Uncharted Guyana – In The Footsteps Of Gordon Ramsay

Follow in the footsteps of Gordon Ramsay as you explore Guyana's wildlife, culture, and culinary delights.

7 Days, 6 Nights

Price From

US$ 4725/person

for groups of 6

About this trip

From Kitchen Nightmares to The F Word, chef Gordon Ramsay has sworn and cooked his way into televisions globally. His National Geographic series “Uncharted” takes him on journeys to some of the most incredible and remote locations on Earth in search of culinary inspiration, mixed with adventure and cultural experiences. In 2020 he travelled to Guyana to create his spin on traditional Guyanese cuisine.

This journey follows in the footsteps of Gordon and retraces his adventures from Georgetown to the remote indigenous community of Rewa. Like Gordon, you will get to travel with local chef Delven Adams, who will bring to life the unique and unusual cuisine of Guyana plus adventures into the untouched wilderness and staying in an indigenous community lodge.

Delven will lead you deep into the vibrant Bourda Market in Georgetown to discover how locals shop and meet his favourite suppliers. Then head to Delven’s Backyard Café, which as the name implies is in his backyard, for your first chance at a hands-on cooking lesson.

Fly over endless rainforest in a privately chartered aircraft and then by boat along a deserted river to the small Macushi village of Rewa, overlooking the confluence of the Rupununi and Rewa Rivers. Discover the nine uses of cassava in the indigenous diet, from making bread to meat preservative to making local beer. Delven will work alongside you to create your own Macushi cuisine experience.

It’s not all about the food and there is time to learn about the culture of the village and explore the untouched rainforest, rivers, oxbow lakes and mountains. The oxbows boast the world’s largest lily and the world’s largest scaled, fresh-water fish, the Arapaima. Hike into the forest to observe the world’s biggest spider, the Goliath Bird-eating Spider.

Yes, a lot of the world’s biggest! But on the return trip stop at Kaieteur Falls to marvel at the world’s tallest single-drop waterfall by mass. At 741 feet Kaieteur is 5 times the height of Niagara Falls. Back in Georgetown wrap up an amazing week of exploration with rum tasting and a silver-service Heritage Dinner at the grand, colonial Cara Lodge. Even Gordon Ramsay would “swear” this was an adventure worth taking.

Chef Delven

Rewa Eco-Lodge

Kaieteur Falls

Indigenous culture

Guyanese Cuisine

Bourda Market


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Day 1 - Arrive. Overnight at Cara Lodge.

Pickup and transfer from the airport to Cara Lodge. Overnight in a standard room at Cara Lodge or upgrade to one of their historic suites. (Check-in time 1400hrs, Check out time 12midday). Breakfast included daily.

Day 2 - Bourda Market and Backyard Cafe with Chef Delven, Demerara River Cruise and Dinner at Aagmas Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Cara Lodge

Gordon Ramsay handpicked Chef Delven Adams to be his culinary guide throughout Guyana. This morning we will follow in his footsteps and meet Chef Delven who will accompany us throughout our trip. This morning Chef will guide us around Bourda Market, the largest of the four markets in Georgetown. We will first stop at the Guyana Store which has all the local products produced and packaged in Guyana before heading over to the market where we will meet some of the vendors who Chef buys from daily. We will visit the fish market, the meat section and the haberdashery section - where one can find anything you can think of from thread to bolts of all kinds of fabric. A stop at the bush medicine stalls is always educational. Heading outside you can see, touch and taste a variety of local fruits and vegetables unique in this part of the world. Chef will make his purchases with your suggestions of what you would like to try. We will then head over to the Backyard Café for a cooking demonstration and lunch. This, as the name suggests, is a backyard that Chef has turned into an exclusive little hidden gem of a restaurant. Chef will welcome you to join him as he prepares a wonderful meal using the fruits and vegetables we bought in the market. This gives you the opportunity to learn about tropical produce and how to prepare it. Or you can just sit under the arbour and sip unique blends of juice or enjoy a cold beer, while taking in the sounds and smells of a delicious meal in the making. Once he is ready, we will start eating our way through the courses, remember to pace yourself as you will want to try it all.

Day 3 - Private charter to Rewa Eco lodge, Rewa indigenous village tour. Overnight at Rewa Eco Lodge

Pickup and transfer to Eugene F. Correia International Airport where you will board a private chartered aircraft for the flight over miles of unbroken tropical rainforest to land at the village of Apoteri. Travel from Apoteri by boat along the Rupununi River, with opportunities to see wild Giant River Otters and Black Caiman, to Rewa Village. Rewa Village is located where the Rewa River runs into the Rupununi River in the North Rupununi. The surrounding area is rainforest, mountains and oxbow lakes and teeming with wildlife birds and fish. The community of approximately 220 persons is predominately Macushi with a few families of the Wapashana and Patamona tribes. Villagers practise subsistence farming, fishing and hunting with little opportunity for cash employment. In 2005 the community constructed the Rewa Eco-lodge so that they could establish a sustainable eco-tourism business that is owned and operated by the village. The lodge itself is situated on the riverbank overlooking the Rewa River. Along the riverbank tables and benches offer a relaxing location to enjoy the river. The grassed clearing in the rainforest houses three benabs and six cabins. The largest benab is the kitchen and dining area, with an outlook to the river. Accommodation is in two benabs each with two bedrooms and a large patio with hammocks for relaxing and six individual cabins.

