight back to Paramaribo, and this afternoon we will enjoy a tour of the city. At the central market you can find tropical fruit and vegetables galore, and here one can meet a cross-section of Suriname's ethnically diverse population.

As we explore part of the city on foot we will witness the diversity of Paramaribo, including the monuments and historical buildings in and around the city center that were added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

The Palm Garden, which is behind the Presidential Palace, is famous for its stately palm trees, and the Waterfront (Independence Square) is the centre of activity during national holidays. Here one often finds several food stands! We will see the historic Fort Zeelandia, which has been turned into a museum highlighting Suriname's history and arts.

Late this evening we will take a short flight from Paramaribo to Cayenne, French Guiana. This overseas département of France is situated on the northeastern coast of South America, bounded by Brazil to the south and east, Suriname to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast.

Spaniards explored this part of the coast in 1500 and settled the area around Cayenne in 1503. French merchants opened a trading center on the coast in 1624, followed by other merchants who founded Cayenne in 1643. The territory was awarded to France in 1667, and the Dutch, who had occupied Cayenne in 1664, were expelled in 1676. Inhabitants of the territory were made French citizens, with representation in the French Parliament after 1877. By 1852 the French had begun using the territory as a penal colony where deported convicts were imprisoned in dreadful conditions exemplified by the notorious islands just off the coast. More than 70,000 French convicts were deported to French Guiana between 1852 and 1939. French Guiana became a département of France in 1946 and was given regional status in 1974.

Overnight in Cayenne. Hotel Ker Alberte.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Cayenne, French Guiana / City Tour
Due to our late arrival the night prior we will allow for a late start this morning. After some time for a rest and a late breakfast we will start with our city tour of Cayenne.

Cayenne is French Guiana's atmospheric capital and the chief port. French Guiana’s cultural milieu reflects the diverse background of the resident ethnic communities. Indigenous and African crafts, customs, and arts predominate among their respective peoples. A distinctive mixed-Creole culture is dominant in the urban areas, highlighted by brilliantly coloured and distinctively patterned costumes.

Avenue Général de Gaulle is the main commercial street in the center. At the east end of the avenue near the coast is the Place des Palmistes and the Place de Grenoble. Most of the city’s official buildings are located in this area, including the Hôtel de Ville (the town hall) built by Jesuits in the 1890s, the Post Office, and the Préfecture. Other points of interest include the Canal Laussat and the Botanical Gardens. In the center of town we also find the Musee Departamental, featuring exhibits on indigenous peoples and the notorious penal settlements on Devil's Island. Lively cafes and market stalls are to be found in the Place des Palmistes.

At the end of our day of touring we will drive northwest to Kourou. Here the Kourou River empties into the Atlantic Ocean, and at the mouth of this river sits the town of Kourou, which is ringed by four hills. Not much is known of the pre-colonial era, but we do know that Kalina, or Galibi mostly populated the area before the arrival of the French in the late 17th century.

Overnight in Kourou.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 Cayenne - Kourou: Iles du Salut
Today we enjoy a full-day excursion to the former penal colony on the Iles du Salut (Isles of Salvation). Commonly referred to as "Devil's Island", this is really a triangle of three islands situated seven miles off the coast of Kourou. This famous (or infamous) archipelago lies about an hour out into the Caribbean and consists of: Ile Royale, Ile St Joseph and Devil's Island (Ile du Diable - inaccessible for visitation).

The islands played a central role in French history as far back as 1792 when they were first employed as a transit point, first for explorers, then slaves and later for political prisoners. It was here that more than 30,000 French convicts died in horrendous prisons. Those who were sent to the islands were traitors or convicts who had proved unbreakable in the prison camps of the mainland colony.

Today the islands are attractive and lush, with their flights of stone-cut steps under the palms leading to superb views of the blue sea, and the church framed in scented frangipani trees. Turtles swim in the channel below Ile Royale where once sharks waited for prisoners' bodies to be thrown into the sea. The cells, guards' quarters and administration blocks on Ile Royale have been converted into a hotel and restaurant, and there's an excellent small museum that recounts the history of the place. There's a small church, the remains of a hospital, and a cemetery with memorials to the prison staff.

We later return by catamaran to Kourou.

