Extreme Guyana 16dys

Amazon, Guyana



The Experience

This is a once in a life time opportunity for the real adventures among us! Join us on a 16 days  adventure in Guyana, where you will visit the longest one drop water falls, an Amerindian village in the Jungle, fish for piranhas, cat fish with the locals, learn a few survival skills and put the shoes of a cowboy on!

This 16 days trip takes you to the remote, pristine jungles and savannahs of Guyana, in South America. With one of our instructors and the vast knowledge of two senior, local Amerindian guides you will learn basic survival skills, fishing techniques and traits of a cowboy. You will learn how to find water, make traps, hunt with bow and arrow, set a fire without a match or lighter, fish for cat fish and piranhas, lasso cows, round up cattle, crack a bull whip and cool down in the lovely rupununi waters. This is the ultimate adventure travel trip! So get ready for an adventure travel trip that will last a lifetime and have the opportunity to see howler monkeys, Black Cayman, Giant Otters, Parrots, Tapirs, Anaconda's, Piranha's  and if you are lucky perhaps even a Jaguar!


This Is Why

  • An amazing 16 day jungle, ranch (savannah) and fishing experinec in on of the most remote places of this world!
  • Travel deep in remote Amazonian Jungles and South American tropicla savannahs and see rare and endangered wildlife
  • Visit remote Amerindian villages and sleep in the jungle guided by Amerindian guides
  • Visit the world’s tallest largest and most remote single drop waterfall

Trip Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All year round!
  • Package Price
    1 Person 3,995 US$, 2 persons 3195 US$ P.P, 3 persons 2795 US$ P.P, 4 persons 2495 US$ P.P.
  • Type
    Good quality shared rooms during the trip in Georgetown and in the Savannahs as well as the initial stayin the jungle. Your own private hammock while going deeper in the jungle for your survvial and fishing experiences!
  • Internet Access
    No, only when arriving in Georgetown
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Adventurer’s individuals who have an interest in the outdoors!

Fast Facts: Guyana

Where? Guyana, Amazon

Country Size: 214,970 km2
83,000 sq mi

Population density? 3.5/km2
9.1/sq mi

Country Famous for? Vaquero's (cowboys), Rupununi Rodeo festival, Unspoiled interior, Amazon jungle, Jaguars, Black Caiman, Giant Otters, Turtles

When to visit: Dry season, From September until the end of April

        • What's Included
          • Trip
            Extreme Guyana 16 Days Adventure 
          • Type
            Group or individual Travel
          • Accommodation
            Good quality shared rooms when in Georgetown, the initial night at Rewa and while at the ranch. Plus plenty of nights in your own private Hammock underneath the stars!
          • Meals
            When in Georgetown breakfast is include bt you will have to buy and/or prepare your own meals. Meals will be provided while in the Jungle and in savannahs which often will depend on what you catch, hunt and forage!
          • Pick up & drop off
            All pick ups and drop off are included, including pick up from the international airport. This is fully detailed in the itinerary which is available on request.
          • Transfers
            All in-country transfers for the adveture are included
          • Ongoing service
            If there are any problems with your trip we are there to help you
          • Tours
            Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book additional tours in Guyana
          • 24/7 Emergency contact
            If there are any problems during you stay in Vancouver you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

          What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Meals when arriving in town, aiport pick up

          Package Price:
          16 Days: 1 persons 3995 US$, 2 persons 3195 US$ P.P, 3 persons 2795 US$ P.P, 4 persons 2495 US$ P.P.

    • Trip Experience

      This adventure trip will take you to the jungles of Amazonia and Rupununi savannahs sat upon some of the oldest geological formations in the world. This is where Sir Walter Raleigh searched for El Dorado, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dreamt up the stories of “The Lost World.” In some of the most pristine and untouched primary jungle in the world you will fish like the locals using their method, you will learn survival skills and then all be contenders in a competition to display these skills! Other skills would be those of the cowboy on the Rupununi savannahs. Here we get you comfortable in the jungle for 7 days, fishing and jungle trek will be the main activities. After these 10 days you will head to the south of the Rupununi to a ranch for another 10 days. You will spend 4 days hiking and learning survival skills. After which you will switch to cowboy mode. Local Amerindian hunters from the Makushi and Wapishana nation will take you through all you will need to know during your 17 days adventure. We concentrate on things that work, not that look fancy. This is the real stuff, the way the Makushi and Wapishana Amerindians have done it for thousands of years.
        • Adventure Details

          During your trip you will learn how to find water, make traps, hunt with bow and arrow, set a fire without a match or lighter, fish for cat fish, piranhas and more, lasso cows, round up cattle, crack a bull whip and cool down in the lovely Rupununi waters. During your 16 day adventure travel trip you will have the following experiences of a life time: 

