INFORMATION

Guyana is an unknown treasure! Only few visitors have been there, but everybody fell in love with the pristine nature. Most parts of this South American country are covered with jungle and it is exactly there where you will discover amazing flora and fauna. You will explore the nature of this wild country and be blown away by its sheer beauty! The beautiful capital Georgetown serves as a basis for your exploration before you head south along the Essequibo River, which stretches from south to north for more than 1.000km.
Kaieteur Falls is the most famous spot of Guyana will leave you speechless as it is the highest free-falling waterfall on the globe, hidden in an endless pristine forest. Start your search for rare plants and wildlife, which are found in Guyana. Already the arrival with a small charter plane is an unparalleled adventure! Flying above the jungle with views of trees as far as you may see is just fantastic. During your fabulous journey you will travel with small airplanes, tiny river boats and strong 4x4 vehicles. Our network will guide you to the vast wilderness of Iwokrama Rainforest, the untouched area of the Macushi, living here for thousands of years. This is a birders paradise! Hundreds and hundreds of birds may be observed, but also mammals like giant river otters or jaguars, amphibians and insects. The great Iwokrama Canopy Walkway will give you the unique opportunity to discover the unparalleled diversity of the existing flora and fauna. Experience unforgettable moments between the tree tops of the virgin forest and take excellent shots with your camera from this special perspective. Our professional guides will help you spotting hundreds of plants and animals.
You will also pay a visit to the Amerindian community of Surama, which lives surrounded by the Pacaraima Mountains in the heart of Guyana. Their eco lodge will host you for two nights. In total you will spend 4 nights in the rainforest and 4 nights in the capital Georgetown. All accommodations are hand-picked.
Nature lovers will be thrilled each single day during this tour to some of the last untouched paradises on earth. Our sustainable tourism helps to protect the Guyanese rainforest and the indigenous people living there. MEET THE GLOBE will let your dream of natural holidays come true!

DETAILED ITINERARY

Saturday
Pickup and transfer from Cheddi Jagan International Airport to your hotel El Dorado Inn in Georgetown.
El Dorado Inn offers nicely appointed self-contained, air-conditioned rooms with all modern conveniences. Overnight at El Dorado Inn with a possible check in from 01:00 pm.

Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pickup and transfer to Eugene F. Correia International Airport at 11:30 am.
Take a small plane and fly over the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers. Admire hundreds of miles of unbroken tropical rainforest to land at Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall.
Kaieteur was first spotted by a European on April 29th in 1870. This stunning nature spectacle lies in the heart of Guyana and is situated on the Potaro River, a tributary of the Essequibo. The water of Kaieteur flows over a sandstone conglomerate tableland into a deep gorge - a drop of 226 metres or 5 times the height of Niagara Falls.
There are no other falls in the world with the magnitude of the sheer drop than Kaieteur. The name derives from an Amerindian legend of the Patamoona tribe, which was endangered by another tribe, the Caribishie. Kaie was the chief of the Patamoona and already many tribe members were lost by the slaughter of the enemies. He asked his divinity Makonaima for advice of how to save his people. Kaie was told to sacrifice himself by canoeing over the falls. He followed this advice and his tribe survived.
Kaieteur supports a unique microenvironment giving you the opportunity to spot some special flora and fauna, like the tank bromeliads, the largest in the world. In this plant the tiny golden rocket frog spends its entire life. Experiencing this rare frog is a real highlight. And you may also have a chance to spot the rarely seen Guianan cock-of-the-rock nesting close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous flights of the white-collared swifts (Kaieteur swifts) or Makonaima birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved over millions of years by the black water of the Potaro River.
After this massive nature experience, you re-board your charter plane for the return flight to Georgetown. Depending on the cloud layer, you may have some more fabulous views onto the mighty Kaieteur falls. On the way back, you pass again the endless rainforest where you might also discover some mining activity from a distance, giving you an idea what impact it may have on this beautiful ecosystem.
From Eugene F. Correia International Airport you will be transferred back to Georgetown to sleep another night at El Dorado Inn.

