Guyana is a pristine South American country with an array of rivers and virgin forests that naturalists have only recently begun to explore. Travelers who venture into this raw, natural paradise will encounter untouched rainforests, vast savannahs, rugged mountains, and a variety of tropical wildlife.
Visitors to Guyana’s unmapped terrain will traverse the nation’s diverse landscape, from abundant jungles to expansive rivers. When hiking through the Kaieteur National Forest travelers can witness the remarkable Kaieteur Falls, the highest single-drop waterfall in the world. The picturesque Kanuku Mountains, one of the few remaining pristine Amazon habitats, soar as high as 3,000 feet over south-western Guyana. The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway allows visitors to discover one of Guyana’s diverse rainforests with a view from the treetops. More than 80 percent of Guyana’s land mass is carpeted with untouched forests, making this lush country home to over 4,000 species of plants and animals. When trekking through the nation’s varied terrain, visitors may witness unique animals such as the jaguar, capybara and green anaconda. Guyana is also known as a paradise of avifauna, with more than 800 species of rare birds such as the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Harpy Eagle, and Blood-colored Woodpecker. Travelers may come across the giant anteater, giant South American river turtle, giant otter and the Victoria Amazonica lily – each the largest of their species. Holbrook has led travelers to wild, uncharted destinations for more than four decades. Our expertise in locales that are off the beaten path has guided us in developing cutting-edge programs for travelers who desire to explore the beautiful wilderness of Guyana and learn from its natural wonders, unique flora and fauna, and distinct culture.