Join Naturalist Journeys on a spectacularly wild adventure to Guyana, South America’s hidden gem. This unspoiled wilderness, off the radar for many travelers, offers an amazing experience — birds and mammals abound! The substrate here is the ancient granitic Guianan Shield, which, along with the Brazilian Shield to the south of the Amazon River, forms the primeval geologic heart of South America. Tropical rainforest has been growing here for millions of years, slowly adapting to changing conditions as nutrients leached from the soils. Today Guyana still holds endless forest, myriad rivers, and expansive savannah. We also explore the vibrant multi-cultural urban center at Georgetown, and its well-known botanic gardens.
- Expand your horizons — visit one of the last untamed places on the planet
- Spot members of the odd cotinga family: brilliant Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, wine-and-white Pompadour Cotinga, and elfin Dusky Purpletuft … the birding here is awesome!
- Stay in cozy casitas at Surama Village, where the Mucushi tribe are very proud of their ecotourism efforts
- Have a chance to see rare predators — six of South America’s elusive wild cats patrol the forests
- Find the stunning Crimson Topaz Hummingbird, Red Howler Monkey, and Amazonian Motmot
- Float down a river in search of Giant Otter, Jabiru, up to five species of kingfisher, Harpy Eagle, and Green-tailed Jacamar
- See spectacular Kaieteur Falls, travel with local expert guides, and find rare and iconic species
- Support local people who are deeply committed to conserving their native forest and its wildlife
Photo credits: Banner: Kaieteur Falls by Narca Moore-Craig; Atta Canopy Walkway by Noel Snyder; Capped Heron by Peg Abbott; Banded Longwing by Narca Moore-Craig; Black-capped Donacobius by Narca Moore-Craig; Georgetown Market by Narca Moore-Craig; Guianan Cock-of-the-rock by Dave Weaver; Hoatzin by Greg Smith; Karanambu Airstrip, Naturalist Journeys Stock.