Monday
If you have any luggage you do not want to take with you into the jungle, you may store it for free in an office in Georgetown.
Pickup and transfer to Eugene F. Correia International Airport.
Board scheduled flight for a journey over hundreds of miles of tropical rainforest to land in the Rupununi.
Pick up from the airstrip and transfer to Surama Eco Lodge.
The Amerindian community of Surama is located in the heart of Guyana. The village is set in five square miles of savannah which is surrounded by the forest covered Pacaraima Mountains. Surama’s inhabitants are mainly from the Macushi tribe and still observe many of the traditional practises of their ancestors. The Surama Eco Lodge is owned and operated by the entire community. The village Council acts as the Board of Directors and decide how the profits are to be spent to benefit the entire community.
On arrival in Surama you will receive a warm welcome and settle into your accommodation at the lodge. A guide will escort you for a short walk on trails to observe the forest and bird life. As the afternoon cools, your guide will take you on a tour of the village. If available and depending on the day time, visit the local school, the medical centre and the church along with some of the village houses. Tonight, enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the forest during darkness. Make sure to bring your flashlights to look for the eyeshine of the creatures of the night. After this nocturnal experience you will sleep at Surama Eco Lodge.

Tuesday
You may leave the lodge before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then climb up Surama Mountain for incredible views across the village and savannah to the Pacaraima Mountains. This is not a technical climb but can be arduous, especially after rain. Therefore, it is not for everyone. But your guides will happily offer alternative activities if you prefer not to perform this climb.
You return to the lodge for lunch and then take a three-mile walk across the savannah and through the rainforest to the Burro-Burro River. Your experienced guide will take you on a tour on the river and while paddling you will have a lookout to observe giant river otters, tapirs, tayras, spider monkeys and other species. After a fantastic afternoon in pristine nature, you will return to the lodge for sunset, dinner, and a restful sleep. 

Wednesday
Enjoy dawn breaking across the rainforest. You can choose from a forest walk to look for birds and other wildlife or take a more relaxed start of the day around the lodge before breakfast and departure. 
Transfer from Surama through the rainforest to Corkwood in the Iwokrama Forest.  At Corkwood there is a comparatively short trail to hopefully see the amazingly brilliant Guianan Cock-of-the-rock. This trail is through pristine rainforest and the guides can explain how the plants are used for medicines and other uses.
Then continue the journey to Atta Rainforest Lodge, home of the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.
The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is situated near the southern boundary of the Iwokrama Reserve in central Guyana. The walkway has four suspension bridges leading to three platforms, the highest of which is over 30 metres above the ground, and these will allow great looks at a range of canopy species, many of which you would struggle to see well from the forest floor. 
Another area where we will want to spend some time is the clearing around the lodge, as this is one of the best places to see another of Guyana’s “must see” birds, the crimson fruitcrow. This species is seen here on a reasonably regular basis, as it often comes to feed in some of the nearby trees. The clearing is also a reliable site for black curassow as there is a family which has become habituated to people and regularly passes through the clearing.   
Atta Rainforest Lodge is 500 metres from the base of the canopy walkway, offering comfortable private-room accommodation with en suite bathrooms, delicious home-cooked meals, and traditional Amerindian hospitality. The main building is open sided with views across the gardens to the towering forest on all sides and houses the bar, dining area and kitchen. Hammocks and outdoor benches enhance the lovely gardens which include varieties of heliconias that attract hummingbirds, close enough for the perfect photo. There are also a few feeders.
You will spend the first of two nights in this wonderful lodge.

Thursday
Before dawn we will return to the canopy where we can birdwatch easily and from this tree top vantage you can sometimes see red howler and black spider monkeys.
Apart from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway itself you can enjoy wildlife and birdwatching walks on the trails around the area. For those interested in botany, many of the trails have the key tree species marked. Many bird species, stunning insects, noisy amphibians, and playful primates make the surrounding forest their home. Deer, tapir and agouti are also regular visitors to the lodge. Avid birders will want to search the undergrowth for the rarely seen rufous-winged ground-cuckoo. 
As darkness falls on the canopy walkway, you may see the white-winged potoo. Night walks are also possible and something interesting or new always seems to pop on to the scene along the transnational road near the lodge.
You will spend another night in the middle of pure and untouched nature in the Atta Rainforest Lodge

Friday
Welcome the dawn chorus from the canopy walkway and adore all the wild animals from this special perspective for a last time as we will leave the wilderness and return to civilisation today. Before leaving the lodge there will be time for breakfast.
Pickup and transfer to Fair View airstrip.
Depart by scheduled flight to Mahdia. Here we have a stop for about 3 hours. Then we are airborne again and travel over hundreds of miles of tropical rainforest to reach the capital Georgetown.
From Eugene F. Correia International Airport you will be transferred to the hotel El Dorado Inn where you will spend the next two nights.