Overnight in Kourou.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 Kourou: Ariane Space Centre - Return to Paramaribo
This morning we travel a short distance to the Ariane Space Center where we enjoy a guided tour. Ariane rockets, whose path out over the Atlantic is tracked from Devil's Island, have put two-thirds of all Western satellites into space. This base is by far the biggest source of income for French Guiana, whose only other cash comes from fruit grown in jungle plantations by Mhong refugees from Indo-Chinese wars.

Launch schedules at the Center Spatiale Guyanaise (Guyana Space Center) are a closely-held secret so our schedule today may be amended on short notice. The usual visit here includes a bus tour that criss-crosses the center's mammoth facility, including stops at various assembly buildings and control centers. The entire tour is offered in French, but our guide will supply translations along the way.

After our tour we will then travel back to Paramaribo.* Our route will take us via the village of Iracoubo, and we then arrive in St. Laurent du Maroni, a town of less than 40,000. In the past this was the arrival point for convicts being shipped from France to be processed at the now decaying Camp de la Transportation. We may have lunch in St. Laurent du Maroni before we complete French immigration procedures and then continue to the ferry to cross the Marowijne River. Depending on ferry schedules we may opt to make use of traditional long boats (pirogues) rather than wait for the infrequent ferry.

Once across the river we will continue our road journey to Paramaribo.

* Though it may seem logical to fly onward from Cayenne on this day, the lack of flights and the inconvenience of the available schedules results in this overland route. It is possible that this drive may be replaced by a flight at a later date.

Overnight in Paramaribo.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Paramaribo, Suriname - Curacao
This morning we fly from Paramaribo to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, situated approximately 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. This island is home to a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures and unrivaled European architecture. The capital city, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with its iconic colourful Handelskade backdrop and roster of museums and monuments. On October 10th 2010, the island of Curaçao became a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Though tourism plays a major role in Curaçao's economy, it is less reliant on tourism than other Caribbean islands.

The original inhabitants here were Arawak peoples whose ancestors had migrated from the mainland of South America hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. The first Europeans recorded as seeing the island were members of a Spanish expedition in 1499. The Dutch West India Company founded the capital on the banks of an inlet, and this natural harbour proved to be an ideal spot for trade. Commerce, shipping and piracy became Curaçao's most important economic activities. In addition, in 1662 the Dutch West India Company made Curaçao a center for the Atlantic slave trade, often bringing slaves here for sale elsewhere in the Caribbean.

This afternoon we will tour Historic Willemstad by bus and on foot. With a rich history dating back to the 16th century, the historic area of the city is an example of a colonial trading and administrative settlement. Established by the Dutch, and starting with the construction of Fort Amsterdam in 1634 on the eastern bank of Saint Anna Bay, the town developed continuously over the following centuries. The modern town consists of several distinct historic districts reflecting different eras of colonial town planning and development.

The oldest quarter, Punda ('De Punt'), was the name given to the peninsula on which Fort Amsterdam was built from 1635. This is the oldest and most prominent monument on the island. In 1763 the construction of the protestant Fort Church was started. Waterfort was later built in the 1820’s as part of a new defensive ring around the old city. The Penha building is the finest example of Curaçao’s baroque style. In 1707 permission was officially granted by the West-Indian Company to parcel out the first lots near the western shore of St. Anna Bay. These parts of town are known for their gabled houses, merchant dwellings and baroque arches.

Otrobanda, the 'other side' of the channel, became the name of the western quarter which later developed as a suburb of the old city. Until the opening of the Queen Emma Bridge in 1888 residents could only cross St. Anna Bay by Small ferryboats. The Floating market is just around the corner from the Handelskade, and it is one of Curacao's most famous and picturesque sights. Here one can see Venezuelan merchants selling their fresh produce from small fishing boats. The Scharloo District was formerly a suburb of Willemstad, and already in the beginning of the 18th century the first mansions were being built. The big expansion came in the second half of the 19th century when merchants from the old city built their houses on both sides of the main road, the Scharlooweg. Most of the buildings were built in the neoclassical architectural style.

Overnight in Curacao. Hotel Kura Hulanda.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 Curacao Exploration
Today we continue our exploration of the island. As we travel north we will make a stop at the Jan Kok plantation house dating from 1704. Today this plantation house is home to the gallery of Nena Sanchez, one of Curaçao’s most famous artists. Born on Curaçao, Nena is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from her surroundings and recreates the island's bright colors and lush scenes in her distinctive paintings and gliclees (fine art digitally reproduced and placed on canvas). Today her work is featured in private collections around the world.

