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Brazil & Las Guyanas Explorer with Carnival Rio De Janeiro - Boa Vista

Trip Overview

This 62 day overland tour journeys from Rio De Janeiro to Boa Vista through Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
62 DAYS THROUGH Brazil, French Guiana (+ 2 more countries)
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DURATION:
62 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Private bus, Minibus, Boat, Overnight boat, Metro
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary
ACCOM:
30%
70%
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TRIP CODE:
LRAV
DEPOSIT:
$500 USD

Highlights

  Join the world's biggest party in Rio de Janiero

  See the incredible parade at the Sambadrome in Sector 13

  Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto

  2 full days to explore the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

  Hike in the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

  Relax on the pink sand dunes of Canoa Quebrada

  Enjoy a swim in the lagoons of the National park

  Take a Sunset boat trip to spot dolphins on Suriname river

  Explore deep into Suriname jungle

  Overnight in jungle cabins

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Rio De Janeiro ( 21st Feb 2020 )

Welcome to Rio Carnival, the biggest party on the planet!

There will be an important meeting at 17:00 or 18:00, where you'll have a full briefing on how to make the most of your time in Rio and recieve your tickets, maps, T-Shirt and souvenir booklet - please check the notice board in the reception area for other important information throughout the week. 

After the meeting we have a table booked at a nearby buffet restaurant, so you can get to know some of your fellow travellers.

Our dedicated Carnival team will be on hand throughout the week for a few hours each day to provide any assistance you may need.

There's a whole host of additional optional activities that you may like to take part in, such as 'Join the Parade',  prior early booking is essential!

If you are arriving early you may like to join a Market Tour or Walking Tour.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, accommodation is in twin and triple rooms. Our hotel is close to the beach and the metro station.  Our hotel check-in is from 2pm, and staff will be on hand to give you assistance.

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Join your group for a welcome meal 

BRL 50

Escape the city for a half day Jungle hike and tour

USD 72

Join us for an up close fruit market tour

USD 30
Day 2 - Rio De Janeiro ( 22nd Feb 2020 )

Today we will visit the most iconic sights of Rio; the immense statue of Christ the Redeemer perching 710m high on Corcovado mountain and the Pão de Açúcar or Sugarloaf Mountain. We will have some time to explore these sights in our own time, you may even choose to take a helicopter ride!.  We will also aim to see some other important landmarks such as the Maracanã stadium, Escadaria Selarón and the Lapa Arches. We will travel by minibus. (NB today's tour is unguided, you will be accompanied by our Dragoman crew).

This evening we will head out to Lapa for a night out in a samba club; Rio Scenarium, one of the City's greatest nightspots - it's an antiques warehouse, music venue, bar and restaurant all housed in a fantastic colonial mansion. There will be live samba music and DJ's on each floor.  We will be hosting a beginners Samba Dance class in the late afternoon, why not sign up and learn some of the basic steps before hitting the town!

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Spend an evening at the Rio Scenarium with live music & dancing. 

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Rio City Tour with visits to Corcovado and Sugarloaf

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Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Perfect your Samba moves in a beginners dance class

USD 29
Day 3 - Rio De Janeiro ( 23rd Feb 2020 )

This morning why not glitter up and join us at one of the local 'blocos' or street parties, there will be live music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to get to know Rio and it's people! Blocos are great fun, crowded, hot and lively! The local 'cariocas' will be all dressed up, so make sure you come dressed to impress! 

In the evening it's time for the main event of the week - the parade in the Sambadrome. The top samba schools parade their fantastic floats and costumes and the party goes on well into the early hours of Monday morning. You'll be situated in Sector 11, close to the action.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Join us at one of Rio's street Bloco's, or street parties to get you into the Carnival spirit.  Don't forget to dress up!

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The highlight of the week, experience the fantastic Sambadrome from sought after Sector 11 

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Day 4 - Rio De Janeiro ( 24th Feb 2020 )

This morning is free for you to recover from last night in the Sambadrome! It's a great chance to hit the beach, explore the city or simply have a lie in!

In the afternoon you may wish to join us for a walking tour of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.

Tonight we have the chance to re-visit the Sambadrome, this time in Sector 5 in the centre of the parade runway, to see the last 7 of the elite Samba schools parading. You even have the option to don a costume and take part in the parade itself, dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway - a once in a lifetime experience!