Saturday
This morning we make an early start to have a special breakfast at one of the local stands with our host, guide and culinary master, Chef Delven Adams who will guide us around Bourda Market, the largest of the four markets in Georgetown. We will start our tour at the Guyana Shop which has all the local products produced and packaged in Guyana, before heading over to the market where we will meet some of the vendors from whom Mr. Adams buys products daily.
We will visit the fish market and learn about the different kinds of fish that are found in Guyana’s unique coastal waters. In season, you can find live crabs. Watch out for their pinchers or “tengalas” as we call them. We will then visit the meat section of the market.
Strolling through the haberdashery section is fun, as one can find anything you can think of from thread to bolts of all kinds of fabric. You will discover many kinds of rice and of course demerara sugar, from the golden crystals to the dark brown molasses-rich sugar that Guyanese like in their tea. There are also bush medicine stalls. If you have an ailment, ask the person selling about it and she will be glad to prescribe a “concoction” of different herbs. There are bottles of bush medicine for every kind of ailment.
We then go outside to the large open-air market. All the tropical fruits and vegetables are can be found here. You are encouraged to ask questions and learn the names and try the new and different tastes. There are many kinds of bananas from the tiny sweet fig to the very large red bananas. Try them all as well as the local pineapple which is long and white inside as opposed to the round yellow ones you may be used to. There are also many different seasonal small fruits which you should try such as seaside grapes, sapodillas, dunks, jamoon, and gineps. Do not try the small red ones as they may look like cherries but are actually very hot peppers. You will find things you have never seen before, but which are a part of the Guyanese culture
Delven will make his purchases with your input. You may suggest what you would like to try. He will then start preparing the fresh ingredients while we will head off on a tour of the city of Georgetown.
The city of Georgetown was designed largely by the Dutch and is laid out in a rectangular pattern with wide tree-lined avenues and irrigation canals that crisscross the city.
When exploring the capital of Guyana there are a number of interesting sights that should not be missed such as St. George’s Cathedral which is one of the world’s tallest free-standing wooden buildings. It was consecrated in 1892.
At the beginning of the Avenue of the Republic stands the National Library of Guyana which is housed in the Carnegie Building. Other historic buildings along this promenade are the town hall, a splendid example of gothic architecture. Further along you will find the Victoria Law Courts and St. Andrews Kirk, being the oldest building in Georgetown.
Visit the National Museum, which contains a broad selection of our animal life portrayed in taxidermy in beautiful old glass cases, and the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, which houses a wonderful collection of artefacts and explains Amerindian history and life style. 
The famous Stabroek Market, once described as a bizarre bazaar, is a famous landmark. The clock tower can be seen for miles around. 
We will take a break from our tour and transfer to Backyard Café for lunch.
Backyard Café is located in the West Ruimveldt area where our host, guide and culinary master, Chef Delven Adams will greet you as you enter.
This as the name suggests, is a backyard that the chef has turned into an exclusive little hidden gem of a restaurant. His menu is whatever is in season at the time. It is a Guyanese fusion from all over the world.
Chef Delven makes his purchase based on clients’ suggestions and dietary requirements from the local market.
He has a smoker and small fireside right outside and sometimes will prepare the fish right there. If interested, you can certainly help him and learn his secrets. His garlic fish is out of this world! Or if you would prefer you can sit under the arbour and sip unique blends of juice or enjoy a cold Banks Beer, while taking in the sounds and smells of a delicious meal in the making in a secluded backyard in Georgetown. The chef works with you, he will ask what your interests are or what you would really like to try that you have not tasted before.
Once he is ready, we will start eating our way through the courses. We will begin with a starter, continue with an extensive main dish and end up with a dessert, which we may hardly fit in. But we will give it a try and remember that we want to try it all.
We will then continue our city tour. No trip to Georgetown would be complete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens and the zoo. The Botanical Gardens are laid out with ponds, canals, romantic kissing bridges, and a bandstand which was built in 1899. Their collection of palms, especially a unique branching one, is very special. The zoo has become a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre and over 100 species of Guyanese wildlife can be observed including a wide variety of birds.
During the tour, there is always the opportunity to purchase that unusual gift or unique Guyanese handicrafts.
The rest of the afternoon will be without further programme and we do not include dinner today. This way you can decide on your own how to spend the last evening and where you want to enjoy dinner. You will sleep at El Dorado Inn.

