An Avid Birding Expedition
Guyana really does offer something special — a small South American country nestled on the Atlantic Coast east of Venezuela and west of Suriname, it is one of the last unexplored wild places on earth yet offers incredible access into a great variety of pristine habitats. It is also a land of great contrasts as you leave behind the coastal city of Georgetown travelling into the interior, over vast unspoilt forests and incredible isolated waterfalls. The lure of Guyana is its true wilderness and amazing wildlife with man sought-after species easier to see here than in any of the surrounding countries. We have worked hard to offer the most complete itinerary available, which includes all the top sites visited by other companies, and most importantly highly favoured rarities such as Orange-Breasted Falcon, Red and Black Grosbeak, Guianan Red Cotinga, Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo, Crimson Fruitcrow, Rufous Potoo, White-winged Potoo, Harpy Eagle, Crested Doradito, Bearded Tachuri, Sun Parakeet, Red Siskin, Rio Branco Antbird and Hoary-throated Spinetail. We only use the very best local guides and you can rest assured that your money will go to help Guianan-owned lodges and local communities. If you want to see the Guianan Shield Endemics including the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, cotingas, parrots, macaws and the bizarre Capuchinbird and an endless supply of mouth-watering species then this could be your best trip ever! We offer the No. 1 trip to this fabulous country.
The list of target species including Guianan Shield Endemics:
Rufous Crab Hawk
Guianan Red Cotinga
Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo
Rio Branco Antbird
Today, it will be an early start in 4x4 vehicles for a 30-minute drive to the lek of the Guianan Cock of-the-Rock where we'll have our second chance to see this beautiful bird. Hopefully having seen the bird well, we will continue to Surama Eco-Lodge, birding on the way. We plan to arrive at the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved cold beer or cold drink of your choice. Birds in the forest on our return walk may include the shy Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo and Rufous-throated Antbird. After lunch, we'll bird along the forest edges and visit nearby roosts of a Great Potoo. We may find Little Chachalaca, Grassland Sparrow, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Forest Elaenia, White-throated Toucan, and Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Finch’s Euphonia and time permitting we will try for the Ocellated Crake. At dusk, White-tailed Nightjar, Least Nighthawk, Lesser Nighthawk, Tropical and Tawny-bellied Screech-Owls will be quite likely.
Night at Surama Eco-Lodge. (B, L, D)
Tour cost includes:
Insurance: The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.
Travel Planning: You are responsible for arranging your flights to and from Georgetown. It is always good to arrive in good time for a rest before early morning departure on day two. So, plan to arrive in Georgetown in good time.
Notice: Please be advised all customers must provide us with body weights of passengers booked to travel on tour in Guyana for all internal flights. 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 tour 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. This is a procedure by the airline to ensure that the weight of the load is within the payload limit for the aircraft, and neither they nor Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) will compromise on safety. All passengers are subject to removal of themselves or luggage from the flight if they are 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. Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) cannot be held responsible for any passenger denied boarding or luggage not transported if they are over the weight provided. Again, weights supplied are provided to the airline in advance to ensure the flight is within the allowable payload.
Important to note:
Please be advised that all tour participants must provide us with the following information upon confirming you booking.
Packing for travel:
Internal Flights – BAGGAGE: Please ensure that you pack wisely and do not bring anything that is unnecessary on the tour. You will be weighed for before the charter flights inclusive of your day pack, binoculars, camera equipment and scopes etc. A total of 25kg for main luggage and a 5kg carry on day pack is permitted. Your main luggage will be collected from the hotel on the afternoon before your charter flight and will be transferred by vehicle to Iwokrama River Lodge where it will arrive before your arrival the following day. The return flight is on a bigger aircraft so your luggage will return on the same flight but please note that there are no overhead lockers on the flight for this sector so your hand luggage must be kept to a minimal and held on your lap in the plane.
• Tour Guides at the Lodges: Apart from our tour leader, you will have a designated tour guide at every eco lodge that you visit. These guides are well trained in conducting a guided tour and we ask that you use their service to your advantage.
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