Situated near the village of Soto is Santa Martha Bay, one of many beautiful spots on Curacao. This location is known for its great views and it’s plantation house (now a care facility). Many of the best beaches of Curacao are found at the west end of the island, which is fittingly named Westpunt, or "west point". One of these crystal-clear beaches is 'The Knip' (natural water pool). This partially shaded sandy beach is popular with locals, and the water is normally crystal clear with great visibility and little surf or current. Snorkelers often head here hoping to spot spotted morays, needlefish, squid, parrotfish, sea turtles and lots of well developed coral.

At the very northern tip of the island we come to the Shete Boka National Park. Here we witness the magnificent rock formations created by the power of the sea. Millions of years of pounding surf have carved out a wide cavern underneath the limestone terrace, and here you can watch and listen to the surf rolling and crashing against the coastal cliffs. We will enjoy one of the several walking trails here before continuing back to town. This afternoon you will have some free time before dinner.

Overnight in Curacao. Hotel Kura Hulanda.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14 Depart
Departure from Curacao.


Meal plan: Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.

Hotel List

The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.

Cara Lodge

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Georgetown
Country: Guyana

The history aficionado will appreciate a stay at Cara Lodge, Guyana. It is one of the oldest and grandest structures
... Georgetown, and is the best known and most popular hotel in Guyana. Cara Lodge was built in the 1840s and originally consisted of two houses. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown.

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Royal Torarica

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Paramaribo
Country: Suriname

Royal Torarica is the most exclusive hotel in Suriname. This hotel has all the features desired by high-end business travelers
... is also very suitable for holidaymakers with a longing for exclusivity.
At the Royal you can expect personal service, originality, high speed internet and a beautiful botanical garden that borders on the Surinamese Mangrove forest. A true retreat.

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Baganara Resort

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Baganara
Country: Guyana

This family-founded lodge consists of 10 fully self-contained superior rooms withspectactular views of the Mighty Essequibo River. Pre-eminent among the
... hundred and sixty-five islands in the mighty Essequibo is this wonderful little paradise with 187 acres of lush green foliage and colourful tropical flowers.
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Kabalebo Resort

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Kabalebo Jungle Resort
Country: Suriname

Kabalebo Nature Resort is a luxurious lodge lying in one of the most beautiful areas of Suriname, Deep in the
... and malaria free Amazon jungle.
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Hotel Ker Alberte

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Cayenne
Country: French Guiana

A 6-minute walk from the Place des Palmistes main square, this modern hotel in a converted Creole house is also
... km from Plage De Montravel beach. Bright accents, original artwork and bespoke furniture give a stylish touch to the relaxed rooms.
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Hotel des Roches

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Kourou
Country: French Guiana

The Hotel des Roches terrific location by the sea shore right across the Devil Island makes it the perfect choice
... tourists and business travellers alike.
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Sonesta Kura Hulanda

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Willemstad
Country: Curacao

Cobblestone pathways wind through the meticulously restored 18th and 19th century Dutch Colonial Caribbean buildings around several glorious courtyards comprise
... village of Kura Hulanda Hotel.

Located in downtown Willemstad, the property is proud to announce they are part of UNESCO, this preserving the historical aspect of the buildings and Curacao.

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Trip Information

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Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants); some lunches. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Please note that, due to the nature of internal flights which need to be booked and paid well in advance, this tour requires a $1500 per person deposit.


Tour Leader gratuity, some lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Suriname visa (in advance, all passports US$100). Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, packing, advance reading, and locally paid departure taxes.

Please note that, due to the nature of internal flights which need to be booked and paid well in advance, this tour requires a $1500 per person deposit.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour occurs outside hurricane season and during the slightly cooler and less humid season (Nov-May). That said you must be prepared for sticky heat in this entire region.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Local land transport provided by air-conditioned bus, minibus, and / or taxi. Kaieteur Falls and Kabalebo flights via light charter aircraft.

This tour is not strenuous per se, but our "2" level rating refers to the ambitious nature of the itinerary, the remote locations covered and the tropical heat, and several activities (ie jungle walks) that one must be prepared for in order to fully enjoy all elements of this trip.


Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range (3 & 4 star) hotels / resorts with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only - no bathtub). Single rooms are limited in number and likely smaller than doubles. Porter service is usually available though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports and ferries.

Maximum 3 single rooms available (additional singles may be available upon request)

Please click on "Map & Hotels" for more details.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, and local step on guides

Group Size

10-16 plus Tour Leader



TOUR STARTGeorgetown