Living Like A Local
Local life in a Macushi village
Fishing in the Burro River
Day 1 - Arrive at Surama Eco-Lodge, Village Tour and Nature Trail
Leave Georgetown for Surama Eco-lodge – a 12 hour adventurous drive or an hour and a half flight through one of Guyana’s local air carriers. Once at Surama, receive a warm welcome from a village councillor by having a refreshing snack and discussing your itinerary for the next coming days. After settling in to your accommodation, you will be guided on a village tour to learn more about the settlers of Surama Village and their way of life. You will visit the local school, medical centre and church along with some village houses before having lunch. This tour is a three kilometre walk.
In the evening your guide will take you for a short walk on the Marabunta trails to observe the forest and bird life. As night falls, enjoy an educational walk to observe wildlife and experience the mystique of the forest after dark. Overnight at Surama Eco-lodge.
Day 2 - Nature Trail
After breakfast a vehicle will transfer you to the start of trail to take a full day hike of 12 miles to see a stand of Green Heart trees. continue hiking and climb a small mountain to search for Guiana Cock-of-the-rock, and further into the forest to a bush pond to observe Herons. After this vigorous journey, you will return to the village for dinner and overnight at the Surama Eco-lodge.
Day 3 - Surama Mountain & Carahaa Landing
Rise before dawn for a walk across the savannah and then challenging climb up Surama Mountain in the cool morning air. The tour takes you on amazing 5 mile return journey where you will see amazing birdlife in the early morning hours. Breakfast will be served at a lookout point which affords incredible views across the village and savannah to the Pakaraima Mountains. Later, transfer to the Burro-Burro River for an overnight stay in a hammock at the Carahaa Landing Camp.
Day 4 - Burro Burro River Experience
At dawn, your experienced guides will paddle you on the Burro- Burro River for opportunities to spot some of the exciting Giants of Guyana – the Giant River Otters, Tapir, Tira, Spider Monkey and many more species. Return to the Ecolodge for lunch. For more information, please contact Surama Eco-Lodge.