10 Day Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana Tour Package

10 Days

Overview

Exotic Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana tour leads you deep into the Amazon Rainforest.

Itinerary

Day 01 :
Day 1

After your arrival in Georgetown International Airport you will be met and transferred by our representatives to Cara Lodge for your overnight accommodations.

Built in the 1840s and originally consisting of two houses, the hotel is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Georgetown. It has a long and romantic history associated with it and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years it has hosted many dignitaries including George V who stayed at the house in 1923 and planted the sapodilla tree in the front garden to mark the occasion.

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 micro environment 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 nests close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous flights of the Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima Birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved by the centuries of water, hidden behind the eternal curtain of falling water. The Orinduik Falls is where the Ireng River thunders over steps and terraces of solid jasper, a semi-precious stone. With a backdrop of the rolling grass covered hills of the Pakaraima Mountains, this is truly one of the most beautiful locations in Guyana’s hinterland. Its name is derived from the Amerindian (Patamona) word, Orin, which is the name of an aquatic plant found in these falls. The Ireng River forms the border between Brazil and Guyana. In contrast to Kaieteur, Orinduik is ideally suited for swimming and you will find natural Jacuzzis as the falls tumble down the steps of Jasper. Guyana’s most popular day trip takes in both of these spectacular falls. The trip departs from Ogle Airstrip and lasts 7 to 8 hours with two hours spent on the ground at each water fall. Late afternoon, return to Georgetown. Overnight at Cara Lodge. Meals: B, L

Georgetown the chief port, capital and largest city of Guyana is situated on the right Bank of the Demerara River Estuary. It was chosen as a site for a fort to guard the early Dutch settlements of the Demerara River. The city of Georgetown was designed largely by the Dutch and is laid out in a rectangular pattern with wide tree lined avenues and irrigation canals that crisscross city. Most of the buildings in the city are wooden with unique architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. For the most part the buildings have Demerara shutters and designed fretwork which trim eaves and windows. Main Street Georgetown provides several excellent examples of old colonial homes, a prime example of which is the State House, built in 1852. The State House is set in large gardens and is painted green and white and has hosted many visiting dignitaries. During your visit to Georgetown there are a number of interesting sights that should not be missed: the most famous being St. George’s Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the world’s tallest free standing wooden buildings and was consecrated on 1892. The foundation stone was laid on November 23, 1890 and the building was designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield. The story of the cathedral is told on the interior on tablets and memorials of a historical and sentimental nature: it is the tale of the history of Guyana in general and of the Diocese in particular. At the beginning of the Avenue of the Republic stands the Public Library housed in the Carnegie Building. Other historic buildings along this promenade are the Town Hall, a splendid example of Gothic architecture, and further along are the Victoria Law Courts and St. Andrews Kirk. St. Andrew’s is the oldest surviving structure of any church in Guyana. The Famous Stabroek Market, once described as a “bizarre bazaar”, contains every conceivable item from house hold goods and gold jewelery to fresh meat and vegetables brought to town on the river daily. The clock tower can be seen for miles around and is a famous landmark. No trip to Georgetown would be complete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens and zoo. The Botanical Gardens houses one of the most extensive collections of tropical flora in the Caribbean and are laid out with ponds, canals, kissing bridges and bandstand. Over 100 species of Guyanese wildlife can be observed at the Zoo including a wide variety of tropical fishes and birds. The National Museum which contains a broad selection of Guyana’s animal life and heritage should not be missed, nor the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, which explains Amerindian history and life style. The tour will include walking along the Avenues with an experienced guide who will give you the history, rumor and facts on Georgetown and its citizens. The group will be accompanied at all times by a vehicle, which will be used for travel between areas of interest. Along the way visitors will sample local exotic fruits, snacks and refreshments. During the tour there is always the opportunity to purchase that unusual gift or unique Guyanese handicrafts, or for the daring the chance to delve into the gold and diamond market. Upon completion of the excursion, you will transfer to Ogle Airport for your flight to the Zorg en Hoop Airport in Suriname. After customs clearance you will be met by Sunny Land Tours guide for the transfer to the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Approximate 1 hour shuttle transfer will bring you to the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname is a junction of cultures. It is an old Holland colony where people from many countries arrived to work on the plantations. Located in the middle of the Amazon Jungle; Suriname has plenty to offer as one of the most exotic destinations of South America. As one of the oldest and most familiar companies in the Hospitality division, Hotel Krasnapolsky established in 1973, has become a famous landmark in Paramaribo’s downtown city scene. The hotel has always been a huge draw to international tourists and business travelers who seek it out especially for its prime downtown location. With its restaurants and gradual expansion into facilities such as famous fast food chains and shops in the ground floor shopping arcade, the Hotel’s facilities are also much sought after by the dynamic downtown crowd. Meals: B

After breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel at 6:45am and be picked up for transfer to the French Guiana border where you will proceed through customs and immigration, to enter French Guiana. Our representatives will be escorting you to the Kourou at Hotel des Roches for check in and overnight. Meals: B, L

After breakfast, Depart from the hotel for a full day excursion to Devil’s Islands by scheduled Catamaran visit to St. Joseph and Royale Islands. A guided visit of the island including the museum, main buildings, a children’s cemetery, convict building, guard’s house, jails, etc. Lunch at the guest house on Royal Island. Return to Kourou by Catamaran at 5:00 P.M. Overnight at Hotel des Roches. Meals: B, L

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Cayenne City Tour including Place des Palmites, Place de Grenole, Fort Ceperou. Lunch at a local restaurant. Upon completion of the excursion, you will transfer to Cayenne Airport for your flight to Paramaribo Airport. After customs clearance you will be met by Sunny Land Tours guide for the transfer to the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Meals: B, L

After breakfast, at 8:30 am, Today we head to the Commewijne District which is situated to the east of Paramaribo across the Suriname River. The tour takes us along the former colonial plantations, most of which are now abandoned. We make a stop at plantation Peperpot where the old coffee and cocoa factory, deputy-director’s house and the old office are located. This former plantation is one of the oldest plantations in Surinamese history. Peperpot was established by the English and already existed before Suriname was conquered by the natives from Zeeland under command of Abraham Crijnssen in 1667. This is one of the last plantations still in its former original state. On the plantation you can still see coffee and cocoa plants as well as an ancient shed and factory, the manager’s residence and a kampong (workers’ living area). Peperpot is renowned for the many birds which can be spotted. From Peperpot, we make a stop at the mini-museum of Marienburg, a former sugar plantation before enjoying a delicious lunch in a typical Javanese restaurant (warung) in Tamanredjo. Continuing on to the confluence of the Commewijne and Suriname Rivers at Nieuw Amsterdam, we will visit the outdoor museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. The large fortress was built as a defense for the crop fields that were situated along the upper parts of both rivers. We continue our tour to the pier at Nieuw Amsterdam for the Sunset Dolphin tour. While having a drink we enjoy the cool breeze and river views. Meanwhile the captain searches the horizon for the dolphins. Normally we see them swim by in groups of up to 20 dolphins. Sometimes they’re very curious and if we are lucky they will jump and play close to the boat. After having enjoyed their playful company we part for wonderful restored plantation Frederiksdorp where we will enjoy freshly made local snacks like barra, baka bana or eggroll while experiencing the beautiful sunset. All this takes place in a relaxing atmosphere of the old plantation village. After the sun has set we will transfer you by car or bus to Paramaribo. Overnight at Krasnapolsky Hotel. Meals: B, L

Enjoy a typical breakfast, at 10:00am we will set off to the Bergendal Eco & Cultural River Resort and last plantation alongside the Suriname River. You will be delighted by the unique blend of adventure, history, and nature that awaits a 2-day exploration and makes the resort one of a kind. Endless opportunities abound for revitalizing and relaxation, as well as many adventure activities to explore. Lunch will be served at in the Kiskadee Restaurant. Afternoon, Zip Line or Hiking at the resort. Overnight at Bergendal Resort. Meals: B, L, D

Breakfast at the resort. After breakfast we will hike from the resort to the Adventure Center. At the Adventure Center you can do some optional activities for the last day in Bergendal. After lunch transfer to Paramaribo. Arrival and check in at the hotel. This afternoon we take you on a Paramaribo City tour; on foot you will visit one of the most attractive cities of South America, Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its magnificent architecture. During this tour you will visit the Palm Gardens, the Waterfront and the Central Market. Naturally, you will also see the many historical buildings like the recently renovated Presidential Palace, the Mosque and Synagogue next to each other and the magnificent Hindi Temple. Overnight at Krasnapolsky Overnight at Krasnapolsky Hotel. Meals: B,L

Breakfast provided. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. Meals: B

Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Guyana
  • 5 nights accommodation in Suriname
  • 2 nights accommodation in French Guiana
  • Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls Tour
  • Georgetown City Tour
  • Devil’s Island Tour
  • Cayenne City Tour
  • Commewijine Tour
  • Paramaribo City Tour
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary

Excludes:

  •  International / domestic flights
  • Airport departure tax
  • Visas

Guyana:
Cara Lodge

Suriname:
Krasnapolsky Hotel
Bergendal Eco-Resort

French Guiana:
Hotel des Roches

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10 Day Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana Tour Package
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  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Sight Seeing
  • Breakfast
  • Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls, Devil's Island, Bergendal

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