Sunday
You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Of course, this is only possible if you do not have to leave beforehand, for example because of an early flight. You will be picked up and transferred to Cheddi Jagan International Airport for your departing flight.
You will enjoy breakfast at Cara Lodge. However, this is only available from 7 am. If you have to leave before, for example due to an early flight, there will be no full breakfast, but you may use your kettle in your room to prepare tea or coffee. You will be picked up and transferred to Cheddi Jagan International Airport for your departing flight.

INCLUDED SERVICES
  • All domestic flights in Guyana
  • All mentioned airport transfers
  • All road and river transfers
  • Programme according to the itinerary above
  • Full board, unless stated otherwise (El Dorado Inn, Georgetown)
  • Snack during trip to Kaieteur
  • 1 Lunch at Backyard Café in Georgetown
  • Non-alcoholic drinks (water, juice, coffee, and tee) accompanying the meals
  • Local guides, English speaking
  • Free luggage storage in Georgetown
  • All taxes, but no airport taxes, if applicable
  • Kaieteur National Park fee
  • Iwokrama Forest user fee
  • Iwokrama Canopy Walkway fee
  • 4 nights El Dorado Inn, Georgetown 
  • 2 nights Surama Eco Lodge, Surama
  • 2 nights Atta Rainforest Lodge, Iwokrama Forest 
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
  • International flights to and from Georgetown, Guyana (may be booked on request)
  • Airport tax, if applicable
  • Meals in Georgetown, if not described in the included services
  • Additional beverages
  • Private expenses during the tour
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Medical precautions and advices
  • Travel insurances
  • Tips
ADDITIONAL CUSTOMISED SERVICES
  1. Mangroven Pferdewagentour

Die Tour beginnt im Besucherzentrum, das sich unterhalb des Gutshauses einer ehemaligen Zuckerplantage befindet. Mit seinen behauenen grünherzigen Balken, Kiefernböden und antiken gusseisernen Säulen spiegelt es die Größe einer früheren Ära wider. Die Mangrovengeschichte wird detailliert durch Dauerausstellungen und in einem handgemalten Wandgemälde der Küstenvögel demonstriert. Köstliche, natürliche Produkte wie goldfarbener Mangrovenhonig und handgefertigte Bienenwachskerzen sind attraktiv verpackt und stehen im Zentrum zum Verkauf bereit.

Die Besucher bewegen sich gemächlich mit einem traditionellen Pferdewagen, während freundliche Männer aus dem Dorf Nabaclis interessante Orte zeigen und erklären. Die nächste Station ist Victoria, das erste Dorf, das von ehemaligen Sklaven gekauft wurde, die nach der Befreiung im Jahr 1839 ihr Geld zusammenlegten.

In Richtung Atlantik bietet die Landschaft eine alte holländische Schleuse, mit der die landwirtschaftlichen Flächen entlang der tief liegenden Küste entwässert werden, und die ruhigen Tempel eines Hindu-Aschrams, die von einem See aus gesehen werden können. Sie befinden sich jetzt im Herzen von Guyanas erstem Mangrovenreservat. Es gehört der Gemeinde und wird von ihr verwaltet. Entlang dieses Küstenstreifens sehen Sie vier verschiedene Mangrovenarten und ein weites Feuchtgebiet, das viele verschiedene Vogelarten und tropische Fische beheimatet. Wenn Sie Glück haben, werden Sie lokale Fischer sehen, die das Teichwasser schlagen, um Fische in ihre Netze zu jagen. Mitten im Feuchtgebiet befindet sich eine kleine Insel mit üppigen schwarzen Mangroven, auf der Imker den charakteristischen goldenen Mangrovenhonig produzieren.

