Buenos Aires, Brazil & the Guyanas

74 nights from £7705

Start:Buenos Aires
Finish:Boa Vista
Duration:74 Nights
Group size:1 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 21 nights. Camping 23 nights. Basic Hotel 18 nights. Multishare Hostel 6 nights. Overnight Boat 2 nights. Guesthouse 3 nights
Physical rating:Medium
Meals:Breakfasts x 110, Lunches x 58, Dinners x 56
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

This 75 day overland tour journeys from Buenos Aires to Boa Vista through Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana
Highlights
  • Half day walking tour of Cayenne, capital of French Guiana
  • Take an optional boat trip around Devil's Island
  • Tour to the International Space Station
  • Explore the intriguing St Laurent du Maroni
  • Take a Sunset boat trip to spot dolphins on Suriname river
  • Walk around fascinating Paramaribo
  • Explore deep into Suriname jungle
  • Overnight in jungle cabins
  • Take some photos in bustling Georgetown
  • Go deep into the rain forest for a canopy walk
  • Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
  • Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
  • Boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
  • Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
  • 3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
  • 2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
  • Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
  • Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
  • Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto
  • Guided tour of the futuristic city of Brasilia
  • Wander the streets of fascinating Lencois
  • Sample the street food of Salvador
  • Hike in the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
  • 2 full days to explore the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park
  • Relax on the beach or take some surfing lessons in the eco coastal resort of Itacare
  • Relax on the pink sand dunes of Canoa Quebrada
  • Visit 'small Lisbon' the beautiful town of Olinda
  • Explore the stunning Lencois Maranhenses NP
  • Wander around the sandy streets of Jericoacoara
  • Enjoy a swim in the lagoons of the National park
  • Explore the colonial town of Belem, where the amazon reaches the Atlantic
Transport
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat, Private Bus, Ferry, Minibus
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary

Itinerary

Location: Buenos Aires

Border information: if you are joining in Buenos Aires, you will most likely enter Argentina at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza Airport (IATA code: BUE/EZE).

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wonderful capital of Argentina! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Buenos Aires before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Buenos Aires.

In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally-located hotel.

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Location: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Today will be a free day to explore the incredible city of Buenos Aires, soak up the atmosphere of its streets, and discover its amazing culture, art, and music.

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Location: Yapeyú

Today we have a full day drive north though the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, aiming to reach the beautiful village of Yapeyú on the banks of the River Uruguay. Yapeyú is very famous amongst Argentines for being the birthplace of their national hero General Jose de San Martin, one of the liberators of South America from Spanish colonial rule.


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Location: Foz do Iguaçu

Border information: Exit Argentina at Tancredo Neves, enter Brazil at Tancredo Neves.

Today we cross the border into Brazil and drive to the city of Foz do Iguacu.


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Location: Foz do Iguaçu

Today we will visit the Brazilian side of the phenomenal Iguazu Falls, to get some incredible panoramic vistas of the mighty waterfalls. There is also plenty of time to visit the bird park, take a helicopter ride over the falls, see the incredible Itaipu Dam, or quickly stop into Paraguay to pick up some bargains in the nearcy Ciudad del Este.

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Location: Foz do Iguaçu

Today we will take a day trip back into Argentina to see the incredible Iguazu Falls from the other side. This is well worth doing as the views are even more spectacular, and you'll be able to look right down into the mighty Garganta del Diablo (the largest waterfall here) from a gantry walkway viewing point). We will have a full day at the Argentine side of the falls, allowing us lots of time to freely explore the site, hike some nature trails, or perhaps take an exhilarating (and very wet) boat ride!

We will return to our base in Foz do Iguacu tonight.

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Location: Bonito

Today we have a full drive day north to the Brazilian eco-tourism capital of Bonito.


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Location: Bonito

We have two full days in Bonito to take part in the plethora of incredible optional activities here. You could go out on a world-class snorkelling trip, explore the nearby caves, or go abseiling down some of the largest waterfalls in the area, amongst many other possibilities!

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Location: Bonito

Second free day for optional activities in Bonito.

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Location: Pantanal

Today we have a short drive to Brazil's amazing Southern Pantanal region, where we have a visit a local eco-tourism ranch (or 'fazenda').

We will spend 2 nights here and have a fantastic package of included activities such as exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside on horseback, trips down the wildlife-abundant rivers in boats and canoes, and safaris on the ranch's trucks and on foot where we hope to spot capybaras, caimans, and (if we are very lucky) jaguars and ocelots. Our stay here is an incredible highlight!

