Guyana, a small English-speaking South American country nestled on the Atlantic Coast east of Venezuela, is fast becoming recognised as one of South America’s top birding and wildlife destinations. Due to a tiny population and an incredibly high proportion of undisturbed habitat, Guyana hosts some of the last relatively unexplored wildernesses on Earth. A variety of pristine ecosystems occur here, from lowland rainforests that stretch as far as the eye can see, to the savannahs and waterways of the famed Rupununi region, not to mention the dramatic Kaieteur Falls (one of the world’s highest single-drop waterfalls), all of which ensures that this magical destination has something to offer every birder and nature enthusiast.

Numerous large macaws, Sun Parakeet, Red Siskin, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Scarlet Ibis, Rio Branco Antbird, Guianan Red Cotinga, Capuchinbird, Crimson Fruitcrow, Grey-winged Trumpeter and Harpy Eagle are just some of the many birding highlights that can be anticipated on this tour! Mammals are also a major emphasis, and we can expect species ranging from the amazing Giant Anteater to various New World monkeys, plus a chance to see the elusive Jaguar!

Top Birds

Sun Parakeet; Red Siskin; Guianan Toucanet; Crimson Fruitcrow; Harpy Eagle; Capuchinbird; Blood-colored Woodpecker; Rufous Crab Hawk; Guianan Red Cotinga; Rio Branco Antbird; Crestless Curassow; Olive-green Tyrannulet; Guianan Puffbird; Red-fan Parrot; Hoatzin; Green Aracari; Sharp-tailed & Scarlet Ibises; Bearded Tachuri; Crested Doradito; White-winged Potoo; Aplomado Falcon; Red-billed Woodcreeper; Grey-winged Trumpeter; Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo (rare); Spotted Puffbird; White-naped Xenopsaris; Pompadour Cotinga; Red-and-black Grosbeak; Blue-backed Tanager; Fiery-tailed Awlbill; Hoary-throated Spinetail; White-bellied Piculet; Zigzag Heron; White Bellbird; Orange-breasted Falcon; Fiery-shouldered Parakeet; Pale-legged Hornero; Velvet-browed Brilliant; Chestnut-vented Conebill; Roraiman Antwren; Great Elaenia.

Top Mammals

Giant Anteater; Giant River Otter; Jaguar; Colombian Red Howler Monkey; Black Spider Monkey; Capybara; Savanna Fox

Habitats Covered

rainforest, savanna, mangroves and wetlands

Expected Climate

tropical - hot and humid

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leaders

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace, some longer walks

Accommodation

simple, but comfortable

Ease of Birding

typical rainforest birding

Number of Species Expected

380+

Other Attractions

vast and little explored rainforests, Kaieteur Falls, Black & Spectacled Caiman, Emerald Tree Boa

Photographic Opportunities

good

What our clients say about us

Forrest Rowland
CT, Guyana

Forrest Rowland, as we suspect you already know, is an outstanding guide. We have traveled with a number of other birding companies and he stands out as superior in all aspects. He is a terrific birding guide... excellent in finding birds on anyone's target list and he is very patient with less hard-core but interested birders in the group. He is well-organized, has infinite energy and enthusiasm and great people skills. You feel well taken care of when on his tour and he respects, helps and educates the local guides. I would highly recommend any tour Forrest is leading.

Lev Frid
BS, Guyana 2019

Lev Frid did a fine job. He is an excellent spotter, quick with ID's and very good at getting folks on the bird. His enthusiasm was infectious and he has extraordinary knowledge of a wide range of natural history subjects. It's an understatement to say Lev is into snakes ... he's the pied piper of snakes. We saw more snakes in two weeks than all our other trips combined. Lev found them, handled them and explained their natural history ... fascinating.

Lev Frid
AJ & TJ, Guyana 2019

We enjoyed our tour to Guyana. We were particularly impressed with Lev’s enthusiasm and interest in wildlife in general.

Stephan Lorenz
MN, Guyana 2021

Stephan is a star guide. He is fantastic & he deals with any difficulties very well. Most Importantly he gets the clients on the birds. Superb & fun.

Forrest Rowland
PR, Guyana

Forrest Rowland is an outrageously skilled guide (I called him the Eagle-sighted Echolocator). Perfect organisation, perfect local guides, what more could one need? And the birding was better than first class. A perfect 10 on all counts!

Guyana - Birds & Wildlife II 2024

29 Nov 2024 - 13 Dec 2024 (15 days)

USD8,395 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Dušan Brinkhuizen

Pricing notes : Tour price includes 2x internal flights

Tour price (Per person): USD8,395 * GBP6,739 * EUR7,877 * AUD12,939

Single Supplement: USD450 * GBP361 * EUR422 * AUD694

Guyana - Birds & Wildlife I 2025

07 Jan 2025 - 21 Jan 2025 (15 days)

USD8,395 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Pricing notes : Tour price includes 2x internal flights

Tour price (Per person): USD8,395 * GBP6,739 * EUR7,877 * AUD12,939

Single Supplement: USD470 * GBP377 * EUR441 * AUD724

Guyana - Birds & Wildlife (Relaxed) 2025

21 Jan 2025 - 02 Feb 2025 (13 days)

USD8,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change* Tour price includes 2x internal flights

Tour price (Per person): USD8,000 * GBP6,422 * EUR7,506 * AUD12,330

Guyana - Birds & Wildlife II 2025

01 Dec 2025 - 15 Dec 2025 (15 days)

USD8,395 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Pricing notes : Tour price includes 2x internal flights

Tour price (Per person): USD8,395 * GBP6,739 * EUR7,877 * AUD12,939

Single Supplement: USD470 * GBP377 * EUR441 * AUD724

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