Baganara Island Rainforest Adventure



Baganara Island Rainforest Adventure

Baganara Island is one of Guyana’s private island, located south of Bartica, once a trading post during the gold mining era. Located at the confluence of Essequibo and Mazaruni Rivers, it is about 80km upstream from Georgetown. The Baganara Island Resort, with just 17 rooms overlooks the slow flowing Essequibo River, where watersports activities including kayaking is undertaken. Hiking nature trails are available into the rainforest around the resort. There is a nice beach near the resort.

Arrive in Georgetown and transfer to Baganara Island deep in the rainforest. There is a pristine white sand beach set against the backdrop of rainforest to unwind. Alternatively, go canoeing, fishing, kayaking or trekking in the rainforest. Journey into the rainforest to another resort, operated as an expression of Amerindian culture. Activities include cassava bread making, wabani expedition, canoeing, spear fishing and jungle hikes that reflect their traditional lifestyle. 

And, explore its wildlife; Howler monkeys, Scarlet macaws and Jaguars.

What We Love
  • Discover the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, five times the height of Niagara.
  • Explore Guyana’s unspoilt rainforest and look out for Howler monkeys, Jaguars, Golden frogs, Scarlet macaws and giant anteaters.
  • Journey by river to a remote Amerindian village and stay with the community 
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces.
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Change accommodation and services to suit your budget and style.
  • Our Guyana tours easily combine with touring other destinations in South America
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Baganara Island Rainforest Adventure Georgetown, Baganara Island, Santa Mission
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day  1 – Arrive
Georgetown Meet and greet in Guyana and transfer to Georgetown.  
Overnight at Cara Lodge.

Day 2 – Flight over Kaieteur Falls
Baganara Island Transfer to the airport for your flight over endless rainforest before reaching the spectacular Kaieteur Falls. Continue to the Brazilian border and bathe in the natural jacuzzi formed when the Ireng River thunders over solid Jasper at Orinduik Falls.

Return flight to Baganara Island.
Baganara is pre-eminent among the three hundred and sixty-five islands in the mighty Essequibo River. This wonderful little island paradise has one hundred and eighty-seven acres of lush green foliage and colourful tropical flowers.  Located five miles south of Bartica, it is the gateway to the unspoilt rainforest of Guyana and the junction where the great Essequibo and Mazaruni Rivers meet.  You’ll have lots of space to relax, romance or just be alone, at one with nature.  Enjoy the view from your balcony or take a long walk along the pristine white sand beach as the cool river waters gently lap at its shores.
Overnight at Baganara Island Resort (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Boat Trip to Marshall Falls
Baganara Island This morning enjoy a boat trip to Bartica, Kyk-over-al and Marshall Falls A boat trip on the Essequibo and Mazaruni Rivers leads to Marshall Falls, here you can bathe in a natural Jacuzzi. Hike through the forest to two smaller waterfalls, both perfect for a jungle swim.  On your return visit Kyk-Over-Al, the ruins of a Dutch fort and Bartica, a mining township.

Afternoon you can answer the call of the wild along our jungle walk, where you'll find many different species of flora and fauna or you can try your hand at a variety of other outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, water skiing, volleyball, table tennis, riding wave runners, or simply sunbathing and swimming.
Overnight at Baganara Island Resort (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Nature & Birdwatching
Arrowpoint Nature Resort Transfer by boat along the Essequibo River to Rod-en-Rust and then by vehicle along the coast and cross the Harbour Bridge. Then continue your journey to the Arrow Point Marina, aboard a boat for a river journey from the Demerara River, into the black waters of the meandering Kamuni Creek.  

Overhanging jungle vegetation eventually gives way to wide open savannahs. We will stop for a guided tour of the Amerindian village of Santa Mission, including a visit to their craft centre.

Afterwards we continue our river journey to the picturesque Arrowpoint Nature Resort. Here we’ll birdwatch in late afternoon, watching for flocks of Red-bellied Macaws crossing the sky en route to their roosts, and perhaps seeing an evening gathering of euphonias and other tanagers in low trees of the clearing.  Sapphire-rumped Parrotlets occasionally roost in the area. Dinner is served under the stars with the delight of the sounds of the night creatures.
Overnight at Arrowpoint Nature Resort.  (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Hike, Bike or Boat
Arrowpoint Nature Resort Today you can relax, swim, take a pedal boat out on the creek and find a good spot for fishing.  Or journey through the rainforest by mountain bike or hike to Maburi Junction with an opportunity to observe wildlife, including a visit to the Bell Bird calling site.  A birding activity by canoe is conducted in the late afternoon.
Overnight at Arrowpoint Nature Resort (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Culture Tour
Arrowpoint Nature Resort Explore the smaller jungle creeks by canoe with our experienced Amerindian guides. After lunch you will witness a demonstration for making “Cassava Bread”. Tonight will be a farewell dinner on the beach.  

When the sun goes down, the beach is transformed into a festival of lights provided by traditional mounted flambé and a spectacular large bonfire. An indigenous atmosphere is created as a mouth watering three course dinner is served buffet style on the beach
Overnight at Arrowpoint Nature Resort (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Transfer
Georgetown Transfer by boat on Demerara River and then vehicle to Georgetown for a Georgetown City Tour
Overnight at Cara Lodge (B, L)

Day 8 – Depart
Georgetown Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.(B)

Baganara Island Rainforest Adventure Guyana

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There There are no direct flights to Guyana from the UK; all flights from Europe are routed through the Caribbean, Suriname or the USA. It’s possible to fly from Europe to Guyana via Trinidad or Barbados, hence it is easier to combine a Caribbean stay with your trip to Guyana. Travelling from South American countries to Guyana (except Suriname and northern Brazil) is difficult. As strange as it sounds, all flights entails transferring through Trinidad, Barbados or the USA.

When to go The best time to visit Guyana is during the dry season that occurs between February-April and July-November. Late August is a good time to see Kaieteur Falls, as the discharge of water over the falls is greatest. Inland in the higher plateaux areas there is less rainfall and generally there is a single rainy season from April to September, although all months get some rain. Guyana, along with Surinam and French Guiana have coastlines on the Atlantic, which are open to the influence of the moist northeast trade winds bringing the heaviest rains in the months of May to June and November to January with an average rainfall of about 90 inches.