Iwokrama Rainforest

Trip Start Jun 27, 2006
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Trip End Dec 23, 2006


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Friday, July 28, 2006

First trip out of Georgetown. Went into the interior to a rainforest conservation/eco tourist resort. There isnt much of a tourism industry here, but I was impressed. I went with two Canadian med students volunteering here for the summer, Peter and Evan, and Monica, another CIDA intern working with a different project in Guyana. A South African man working for a pharma company also was with us for most of the weekend. It was rough getting there as the roads are still terrible at the end of the rainy season. There are no paved roads into the interior of the country. Buses can travel during the dry season, but we had trouble at parts in a sturdy land cruiser.

We didnt spot any jaguars, but got to see black spider monkeys, howler monkeys, caiman, boas, toucans, and many other less exotic animals. Fishing was a highlight. it is supposedly easy to catch piranhas on the river, but we ended up with a large catfish. Also went on a day hike through the jungle, a canopy walk, and nocturnal animal spotting. Plenty of pictures attached
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