It is important to pre-book these activities early.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Join the Parade, an experience of a lifetime! 

USD 700

Second visit to the Sambadrome in the amazing Sector 5

USD 180

Today's Walking Tour will take you through two of the most famous neigbourhoods; Copacabana and Ipanema and finishing up with a picnic by the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

BRL 25
Day 5 - Rio De Janeiro ( 25th Feb 2020 )

Today you have free time to enjoy the activities, sights and sounds of Rio! Join a bloco, hit the beach or ride the tram to Santa Teresa.  Rio has so much to offer other than it's carnival fesitivities.  We will be organising some fun water based activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding (prior booking is essential)

Tonight you have a free night to hit the town; head downtown and enjoy a Caipirinha under the iconic Lapa arches or join a bloco.

 

 

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Stand up Paddleboarding lesson

USD 43

Escape the city for a half day Jungle hike and tour

USD 72

Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class

USD 75

Kayaking Trip 

USD 84
Day 6 - Rio De Janeiro ( 26th Feb 2020 )

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Today there will be a group meeting day at 18:00hrs, please meet in the hotel reception.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Rio. If you would like to book additional nights of accommodation to really explore the city, please contact your Sales agent.

Border information: If you are arriving in Rio, enter Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport.

In Rio we will stay in a comfortable hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

BRL 80

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

BRL 74
Day 7 - Ouro Preto, Petropolis ( 27th Feb 2020 )

Today we will drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto.

Along the way we will stop at Petropolis, the cool hill-side hideaway for local Cariocas escaping the heat of Rio. We will have 2 hours to explore the Museu Imperial, the former Imperial Palace, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released.

Approximate Drive Time: 450km / 8hrs

In Ouro Preto we stay at a comfortable hostel

Day 8 - Ouro Preto ( 28th Feb 2020 )

Today we will enjoy a half day guided tour of Ouro Preto, well known for its colonial architecture and the first Brazilian town to be considered a UNESCO world heritage site.  In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the town, visit the museum or some of the stunning baroque churches.  There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants in Ouro Preto. Don't forget your camera today, Ouro Preto one of the most picturesque towns on our itinerary!

We will stay at a local hostel.

 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Time to explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto

BRL 60

Learn all about the failed uprising against the Portuguese in 1789 at the Museum of the Inconfidencia, or visit the Mineralogy Museum to see some of the gems mined in the area

BRL 30

Visit the village of Congonhas near Ouro Preto and see the remarkable statues of the Twelve Prophets by Aleijadinho, an accomplished sculptor who worked depsite losing his hands to leprosy

Free
Day 9 - Tres Marias ( 29th Feb 2020 )

We have a full day drive through the Brazilian countryside. We will find a nice spot and camp for the night near Tres Marias.

Approximate driving Time - 400km / 8hrs

Day 10 - Brasília ( 1st Mar 2020 )

Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, which was designed and built to be the Brazilian Government's headquarters in 1960.  The city is designed to resemble a plane, and is a UNESCO heritage site, housing some incredible, futuristic style Cathedrals and Monuments.

Approximate driving time - 550km / 10hrs

In Brasilia we will camp in a campsite on the edge of town

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Full day guided tour of Brasilia

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Day 11 - Alto Paraiso ( 2nd Mar 2020 )

After our morning tour of the city, we will drive to the chilled out town of Alto Paraiso, which will be our base for exploring the Chapada dos Veadeiros.  Alto Paraiso is crossed by Parallel 14 (in the same way as Machu Picchu) and is at the centre of some fantastic stories of space ships and aliens! 

Drive time approx 3hrs, 150km

We will camp in a well equipped camp site.

 

Day 12-13 - Chapada Dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso ( 3rd Mar 2020 to 4th Mar 2020 )

We have two full days to explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadieros is one of Brazil's hidden gems, one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical ecosystems in South America and home to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, caves and grottoes.  

This morning we will have an included visit to the Vale da Lua or the Valley of the Moon, so called due to the rock formations giving it an appearance similar to the moon.

