Kaieteur Falls Adventure

This 8-day overland trip is an exciting adventure including travel by riverboat, trekking through the jungle, swimming across creeks and hiking up the Kaieteur Mountain for a first glimpse of the mighty Kaieteur Falls.  Watch out for the beautiful but poisonous golden frog and keep your eyes peeled for the Guianian Cock of the Rock.  Basic accommdation in tents or hammocks during the 5 day/4 night journey from Georgetown. Great fun, but not for the faint-hearted.

Highlights: Georgetown – Amatuk – Tukiet – Kaieteur Falls



Day 1

Arrival in Guyana

You will be met at Georgetown airport and driven to your hotel. Georgetown is served by two international airports; the main airport, Cheddi Jagan (airline code GEO) is 25 miles south of the city; Ogle airport (OGL) is 4 miles to the east.

Day 2


City tour of Georgetown in the morning. This will take in the key sights of this attractive city with tree-lined avenues. Although part of the historic centre was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1945, many buildings from the 18th and 19th century remain.

Afternoon briefing on your overland tour and time to prepare your gear.

Day 3


A long day, travelling for some 5 hours in a 4 x 4 through the bauxite town of Linden and the busy gold-mining town of Mahida to reach Pamela Landing. Then it is a journey of 2½ hours by boat on the Potaro River to the island of Amatuk. Overnight camp.

Day 4


A day of great adventure - trekking through the rainforest, swimming across creeks and walking across jungle bridges followed by a short boat ride to Waratuk where the falls are really little more than rapids. Overnight camp.

Day 5

Kaieteur Falls

Travel by boat and on foot to reach Tukiet, at the base of Kaieteur Mountain. Now it is time to scale the wall of the Potaro gorge, a physical and mental challenge to get to the top as you catch first glimpse of the mighty Kaieteur Falls.

Overnight in a hammock at a local guest house.

Day 6

Kaieteur Falls

View the falls from all the best vantage points. Keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent guianian cock-of-the-rock and perhaps see some of the wonderful, but poisonous, golden frog.

Overnight in a hammock at a local guest house.

Day 7

Fly to Georgetown

It is a 45 minute flight from the airstrip at Kaieteur back to Georgetown, hopefully with a final spectacular view of the falls from the air.

Transfer to your hotel in the city for your final night

Day 8

Depart Guyana

The above sample Guianas holiday can be adjusted to fit your own particular requirements. Please talk to our team of travel specialists to discuss your arrangements and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Guianas holiday.

Hotels & Ground Arrangements

From relatively sophisticated hotels in the capital cities to remote and rustic jungle lodges reached by small aircraft, river journeys or overland by 4 x 4 vehicle, we book all accommodation, transfers and excursions according to the logistics of your itinerary.

Tours, Excursions & Activities on your Guianas holiday

The above sample Guianas holiday can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to discuss what additional activities may be  available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Guianas holiday.

Duration of your Guianas holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Guianas holiday but have either fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to send you by e-mail a no-obligation, fully-costed, detailed itinerary, containing photos of the accommodation we suggest for your tailor-made Guianas holiday together with details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not, included in the quoted price.

If you wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – such as alternative accommodation, different activities, extra nights in any particular location etc. – that is not a problem.  We want to work with you on the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Guianas holiday.