In the Southern Pantanal we will stay in dorm accommodation in a well equipped lodge with all the meals and activities included.

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Location: Pantanal

Full day in the Pantanal.

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Location: Campo Grande

After our morning activities and one final lunch in our beautiful ranch, it is time to leave the Pantanal. We will start driving east towards Sao Paulo state, and wild camp or stay in a local pousada at the end of the day.


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Location: Brotas

Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil.


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Location: Brotas

Today is free to take part in optional adventure activities such as white water rafting or canyoning, or to simply relax by the pool!

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Location: Paraty

Today we have a full day drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic!


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Today we will have an included boat trip around the incredible islands and beaches off the coast.

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Location: Paraty

Today we will have free time to explore the town, take a historical tour, walk along the stunning scenery of the coastline, head out snorkelling or diving, or simply relax on the idyllic beaches.

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Location: Rio de Janeiro

This morning we will drive to the incredible Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world!

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.


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Location: Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Today there will be a group meeting day at 18:00hrs, please meet in the hotel reception.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Rio. If you would like to book additional nights of accommodation to really explore the city, please contact your Sales agent.

Border information: If you are arriving in Rio, enter Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport.


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Location: Ouro Preto

Today we will drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto.

Along the way we will stop at Petropolis, the cool hill-side hideaway for local Cariocas escaping the heat of Rio. We will have 2 hours to explore the Museu Imperial, the former Imperial Palace, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released.


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Location: Ouro Preto

Today we will enjoy a half day guided tour of Ouro Preto, well known for its colonial architecture and the first Brazilian town to be considered a UNESCO world heritage site. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the town, visit the museum or some of the stunning baroque churches. There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants in Ouro Preto. Don't forget your camera today - Ouro Preto is one of the most picturesque towns on our itinerary!


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Location: Três Marias

We have a full day drive through the Brazilian countryside. We will find a nice spot and camp for the night near Tres Marias.


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Location: Brasília

Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, which was designed and built to be the Brazilian Government's headquarters in 1960. The city is designed to resemble a plane, and is a UNESCO heritage site, housing some incredible, futuristic style Cathedrals and Monuments.


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Location: Alto Paraíso de Goiás

After our morning tour of the city, we will drive to the chilled out town of Alto Paraiso, which will be our base for exploring the Chapada dos Veadeiros. Alto Paraiso is crossed by Parallel 14 (in the same way as Machu Picchu) and is at the centre of some fantastic stories of space ships and aliens!


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Location: Alto Paraíso de Goiás

Today we can explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadeiros is one of Brazil's hidden gems, one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical ecosystems in South America and home to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, caves and grottoes.

This morning we will have an included visit to the Vale da Lua or the Valley of the Moon, so called due to the rock formations giving it an appearance similar to the moon.

This area is perfect for hiking, horse and bike riding and of course swimming in natural pools and soaking up the parks atmosphere. It is said that due to the high amount of quartz in the ground, that this Chapada is glows from space!

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Location: Barreiras

Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside.

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Location: Lençóis

Overlanding through Central Brazil to Lencois.

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Location: Lençóis

We will spend 2 full days in Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park. A former diamond-mining town in Bahia. Lencois's friendly inhabitants, great restaurants, cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings make it a great town to explore.

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Location: Lençóis

Go hiking, kayaking, riding, explore the town, or simply kick back and relax!

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Location: Itacaré

We head to the coast today, to the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with its stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore.

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Location: Itacaré

Time to relax and enjoy some beach time!


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Location: Itacaré

Today we have a free day to explore the area, enjoy the beach, take part in some of the many adventure activities available here, or visit the stunning Peninsula de Marau, stopping off at Praia Taipus de Fora and Lagoa Azul.


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Location: Salvador

Today we drive to the beautiful town of Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is a vibrant and exciting place to visit, with its bright colonial architecture, tasty street food scene, great music and impressive Capoeira, there's plenty to keep us busy for 2 days.


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Location: Salvador

Free time to explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnaval festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.

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Location: Salvador

Welcome to Salvador! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs, please meet at the Hotel reception. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Salvador.

Border information: If you are starting in Salvador, enter Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA code: SSA)


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Location: Aracaju

Today we head north up the coast of Bahia, into the state of Sergipe. Along the way we will make a stop at the Projeto Tamar - a research station involved in the protection of Brazil's fives species of turtle, which spans 1000km and 9 of Brazil's states. The best time to visit is September to March when the spawning occurs.

