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Discovering the hidden Guianas

15 days from £5,153pp

Suriname / French Guiana / Guyana

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Overview & Highlights

An exhilarating exploration of the three Guianas, set between the Caribbean and the Amazon basin, a cultural medley and profusion of wildlife. 

  • Village tour at Danpaati River Lodge
  • Rainforest walk and choice of activities, Danpaati
  • Paramaribo city tour
  • Kourou Space Station
  • Iles du Salut (Devil's Island)
  • St Joseph's church, Iracoubo
  • Georgetown: city tour with markets
  • Kaieteur Falls
  • Hike to Turtle Mountain
  • Iwokrama Canopy Walkway
  • Visit Surama community
  • Climb Surama mountain

This is a shared holiday, with fixed-date departures, where you will be joined by others keen to explore a remote and fascinating destination. You can book it privately, choosing your preferred dates, but bear in mind that tourism is still in its infancy here and infrastructure for visitors and residents alike is rudimentary. The cost will be higher and confirmation dependent on availability.  

The three Guianas, which fringe the Caribbean coast of South America and extend south into Amazonia, represent the evolution of territory controlled by three European colonial powers. As such, Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana have absorbed culture and language of Holland, France and Great Britain respectively, while retaining many aspects of indigenous culture and the traditions of former African slaves. This extraordinary journey through all of these little-visited, under-developed countries reveals their individuality, but also the harmony of their natural landscapes, the plethora of wildlife, the stunning wilderness views.

Start your adventure in Suriname, perhaps the least known and understood of the three, with a rich way of life reflecting a mélange of cultures. Its capital, Paramaribo, is a unique mix of Dutch, African and local indian influences; Georgetown has a British Caribbean flavour, while Cayenne is legally a part of France. But head south into the back country of each and you’ll be amazed by the exotic birdlife, mammals, reptiles and tropical plants which transcend borders.

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