This area is perfect for hiking, horse and bike riding and of course swimming in natural pools and soaking up the parks atmosphere. It is said that due to the high amount of quartz in the ground, that this Chapada is glows from space!

Day 14-15 - Lencois ( 5th Mar 2020 to 6th Mar 2020 )

Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside, towards the town of Lencois and the stunning Chapada Diamantina, bush camping en route. 

On Day 9 we will aim to travel approximately 500km / 9hrs and find a nice bush camp along the way.

On Day 10 we will aim to travel 400km / 8hrs, we stay in an eco-tourism campsite in the laid back town of Lencois.

Day 16-17 - Chapada Da Diamantina National Park, Lencois ( 7th Mar 2020 to 8th Mar 2020 )

We will spend 2 full days in Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park.  A former diamond-mining town in Bahia. Lencois's friendly inhabitants, great restaurants, cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings make it a great town to explore.  

The Chapada Diamantina could be one of the most striking national parks in South America and Lencois is the perfect base for our adventures.  Here we have the opportunity to hike, ride, kayak, relax by awesome waterfalls, take a dip in the rivers and explore intriguing cave systems.

We will camp in Lencois for two nights.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

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Day 18 - Itacare ( 9th Mar 2020 )

We head to the coast today, to the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with it's stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore. 

Approximate Driving Time - 515km / 9hrs

Tonight we will camp in a Campsite with facilities

Day 19 - Itacare ( 10th Mar 2020 )

Today we have a free day to explore the area, enjoy the beach, take part in some of the many adventure activities available here, or visit the stunning Peninsula de Marau, stopping off at Praia Taipus de Fora and Lagoa Azul.

We will camp this evening at a campsite with facilities.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take part in a range of adventure activities from horses riding, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking and even off road adventures

USD 50-100

Head to the southern beaches for some surfing or chill out on the beach and relax

Free

Take a day trip to explore the Peninsula de Marau, with it's gorgeous beaches, Camambu bay's nature reserve and relaxed viallges.

USD 75
Day 20 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 11th Mar 2020 )

Today we drive to the beautiful town of Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is a vibrant and exciting place to visit, with its bright colonial architecture, tasty street food scene, great music and impressive Capoeira, there's plenty to keep us busy for 2 days.

We stay just by the old centre of Pelourinho in a lovely hotel.

Approximate driving time - 250km / 7hrs

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

USD 40
Day 21 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 12th Mar 2020 )

Free time to explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnaval festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.

USD 10

Visit a Capoeira school, to watch the Brazilian martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

Free
Day 22 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 13th Mar 2020 )

Welcome to Salvador! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs, please meet at the Hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Salvador.

Border information: If you are starting in Salvador, enter Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA code: SSA)

In Salvador we stay in a comfortable hotel

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.

USD 10

Visit a Capoeira school, to watch the Brazilian martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

Free
Day 23 - Pirambu, Aracaju ( 14th Mar 2020 )

Today we head north up the coast of Bahia, into the state of Sergipe.  Along the way we will make a stop at the Projeto Tamar - a research station involved in the protection of Brazil's fives species of turtle, which spans 1000km and 9 of Brazil's states. The best time to visit is September to March when the spawning occurs.

Afterwards we will continue our journey north to Aracaju, where we can chill out in one of the town's seafront eateries, listen to some traditional forro music and enjoy the fresh crabs that the town is known for. 

Approximate Driving time - 332km / 7hrs

We will spend the night in a local Pousada

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the Tamar Turtle Conservation Project

Included in Kitty
Day 24 - Olinda ( 15th Mar 2020 )

We have a full day drive to the stunning colonial gem of Olinda, considered one of Brazil’s most important historic sites. 

Approximate Driving Time - 540km / 9hrs

We will spend the next two nights in a local Pousada

Day 25 - Olinda ( 16th Mar 2020 )

Explore the beautiful town of Olinda, once known as 'small Lisbon' and the richest town in Brazil.   Enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets, check out some of the exquisite churches and definitely make time for lunch at Alto de Se to enjoy the views!

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take part in a Capoeira class

BRL 30

Visit the imposing 16th Century Igreja da Se, located at Alto da Se (Cathedral Heights)

Free
Day 26 - Canoa Quebrada ( 17th Mar 2020 )

Today we have a drive day to the seaside town of Canoa Quebrada.

