Rewa

Rewa is situated deep in the rainforest of Guyana, the perfect place to experience wildlife and true nature adventures.

From Georgetown you will fly to Annai airstrip and be picked up by our staff to set off to the Rupununi river. We will sail from the little landing and venture along the river for hours before arriving at Rewa Eco lodge.

Prices starting from: 3000 US$ pr. person – minimum 2 participants
Duration: 4 Nights, 5 Days
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Expedition description

This is the perfect place for wildlife and nature enthusiasts since its location gives it access to a big area of uninhabited jungle. We will sail the river during day and night, walk in the forest, fish for river monsters and every day you will get back to the wonderful facilities of the lodge to relax and enjoy yourself with local rum or cold beers in the bar.

Not many places can be described as pristine as this and for those who want to photograph animals, try fishing and hiking in the rain forest this tour gives one of the Absolute best chances. This tour can easily be accompanied by children and senior guest who will all get a good and comfortable stay in combination with great nature experiences.

Itinerary

Day 1: Leaving GT - Arrival Annai airstrip - Sailing Rupununi river - Relaxation by the Rewa eco lodge

Early in the morning you will be picked up by taxi at your hotel in Georgetown. You will be escorted to Ogle airport, where our staff will pick you up and follow you to Kwataman landing. We set off by boat and sail the Rupununi river. The transportation time is excellent to sport birds and some of the big caimans laying and relaxing on the sand banks along the way. Upon arrival at the Eco lodge it is time for a good solid lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be used relaxing in the setting of the lodge. The nighttime can be spent taking a short walk around the lodge to spot some of the many insects and reptiles living here.

Day 2: Walking Awarmi Mountain - Spotting animals/birds during day - Lunch at the top - Afternoon fishing

After breakfast we will get in to our boats and set off to go to Awarmi Mountain. This nearby mountain has an interesting story and was once used by the ancestors of today’s inhabitants to hide under the wars with the Carib tribe. We will walk up the small mountain and on top get a view over the almost endless rainforest. We will have time to relax and we will eat a light lunch on top accompanied by soft drinks. If lucky we will be accompanied by monkeys and birds when visiting the Mountain. After descending we will get in to the boat once again and sail the river. When sailing back we will have a chance of spotting some of the day active animals and birds living along the river. Herons, giant river otters and even the enormous Arapaima can be spotted here. There will be time to relax at the lodge before we in the cooler afternoon hours get in to the boat to sail out and try doing some fishing. We will with throw lines see if we can catch some fish, maybe some Black piranha for dinner? If successful we will bring them back to be prepared for us at the lodge. At night we can relax by the lodge to the sound of the of jungle, surrounding the lodge.

Day 3: Sailing the river in daylight - Relaxation by the lodge - Night spotting for caimans and snakes

Today we will take a longer trip on the river to reach to a less visited area to spot for some of the many birds and animals. After some sailing we will get out of the boats and take a walk to talk about some of the many trees and plants there is to be found in the area. Many of them have been used traditionally by the Amerindians to everything from roofing to ropes and medicine for centuries. We will return to the lodge to eat a late lunch and have a couple of hours to relax by the lodge. After dinner we will go out in boat and with powerful head torches spot nocturnal animals. Especially the snakes and caimans are highly active in the dark and their eyes reflect with powerful light and make them easier to spot. Even larger mammals like tapir, jaguar and peccaries realms the area and if lucky we will get a chance to see them and take pictures from the boat.

Day 4: Walk in Rewa village - The life of the Amerindians - Long night spotting

We will start the day easy and after breakfast walk in to Rewa village. We will talk about the life of modern Amerindians and especially some of the many benefits and challenges the “new type” of living have brought. A local guide will accompany us around and there will be time for questions and getting an impression of the place. We will eat an early dinner and then set of for a longer night spotting tour. We will sail downstream and shine with torches looking for caimans, snakes and much else. If we do find snakes in reach we can bring them down in to the boat for a closer inspection. Especially the tree Boa is easy to handle and comes in many varieties, best known is probably the Emerald tree boa that looks like something from another world. We will arrive late back at the lodge and go to bed to be ready to departure back to Annai the next day.

Day 5: Transport to Annai - Departure by plane - Tour ends

We will get up early and shortly after breakfast get in to the boats to sail back towards Kwataman landing in Annai. We will eat lunch before you are off to Georgetown with plane. Back at Ogle airport there will be a taxi ready to take you to your hotel and the tour ends.

Highlights

  • Exceptional wildlife opportunities
  • Adrenaline filled Night spotting
  • Fishing in the Rupununi
  • Experience the culture of the Makushi tribe
  • Rewa Eco lodge
  • Intact Rainforest
  • Great jungle walks

What to expect of a trip to Rewa

Rewa is world renowned for its access to intact rainforest and fishing for river monsters. Residing next to Rewa river and only a few hundred meters from The Rupununi river, you do not not get much closer to the rainforest without compromising on a good comfortable sleep. The lodge will everyday be visited by monkeys, macaws and many other animals and the local staff will make sure to give you an outstanding experience in these beautiful settings.

What does it physically demand?

You will on this tour encounter forest walks with small backpacks, long boat rides and getting in and out of the boat. An average physical level will be enough to have a good and comfortable tour.

Facts about Rewa

Rewa village has for some years been engaging in tourism and sport fishing, but besides the guests visiting Rewa is this still one of the most remote villages to visit in the country. Of the same reason several productions for Discovery Channel and BBC has the recent years used it as their base for nature documentaries about some of the last intact areas of rainforest.

Included

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • 13 Meals
  • All activities according to program
  • All transportation according to program
  • Flight (Georgetown – Annai return)
  • Guides under activities
  • Village fee

Not included

  • Alcohol
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Excess weight on national planes (included 12,5 kg / 25 pounds)
  • Souvenirs
  • Anything not mentioned in program