CLASSIC BIRDING TOUR
|Duration:||10 days, 9 nights|
|* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.|
Guyana is an exciting, less traveled birding destination featuring over 70 Guianan Shield endemics and about 100 other species found almost exclusively in northeastern South America. Our Guyana birding tour is carefully designed to see a majority of the speciality birds found within the readily accessible areas of the country during 8 days of birding. The tour features the Georgetown area, Iwokrama Forest Reserve, the Rupununi Savanna, and Karanambu Ranch. The best time to take this tour is October-April. Accommodations are generally good except quite rustic at Surama.
The tour begins with a focus on coastal specialties at Hope Beach and near the Abary and Mahaicony Rivers seeking out coastal specialties followed by a visit to Garden of Eden in Georgetown. An early morning visit next day to Georgetown Botanical Gardens is devoted to finding target birds such as Blood-colored Woodpecker before taking a morning flight across the vast and largely unspoiled rainforest of the northern Amazon Basin to Iwokrama Forest Reserve. Two full days will be spend birding this reserve. Birding will be along several trails and along the main dirt road through the reserve as well as in the southern sector at Atta Rainforest where a canopy walkway offers special access to canopy birds. The tour continues with a one night stop at Surama Lodge, where accommodations are very basic but birding in the forest and on a short boat trip on the Burro Burro River offers up numerous Guianan Shield endemics. The tour continues south through the Rupununi Savanna to Karanambu Ranch, where several endemics of open savanna await. After a full day plus the next morning birding at Karanambu, return to Georgetown for end of tour.