Guyana is truly the ultimate ecotourism destination and attracts only 2,500 visitors annually, which is roughly the number of tourists that visit Machu Picchu in a single day.
Missoula, MT (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
The award-winning sustainable travel company Adventure Life has created two new Guyana tours designed for travelers looking to explore the country’s remote rainforests and savannas. The six-day “Guyana Rainforest” tour offers a quick overview of the rainforests and metropolitan life of the small South American country, while the 10-day “Guyana’s Savannas” tour focuses on the Amazon watershed where remote Guyana rainforest lodges are the base for exploration. For more information on Guyana travel or Adventure Life reviews call 800-344-6118.
“A USA Today story on Guyana recently noted that more than 80% of Guyana is virgin rainforest,” said Adventure Life General Manager Jonathan Brunger. “Guyana is truly the ultimate ecotourism destination and attracts only 2,500 visitors annually, which is roughly the number of tourists that visit Machu Picchu in a single day; it is truly an emerging, off-the-beaten-path destination.”
Guyana’s forests and rivers abound with wildlife, including species that are extinct or threatened worldwide. Long celebrated by birders for the incredible variety of bird species, wildlife enthusiasts will be captivated by the red howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, black caimans, and reclusive jaguars. The English-speaking country has a distinctive Caribbean flavor exhibited in the cuisine, art and language of the indigenous people. Guyana holidays offer a pristine paradise, boasting some of the most extensive contiguous rainforest in the world, and the chance to explore varied landscape from cascading waterfalls to grassy savannas.
“Several commercial airlines fly from the capital city of Georgetown to the interior of Guyana,” said Brunger. “But most tourism is in the Rupununi region where a number of eco-lodges have formed a cooperative network. Guyana is a destination with logistical challenges, so using a reputable tour operator can be a major asset and time-saver for travelers.”
The Adventure Life “Guyana’s Savannas” tour is a wonderful holiday for travelers searching for pristine rainforest and abundant wildlife. The 10-day trip focuses on the "wild" interior in the Amazon watershed where remote lodges like Cara Lodge, a 150-year-old heritage house converted into a comfortable hotel, are the base for exploring the rainforest. This is the land of giant river otters, jaguars, black caiman, the giant anteater, and innumerable bird species in an environment still relatively untouched by humans. Guests explore the Iwokrama Rainforest, a vast wilderness of one million acres in the heart of one of four last untouched tropical forests of the world - The Guiana Shield of Northeastern South America. The Adventure Life “Guyana Rainforest” tour is a shorter trip designed for travelers who want to experience rainforests, see Kaieteur Falls (the world’s highest free-falling waterfall), visit Surama Village Eco-Lodge which offers a community-based experience in an Amerindian village, and explore Georgetown.
For more information on Guyana travel and tourism, or Adventure Life reviews, call 800-344-6118 or visit http://www.adventure-life.com.
About Adventure Life:
Adventure Life was founded in 1999 with a commitment to providing quality small group tours that have a positive impact on the local culture and environment. With more than 100 adventures in South and Central America, Adventure Life is headquartered in Missoula, Montana, U.S.A, with partners throughout Latin America. Adventure Life also offers the broadest selection of specialized expedition cruise services to the world’s most remote destinations. For more information or Adventure Life reviews visit them on Facebook.