Afterwards we will continue our journey north to Aracaju, where we can chill out in one of the town's seafront eateries, listen to some traditional forro music and enjoy the fresh crabs that the town is known for.


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Location: Olinda

We have a full day drive to the stunning colonial gem of Olinda, considered one of Brazil's most important historic sites.


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Location: Olinda

Explore the beautiful town of Olinda, once known as 'small Lisbon' and the richest town in Brazil. Enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets, check out some of the exquisite churches and definitely make time for lunch at Alto da Se to enjoy the views!

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Location: Pipa Beach

Continue the journey to the cool seaside town of Praia da Pipa.

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Location: Canoa Quebrada

Today we have a drive day to the pink sands of the Canoa Quebrada beaches.


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Location: Canoa Quebrada

Huge pinkish sand dunes dominate the area of Canoa Quebrada, it's a fantastic spot to kick back and relax after a week of overlanding, or for the more energetic; try your hand at kite surfing, take an evening horseback ride along the beach, head out on a beach buggy. There's a laid back small town to explore too.


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Location: Jericoacoara

An all day drive brings us to the laid back beach town of Jericoacoara, or 'Jeri' as it's affectionately known. Access to Jericoacoara is only by 4x4 through unpaved tracks through the dunes, making it a wonderfully hard to reach place.


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Location: Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is a magical place to spend some time; wander the sandy lanes, enjoy the sunset with a caipirinha on the dunes whilst the locals practise their Capoeira, head out on a quad bike adventure to remote lagoons where you can take a dip, laze in a hammock and enjoy a seafood lunch. Jeri is also one of the prime spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing!


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Location: Barreirinhas

Today we drive to the town of Barreirinhas, the gateway to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

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Location: Barreirinhas

Today we adventure into the Lencois Maranhenses National Park begins.

Seen from the sky, the meeting point of the Rio Parnaiba and the Atlantic Ocean looks like a giant puzzle, made up of 85 tiny islands.


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Location: Barreirinhas

Today we will head out to the protected area of Pequeneos Lencois, along the way, we will visit a small fishing village, take a short walk & enjoy views of the dunes and the Preguicas River.


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Location: São Luís

This morning we will continue our journey to the beautiful UNESCO town of Sao Luis.


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Location: São Luís

Today we can enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site of Sao Luis, the only city of Brazil to be founded by the French. The city is full is interesting museums and the historic centre houses beautiful, pastel coloured colonial mansions. You can take a boat trip to the more laid back town of Alcantara, you may spot the Scarlet Guara birds on your way.


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Location: Belém

Our final drive day brings us to Belem where the mighty Amazon River meets the Atlantic.

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Location: Belém

Today is yours to enjoy the port town of Belem, one of the first Portuguese settlements. Explore the historic centre which houses various museums and cathedrals and be sure to visit the Ver-o-Paso Market, considered the largest in South America, with its stalls scattered with Amazonian fish, baskets of Acai, herbs and crafts.

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Location: Afuá

The next four days of our itinerary will be flexible to suit the sailing times of our ferry and the road conditions.

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Location: Macapá

We hope to board the Amazon passenger boat today or tomorrow at 10am, sailing to the port of Macapa - this crossing usually takes around 24hours and is a real local experience. Be sure to bring some snacks, playing cards and a good book for the journey. Meals will be provided on the ferry but these are quite basic. Snacks and drinks are sold on board.

The truck will depart on a separate ferry the night before, as it takes around 36 hours to reach Macapa.

Whilst on board we sleep in hammocks on deck. It is possible to upgrade in advance to a cabin, please contact your Sales agent for further information.

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Location: Oiapoque

Overlanding day towards French Guiana

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Location: Cayenne

We will likely spend a night in Macapa on arrival, followed by 2 days overlanding to the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Our itinerary will depend on road conditions and the arrival times of the passenger and truck ferries.

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Location: Cayenne

Welcome to French Guiana!, today there is an important meeting at 18:00, please meet in the hotel reception. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Cayenne.

Border Information - If joining the trip at Cayenne, you will fly into Cayenne Félix Eboué International Airport (IATA code: CAY)

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Location: Cayenne

Today we will enjoy a half day walking tour around Cayenne. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, perhaps even take a Kayaking trip to the Ilets du pont. Depending on departure days we may choose to visit the Space station at Kourou ths morning.

