Four Wheel Drive Tours - Wilderness Explorers

Four Wheel Drive Tours

Four Wheel Drive Tours
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Self-drive and escorted 4×4 adventures into the heart of Guyana

Jump behind the wheel of a VW Amarok 4×4 and take off into the rugged interior of Guyana – there is no other tour like it!

New for 2017 an exclusive adventure offered by no other tour company in Guyana. Jump behind the wheel of a Europcar four-wheel-drive vehicle and head into Guyana’s rugged interior along the famous north-south road connecting Georgetown to Brazil. Navigate deep into the rainforest and break out into the Rupununi Savannah with amazing wildlife sightings along the way. Follow our most popular tour – the Guyana Nature Experience – but at your own pace. All lodges, meals, drinks, excursions, and activities are included plus the adventure of driving yourself though one of the last remaining large tracts of pristine rainforest left on earth!

Arrive in Guyana
Transfer to Cara Lodge in the capital city, Georgetown.
Visit Kaieteur Falls
Enjoy a Georgetown city tour before a flight to the famous Kaieteur Falls.
Venture into Guyana’s interior
Pick up your VW Amarok 4×4 and drive south to Iwokrama.
Turtle Mountain
Hike Turtle Mountain, go birdwatching, nighttime riverspotting.
Canopy Walkway
Jaguar spotting at dawn on road to the Canopy Walkway.
Rainforest Exploration
Explore rainforest trails for birds, monkeys, deer, tapir, insects, and fungi.
Visit Surama Village
Hike the Cock-of-the-rock trail, visit Amerindian village of Surama.
Surama Mountain & Burro Burro River
Hiking and canoe adventures around Surama Village.
Head south to Rock View Lodge
Head into the vast Rupununi Savannah and relax at Rock View Lodge.
DAY 10
Continue south to Karanambu Lodge
Explore area hikes, gallery forests, oxbow lakes, and sunset canoe rides.
DAY 11
Seek out Giant Anteaters
Search the savannahs for giant anteaters; sunset on the Rupununi river.
DAY 12
Caiman capture and research
Drive to Yupukari, join overnight caiman capture and research team
DAY 13
Return to Georgetown
Dawn departure to return to Georgetown via the main north/south road.
DAY 14
Depart Guyana
Farewell, Guyana!


Includes day trip to Kaieteur

$USD p/p for 4 adults / 1 vehicle
$5,565 p/p for 2 adults / 1 vehicle


One-way option: drop vehicle in Lethem, return to Georgetown via 90 minute flight.

$USD p/p for 4 adults / 1 vehicle.
$5,990 p/p for 2 adults / 1 vehicle.

All prices subject to change without notice.

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4x4 Tour - Guyana 2017

Customize it!

If you can dream it
we can do it

Concerned about the rugged driving conditions in a remote rainforest, but still want the benefits of a private vehicle? No problem! Travel with an experienced driver/guide to accompany and guide you along the path of your rainforest/savannah safari.

We also offer customized self-drive journeys into other parts of Guyana and Suriname. Get in touch to find out more!

Detailed Itinerary

Why Travel with Wilderness Explorers?

WELogo-for-Web-225x136For more than 20 years, we’ve been working at the crossroads of adventure travel and community tourism. Not from the sidelines or behind a desk, but on the ground. In the jungle. On the boats. Getting our feet dirty and seeing everything first-hand. Tourism isn’t our business – it’s our life. Our handcrafted itineraries prove it.

Our partners in the field aren’t just suppliers in the traditional sense: we are deeply involved with the development of the lodges, tours, training programs, and attractions that draw adventurous souls to this part of the world. Back in 1999 Wilderness Explorers was one of the first tour operators to embrace the now-fashionable idea of community tourism, partnering with the Amerindian Makushi village of Surama in Guyana to provide marketing and administrative support for that country’s first indigenously-operated ecolodge. These days we continue to work with lodges and regional consortiums with tourism development aspirations. Hand-in-hand we are building opportunities for economic growth that don’t rely on resource extraction or the mass-market.

We know that tour companies are increasingly looked upon as unnecessary middlemen in a world where the internet connects everyone with marvelous ease. And, no doubt, someone with ample time and patience could organize their journey independently. But we know that sometimes you want to spend less time researching and more time travelling. If that’s you, we can vastly simplify your trip planning, get you into the best (and often least-known) lodges, prioritize your activity list, and set you up for an unforgettable getaway. Having the time of your life once you get there? Well, that part is entirely up to you!

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