Duration - 1 Day | Essequibo/Mazaruni |

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An early start to this day will take us by bus to the departure point of the small market town of Parika. From here we will take an open boat up the mighty Essequibo River.

Our first stop will take us to an Old Dutch Fort where artifacts are still being found to this day. After a tour of the Fort we will head off for a visit to a “River Beach” called Saxacalli.

Further up the river we meet the junction of the Mazaruni River and visit the frontier town of Bartica. Bartica is the hub of activities and recreation of miners who work the many gold and diamond claims of the interior. 

Then even further up the river, we pass through both rapids and still waters to the site of our Picnic Lunch. We take some time for a short hike through the Rainforest, to a wonderful (if chilly) inland waterfall where the adventurous may climb the falls for a refreshing dip in a Natural pool, with howler Monkeys and Parrots chattering overhead. After, we take a leisurely trip down the river with the sun on our backs…a fine end to a fine day.


Estimated Itinerary

7:00am - Pick up from Hotel, Residence or Pick Up Point

8:45am - Arrive at Parika Stelling

9:00am - Depart Stelling for Fort Island, stop over and visit the Court Of Policy (Now Dutch Heritage Museum) & Fort Zeelandia. Snacks Served

10:00am - Depart Fort Island for Saxacalli River Beach

10:45am - 12:30pm - Picnic/Lunch/Swim/Games/Relax

12:30pm-2:50pm - Brief tour of the mining town Bartica then a 10 minutes walk into Marshall Falls and enjoy a jacuzzi massage in the waters

3:45pm - Depart Saxacalli for stelling

4:40pm - Arrive at Stelling

4:50pm - Depart Stelling for Georgetown

6:00pm - Arrive at Georgetown

This Is an Estimated timing of this tour.


What to expect in this Tour Package.

  • Return Transportation From Hotel or Residence (Georgetown Only)
  • Mid Morning Snack & Drinks
  • Dutch Historical Sites, Waterfalls.
  • Speed Boat Transport
  • Lunch & Drinks at Bartica, The Gold Mining Town
  • Professional Tour Guide

Itinerary Is Subject to change depending on weather.No refund for cancellation 1 day before tour date