Entlang des Weges weisen die lokalen Reiseleiter auf die Vielfalt der Heilpflanzen in der Naturapotheke hin und Sie lernen die traditionellen Heilmittel kennen, die die Bevölkerung Guyanas seit Generationen wirksam einsetzt. Am Ende der Tour können einheimische Trommler aus Victoria gegen einen Aufpreis traditionelle Volkslieder vorführen, aber natürlich nur, wenn Sie daran Interesse haben. Der Weg zurück zum Besucherzentrum beinhaltet einen Zwischenstopp am Straßenrand von Ingrid, wo Sie vielleicht ein erfrischendes Glas des in Guyana legendären frischen Demerara-Gold-Zuckerrohrsafts und einige köstliche kreolische Snacks kaufen möchten. Hier finden Sie bspw. mit Maniok überzogene Eierbällchen, Channa, Fischküchlein oder Dhal Puri, ein indisches Fladenbrot, gefüllt mit gewürzten gelben Erbsen, die zu einer glatten Paste gemahlen sind.

Preise pro Person, abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl:

  • 1: 152,00 €
  • 2 - 4: 96,00 €
  • 5 - 8: 71,00 €

Bemerkungen:

  • Alle Transfers ab und zum Hotel sowie alle Eintrittsgelder sind im Preis inbegriffen.
  • Die Trommelshow und alle Einkäufe während dieser Tour sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen.
  • Der Pferdewagen hat kein Dach.
  • Dauer der Tour: 60 - 90 Minuten


  1. Abendessen im indischen Restaurant Aagman

Dieses fantastische Restaurant wurde im Mai 2013 eröffnet und hat sich mittlerweile zu einer Top-Adresse unter Georgetowns Restaurants entwickelt.

Das Aagman Restaurant ist voll klimatisiert und verfügt über eine gut sortierte Bar, in der 93 Gäste bequem Platz finden. Die Sitzplätze wurden in folgende Kategorien eingeteilt: Allgemein, VIP und eine einzigartige "Kohinoor Lounge".

Die Aagman-Essens-Philosophie basiert auf dem Wunsch, ein vielseitiges und umfangreiches indisches Repertoire voller Aromen und Originalität als multisensorisches Speiseerlebnis zu präsentieren. Erleben Sie die epikureische Mughlai-Küche von den kaiserlichen Küchen Indiens. Genießen Sie die authentischen Aromen von Kreationen, die durch die Verwendung feinster Zutaten und Kochtechniken in eleganten und zugleich subtilen, verführerischen Innenräumen erzielt werden, die von den Gewürzen selbst inspiriert sind. Entspannen Sie sich und genießen Sie einfach das beste indische Restaurant in Georgetown.

Preis pro Person:

  • 63,00 €

Bemerkungen:

  • Der Transfer vom und zum Hotel ist im Preis inbegriffen.
  • Abendessen sowie alkoholfreie Getränke sind im Preis inbegriffen.
  • Alkoholische Getränke sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen.


  1. Vogelbeobachtung im Botanischen Garten von Georgetown

Um 05:45 Uhr werden Sie von Ihrem Hotel abgeholt und in den weitläufigen Botanischen Garten von Georgetown gebracht, wo wir mit etwas Glück einen Blick auf den Blutrückenspecht erhaschen werden. Dieser farbenfrohe Veniliornis ist nur in den 3 Guyanas zu finden und selbst dort fast vollständig auf das Tiefland der Küste beschränkt. Während unserer dreistündigen Tour können wir auf folgende Vögel hoffen: Schneckenweih, Graubussard, Trauergrackel, Rotbauchara, Grauschnabel-Zwergara und sogar auf die seltene Blaubrauenamazone. Wir werden auf Pfaden im hinteren Teil des Gartens spazieren gehen und dabei vielleicht auch Gelbkinn-Riedschlüpfer, Schwarzgesicht-Ameisenwürger, Purpurtangare, Weißohr-Zaunkönig, Goldschuppen-Zwergspecht und Aschkopfvireo sehen. Vielleicht möchten Sie bei der Vogelbeobachtung auch eine Pause einlegen, um Seekühe in einem der nahe gelegenen Teiche zu füttern.