In Canoa Quebrada we will stay in a local Pousada

Approximate Driving Time – 629km / 10hrs

Day 27 - Canoa Quebrada ( 18th Mar 2020 )

Huge pinkish sand dunes dominate the area of Canoa Quebrada, it's a fantastic spot to kick back and relax after a week of overlanding, or for the more energetic; try your hand at kite surfing, take an evening horseback ride along the beach, head out on a beach buggy. There's a laid back small town to explore too.

We will stay in a local pousada

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a 4hr Beach buggy trip to Ponta Grossa

BRL 100-350

Take an evening horseback ride on the beach

BRL 100
Day 28 - Jericoacoara ( 19th Mar 2020 )

An all day drive brings us to the laid back beach town of Jericoacoara, or 'Jeri' as it's affectionately known. Access to Jericoacoara is only by 4x4 through unpaved tracks through the dunes, making it a wonderfully hard to reach place.  

Approximate Drive time - 440km / 8hrs

Day 29-30 - Jericoacoara ( 20th Mar 2020 to 21st Mar 2020 )

Jericoacoara is a magical place to spend some time; wander the sandy lanes, enjoy the sunset with a caipirinha on the dunes whilst the locals practise their Capoeira, head out on a quad bike adventure to remote lagoons where you can take a dip, laze in a hammock and enjoy a seafood lunch. Jeri is also one of the prime spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing! 

We will stay in a local Pousada

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Learn to kitesurf in Jericoacoara

USD 160

Take out quad bikes to visit the area around Jericoacoara

USD 65

Visit the beautiful Lagoa Paraiso

USD 30

Enjoy the waves and rent a surf board

BRL 25-60

Try a 90minute Capoeira class

BRL 35

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage during your time away from the truck

BRL 150
Day 31 - Parnaiba ( 22nd Mar 2020 )

Today we drive to the town of Parnaiba, the gateway to the Parnaiba delta and the Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

We will stay the night in a local pousada.

Approximate Drive Time - 250km / 3hrs

Day 32 - Lencois Maranhenses National Park ( 23rd Mar 2020 )

Today our adventure into the Lencois Maranhenses National Park begins; we head out in 4WD to the port (Porto dos Tatus), where we will take a speed boat to Tatoia, stopping off at some dunes and islands of the famous Parnaiba Delta. Seen from the sky, the meeting point of the Rio Parnaiba and the Atlantic Ocean looks like a giant puzzle, made up of 85 tiny islands. 

After visiting Tutoia we will spend the night in Atins in a small pousada on a sand bank. 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take an overnight 4WD tour of the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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Day 33 - Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Barreirinhas ( 24th Mar 2020 )

Today we will head out in motor boats through the Preguica River, to the protected area of Pequeneos Lencois, along the way, we will visit a small fishing village, take a short walk to the lighthouse to enjoy views of the dunes and the Preguicas River.

We will spend the night in a Pousada in Barreirinhas.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 34 - Sao Luis ( 25th Mar 2020 )

This morning we will head out in 4WD into the lagoons, enjoy a swim and explore the dunes before heading back to the Truck and continuing our journey to the beautiful UNESCO town of Sao Luis.

We stay in a local guesthouse.

Approximate Driving Time - 250km / 4 hrs

Day 35 - Sao Luis ( 26th Mar 2020 )

Today we can enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site of Sao Luis, the only city of Brazil to be founded by the French. The city is full is interesting museums and the historic centre houses beautiful, pastel coloured colonial mansions.  You can take a boat trip to the more laid back town of Alcantara, you may spot the Scarlet Guara birds on your way.

We will stay in a local Guesthouse.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Set within an impressive mansion, are exhibits of Sao Luis festivals - Carnaval, Bumba, Meu Boi and Divino Espirito Santo

Free

Learn about Maranhoas indigenous cultures at the Centro Perquisa de Historia Natural

Free
Day 36 - Belem ( 27th Mar 2020 )

Our final drive day brings us to Belem where the mighty Amazon River meets the Atlantic.  

We stay in a local hotel.

