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Lost Land of the Jaguar

Lost Land of the Jaguar


The rainforest village of Rewa stands beside a river junction, a flight, a rough drive and a river journey from Georgetown. Against a backdrop of traditional daily life, Rewa's community has become deeply engaged in conservation. Carefully-tended accommodation is provided for visitors, including biologists and BBC film crews.

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Day-by-day itinerary for 'Rewa'



You are met on your arrival at the airport and driven into Georgetown to stay at Cara Lodge.


Rewa Village

This morning you are driven to the airport for your flight to Lethem in the heart of Guyana’s interior. From here you travel by 4WD (2-3h) and boat on the Rupununi River (2-4h) to Rewa. The village stands by the junction of the Rewa and Rupununi rivers, a region of rainforest, mountains and oxbow lakes. Its English speaking community of just 220 people lives by subsistence farming, fishing and some hunting. Against the backdrop of the daily life of the village–grating cassava, weaving baskets, and tending kitchen gardens while children play–Rewa has become deeply involved in conservation supported by eco-tourism. A special accommodation area has been provided with indigenous benabs and thatched wooden cabins set aside from the village itself (which you are welcome to visit if with a guide). Here the wildlife of Guiana Shield forests is at its most intense, and the Rewa area attracts biologists and filmmakers (including the BBC’s ‘Lost Land of the Jaguar’).


On your first morning you may take a boat to an oxbow lake, then walk on Awarmie Mountain with chances to see Black Spider Monkey, White Bellbird, Scarlet, Blue-and-yellow and Red-and-Green Macaw. In the afternoon you could travel up the Rewa River to Seawall a beautiful location where giant river turtles lay their eggs in the low water months. You may also see Red Howler Monkey, squirrel monkeys and Brown Capuchin.


A hike through forest to savanna to see traditional farms, and by boat upriver to a short trail to Grass Pond Lake which has high densities of arapaima. You should see capybara, Brown Capuchin, Wattled Jacana and Guianan Puffbird. As dusk settles watch the flowers of the Victoria Amazonica giant water lily bloom.


A morning boat trip to the oxbow lakes and ponds around Rewa that are especially good for wildlife. In the afternoon take a boat up the Rewa River to the 20min trail to Makarapan Pond where your guide helps you count the number of arapaima as they surface to breathe. Six species of monkey including Red-handed Tamarin, Brown-backed Bearded Saki and White-faced Saki can be seen in these general areas.



Return by river and road to Lethem and onwards by air to Georgetown. You should arrive in time for a city tour of Georgetown.


You are collected from your hotel for your chosen international flight home, or onwards to Trinidad, etc. You could extend your trip by one night to visit Kaieteur Falls

Guide prices for 'Rewa'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Guide price 2 people sharing £2,950
Prices are per person and include:
  • all accommodation
  • all transport
  • excursions as described
  • meals as described (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Prices do not include:
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
  • any optional excursions you may buy locally
  • travel insurance
  • tips and gratuities

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Hotels for 'Rewa'

Day 1

Cara Lodge

Downtown Georgetown

Average rating 4.8 (12 ratings)

This is a very characterful wooden gingerbread style hotel.   It is one of the oldest and grandest structures in Georgetown.

Built in the 1840s and originally consisted of two houses. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Famous guests include: Edward VII,  President Jimmy Carter, HRH Prince Charles and Mick Jagger.

 All rooms have: Demerara shutters and polished wooden floors, private bathroom, a/c, mini bar, cable TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary tea and coffee

Standard Rooms:  Gallery Rooms and Verandah Rooms which overlook the gardens.

Executive rooms and suites have internet access and open out onto a veranda that overlooks the Mango Tree Patio.

It has a business centre and a restaurant open daily, except Sundays.

Cara Lodge