Going Wild in Guyana – 8 Days
Guyana is a land of superlatives. It boasts the world’s largest waterfall drop, one of the world’s oldest and most remote geological formations, the world’s largest ants and anteaters, the world’s largest otters, and anacondas – the world’s largest snake. Victoria amazonica – a water lily so massive that a child can sit on a single leaf can be found here in abundance.
This former British colony hidden away on the northern edge of South America is also a wild place where toucans, macaws and parrots fly over virgin tropical rainforests, jaguars and ocelots prey along the forest floor and rivers teem with piranhas and giant Black Caiman.
Students on this trip can let their spirits go wild with one adventure after another as they kayak remote waterways, learn to hunt with Amerindian bows and arrows, fish for their dinner and prepare cassava bread, come face to face with 8 species of monkeys in the rainforest, search the savannahs for giant ant eaters, negotiate a 500-meter canopy walkway through the rainforest 96 feet high and take part in a caiman capture research project.
One of the wildest experiences of this trip will be assisting researchers at night as they search out four different species of caiman and tape their jaws shut long enough to measure, weigh and tag them. Students will also engage in a service project with a remote Amerindian community of Makushi.
Looking for an adventurous learning experience? Give us a week of your time and this trip will give you back your spirit.