Day 4 - Breakfast overlooking the river, Fishing at Toucan Falls. Overnight at Rewa Eco Lodge

Enjoy breakfast at dawn overlooking the river before departing by boat for a day trip to Toucan Falls. Enjoy fishing for piranhas with our expert guides. Your catch will be barbequed which you can enjoy together with lunch. After lunch, continue fishing or just relax in a hammock and enjoy a refreshing soft drink, or indulge in a beer.

Day 5 - Arrow and Bow fishing with expert Indigenous guide. Overnight at Rewa Eco Lodge

Breakfast at dawn overlooking the river. This morning experience craft-making by the locals. Try your hand at making an arrow and bow, after which you can participate in an archery contest to test your bow and arrow shooting skills.

Day 6 - Private charter to Kaieteur Falls then to Georgetown, Rum tasting and silver service dinner with local guest speaker. Overnight at Cara Lodge

After breakfast, say goodbye to staff and newfound friends and board your boat for travel along the Rupununi River to Apoteri Village. From Apoteri we’ll fly by private chartered aircraft to the majestic and breathtaking Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall. Kaieteur which was first seen by a European on April 29, 1870 is situated in the heart of Guyana. The water of Kaieteur flows over a sandstone conglomerate tableland into a deep gorge - a drop of 741 feet or 5 times the height of Niagara Falls. There are no other falls in the world with the magnitude of the sheer drop existing at Kaieteur. Amerindian legend of the Patamona tribe has it that Kai, one of the tribe’s chiefs (after whom the falls is named), committed self-sacrifice by canoeing himself over the falls. It was believed this would encourage the Great Spirit Makonaima to save the tribe from being destroyed by the savage Caribishi. Kaieteur supports a unique microenvironment with Tank Bromeliads, the largest in the world, in which the tiny Golden frog spends its entire life and the rarely seen Guiana Cock- of-the-rock nesting close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima Birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved over millions of years by the black water of the Potaro River.

Day 7 - Depart

Pickup in Georgetown and transfer to Cheddi Jagan International Airport for departing flight. B

Trip Information

Length of trip 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour suitable for Persons with a good fitness level who enjoy cuisine, culture, adventure, wildlife, nature and pristine environments.
Minimum # of passengers 2
Maximum # of passengers 10
Minimum age recommended 10 Years
Language of guides English
Transportation Transportation on this journey includes cars, mini bus, light aircraft, 4x4 vehicles and boats.
Accommodation Guests are accommodated in a mix of a heritage house hotel and rainforest lodge
Meals The tour includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners



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      Kaieteur Falls City tours
      Trail walks Market tour
      River boat trips Fishing
      Wildlife spotting Community owned and operated lodges
      Bird watching Culinary tour
      Culture Chef Delven Adams
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      The following countries do not need a visa: Commonwealth countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Visa requirements should be checked as requirements can change at any time.

      Wilderness Explorers can assist in obtaining permission for a visa on arrival at an additional fee. However, the granting of visas remains at the discretions of the Ministry of Citizenship.

      Our number one priority is your safety and welfare. We always get the question is Guyana safe? Like any big city, Georgetown has areas that are to be avoided by visitors. But we only use hotels that have good standards and are safe. Most of the time in Georgetown you will be accompanied by our experienced guides and drivers who live in the city. During your free time if you want to visit a bar or restaurant in the evening we recommend a taxi, which is inexpensive. Your hotel will be happy to call one for you.

      Once out of Georgetown and into what we call the interior, it is a different scenario. You will be in areas with small villages where everyone greets you with a smile and you will be perfectly safe. Some lodges don’t even have locks on the doors as there is no need. There will always be an experienced guide close by to accompany you on your excursions and bring the rainforest and savannah to life and share their knowledge and experience.

      Generally, you will find the Guyanese people extremely friendly and only too willing to help you enjoy their country.

      Malaria - Many of the areas you visit in Guyana’s interior will have no malaria. However, it is recommended to take malaria Prophylactics as a precaution on some trips. Please consult your physician before your departure. All beds in the interior have mosquito nets, and on camping trips, hammocks with specially fitted mosquito nets are provided. It is advisable to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and long trousers at night. The mosquitoes are often more prevalent at dusk and dawn.