Preise pro Person, abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl:

  • 2 - 5: 46,00 €
  • 6 - 12: 38,00 €

Bemerkungen:

  • Der Transfer vom und zum Hotel ist inbegriffen.
  • Der Eintritt in den Botanischen Garten ist kostenfrei.
  • Dauer: 3 Stunden


  1. Abendliches Erlebnis am Uferdamm

Jeden Sonntagabend erwacht der Uferdamm von Georgetown zum Leben, wenn Familien, verliebte Paare und Freundesgruppen die Meeresbrise des Atlantiks genießen. Der schmale Streifen wird zu einem geschäftigen Treffpunkt von kleinen Cocktailbars und Straßenverkäufer verkaufen alle Arten von Snacks und weiteren Lebensmitteln. Überall dröhnt karibische Musik aus den Lautsprechern und beim Partyvolk fließen die Getränke in Strömen. Der Ausflug führt Sie in das Herz der Szene, wo Sie verschiedene Bars besuchen. Ihr lokalen Führer kennt dabei die besten Plätze, um einen Straßenimbiss genießen zu können. Wir werden auch andere lokale Bars in der Stadt besuchen und nach all dem Ausschau halten, was gerade hipp, traditionell oder ungewöhnlich ist. Jeder Sonntag bietet eine neue einzigartige Erfahrung, die genau auf die Gruppe und deren Wünsche zugeschnitten ist. Sie entscheiden, wie weit Sie in die lokale Kultur eintauchen möchten.

Preise pro Person, abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl:

  • 2: 89,00 €
  • 3 - 5: 77,00 €
  • 6 - 12: 74,00 €

Bemerkungen:

  • Der Transfer vom und zum Hotel ist inbegriffen.
  • Essen und Trinken sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen.


  1. Historische Tour am Demerara-Fluss

Wir werden eine Fahrt durch das Zentrum der Stadt zum Viertel des Stabroek-Marktes unternehmen. Hier werden wir uns den nachmittäglichen Pendlern anschließen, die den alten Fähranleger benutzen. Wir besteigen unser privates Flusstaxi und überqueren den Demerara-Fluss. Die Flusstaxis sind eine Alternative zur Demerara-Hafenbrücke.

Wir werden gemächlich den Demerara-Fluss entlangfahren, während Ihr Reiseführer kurz die Geschichte der berühmten Gebäude entlang der Uferpromenade erzählt. Danach setzen wir unsere Reise fort, um die Demerara- Hafenbrücke zu besichtigen, mit einer Gesamtlänge von 1.851m einst die längste schwimmende Brücke der Welt. Wir werden unter der Brücke hindurchfahren und unser Boot in der Nähe einer Mangrove festmachen, die die nächtliche Schlafstätte für eine Vielzahl von Vögeln darstellt. Während sich die Sonne über dem Fluss dem Horizont nähert, werden wir ein kaltes Getränk und einige Snacks oder „Cutter“, wie man sie in Guyana nennt, zu uns nehmen. Wir erfreuen uns an Schwärmen von Scharlachsichlern sowie an verschiedenen Arten von Reihern, die am Himmel fliegen und sich während des Abends in den Mangroven niederlassen. Kurz nach Sonnenuntergang kehren wir zum Fähranleger zurück. Auf der Rückfahrt genießen wir vom Fluss aus die Lichter der Stadt und der Schiffe.

Preise pro Person, abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl:

  • 2: 90,00 €
  • 3 to 5: 68,00 €
  • 6 to 12: 42,00 €

Bemerkungen:

