Still little-known, Guyana’s virgin rainforest and wide savannahs, criss-crossed by myriad rivers and cascading waterfalls, teems with tropical wild life that rivals the best anywhere in the world. With just three-quarters of a million people in a land the size of Great Britain, most of the interior is uninhabited except for a scattering of indigenous Amerindian villages and a few small towns. Because of its British colonial past, the language is English and it has very strong links with the Caribbean.

The Iwokrama forest is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its healthy jaguar populations, these seemingly untroubled by the appearance of curious humans. No promises, but many have been lucky! Indeed Iwokrama and the Rupununi River harbour much of the most spectacular Neotoprical fauna in a very small area. Large macaws are still wonderfully common, and we should be treated to daily flights of Blue and Yellow, Red and Green and Scarlet Macaws. We’ve a good chance of seeing Tapirs and certainly Black Spider Monkeys, and on the Rupununi savannahs we’ll find Giant Anteaters. The birdlife throughout the tour is exceptional, there are so many highlights: Ornate Hawk-eagle, Black Curassow, Red-fan Parrot, Guianan Puffbird, Pompadour Cotinga, Crimson, Purple-throated and Purple-necked Fruit-crows, Crimson Topaz, Green Oropendula, Blue-cheeked and Orange-winged Parrots, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Turquoise Tanager, Crested Oropendola, Great and Paradise Jacamars, Guianan Toucanet, Green and Black-necked Aracaris, Blue-cheeked Amazon, Spix’s & Marail Guans, and we’ll even visit a Harpy Eagle nest! We’ll stay at the Karanambu Ranch, home of Diane McTurk, now sadly no longer with us. Diane was widely known for her work in rehabilitating orphaned Giant River Otters. Here, late in the afternoon we will travel by boat to look for wild Giant River Otters and as dusk falls we’ll see the giant Victoria Regis Waterlily flowers start to open …

No tour to Guyana would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Kaieteur Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. The river flows over a sandstone conglomerate tableland into a deep gorge – a drop of 822 feet or 5 times the height of Niagara Falls. Here the tiny Golden Frog spends its entire life inside extraordinary Tank Bromeliads, whilst the exotic Guianan Cock-of-the-rock has a lek close by where with luck we’ll be obtain some cracking photographs.

Royal Flycatcher by Fiona Dunbar

Dates and Prices

3rd March - 20th March 2025 (18 days)

London - London £8,975
Georgetown - Georgetown £8,225
Single Supplement* £795
Deposit £800

* doesn't apply if you're willing to share and a room-mate can be arranged

or ask us a question.

Please note; dates and prices are provisional and will be confirmed by August 2024

Tour Summary

Day 1
Arrive Georgetown
Days 2 - 8(am)
The Iwokrama Forest & Essequibo River staying at Iwokrama, Rock View and Atta Lodges
Days 8(pm) – 12(am)
Rewa River
Days 12(pm) – 15(am)
Rupununi Savannahs & Karanambu including a visit to the Caiman House Field Station
Days 15(pm) & 16(am)
Kaieteur Falls
Days 16(pm)
to Georgetown
Day 17
Mahaica River and Georgetown Botanical Gardens
Day 18
Abrary River and depart Georgetown
Day 19
Arrive UK/Europe

Tour information


Birds, Butterflies, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Landscapes and Culture.


Paul Cardy , Local Leaders

Group Size

Minimum is 5 and the maximum is 9.

Included in the Price

All flights. All accommodation, transport and meals in Guyana. Services of your leaders. Please note: drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature including insurance, are not included.


We start with a night at the delightful Cara Lodge, converted from two of the oldest buildings in Georgetown into one of the country’s most well-known hotels. The next morning we’ll fly to the Iwokrama Forest where we’ll stay in three lodges for our week-long visit. We start with two nights at the Atta Rainforest Lodge which has a 150m long canopy walkway set 30m up in the trees. Next we’ll stay on the banks of that great Essequibo River for 3 nights at the Iwokrama Lodge, before moving to the Rock View Lodge for two nights. Next we move to the Rewa Eco-Lodge, somewhat rustic, but comfortable enough. The journey to the Rewa Eco-Lodge is along the Rupununi River, and after three nights at Rewa we’ll return, again by boat, to the Rock View Lodge for a night.   Then we move to the Karanambu Ranch for a three night stay. The next night will be spent in a rustic guesthouse right by the Kaieteur Falls – the setting spectacular, the accommodation rather basic! Then we return to Georgetown and the lovely Cara Lodge for the last two nights of the tour. All rooms on this tour have en suite facilities.


Quite easy. No more than three or four miles on any one day and always at a slow pace, well suited to photographers.


UK direct return flights are from London Gatwick to Georgetown (with a touchdown in St Lucia). Other indirect routes from regional UK Airports* are available.

*These routes may incur a supplement.


Warm to hot throughout and quite humid. Occasional heavy showers.

How to Book

Contact us to check if there is availability for the number of places you require. Click on the ‘Book this Tour’ button on this page to be taken to the online booking form or contact us and we will send one to you which you can complete and send back to us. You will receive confirmation of your place, and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. This will contain up-to-date health information.