Group - Discovery
Coq of the Rock: Trailblazing the Guianas
Overview & Highlights
This trail-blazing holiday follows a unique itinerary through the three Guianas. The remoteness and the nature of the wilderness terrain makes it a route difficult to negotiate independently, so travelling with a small escorted group is the ideal way to make progress across the borders and visit off the beaten track, extraordinary places.
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour including Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountain
- Excursions at Rock View and Atta
- Georgetown: city tour
- Paramaribo: river cruise and visit to former plantation
- Kourou Space Station
- Iles du Salut
This is a trip which emphatically goes off the beaten track, taking in some of the rarely-visited highlights of Suriname and the Guianas. You won’t find a group tour like this offered by anyone else: the logistics of researching and organising such a trip are daunting but as South America experts we relished the challenge. You'll scramble through dense jungle; surround yourself with wildlife in a rainforest canopy and drive through sweeping savannah punctuated by ancient sandstone plateaux.
You’ll stay in sweltering frontier settlements; visit the French space station and an old penal colony; take boat rides down jungle-fringed rivers and lap up the atmosphere of colonial towns and brash, bold capital cities. You'll have to be prepared for delays, for things not going quite to plan, but you'll be rewarded by an unforgettable trip.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro on a daytime flight. Spend a day exploring this epic city.
Fly to northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista.
Drive to the Guyana border and continue to Atta.
Drive to Annai and the Rockview Lodge.
By light aircraft to Georgetown.
Optional flight over Kaieteur Falls; explore Georgetown.
By bus and ferry to Paramaribo, Suriname.
Excursion of Suriname and Crommewijne river.
Bus and boat to Kourou, in French Guiana.
Excursion to Iles du Salut, and the erstwhile penal colony.
Excursion to the Centre Spatial; drive to Cayenne.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"I have many great memories, but for me going to sleep and then waking up to the sounds of the rain forest both at Rock View Lodge and Atta Rainforest Lodge was magical. Also, taking a shower under a starlit sky at Atta was wonderful! A continuous joy was the friendliness of all the local people we encountered on our journey. They seemed to be genuinely pleased that we had chosen to visit their countries."JB, London
"The trip lived up to my expectations. It's a great opportunity to follow a less travelled path through three completely different, but fascinating countries - Guyana, Suriname and Guyane (French Guiana) - and to experience beautiful scenery, remote locations and vibrant cities (especially Georgetown, which I loved). Well done JLA for organising this tour".
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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