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Location: Kourou

Today we will head out to the town of Kourou; the site of the European Space station and the starting point for boat trips around the former penal colony on Devil's Island, one of the infamous Iles du Salut, off the coast of French Guiana. The ordeal of Frenchman Henri Charriere, who spent 12 years here, would later inspire the book Papillon.

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Location: Plage des Hattes

Today we will visit the European Space Centre near Kourou, en route to the town of Saint Laurent du Maroni.

During Turtle viewing season (March to August) we will spend tonight at Plage les Hattes, in the hope of spotting a Olive Ridley or Leatherback Turtle.

We will stay in a local guesthouse or sleep in hammocks if we visit Plage Les Hattes

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Location: Arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Today we have a free day to explore the border town of Saint Laurent du Maroni, located on the Maroni river, with its interesting and dark history as an arrival point for prisoners during the 19th Century.

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Location: Paramaribo

We continue our journey west to the lively capital Paramaribo.

This evening we may choose to take an evening sunset boat trip in the hope of seeing some Dolphins playing in the Suriname River.

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Location: Paramaribo

Today we have a full day to explore Paramaribo's historic inner city and the Commewijne area.  You can easily explore the historic centre on foot, visiting Fort Zeelandia and the Suriname museum, and enjoying the fantastic architecture of Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the largest wooden buildings in the western hemisphere, or hire a bike and take a boat across the river to cycle the peaceful Commewijne Plantation Loop, visit the star shaped fort at Neiu Amsterdam.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

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Location: Upper Club

This morning we leave the truck behind and set off for an unforgettable adventure into the interior of Suriname. We will travel by minibus for approximately 190km to the port at Atjoni, we then hop on a boat for approx 1hr trip along the Suriname River, deep into the rainforest where we will stay for two nights on our own private island!

Be sure to pack light for this excursion, as we can only take a small bag each with us.

We will stay in comfortable cabins and enjoy our own pool.  All meals are provided during our visit, though you will need a small amount of money for drinks and tips for our local guide.

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Location: Upper Club

During our stay we can visit local villages, walk around the island in the hope of meeting some of its furry inhabitants and learn about the medicinal plants, try to spot Caiman on a night time canoe trip, take a dip in the river at the Ferulassi rapids - a natural Jacuzzi, and relax on the island by our pool, spot the kingfishers on the banks of the river and enjoy the tranquillity of the Amazon Rainforest.

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Location: Paramaribo

This morning is free for you to enjoy how you wish, walk, swim or relax and after lunch we will transfer back to Paramaribo.

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Location: Bigi Pan

Paramaribo and its surroundings definitely deserve at least one more day for exploration.  Today is yours to spend as you wish; take a boat trip to Jordensavanne, take part in a Moengo Cultural experience, go walking in the Peperpot Nature reserve or Brownsberg Nature Park, learn the art of Surinamese cookery, or take part in one of the many day tours available.

 

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Location: Nieuw Nickerie

Today we will leave the bright lights of Parbo behind and head to the Bigi Pan, designated an 'Important Bird Area' for its spectacular bird life, particularly the country's largest colony of Scarlet Ibis.

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Location: Georgetown

Today we head across the border by Ferryboat to the Guyana Capital, Georgetown.

Border information: Exit Paramaribo, Enter Guyana

In Georgetown we stay in a central located, basic but cosy, locally run hostel, with shared bathrooms in a combination of twin and dorm rooms.

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Location: Georgetown

Take a morning tour of the city, explore the old canals and great sea wall, visit incredible wooden cathedrals, the huge market and try to spot the manatees swimming in the National park's lake.  Georgetown is a busy place, and feels happily free from mass tourism. Be sure to take your camera!

 

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Location: Georgetown

Today we have a second free day in the city.

Perhaps one of the greatest highlights of Guyana is the spectacularly remote and impressive Kaieteur Falls, one of the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world, and reachable only by light aircraft.  Take a half day flight to the falls and then enjoy a walking tour to the Falls and search for the tiny golden rocket frogs, hiding in the tank bromeliads leaves, as well as an impressive variety of butterflies, you may also be lucky enough to spot the bright orange Guayanan Cock of the Rocks. 

