Pakaraima Trekking Adventure
$3995 per person
“The Pakaraima Trekking Adventure” entails, 4*4 driving thru Guyana’s unfriendly terrain, trekking thru savannahs and rainforests, hiking some of the more challenging mountain ranges, out-door camping and more! This off the path adventure was designed for those hard-core enthusiasts, looking for some great adventure and unforgettable experience. It combines, the North Rupununi Savannahs and Wetlands, South and North Pakaraima Mountains, Orinduik Falls on the Guyana-Brazil Frontier, and Kaieteur Falls, world’s largest single drop waterfalls, to name a few of the attractions. It encompasses more than two dozen Amerindian Villages with the Machusi & Wapishana Tribes to the North Rupununi Savannahs & South Pakaraiamas, and Patamonas and Arawaks to the North Pakaraima Mountains. This tour is only possible during the dry months- August to April.
For each of the six days 4-9, the team will set off on foot trekking and hiking the savannahs, rainforests and mountains, a path that few have travelled before. Treks will be around 4-5 hours daily, depending on the weather and other factors. The team will be supported by an advance party on one or more 4*4 vehicles loaded with all essentials that will set up camps, prepare meals etc and provide any support necessary. Sleeping will be in hammocks, supported with mosquito nets in a make shift tarpaulin camp.
Download and print -:- Pakaraima Trekking Adventure – Surviving the Frontiers Itinerary.
Minimum Group Size -:- 4 Persons.
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Domestic flights
- Land transport and Support Services
- All accommodation inclusive of Hammock and Net
- Services of English speaking guides
- Meals as listed (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
- Entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary
- International flights
- Any airport taxes
- Travel Insurance
Day 1: Arrival Guyana and Transfer to Georgetown
Arrive Cheddi Jagan or Eugene F. Correia Airport and transfer to Georgetown. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Georgetown to Annai
Depart Georgetown by 4*4 vehicle at 07.00 hours along the Linden to Lethem Trail-Experience the adventure of traveling thru Guyana’s Hinterland with pit stop at Mabura unto the Essequibo River Crossing at Kurupukari. Crossing is by Barge and we arrive at the Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve and continue to Annai Amerindian District, located in the North Rupununi Savannahs. Overnight Rock View Oasis Lodge (D).
Day 3: Annai- Karasabai Amerindian
Depart Oasis by vehicle at 07.00 hours for Karasabai located on the Guyana-Brazil border. Here we will meet our indigenous guides, cooks etc and prepare for the following days. Overnight Karasabai Lodge / Guest (B).
Day 4: Karasabai to Rukumoto (savannahs, thrubs
Day 5: Rukumoto to Yorong Paru (Rainforest/Thrubs/Mountains)
Day 6: Yorung Paru to Monkey Mt (Rainforest/Thrubs/Mountains)
Day 7: Monkey Mt to Bamboo Creek (Mountains/Rainforest)
Day 8: Bamboo Creek-Paramakatoi (Mountains/Rainforest)
Day 9: Paramakatoi –Kato (Mountains/Rainforest/Savannahs)
Day 10: Kato to Orinduik Falls (Mountains/Rainforest/Savannahs)
Day 11: Orinduik to Kaieteur to Georgetown
After ten or so long arduous days, depart Orinduik falls for Kaieteur Falls by chartered aircraft- tour the various view points before departing for Eugene F. Correia Airport and transfer to your Hotel in Georgetown- Overnight.
Standard Check List; All may not be applicable
- Broad rim or peaked sun hat.
- Large handkerchief to protect back of neck from sun.
- Lightweight, quick dry, light colored long pants and shirts (to minimize mosquito bites at night and sunburn in the day)
- Lightweight socks that dry quickly.
- Shorts, bathing suit, T-shirts (ideally light color cotton)
- Slippers or sandals (for easy on and off around camp, or when boots drying out)
- Appropriate boots for hiking.
- Sunscreen and chap stick
- Insect repellent
- Medications for specific personal conditions (for allergic reactions, heart conditions, digestive disturbances, malaria prevention etc.)
- Calamine lotion or sunburn cream
- Sunglasses (ideally with carrying straps)
- Small personal first aid kit (aspirins, small bandages, rubbing alcohol,antibiotic cream, diarrhea medication, gauze pads and rolls of tape insect cream
- Plastic water bottle
- Labeled plastic bags and tiedowns (to protect everything against dirt, rain, submersion)
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, paste, soap, small towel, etc.)
- Small flashlight and extra batteries (indispensable if you have to get out of the hammock at night)
- Camera, lenses, films, memory card
- Copy Biographic page of Passport