"The quality of guiding was exceptional – particularly for the birds, I’ve got a long list! I wondered whether with tourism being relatively new here how extensive the guide’s knowledge would be, but they couldn’t have been better."–Richard Hawkins, UK
"My main reason to come here was to spend as much time as possible watching wildlife in rainforest, and the trip certainly scored highly here."–RH, London
"Luxury is wasted on me, so that was what pleased me here – you get a real forest experience rather than being packaged up. The food is excellent and the accommodation is just how I like it – comfortable but without too many frills."–Dick H, Europe
"Enjoyed watching a snake eat a frog.. AMAZING TRIP!!! Arawana and Peacock Bass fishing at Rewa from a dugout – unbeatable."–January visitor to Rock View Lodge
Arrowpoint Nature Resort Established in 1993, Arrow Point takes its name from the profusion of arrow trees that grow in the area. As the name suggests the trees are used by the native Amerindians to fashion the arrows used for hunting. The Resort’s eight cabins and its main Lodge are all built from timber and other materials taken from surrounding area and constructed by local Amerindian craftsmen.
Small, inconspicuous and comfortable, the cabins sit beside well manicured grasslands, their functional exterior concealing en suite bathrooms, and large comfortable beds that offer a romantic and comfortable setting for couples and families.
Atta Rainforest Lodge The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is a series of suspension bridges and decks of up to 30 metres in height and 154 metres in length, located in the Iwokrama Forest. It gives visitors a new view of the mid and upper canopy of the forest and allows wildlife to be relatively free from human intrusion.
At the base of the canopy walkway is Atta Rainforest Lodge, resting amidst towering trees and grassy lawns. The lodge provides comfortable accommodation with 8 private rooms, three home-cooked meals per day, and ample opportunities to explore the surrounding rainforest by foot, canoe, or 4X4.
The forest around the walkway contains some important flora and fauna. Among these are endangered and protected species such as the jaguar, the bullet wood tree, greenheart and the waramadan (endemic in Guyana only to the Iwokrama Forest).
Meals are freshly prepared local delicacies of free range beef, chicken and fish. Vegetarian and special diets are catered for with notice. Guyanese cuisine may vary from what you are used to at home, so feel free to pop in the kitchen and see what and how we are preparing the meals.
Baganara Island Resort Baganara Island is one of three hundred and sixty-five islands in the mighty Essequibo River, five miles south of the town of Bartica. Baganara’s 187 acres are covered with lush green foliage and colourful tropical flowers. The Resort has seventeen-rooms, with 13 self-contained superior rooms and 4 standard rooms. Additionally, the resort houses a modern conference facility with a 30-seat capacity and an additional gazebo that can accommodate up to 60 persons.
A variety of other outdoor activities are available including canoeing, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, volleyball, table tennis, pools, riding wave runners, banana boats, pedal boats or good old fashioned sunbathing and swimming.
Caiman House & Research Center Caiman House is a research center with comfortable guest accommodation. The Caiman research project aims to conduct a detailed ecological study of the black caiman within its Rupununi environment and to recommend management protocols to resolve human/caiman conflicts. Guests who stay at Caiman House are invited to join the researchers on their nightly expeditions on the Rupununi River to trap, measure, and tag caiman.
Four spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms are found in the guest building behind the research center. Delicous home-cooked meals are served every day. Caiman House Field Station and the guest house are powered 24 hours a day by a large solar array. Standard U.S. electrical outlets are located in all rooms so charging equipment is easy. The entire station is served by wireless internet access.
Guests are also welcome to visit and participate at the Yupukari Learning Center which provides local children a unique, conservation-focused educational program.
Cara Lodge Cara Lodge was built in the 1840's and originally consisted of two houses. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years, the property has been visited by many dignitaries including King Edward VII who stayed at the house in 1923. Other dignitaries have included President Jimmy Carter, HRH Prince Charles, HRH Prince Andrew and the one and only Mick Jagger.
This magnificent home turned hotel offers the tradition and nostalgia of a bygone era, complete with service and comfort in a congenial family atmosphere.
Cara Suites Cara Suites is centrally located in the heart of Georgetown. Renowned for its non-hotel atmosphere, Cara Suites Guyana has become a favourite over the years with the regular visitor to Guyana, particularly the extended-stay traveller.
Cara Suites Guyana offers a choice of accommodations to suit your requirements, length of stay and budget, beginning with our Studio rooms and culminating with our luxurious Cara Executive Suites, which are especially suited to corporate clientele.
Our business centre located in the Yeats Room allows all guests complimentary use of the computer and printer, along with high-speed Internet access.
Dadanawa Ranch The Dadanawa Ranch, also known as Melville's Ranch, is located on the Rupununi River in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana. It is the largest and most isolated cattle ranch in Guyana. Weathered ranch and bunk houses stand high on stilts offering unforgettable views of the red sun rising behind the distant mountains. Here, you will find vacqueros flying across the plains, barefoot in the stirrup in search of cattle, and jaguar venturing from the mountains in search of the same prey. From Dadanawa, horse trails lead to the mountain foothills where nature has provided streams to refresh and scenery to take your breath away. Nights can be spent under the stars, cooking on an open fire and sharing a rum after a hard day's ride. The people of the Rupununi retain a hospitality long forgotten in other lands and their story telling is legendary.