      Yellow Fever - A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers coming from or transiting from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. Vaccination must be undertaken at least 10 days before travel to, or through Suriname. Suriname recognizes the Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is valid for life starting 10 days after vaccination. Children over 1 year of age are required to have a vaccination certificate. Travellers should carry their vaccination card (Yellow Fever) with them at all times.

      In the interior wear casual, comfortable clothing. A shirt with a collar helps protect you from the sun, and a hat and sunglasses are vital. During the day shorts and shirt are fine. In the evening you would want long trousers and a shirt with long sleeves. There is no need to dress up in the interior. You can leave any travel or city clothes in your city hotel or with our office when you are travelling around the interior.

      Footwear - Comfortable walking shoes or boots and sandals.
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      Airport transfers Items of personal nature
      Double or twin accommodation International flights
      Meals as listed Alcoholic drinks
      Snacks Departure tax
      Water Visas
      All road & river transfers
      Internal flights
      Activities as described
      Expert local guides
      Value Added Tax
      Kaieteur National Park Fee
      Services of Ched Delven Adams
      At all times the decision of the company or its representative will be final on all matters likely to endanger the safety, well being and enjoyment of the tour. Clients must at all times strictly comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange and drug regulations of all countries visited. Should the client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on tour or, if in the company’s opinion, the client behaviour causes or is likely to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others we may terminate that client’s travel arrangements without any liability on the company’s part.

      The client must be in possession of a valid passport (valid 6 months past the return date), visa (where necessary), permits and certificates including vaccinations certificates, insurance policies required for the journey – the client accepts the responsibility of obtaining these. Any information or advice given by the company on visas, vaccinations, clothing, special equipment, baggage, climate, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.

      You have selected a tour that is, in part, in remote areas. This adds to the adventure and opportunity to enjoy a true nature experience. However, due to the nature of the terrain, weather, road conditions, and other elements beyond our control, some elements of tours may have to be altered. Times of some activities may need to change or even cancelled due to the conditions. If an activity is cancelled it will be replaced with an alternative activity that is more appropriate for the conditions. Advance notice will be given for any changes where possible, although at times changes may be made whilst the tour is in progress.

      With any trip involving wildlife, it is impossible to guarantee a sighting, but each trip is designed around known habitats. Wilderness Explorers will make every effort to ensure a sighting, but cannot be held responsible if no sighting is made due to the wildlife itself, weather, or any other elements beyond our control.

      Many of the areas to be visited are remote and cultures of the people most likely different from what you are accustomed to. These communities welcome visitors under the conditions that their customs, habits and rituals are respected at all times. Wilderness Explorers will endeavour to provide appropriate guidance to visitors as to correct behaviour whilst in these communities. The company reserves the right to cancel a visitor’s tour, at any time, should their behaviour be inappropriate and offensive to the local communities.

      Nature and adventure travel is by character, an activity that requires travelling in areas that are often remote and the terrain difficult. Whilst every precaution is taken to ensure the comfort and safety of our customers, these trips do have elements of risk. By taking part in this tour you acknowledge that there are inherent risks and that you are fully aware of the conditions of travel, accommodation and activities offered. You accept that Wilderness Explorers, its staff and sub-contractors cannot be held liable for any accident, illness or similar occurrence. You hereby accept all such risk and release the company from all claims and causes of action arising from any injuries or damages resulting from these inherent risks.

      The company will do its best to minimise the effects of matters outside its control but cannot accept liability of these matters which include political disputes, industrial action, refusal of visas, border closures, unforeseeable climatic events, epidemics and pandemics, delayed or cancelled flights etc. Wilderness Explorers may change, modify, rebook or cancel a trip for defined force majeure events

      It is the client’s responsibility to obtain adequate personal travel insurance. This insurance should, at a minimum, cover personal accident, medical expenses and repatriation expenses. It is recommended that the coverage extends to include loss of effects, curtailment, cancellation and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the client.

      All rates are quoted in US dollars unless otherwise stated. Rates are correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change without notice. Due to fluctuating world fuel prices, internal airfares cannot be guaranteed and the rate is therefore subject to change. Every effort will be made to maintain the quoted rate. A deposit of 20% is required to confirm any booking and balance of payment is due 30 days before commencement of the trip.

      Any cancellation by the client must be in writing and acknowledged by Wilderness Explorers. The date on which the correspondence is received will determine the loss of any monies applicable.

      • Cancelled more than 90 days before arrival - full refund, less any money transfer fees.
      • Cancelled 60 to 90 days before arrival - 5% administration fee.
      • Cancelled 41 to 59 days before arrival – 20%
      • Cancelled 31 to 40 days before arrival - 50%.
      • Cancelled 2 to 30 days before arrival or no show - 100%.

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      Uncharted Guyana – In The Footsteps Of Gordon Ramsay

      Sun Jul 5, 2020 - Mon Oct 31, 2022

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      Price From

      US$ 4,725/person

      for groups of 6