IWOKRAMA-Things to see do

Sport Fishing

The Essequibo, Burro Burro and Siparuni Rivers that run through the Iwokrama Forest Reserve are hot spots for sport fishing enthusiasts. The peacock bass, piraiba, lukanani and banana fish are the most popular in the region, though visitors need to adhere to catch and release fly fishing.

Iwokrama Mountain Trail

Avid trekkers will love this 12.5 kilometre rigorous and oftentimes steep hike set in the wilderness dotted with creeks, waterfalls and thick vegetation. At an elevation of 3000 feet atop the mountain, trekkers will experience the cooling breeze and stellar views. This complete jungle immersion allows close proximity to wild animals and birds and is …

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Turtle Mountain & Camp

The 950 foot high mountain gets its name from a lake of the same name that lies at the base. A boat ride to the trailhead and an invigorating 90-minute hike rewards with expansive, cliff-side views of swathes of green all around. Expect unique bird life, small mammals, and pristine rainforest along the hike.

Fairview Village

Fairview is the only Indigenous community located inside the vicinity of the Iwokrama forest. It was once the hub of cattle rearing and balata trading. The village is home to approximately 200 families of Makushi Indigenous Peoples who are happy to take visitors around the village and to their butterfly farm.

Indian House Island Boat Tour

An early morning tour is highly recommended to circumnavigate this small island. You will hear the jungle come alive with the sounds of red howler monkeys and scores of birds. The area around the island is also a nesting site for giant river turtles during the dry season.

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