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Guyana Tourism Feature: Iwokrama Surama Educational Trip


Most education-based itineraries in Guyana are customised to meet the needs of the group travelling. However, here is a sample itinerary from the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation that gives you an idea of what a 7-day trip could consist of:

Day 1 Georgetown – Iwokrama        

Journey by bus from Georgetown to the Iwokrama River Lodge. This is about an eight-hour trip and includes crossing the Essequibo River at Kurupukari by pontoon. On arrival at the Iwokrama River Lodge, students and professors receive an orientation and overview of Iwokrama that includes a safety talk. Overnight – Iwokrama River Lodge

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Guyana’s Waterways – By Dave Martins

Guyana’s Waterways – By Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Stabroek News – Sunday 27 Jan 2019

Growing up in Guyana, or coming here to live, our waterways are part of your life. For me, growing up in West Demerara at Hague, in a house by the seaside, it was the rowdy Atlantic, a hundred yards away, and the long straight canal running from the village road, straight as an arrow, about a mile, past the train line, all the way to Hague Backdam where farmers planted rice and kept cattle.

Later, as we moved to live at Vreed-en-Hoop, travelling daily to school in town, it was the Demerara River, with the government ferry boats – Querriman; Lady Northcote; and the small, appropriately named, Hassar – where we would watch the few small cars on deck, with wooden chocks holding them in place. Surely they would be pitched into the sea when the Hassar rolled – and roll it did, but the chocks held.      Continue reading