          • Visit the tallest single drop waterfall in the World, five times higher than Niagara Falls. It is completely isolated in the jungle with no man-made infrastructure around it.
          • Experience a airplane tour to view this amazing waterfall and it’s surroundings from above
          • Hike around the waterfall to find the poisonous Golden Frog and rare Cock of the Rock bird.
          • Fly deep in to the interior of Guyana towards a amazing adventure in Guyana's unspoiled jungle and savannahs
          • Prepare to fish for the biggest Piranha, cat fish, peacock bas and other. Trek in the, look out for wildlife, birds and snakes! Enjoy your boat ride and the sounds of the jungle and the beautiful skies
          • Learning these basic survival skill and then isolating you for three long hours where you will have the chance to put your newly learn survival skills to test.
          • In the evening we go out to find Caiman, Tree snakes and other creatures of the night
          • A Visit to a Amerindian community
          • Early morning hikes to look for Jaguars and in the afternoon a dazzling canopy walk
          • We spent the evening gazing at some of the best star viewing ever.
          • Visit a local river on the lookout for diverse birdlife and giant otters
          • Prepare to get yourself dirty, wrestle with cows, see how castration is done the local way, brand calves, help slather a cow and make jerk (tasso) beef!  You think you can handle this!? 
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Central and southern Jungle of Guyana
    • Area Famous For
      Amazon Jungle, Rupununi Rodeo, Rupununi Savannah, Vaquero's, Giant Ant Eaters, Wildlife viewing, Amerindian tribes, Rewa River, kaieteur falls
    • When to visit
      All year round
    • Wildlife viewing
      Some of the best in the world, however spotting wildlife can be difficult at first, Harpy Eagle - Largest eagle in the world, Arapaima - Largest fresh water fish in the world, Jaguar - Biggest cat in the Americas,
      giant Otter - largest otter in the world, capybara - Largest rodent in the world, anaconda - The largest snake in the world, bushmaster - World's largest viper
  • Accommodation

    Good quality shared rooms during the trip while at the Ranch, at the Eco Lodge and while in Georgetown. And your own private hammock while underneath the stars!

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream
    • Complete Kitlist will be provided after applying or on request


    When in Georgetown Breakfast included butwill have to buy and/or prepare your own meals. Meals will be provided during your time in the jungle and the Savannahs of the interior.

  • Process & Arrangements

    You are interested and would like to inquire for more information or already determined to book a trip? What’s next?

    • Inquire about a volunteer abroad or adventure travel trip and have any questions answered (what do things costs, safety, visa requirements, travel recommendations, etc)
    • Book your trip and fill out our application form
    • We will update you about any specific requirements you will need to be aware of
    • Get accepted in our program and Pay for your trip
    • Receive your volunteer/trip confirmation
    • In case needed; apply for a visa and in some cases a work permit/police check (certificate of good conduct). At FRONTEERING we have an extensive knowledge and can assist regarding visa related question.
    • Book your flight ticket and update us about your flight details
    • Receive your arrival package
    • Arrange suitable travel and health insurance
    • Consult your doctor and/or local travel clinic for advice on vaccinations and medication which could be recommend for your destination.
    • Prepare for your trip, get your things to bring ready and make sure to be physically fit.
    • We are available for questions any time!
    • Get to ready travel and for your lifetime experience!
    • Our in-country coordinators are there to assist or answer any questions.

My name is Arno and I'm from the Netherlands. I went on a fronteering trip to Guyana. I always wanted to go into the jungle and explore and spot wildlife. Once I arrived in Georgetown I was picked up from the airport by one of the employees of fronteering. I spent the night in a hotel in Georgetown. Next morning I was taken to the airport to take a flight further inland. After a short car drive we had to continue by boat onto the Rewa River. When we arrived at the Rewa Lodge we had a great meal and saw some big birdspiders. We also saw the "house" crocodile a big black cayman named Freddy. Next day we travelled further into the jungle we saw tons of amazing birds, black caymans and giant river otters. As soon as we arrived at the camp, we learned how to fish for piranha's, peacock bash and vampire fish. The guides and staff from Rewa provided us with 3 great meals a day so we felt like kings of the jungle. But as you probably all know there's only one king of the jungle; the Jaguar!! That night we went for some night fishing and wildlife spotting. We had to be really quiet when we finally heard some really heavy breathing. Our guide told us it was a big Jaguar who was trying to warn us we were entering his territory. After some time the breathing stopped and he was gone. Too bad we didn't see him but what an experience. After the jungle we stayed at a ranch in the Rupununi. We there learned how to ride a horse and all kinds of things about the cattle. We went swimming and hunting around the ranch. Everything together it was an awesome experience and breathtaking visit to Guyana. I ended my trip with a visit to the Kaieteur falls. It's hard to tell about the view from the plane on the way there. If you're an adventurer and a wildlife freak I can very much reccomend this awesome trip through Guyana. 

(Arno on top of Awarmie Mountain)

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