Approximate Driving time: 574km / 11hrs (including a ferry journey)

Day 37 - Belem ( 28th Mar 2020 )

Today is yours to enjoy the port town of Belem, one of the first Portuguese settlements. Explore the historic centre which houses various museums and cathedrals and be sure to visit the Ver-o-Paso Market, considered the largest in South America, with its stalls scattered with Amazonian fish, baskets of Acai, herbs and crafts.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the iconic, waterfront colonial Ver-o-Peso market.

Free

The Cidade Velha is home to most of Belem's museums, with four plazas and and riverside location.

Free
Day 38-41 - Amazon River Ferry, Belem, Macapa ( 29th Mar 2020 to 1st Apr 2020 )

The next four days of our itinerary will be flexible to suit the sailing times of our ferry and the road conditions.

We hope to board the Amazon passenger boat today or tomorrow at 10am, sailing to the port of Macapa - this crossing usually takes around 24hours and is a real local experience. Be sure to bring some snacks, playing cards and a good book for the journey.   Meals will be provided on the ferry but these are quite basic.  Snacks and drinks are sold on board.

The truck will depart on a separate ferry the night before, as it takes around 36 hours to reach Macapa.

Whilst on board we sleep in hammocks on deck.  It is possible to upgrade in advance to a cabin, please contact your Sales agent for further information. 

We will likely spend a night in Macapa on arrival, followed by 2 days overlanding to the city of Cayenne in French Guiana.  Our itinerary will depend on road conditions and the arrival times of the passenger and truck ferries.

Day 42 - Cayenne ( 2nd Apr 2020 )

Welcome to French Guiana!, today there is an important meeting at 18:00, please meet in the hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Cayenne.

Border Information - If joining the trip at Cayenne, you will fly into Cayenne Félix Eboué International Airport (IATA code: CAY)

In Cayenne we stay in a comfortable hotel.

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a 2-hour kayaking trip to the Iles Dupont; sea islets positioned less than a half-mile off the beach of Cayenne’s Grand Hotel de Montabo. This site is perfect for the observation of sea turtles and dolphins.

EUR 29

Take an afternoon and evening trip in a pirogue (dugout canoe) up the Kaw River to view the lora and fauna of the marshes and in the evening go in search Caiman

EUR 55
Day 43 - Cayenne ( 3rd Apr 2020 )

Today we will enjoy a half day walking tour around Cayenne.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, perhaps even take a Kayaking trip to the Ilets du pont. Depending on departure days we may choose to visit the Space station at Kourou ths morning.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take a 3hr walking tour of Cayenne; climb up Cépénou hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city; the visit will take you through numerous key spots of historical, cultural or natural interest.

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Day 44 - Kourou ( 4th Apr 2020 )

Today we will head out to the town of Kourou; the site of the European Space station and the starting point for boat trips around the former penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the infamous Iles du Salut, off the coast of French Guiana. The ordeal of Frenchman Henri Charriere, who spent 12 years here, would later inspire the book Papillon.

We will camp this evening in the surrounding area.

100km / 2hrs

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the international Spaceport in Kourou

Included in Kitty
Day 45 - Kourou, Saint Laurent du Maroni, Plage les Hattes ( 5th Apr 2020 )

Today we will visit the European Space Centre near Kourou, en route to the town of Saint Laurent du Maroni.

During Turtle viewing season (March to August) we will spend tonight at Plage les Hattes, in the hope of spotting a Olive Ridley or Leatherback Turtle.

Approximate drive time - 3hrs / 190km 

We will stay in a local guesthouse or sleep in hammocks if we visit Plage Les Hattes

 

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a boat trip to the Iles du Salut, the Devils islands; explore the old church, school and hospital of Ilhe Royale, photograph the native wildlife and even take a dip in the convicts swimming pool!

EUR 50
Day 46 - Saint Laurent du Maroni ( 6th Apr 2020 )

Today we have a free day to explore the border town of Saint Laurent du Maroni, located on the Maroni river, with its interesting and dark history as an arrival point for prisoners during the 19th Century.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

This river tour will take you to the “Ile Portal” river island, the Amerindian village of Biguiston and its polishing stones and finally to the Wacapou creek.

EUR 40
Day 47 - Paramaribo ( 7th Apr 2020 )

We continue our journey west to the lively capital Paramaribo.

This evening we may choose to take an evening sunset boat trip in the hope of seeing some Dolphins playing in the Suriname River. 

