Essequibo River
Essequibo River
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John W
Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Next to the Kurupkari ferry along the Essequibo River you will find Michelles island. It is in proximity to the Iwokrama eco lodge. The island is located next to a beautiful rapid and has its own private beach. Rooms are available for only 15 US and food will be provided by Michelle who is owning a snack shop next to the ferry crossing. The place is full of wildlife and Michelle is further renting out boats (engine or paddle) for beautiful nature trips. All is much more beautiful and much cheaper than at the eco lodge.
I had the best time in Guyana staying alone on that island.
Michelle is serving food from a boat in the morning and can be easily contacted that way.
Written December 3, 2014
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zato1
Playas de Rosarito, Mexico139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
This stretch of water is amazing with no logging, gold mining and no commercial fishing. Not a piece of trash in sight. After traveling in the So. American rain forests this is one of the most pristine. Water are teaming with fish and even one of your biggest freshwater fish the Arapaima Gigas along with giant catfish. Cock of the rock birds along with jaguar sighting makes this a special place.
Written January 26, 2014
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Kimaiya Harris
Georgetown, Guyana9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Magnificent miles on miles of Pure Green Untouched Island and Villages And Town Scattered along the cost.it just breath taking and if your paying attention you can actually see some wild life going about.
Written April 30, 2018
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Chris R
Orlando, FL179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The Essequibo is a massive river and is in many ways the heart of Guyana. There are villages and towns scattered all the way down the river, and with its 365 islands there is a lot to see.
Written October 16, 2017
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zato1
Playas de Rosarito, Mexico139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Business
This area from Kurupukari is just beautiful from the petroglyphs of Kurupukari upstream to all beautiful rock gardens and rapids. We visited the area to go fishing and was not disappointed with many amazonian species to catch. Do you homework for all the eco sights and trails to visit. This region in Guyana is special. Make sure to bring your bug
repellent.
Written September 15, 2013
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gyanie
Port of Spain, Trinidad39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My friend and I visited Guyana two weeks ago for the cricket matches. Since we had the Saturday free we decided to do the river tour. I contacted Jamal from Old Fort Tours a few days before and he sent us all the information. He booked the spaces for us and when we arrived in Guyana we went and paid for it. The price was quite reasonable. It was a whole day tour, we left at 7:00 a.m. and returned about 7 p.m. Jamal and the Captain ensured everyone had their life jackets on while on the boat. They even assisted the ones who couldn't put them on. We visited Fort Island, Bartica, Aruwai Resort and Baracara Falls. At Fort Island there was a small fee of I USD to enter the Dutch Heritage Museum but this was included in the price of the tour. The lunch at the resort was simple but tasty. The resort was quite beautiful, from what we saw. Alas the rain came and we didn't get a chance to explore the entire resort. Wear appropriate foot wear if you are doing this tour. Jamal our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would strongly recommend Old Fort Tours if you have to do this tour!
Written October 20, 2019
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SunnyW358
Albuquerque, NM6,495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
When on a speed boat crossing on to either side of Essequibo river, the river feels very broad and some places pretty rough. Being on the ferry makes you enjoy it better than on a packed boat that practically flies over the surface of the Essequibo river. An evening canoe trip on a tributary of the river feels more like really enjoying the nature surrounding this majestic river. Essequibo river flows from south to north of Guyana, which is named so after "the land of many waters". Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the all rivers flowing into the majestic Essequibo river.
Written March 18, 2017
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UKDAB
London, UK180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the Essequibo river. We wanted to see a bit of the natural life of Guyana and a river trip was high on our list of things to do. We weren't disappointed with this full day excursion. We booked through Rainforest Tours and they picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at the end of a long day. The day was varied and included a stop at the Old Dutch Fort and museum plus a visit to an inland waterfall. Excellent lunch was at Aruwai Resort White H2O which is a relatively new resort near Bartica. Highly recommended.
Written November 1, 2016
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trucker2000390
New York City, NY6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
A very tranquil , peaceful and relaxing place away from the outside hostile world. Very pleasant staff that are really friendly and caring. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for the 2 nights we spent here. The boat trips and the waterways are so peaceful and natural that one feels in contact with nature. A very beautiful place to relax and enjoy the beauties of nature. Our thanks to the staff Jane and Hermina , the proprietor Raphi, was extremely good and caring. Oh! and the food prepared by Patricia was mouthwatering and so tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks to all of you.Billy
Written October 26, 2013
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1brichards1
Fort Lauderdale, FL5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Business
This was an awesome adventure; the rapids in Guyana are amazing; they are right up there with the best. I enjoyed this experience like no other. It is exhilarating and scary at the same time.
Written September 22, 2012
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