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Guyana Wilderness Explorers

Guyana is an authentic adventure ecotourism secret waiting to be discovered

Since 1994, Wilderness Explorers has been a pioneer in adventure, community, cultural and nature tourism in Guyana. We have evolved into Guyana’s only Destination Management Company and the leading tour operator in the region. Our passion is for the unknown, unusual and quirky, and we love to go off-the-beaten-path! We combine this with adventure, nature and a rich blend of cultural and colonial history. Our trips range from exclusive bespoke itineraries to small-group scheduled departures, full-blown wilderness expeditions and luxurious retreats. We love to spice up our trips with the exotic colors and flavours of the region, including market tours, cooking classes, riverbank barbecues and rum-inspired dinners.

As a Guyanese company, we work closely with the Guyana Tourism Authority, suppliers and indigenous communities to promote ecologically and culturally sensitive tourism through a responsible and concerned attitude toward the environment and local people. We pride ourselves on being the leading tourism experts in the region and use our many years of experience in logistics, tourism training and management to create new lodges, circuits and unforgettable adventures even in the remotest of areas.  Our friendly and dedicated team loves to design unique and authentic experiences that match our client’s requirements and exceed their expectations, all at a fair cost and with the peace of mind of being covered by our US$ public liability insurance.

Our destination knowledge, ethical and responsible operations and international reputation are second to none! Come and discover the authenticity and natural beauty of Guyana’s wilderness with Wilderness Explorers.

Popular Shore Excursions and Day Tours in Guyana

Top Travel Highlights in Guyana

  • Enjoy a wildlife-watching tour with opportunities to see jaguar, giant anteater, giant river otters, black caiman, tapir, 8 species of monkey, tiny frogs, turtles, snakes, and over 800 species of birds including the harpy eagle which is one of the world’s largest eagles.
  • Visit Kaieteur Falls – the world’s tallest single-drop waterfall and nearly 5 times the height of Niagara Falls at 741 feet.
  • There are 9 Amerindian tribes in Guyana and exceptional community tourism experiences. Visitors stay in community-run lodges rather than international chain hotels and can immerse themselves in village life.
  • Join a walking city tour in Georgetown, visit Bourda market, choose ingredients with a local chef and go to his house to eat in his Backyard Café.
  • Visit the local botanic gardens and feed grass to the manatee. End the day with a sunset cruise on the river and watch dusk set over Georgetown as the scarlet ibis come to roost.
  • Tour the El Dorado rum distillery where world-class rum is distilled in wooden stills.
  • Experience a local mangrove reforestation project or travel along the coast to learn about rice and sugar plantations that have played an important part in Guyana’s history.
  • Take a scheduled flight into the heart of the country to experience different community lodges, nature walks, boat trips, village visits and see a whole wealth of unique wildlife. Highlights include the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway where visitors can see and hear the forest come to life at dawn and dusk. Take a late-afternoon boat trip at Karanambu to see the giant waterlilies open whilst sipping a rum punch. Enjoy some stargazing and spotlighting for caiman, tree snakes and nocturnal birds on the way back to the lodge in the dark.
  • Along the coast of the three Guianas, there are some excellent turtle-watching opportunities during the season which is March-August, with the main hatching taking place between July-August.