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Location: Iwokrama Forest Reserve

Today the adventure really begins, as we travel south into the Guyanan Interior. We enjoy the comforts of a tarmac road for around 120km, as far as the town of Linden, and then the dirt road begins! it's the only road that connects Georgetown to Brazil, at some times of the year it becomes impassable due to the rains, but most of the time you'll find trucks and minibuses happily bumping along the road transporting people to and from Lethem. Many people choose to fly to the jungle resorts, but as overlanders we will get to enjoy the pristine rainforest - keep your eyes peeled in case of the illusive jaguar road crossing!

Please note we will likely set off very early today in order to make the most of the cooler parts of the day.


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Location: Iwokrama Forest Reserve

This morning we will cross the River on a small barge and head deep in the Guyanan rainforest, which gives us some unique wildlife spotting opportunities in one of the most pristine and untouched eco-systems in the world.  We have a variety of options for us including walking, bird watching, canoeing trips, nocturnal wildlife spotting and even a spot of swimming (if the watre is low enough).

Today we will have an opportunity to visit the Iwokrama Forest Canopy Walkway, set 30metres above the forest floor and providing a unique opportunity to experience the jungle's mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks. Visits during dusk or dawn are best for bird spotting of Macaws and Tucans, you may even be lucky enough to see Red Howler Monkeys.

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Location: Rupununi River

Today we leave the dense rainforest behind and head towards a village settlement in an area of Savannah, where we will take a walk in the village and a short river trip in Canoes on the Burro Burro River. Afterwards we will head to our camp, which is a little further south further into the Savannah region.

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Location: Rupununi River

Today we have a free day for activities such a horse riding, hiking and further opportunities for spotting wildlife.

 

 

 

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Location: Boa Vista

This is our final day in Guyana, we will head south past the town of Lethem and onto the city of Boa Vista in Brazil

(Please note that it is possible to fly from Lethem to Georgetown for approximately 150USD, for outbound international flights).

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Location: Boa Vista

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Boa Vista. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your sales agent if you are interested in booking an extra night of accommodation in order to fully explore the area.

Border Information: if you are finishing in Boa Vista, you will most likely exit Brazil at Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (AITO code: BVB)

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What's Included

Included
  • Meals
    Breakfasts x 110, Lunches x 58, Dinners x 56
  • Accommodation
    Comfortable Hotel 21 nights. Camping 23 nights. Basic Hotel 18 nights. Multishare Hostel 6 nights. Overnight Boat 2 nights. Guesthouse 3 nights
  • Discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side
  • Spend the day exploring the amazing Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side
  • Spend 2 nights in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area, exploring the flora and fauna with local guides
  • Boat trip out to islands and beaches
  • Explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage on a city tour
  • See the unique city plan and architecture of Brasilia on a guided tour
  • Explore the beautiful rock formations of Vale da Lua
  • Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park
  • Visit the Tamar Turtle Conservation Project
  • Guided visit to the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
  • Take a 3hr walking tour of Cayenne; climb up Cépénou hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city; the visit will take you through numerous key spots of historical cultural or natural interest.
  • Visit the international Spaceport in Kourou
  • Paramaribo City Tour
  • Spend 2 nights / 3 days on an all inclusive island retreat in the Suriname River surrounded by dense rainforest birdlife and opportunities to visit local communities.
  • Spend a night on the Bigi Pans, taking boat trips to explore the pans and see the extensive wildlife
  • Take a guided tour of Georgetown
  • We will stay in the heart of the Iwokrama Forest at a jungle lodge where we have time to explore the rainforest and observe the wildlife and birdlife.
  • Take a guided walk and canoe trip on the Burro Burro River
  • Head out for a guided hike on the Panorama Nature Trail
  • Transport
    Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat, Private Bus, Ferry, Minibus

Not Included
  • International Travel
  • Tipping and Gratuities

Dates

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01-May-2022
74 Nights
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12-Jul-2022
74 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
27-Sep-2022
74 Nights
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Touring with Dragoman

Dragoman has a proud history, of nearly 40 years of pioneering overland adventures in their fleet of iconic, orange trucks. They aim to get you completely off the beaten track and really under the skin of the places that they visit, taking the road less travelled, mixing with the locals, learning about their culture, and ensuring that every part of the journey counts towards an amazing adventure.

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View live deal 40 years of pioneering overland adventures!
Start:Buenos Aires
Finish:Boa Vista
Duration:74 Nights
Group size:1 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 21 nights. Camping 23 nights. Basic Hotel 18 nights. Multishare Hostel 6 nights. Overnight Boat 2 nights. Guesthouse 3 nights
Physical rating:Medium
Meals:Breakfasts x 110, Lunches x 58, Dinners x 56
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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