On the 1st first day of this tour we depart to Nickerie, early in the morning. From Nickerie, the journey continues on the South Drain ferry Canawaima that takes us to Moleson Creek. Upon arrival in Guyana, we move on by bus to New Amsterdam after which we arrive in Georgetown during the evening. The rest of the night is kept free at leisure. Your overnight stay is in the Tower Hotel.
The 2nd day starts with breakfast followed by a guided tour through Georgetown, the wooden capital city of Guyana. After the guided tour you may choose to either fly to the Kaieteur Falls or visit the resorts of Shanklands, Baganara and Bartica by jet boat, all situated along the Essequibo River.
Your overnight stay, in both cases, is in the Tower Hotel.
The impressive Kaieteur Falls, 230 meters in depth, is one of the most powerful waterfalls on earth. The name ‘Kaieteur’ is derived from a combination of ‘Kaie’ (water) and ‘Teur’ (falls).
The waterfalls are formed by the Potaro River, to the East of the Pakaraima mountains, situated in the Kaieteur National Park in the heart of Guyana. The park takes up 62,680 hectares and forms part of the Guyana Massive, one of the most ancient geological formations in the world.
Bartica, Shanklands and Baganara
Bartica is the capital of the District of Cuyuni-Mazaruni. The old gold mining village lies on the left bank of the Essequibo River, the largest river in Guyana. It is the gateway to the tropical rainforest of Guyana. On a gigantic cliff, also along the Essequibo River, lies the Shanklands Rainforest Resort.
The cottages at the resort are built in colonial style. For bird lovers, Shanklands is the ideal place to spot nearly 200 different types of birds. But Shanklands is also famous for cricket games, mini golf and volleyball. The Essequibo river is ideal for water sports such as kayaking and water skiing. There are in total 365 islands in the river. One of the most important islands is a small paradise called Baganara Island Resort, owned by Evergreen Adventures Inc., the largest tour operator in Guyana. The island’s surface is approximately 7 kilometres from Bartica, at the confluence of the Essequibo and Mazaruni River.
On the last day, we depart from Georgetown early in the morning for the return trip to Paramaribo.
We follow the same route as on the way there.