  • Der Transfer vom und zum Hotel ist inbegriffen.
  • Kleine Snacks und alkoholfreie Getränke sind im Preis inbegriffen.
  • Dauer: 2 - 2,5 Stunden
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • The tour will only be provided in English.
  • We cannot specify the exact times and locations regarding meals. The daily programme is adapted to the weather conditions, water level and the respective changes in nature combined with animal sightings.
  • For most animal observations, you will leave early in the morning. Our guests always receive coffee or tea and a breakfast snack. After returning to the lodge, you will have an extensive breakfast. Times can always shift. Because of a special wildlife observation the stay in nature may always be longer as originally planned. Or because of rain you might leave a little later. We always adapt the daily tours to local conditions.
  • If there will be a complete day in nature, lunch may be served picnic style.
  • Flights to Kaieteur Falls are operated on aircraft with a minimum passenger restriction. In most cases we are able to fill flights, especially if scheduled for a weekend. However, in the rare case that we cannot meet the required numbers we will reschedule the trip to another day during your stay to meet the minimum passenger number. If we cannot reschedule the flight, we will reduce the minimum to 2 passengers. If a flight still has to be cancelled, due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, we will endeavour to reschedule the flight during your itinerary. If this is not possible, a full refund on the flight will be made.
  • Please be advised that customers must provide us with body weights to travel on domestic flights within Guyana. Failure to provide us with this information or the incorrect information can cause delays to flights and inconvenience to other passengers and in some cases either passengers and/or luggage being taken off the flight. To ensure a holiday that is enjoyable and hassle free, it is imperative that passengers provide us with this information. We appreciate some people are sensitive about providing their body weights, but all customers and their baggage are weighed at check-in for domestic flights. This is a procedure by the local airline so as to ensure that the weight of the load is within the payload limit for the aircraft. Neither they nor MEET THE GLOBE will compromise on safety. All passengers are subject to removal of themselves or luggage from the flight if over the weight they provided and/or over the baggage allowance. Passengers are advised to provide a body weight with clothing similar to that which they would expect to travel in on the flight. MEET THE GLOBE cannot be held responsible for any passenger denied boarding or luggage not transported if they are over the weight provided.  Weights supplied are provided to the airline in advance to ensure the flight is within the allowable payload.
  • Passengers on domestic flights within Guyana are allowed a free baggage allowance of 20lbs/9.1kg. Exceeding this weight passengers will incur a cost of 188.10 GY$ (Guyana Dollar, price subject to change) per pound. Please note that additional baggage allowance is subject to availability and cannot be confirmed until the time of check-in by the airline. We can book excess weight on your behalf, but it is subject to being within the payload of the aircraft and at the discretion of the airline. Contact us for more information.
  • The Client must be in possession of a valid passport (valid 6 months past the return date) and a visa (if necessary).
  • The requirement for a visa can change at any time and without notice. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that he or she has the visa for Guyana, if required.
  • This tour is in great parts in remote areas. This adds to the adventure and opportunity to enjoy a true nature experience. However, due to the nature of the terrain, weather, road conditions, and other elements beyond our control, some elements of the tour may have to be altered. Times of some activities may need to be changed or even cancelled due to the conditions. If an activity is cancelled, it will be replaced with an alternative activity that is more appropriate for the conditions. Advance notice will be given for any changes where possible, although at times changes may be made whilst the tour is in progress.
  • Many of the areas to be visited are remote and cultures of the people most likely different to what you are accustomed to. These communities welcome visitors under the conditions that their customs, habits, and rituals are respected at all times. We will endeavour to provide appropriate guidance to visitors as to correct behaviour whilst in these communities. MEET THE GLOBE reserves the right to cancel a visitor’s tour, at any time, should their behaviour be inappropriate and offensive to the local communities.
  • Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
AVAILABLE TRAVEL DATES

2021

  • January 23-31, 2021
  • April 10-18, 2021
  • May 08-16, 2021
  • June 12- 20, 2021
  • July 10-18, 2021
  • August 07-15, 2021
  • September 04-12, 2021
  • October 02-10, 2021
  • November 13-21, 2021
  • December 11-19, 2021

Individual travel dates are available on request and with a surcharge. Contact us if interested in a private departure date.

PRICES AND OTHER INFORMATION
  • The price for the 9 days and 8 nights from/to Georgetown, Guyana, is 2.601,50 € in a double or twin room, if using our departure dates.
  • For the following departure days, the price is 2.368,50 €: 

May 8, 2021

June 12, 2021

July 10, 2021

August 07, 2021

  • This is a green season bonus.
  • If requesting an individual departure date as a private tour, the price is 2.843,00 €.
  • The single room surcharge for all departure dates is 360,00 € in total.
  • The minimum number of travellers is 2.
  • Not more than 12 travellers may take part in this trip.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
  • After receiving the booking confirmation, a deposit of 20% of the total price has to be paid. The remaining payment has to be completed latest 32 days before the trip.
  • A cancellation of 91 days or more before the trip will be refunded completely.
  • Between 60 and 90 days before the trip the cancellation fee is 5%.
  • Between 41 and 59 days before the trip the cancellation fee is 20%.
  • Between 31 and 40 days before the trip the cancellation fee is 50%.
  • If the cancellation is received 30 days or less before the trip commences, there will be no refund and the total costs have to be paid.
  • Any no show or an early departure will result in a 100% payment of the total price and there will be no refund.