Join us to experience a spectacularly wild adventure tour to Guyana, South America’s hidden gem. This unspoiled wilderness, off the radar for many of ecotourists, offers an incredible experience — birds and mammals simply abound! The substrate here is ancient granitic Guianan Shield, which, along with the Brazilian Shield to the south of the Amazon River, forms the primeval geologic heart of the South American continent. Tropical rainforest has grown here for millions of years, slowly adapting to changing soils as nutrients leached from the soils. Today Guyana still holds beautiful and unending forest, expansive savannah, and myriad rivers. This Guyana nature tour also takes time to explore the vibrant, multi-cultural urban center at Georgetown, and its well-known botanic gardens.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit one of the last untamed places on the planet
  • See 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!
  • Enjoy cozy casitas at Surama Village ecolodge, where the Mukushi tribe are very proud of their ecotourism efforts
  • See rare predators — six of South America’s elusive wild cats patrol the forests here
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the stunning Crimson Topaz Hummingbird, Red Howler Monkey, and Amazonian Motmot
  • Cruise down a river in search of Giant Otter, Jabiru, up to five species of kingfisher, Harpy Eagle, and Green-tailed Jacamar
  • Discover spectacular Kaieteur Falls, travel with local expert guides, and find rare and iconic species
  • Support locals who are deeply committed to ecotourism and conserving their forests and wildlife

Photo credits: Banners: Sun Parakeets by Leon Moore; Kaieteur Falls by Narca Moore-Craig; Red Howler Monkey by Leon Moore; Giant Anteater by Peg Abbott; Birding Walk by Peg Abbott; 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.