Guyana Birds Interior

This tour explores the birding habitats in Guyana's interior, focusing on the areas around Kaeiteur Falls, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve and Surama. These locations are noted for their incredible birding opportunities. We may encounter birds such as the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts, Macaws, Toucans, Cracids, Cotingas, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Fruitcrow, Hoatzin, the Harpy Eagle and Parrots.
Day 1: Arrival
Afternoon transfer airport to hotel.
Day 2: Kaieteur Falls/Surama
Fly to Kaieteur Falls and spend 2 hours exploring while searching for the famous Guianan Cock-of-the-rock. We rejoin our aircraft and fly to Surama. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Surama Eco-lodge

This morning we take a leisurely walk to Burro Burro River for great birding opportunities. We may likely see birds such as the Savanna Hawk and Pearl Kite in this area. Late afternoon return to Surama Eco-lodge. (Meals: breakfast, lunch dinner)

Day 4 and 5: Atta Lodge
Today we'll drive to the Canopy Walkway. 505 foot (154 meter) state-of-the-art Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a totally unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle's mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 98 feet (30 meters).

Red howler monkeys aguar and puma may also be observed. Learn about the epiphytes such orchids and bromeliads, and look for the amazing parasitic ficus plant. There is also the Greenheart Tree, the Waramadan (endemic in Guyana only to the Iwokrama Forest) and the poisonous Aromata!

We may also see the diminutive Dusky Purpletuft, Purple-breasted Cotinga, Todd’s and Guyanan Streaked Antwrens, Guyanan Puffbird, Dusky and Caica Parrots, and a variety of Woodcreepers, Woodpeckers, Honeycreepers, Tityras, Toucans, Aracaris and more. Along the trails we may encounter tinamous, Foliage-gleaners, Antshrikes, Grosbeaks and other goodies. The clearing at Atta is an excellent location for Crimson Fruit-Crow. Red howler monkeys, jaguar and puma may also be observed.

On the second day, walk the Cock-of-the-rock Trail, an easy 20-minute walk, to enjoy more Guyanan Cock-of-the-rock. Then retrace your steps looking for exciting species before you return to Atta Lodge. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6: Iwokrama
Spend the morning on the canopy walkway then lunch at Atta. Afternoon transfer to Iwokrama Field Station. Along the way, birds you would most likely see are: Cracids, Cotingas, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Fruitcrow, Hoatzin, Harpy Eagle and Parrots. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7: Turtle Mountain/Iwokrama
After breakfast, the journey starts with a peaceful and scenic half hour boat ride where you arrive at the base of Turtle Mountain. The trek to the 952-foot (290-meter) Turtle Mountain summit is mildly challenging and takes about 1 1/2 hours but the breathtaking views are more than worth the effort. Turtle Mountain provides a gorgeous view of the top of the rainforest canopy.

Along the way you may spot Harpy Eagles Greater Yellow-headed Vultures, King Vultures, Gray-headed, Double-toothed, and Plumbeous Kites and Black-faced Hawk. The trails may reveal Little Chachalaca, Marail Guan, Black Currassow and Black-bellied Cuckoos, Blue-crowned Mot Mot, Collared Puffbird, Pygmy, Antwrens and many more! You may also be rewarded with sightings of monkeys such as red howlers, wedge-capped capuchins and black spiders.

The area offers excellent opportunities for viewing squirrels, peccaries, arapaima, and occasionally giant river otters.

The camp is located at the foot of Turtle Mountain near Paddle Rock Creek, a refuge for Brazilian tapirs, occasional peccaries, agoutis and pacas. Return to the field station for overnight. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8: Georgetown
Transfer to Lethem for the flight to Georgetown. Take an afternoon city and botanical gardens tour for bird watching. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 9: Departure
Take off  from Pegasus and transfer to airport for departure.
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