Approximate Driving Time: 145km / 3hrs

In Paramaribo we stay in a locally owned hostel in dorms and twin rooms with shared bathrooms.  

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a sunset boat trip in search of dolphins, tour includes snacks and drinks.

EUR 27.50
Day 48 - Paramaribo ( 8th Apr 2020 )

Today we have a full day to explore Paramaribo's historic inner city and the Commewijne area.  You can easily explore the historic centre on foot, visiting Fort Zeelandia and the Suriname museum, and enjoying the fantastic architecture of Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the largest wooden buildings in the western hemisphere, or hire a bike and take a boat across the river to cycle the peaceful Commewijne Plantation Loop, visit the star shaped fort at Neiu Amsterdam.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a tour to explore the historical timeline of Suriname and its bitter-sweet sugar past.

 

EUR 65

A day filled with authentic Maroon culture, art, music and dance.

 

EUR 75
Day 49 - Upper Suriname Area ( 9th Apr 2020 )

This morning we leave the truck behind and set off for an unforgettable adventure into the interior of Suriname. We will travel by minibus for approximately 190km to the port at Atjoni, we then hop on a boat for approx 1hr trip along the Suriname River, deep into the rainforest where we will stay for two nights on our own private island!

Be sure to pack light for this excursion, as we can only take a small bag each with us.

We will stay in comfortable cabins and enjoy our own pool.  All meals are provided during our visit, though you will need a small amount of money for drinks and tips for our local guide.

Day 50 - Upper Suriname Area ( 10th Apr 2020 )

During our stay we can visit local villages, walk around the island in the hope of meeting some of its furry inhabitants and learn about the medicinal plants, try to spot Caiman on a night time canoe trip, take a dip in the river at the Ferulassi rapids - a natural Jacuzzi, and relax on the island by our pool, spot the kingfishers on the banks of the river and enjoy the tranquillity of the Amazon Rainforest.

We will stay in comfortable cabins.

All meals are provided.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Spend 2 nights / 3 days on an all inclusive island retreat in the Suriname River, surrounded by dense rainforest, birdlife and opportunities to visit local communities.

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Day 51 - Paramaribo ( 11th Apr 2020 )

This morning is free for you to enjoy how you wish, walk, swim or relax and after lunch we will transfer back to Paramaribo.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

An evening tour to visit the Sea Turtles in their natural habitat.

 

EUR 75
Day 52 - Paramaribo ( 12th Apr 2020 )

Paramaribo and its surroundings definitely deserve at least one more day for exploration.  Today is yours to spend as you wish; take a boat trip to Jordensavanne, take part in a Moengo Cultural experience, go walking in the Peperpot Nature reserve or Brownsberg Nature Park, learn the art of Surinamese cookery, or take part in one of the many day tours available.

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the partly renovated plantation Peperpot and take a walk in the nature park

EUR 39

Take a boat trip to the ruins of Jodensavanne with its influential history

EUR 85
Day 53 - Bigi Pan ( 13th Apr 2020 )

Today we will leave the bright lights of Parbo behind and head to the Bigi Pan,  designated an 'Important Bird Area' for its spectacular bird life, particularly the country's largest colony of Scarlet Ibis.

We will spend the night in comfortable rooms with all meals included.

Estimated Drive: 5hrs

Day 54 - Georgetown ( 14th Apr 2020 )

Today we head across the border by Ferryboat to the Guyana Capital, Georgetown.  

Border information: Exit Paramaribo, Enter Guyana

In Georgetown we stay in a central located, basic but cosy, locally run hostel, with shared bathrooms in a combination of twin and dorm rooms.

Estimated Drive: 5hrs

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Enjoy a city tour of historic Georgetown

USD 30
Day 55 - Georgetown ( 15th Apr 2020 )

Take a morning tour of the city, explore the old canals and great sea wall, visit incredible wooden cathedrals, the huge market and try to spot the manatees swimming in the National park's lake.  Georgetown is a busy place, and feels happily free from mass tourism. Be sure to take your camera!

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Enjoy a city tour of historic Georgetown

USD 30
Day 56 - Georgetown ( 16th Apr 2020 )

Today we have a second free day in the city.

