South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Start: Guyana Finish: Paramaribo

Visiting: Georgetown, Botanical Gardens, Kaieteur Falls, Paramaribo, Nieuw Amsterdam, Kourou, Guiana Space Centre, Salvation's Islands


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Meat, Vegans, Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Penguin Travel

Group size: 8 - 12

Age range: 16-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

On this tour to remote corners of the world you will have the chance to explore some of the best preserved rain forests, some of the least inhabited areas on this planet, wild nature boasting a wide variety of vegetation – the world as it was millions of years ago. In addition you will meet people of various ethnic background – in the former Dutch colony of Suriname there live Europeans, African Americans, Chinese, Indians, Native Americans, Jews, Indonesians. Almost all world religions coexist peacefully in this country and in the capital Paramaribo you will see standing close to each other a synagogue, a mosque and a Hindu temple. Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America and one of the few Carribean countries that is not an island. And entering French Guiana you are actually entering the European Union as this is a French territory, where among all things you will find a Space center for launching satellites.

Highlights

  • iconSpace Center-Kourou
  • iconSalvation Islands
  • icon Kaieteur Falls

Places You'll See

Kaieteur Falls trip
Space Center-Kourou
Île Saint-Joseph

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Guyana

Location: Georgetown

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: No Meals

Arrival in Guyana. Transfer to hotel in Georgetown center (about 1 hour) for overnight.

icon Day 2 : Historic Georgetown

Location: Georgetown, Botanical Gardens

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Georgetown City Tour (Heritage Buildings & Sites). Georgetown's unique wooden architecture dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit botanical garden and taste the local Guyanese Cuisine.

icon Day 3 : Kaieteur Falls trip

Location: Georgetown, Kaieteur Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Free morning to enjoy Georgetown. Today we continue to Ogle Airport (30 min) where we take a small aircraft to Kaieteur Falls (one hour flight). Kaietur is world’s highest single drop water falls measuring 226 m. We spend about 1,5 hours at the falls before we fly back to Georgetown.

icon Day 4 : Parаmaribo, Suriname

Location: Paramaribo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Early departure to Suriname. We cross the border at Molsen Creek/Nickeri by ferry. Arrive Paramaribo in the afternoon.

icon Day 5 : Colonial Parаmaribo

Location: Paramaribo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

City Tour of Parаmaribo- historic buildings & heritage sites. Overnight Parаmaribo

icon Day 6 : Parаmaribo - New Amsterdam - Parаmaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Nieuw Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

1-day trip to Fort New Amsterdam at the confluence of the Suriname and Commewijne rivers. The fort was built in 1747, after the French under Cassard directly attacked the plantations instead of Fort Zeelandia and the city of Paramaribo. Lunch in a fishermans village. On the way back we will have the chance to observe Commewijne rivers pink river dolphins.

icon Day 7 : Space Center-Kourou - Cayenne, French Guiana

Location: Kourou, Guiana Space Centre

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Early start of the day and drive 150 km to Maroni river where we cross the border at Albina by pirogue to Saint Laurent in French Guiana. After another 2-hour drive we reach Kourou Space center - Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), where a guided visit to the museum is included. Overnight in Cayenne/Kourou.

icon Day 8 : Salvation Islands

Location: Salvation's Islands

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we catch the catamaran from the port at 08.30. Îles du Salut (in English: Islands of Health) are a group of small islands of volcanic origin and were called so because the missionaries went there to escape plague on the mainland. The islands were featured in the popular novel Papillon by Henri Charrière. We visit two of the islands - Île Royale and Île Saint-Joseph and sail back to Kourou in the afternoon. Overnight in Cayenne/Kourou.

icon Day 9 : Cayenne - Parаmaribo

Location: Paramaribo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

We drive back to Albina and Paramaribo.

icon Day 10 : Paramaribo

Location: Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport

Accommodation: no accomodation

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

What's Included

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    English speaking local guides in Paramaribo and Georgetown and New Amsterdam

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

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    Accommodation

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    flight to Kaieteur waterfalls incl. English speaking guide

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    transport according to the program

What's Not Included

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    Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Ferry tickets at border crossings

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    Personal expenses

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    Entrance fees

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    Guided tour in Kourou Space Center

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    International Travel

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Penguin Travel requires a deposit of 30% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 40 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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