Guyana rightly deserves its reputation as one of the top birding and wildlife destinations in South America. Guyana is a small English speaking South American Country residing on the Atlantic Coast, east of Venezuela and west of Suriname. Our pristine habitats stretch from the protected Shell Beach and Mangrove forest along the northern coast across the vast untouched rainforest to the wide open savannah of the Rupununi in the south. Guyana hosts more than 850 different species of birds covering over 70 bird families and over 45 must see Guianan Shield endemic species that is more easy to see here than any other Country in South America.
These species range from the outrageous and stunning Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Harpy Eagle, Rufous-throated, White-plumed and Wing-barred Antbird, Capuchinbird, Gray-winged Trumpeter and the Rufous winged-ground Cuckoo. Blood-colored Woodpecker, Rufous Crab-Hawk, Guianan Red-Cotinga, White-winged Potoo, Black Curassow, Sun Parakeet, Red Siskin, Rio-Branco Antbird, and the Dusky Purpletuft are just some of many birding highlights that can be seen in this amazing Country.
Max Tour Size
We mainly run this tour as a private tour. Schedule departures is not so common. The max number is 10 persons, minimum 2 persons but we really would prefer from 4 persons up.
All meals as listed on the itinerary as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (B,L,D); from Breakfast on day one to dinner on your final evening in Georgetown Guyana; Day 14. Because our trips have to be planed way in advance and us not knowing your flight itinerary beforehand, we’ve decided not to include any meals on your departure (Day 15). This is to make sure we don’t over charge you for any meals due to, like for example; your flight is expected to leave Guyana at 4:00am. Breakfast will not be available at that time of day at your hotel.
* All bottled drinking water.
*All lodging during the tour.
*Activities as mention in the itinerary (Download the itinerary on the top right hand corner).
*All ground transportation and domestic scheduled flight to and from the Rupununi (Lethem), all ground transfer in between lodges, pick up and drop off at international Airport, all transfers for birding in Georgetown and transfers to Ogle Airport.
* All national park and other services entrance fees to Iwokrama forest user fees, Surama Lodge Village fee, Caiman House Lodge village fee, Karasabai village and conservation fee Wichabai and Red Siskin Conservation fee.
* All guiding services.
What’s not included
* No breakfast included on your departure day; Day (15)
* Alcoholic Drinks
* Excess weight on the internal schedule flight
* Extra Activities
* Extra transfers
*Special gratuities, all phone calls and any other personal item of any nature.
* Tourist Visa of required
Tour Leader: Leon Moore
Top Target Birds
Red Siskin, Rufous-winged ground Cuckoo, Guianan Cock-of-the Rock, Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Rufous Crab Hawk, Black Manakin, Harpy Eagle, Sun Parakeet, Painted Parakeet, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Guianan Toucanet, Capuchinbird, Spotted Antpitta, Ferruginous-backed Antbird, Hoary-throated Spinetail, Rio-branco Antbird, Bearded Tachuri, Green Aracari, Festive Parrot, White-plumed Antbird, White-winged Potoo, Rufous Potoo, Rufous-throated Antbird, Pelzein’s Tody-Tyrant, Red-billed Woodcreeper, Chestnut Woodcreeper, Guianan Puffbird, Guianan Woodcreeper, Olive-green Tyrannulet, Blue-cheeked Parrot, Guianan Schiffornis, Winged banded Antbird, Painted Tody Flycatcher, Crestless Curassow, Orange-breasted Falcon.
Giant Anteater, Guianan Red-Howler Monkey, Jaguar, Crab-eating Fox, Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Giant Anaconda, Black-spider Monkey.
Rainforest, Savanna, Wetlands, Mangrove.
Guyana is generally hot and humid. We can expect all types of weather from warm and hot to cool and rainy at times. Please be prepared for this. On most morning we will be up and out very early to take advantage of the cooler temperature and wildlife activity.
Accommodations are generally simple but comfortable, throughout they are no air-condition at the interior lodges, you should not expect luxury accommodation, the lodges we use range from basic to very good.
Mosquito nets are provided throughout the lodges, you can expect some biting insects like mosquitos, sandflies, chiggers, (noseeams). The risk of catching Malaria is low.
Number of species expected
Tour Pace & Walking
This tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health as some of the birding will be done on foot and may require walking for several hours at times but at (slow pace). Should you have any physical limitation please let us know in advance before you leave your destination.
Covid 19 Guidelines and other important information for visitors traveling to and from Guyana
It is important to note that has the world move forward with dealing with the coronavirus, these guidelines will continue to changing. Please make a special effort to double check with your local tour agency and embassy for the latest updates. You can also visit https://guyanatravel.gy/ for more
- In Guyana, you are still required to wear a face mask in all public places, especially in close contact with staff/local guides etc
- Guest/clients are required Sanitized or wash hands as often as possible. (Sanitizer will be provided by the tour operator and will be available at all the sites throughout the tour.
- When in close contact with other guest/clients/staff you will be required to maintained 3-6ft distance.
Before You Travel to Guyana, Please Note the Following:
- Port Health and Airline Officials will only accept an original copy of the negative molecular biological PCR Test result from passengers travelling to Guyana.
- If the test was completed within 72 hours of the flight and the result of that test is negative, the passenger will be free to leave the airport after arrival.
- If the PCR test is done within four to seven (4-7) days of travel, the passenger will be required to do another test upon arrival in Guyana, notwithstanding the earlier negative result.
- The passenger must bear the cost for the second test at a price of US$85.00; this is payable at check-in with the airline. Where payment at check-in is not possible, an equivalent of GY$16,000.00 must be paid upon arrival in Guyana to Eureka Labs at the airport.
- Please note that PCR test result is valid for 7 days from the date the sample was collected or taken.
- Rapid Test, Anti-body or Antigen tests are NOT acceptable for travel to Guyana.
- Persons travelling to Guyana are required to upload the negative PCR test result when completing the Passenger Locator Form. The form should be completed at least 24 hours before travel.
- Passengers presenting false or forged information on their Passenger Locator Form will face prosecution under the laws of Guyana and will be liable to pay a fine of up to GY$150,000.
- NOTE: Passengers presenting or submitting false or forged PCR tests reports to the airlines and port health officials will face prosecution under the laws of Guyana and will be liable to pay a fine of up to GY$250,000. Additionally, passengers presenting or submitting false or forged PCR tests will be subjected to a PCR test at their own expense before entry into Guyana is granted.
- Persons submitting false or forged PCR tests will also be placed on Guyana’s “No-Fly” list for a period of 1 year.
- Persons are reminded that the Covid-19 Emergency Measures No. 13, Section 17 states that “Any person who fails to comply with any of the COVID-19 measures, commits an offence under Section 152 of the Public Health Ordinance of Guyana; and is liable on summary conviction to the penalty provided under that section”.