Perhaps one of the greatest highlights of Guyana is the spectacularly remote and impressive Kaieteur Falls, one of the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world, and reachable only by light aircraft.  Take a half day flight to the falls and then enjoy a walking tour to the Falls and search for the tiny golden rocket frogs, hiding in the tank bromeliads leaves, as well as an impressive variety of butterflies, you may also be lucky enough to spot the bright orange Guayanan Cock of the Rocks. 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a half day trip by light aircraft to the awesome Kaieteur Falls.

USD 195

Take a full day trip to the Arrowpoint Nature Resort

USD 110
Day 57 - Iwokrama Forest ( 17th Apr 2020 )

Today the adventure really begins, as we travel south into the Guyanan Interior. We enjoy the comforts of a tarmac road for around 120km, as far as the town of Linden, and then the dirt road begins! it's the only road that connects Georgetown to Brazil, at some times of the year it becomes impassable due to the rains, but most of the time you'll find trucks and minibuses happily bumping along the road transporting people to and from Lethem. Many people choose to fly to the jungle resorts, but as overlanders we will get to enjoy the pristine rainforest - keep your eyes peeled in case of the illusive jaguar road crossing!

Please note we will likely set off very early today in order to make the most of the cooler parts of the day.

Driving Distance: 12 hours

Today we will camp just north of the Essequibo river, with basic facilities.

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a short walk into the rainforest to search of the brightest bird of the jungle - the Guianan Cock of the Rocks

USD 38
Day 58 - Iwokrama Forest ( 18th Apr 2020 )

This morning we will cross the River on a small barge and head deep in the Guyanan rainforest, which gives us some unique wildlife spotting opportunities in one of the most pristine and untouched eco-systems in the world.  We have a variety of options for us including walking, bird watching, canoeing trips, nocturnal wildlife spotting and even a spot of swimming (if the watre is low enough).

Today we will have an opportunity to visit the Iwokrama Forest Canopy Walkway, set 30metres above the forest floor and providing a unique opportunity to experience the jungle's mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks. Visits during dusk or dawn are best for bird spotting of Macaws and Tucans, you may even be lucky enough to see Red Howler Monkeys.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

We will stay in the heart of the Iwokrama Forest at a jungle lodge where we have time to explore the rainforest and observe the wildlife and birdlife.

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Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle’s mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 30 metres (98 ft.).

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Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take an evening trip on the river to spot Caiman

USD 30

Go in search of wildlife and the illusive Jaguar on an evening drive along the Iwokrama Rainforest passage.

USD 65

Head out in a canoe on the river

USD 12

Take a nature trail with a local guide into the forest

USD 17

During low water season take a boat trip along the river to find the ancient Petroglyphs, estimated to be over 600 years old

USD 15-20
Day 59 - Rupununi ( 19th Apr 2020 )

Today we leave the dense rainforest behind and head towards a village settlement in an area of Savannah, where we will take a walk in the village and a short river trip in Canoes on the Burro Burro River. Afterwards we will head to our camp, which is a little further south further into the Savannah region.

Estimated Drive: 2-3hrs

We will camp with basica facilities, all meals are included.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

We will spend two days in the Rupununi Savannah area of Guyana; here we can have a village tour, take a wildlife walk, experience the forest after dark.  We have the option of climbing a nearby mountain or taking a canoe trip. 

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Day 60 - Rupununi ( 20th Apr 2020 )

Today we have a free day for activities such a horse riding, hiking and further opportunities for spotting wildlife.

 

 

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Half day horse riding in the savannah

USD 20

Full day bicycle hire to explore the area

USD 20

Head out for a guided hike

USD 10
Day 61 - Boa Vista ( 21st Apr 2020 )

This is our final day in Guyana, we will head south past the town of Lethem and onto the city of Boa Vista in Brazil 

(Please note that it is possible to fly from Lethem to Georgetown for approximately 150USD, for outbound international flights).

Drive time - 245km / 5 hrs

Day 62 - Boa Vista ( 22nd Apr 2020 )

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Boa Vista. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Sales Team if you are interested in booking an extra night of accommodation in order to fully explore the area.

Border Information: if you are finishing in Boa Vista, you will most likely exit Brazil at Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (AITO code: BVB)

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