Iwokrama River Lodge Iwokrama was established to promote sustainable and equitable utilization of 1 million acres of tropical rain forest to generate lasting ecological, economic and social benefits for indigenous people. The Centre is responsible for conservation and management of 1 million acres of pristine rainforest and related research, development, and tourism programs. Half the area is a wilderness preserve.
Iwokrama is located in the heart of Guyana, with accommodation in eight timber cabins with thatched or shingle roofs, on the banks of the Essequibo River. Each cabin has an attached bathroom along with hammock-equipped verandas overlooking the river. Meals are served in the main dining hall where vistors mingle with rangers and scientific staff currently in residence at the Iwokrama Research Centre.
Karanambu Ranch Karanambu Ranch is situated where savannah grasslands, swamp and flood forest meet the Rupununi River. The settlement has the flavour of an Amerindian village, with clay brick and palm thatched cabanas set in a compound between the bush and the open range. The teeming wildlife, caring hosts, and charming setting make a visit to Karanambu a true highlight for most visitors. Your host, Diane McTurk, is known for her rehabilitation program which rescues orphaned giant otters and returns them to the wild. These playful creatures like to play, flop around, explore, and frolick amongst guests standing in the shallow banks along the Rupununi. The nearby savannah is one of the best places to observe another critically-endangered animal, the giant anteater. Guests at the Ranch are treated as friends rather than as clients.
Maipaima Eco-Lodge Maipaima EcoLodge is nestled amidst the towering rainforests in the Kanuku foothills of central Guyana. A community-run project of Nappi Village, the EcoLodge is a secluded gem that warmly welcomes a select few visitors each year. Its one of those places that is difficult to reach but oh-so rewarding for those who make the effort. The excellent hospitality, unspoiled nature, rich wildlife, a dizzying array of birds, and a chance to see the rarely-visited Jordan Falls make all the effort worthwhile. For those who like to get off the beaten path to find nature at its rawest and most lush, Maipaima is just the answer.
Pegasus Hotel Situated on the delta of the Demerara River and the Atlantic Ocean, the Pegasus Hotel holds the most stunning seascape views and is within walking distance of many of the major commercial and tourist sites, making it an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers.
The hotel continues to enjoy a well earned reputation for superior personalised service, suitably appointed accommodation and fine dining cuisine. We take enormous pride in our staff, some of whom have spent over 30 years with the hotel ensuring every guest has a memorable stay.
Rewa Eco-Lodge Seeing only a handful of visitors each year, Rewa boasts some of the richest wildlife viewing opportunties anywhere in Guyana. Giant river otters swim past the riverfront lodge while noisy orapendulas and macaws crackle over head. Guests can climb nearby Awaramie Mountain, take a tranquil paddle across Grass Pond, trek into the foothills in search of a Harpy Eagle nest, or camp out along the river.
The village is a 10 minute walk from the lodge, affording an oportunity to meet the community.
Rock View Lodge Rock View Lodge is located where the savannah meets the forest-covered foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains. With its tropical gardens and flowering trees, the lodge resembles an oasis in the savannah. The trees and gardens attracts many species of birds, particularly nectar feeders and frugivores. Rock View Lodge is managed by the owner, Colin Edwards, an Englishman who has been closely associated with Guyana since he came here as an agricultural volunteer in 1969. His love for the Guyanese interior, the arts, and the people of both Guyana are evident in the lodge, its working farm, and Rock View’s community development efforts in the surrounding Amerindian villages. All buildings have electricity and running water from a deep well. Guests can even take a dip in the Rupununi’s only swimming pool! Delicious meals are served under the old mango tree.
Savannah Inn Hotel Savannah Inn is Lethem’s best accommodation choice, offering ten private cabin-style rooms with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and a family-style on-site restaurant. The next-door provision store is fully stocked with travellers' supplies, food, liquor, and dry goods, and the Lethem airstrip is a 3 minute drive away. Savannah Inn is a short walk to the heart of town but far enough away that it maintains a tranquil and quiet atmosphere. You can look forward to a creative blend of European and South American cuisine, expertly and enthusiastically served up by Shaun, the resident manager and host. Internet access is sometimes available... the Takutu Inn is a 10 minute walk away and offers PC’s and WiFi when Savannah Inn’s connection is down.
Status Hotel Status Hotel offers basic, clean, and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Georgetown. This five story property is located on Croal Street in the Garden City neighborhood, and offers easy access to shopping and dining nearby.
Surama Eco-Lodge The Amerindian community of Surama is set in five square miles of savannah ringed by the heavily-forested Pakaraima Mountains. Surama’s Macushi inhabitants still observe many of the traditional practices of their forebears living in the adjacent Surama Village. Surama is Guyana’s first and most successful community tourism project, serving as a model for other villages seeking alternatives to mining and logging for income.
Accommodation is modest but clean and comfortable in one of four traditional thatch-roof benabs or one of the newer cabins, all of which have attached bathrooms. Meals are served family style in a central benab. Surama’s guides are famous throughout Guyana for their deep knowledge of nature, and they relish the opportunity to share that knowledge along with their Macushi traditions with enthusiastic and curious guests.