Coq of the Rock Journey
Summary of nights: 19 days, 18 nights - Caracas 1, Ciudad Bolivar 1, Canaima 2, Santa Elena 1, Boa Vista 1, Rock View 2, Atta rainforest 1, Georgetown 3, Paramaribo 3, Kourou 2, Cayenne 1.
- Canoe to the foot of the Angel Falls.
- Journey to Venezuela's Lost World (Gran Sabana) passing tabletop tepuys.
- Bird watching in the Guyana forest.
- Experience community life in a remote Guyanese village.
- View the forest from a 30m high canopy walkway.
- Explore 19th century- style capital, Georgetown.
- Paramaribo, Suriname's Unesco World Heritage site.
- Visit the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
- Explore 'Devil's Island' penal colony.
Day 1 Fly to Caracas, Venezuela.
Day 2 Fly to Ciudad Bolivar on the Orinoco river.
Days 3,4 Fly to the Lost World and canoe to the foot of the Angel Falls.
Day 5 Fly to Santa Elena the Venezuelan frontier town.
Day 6 Cross the border to Boa Vista, Brazil.
Days 7,8 Cross into Guyana, continue by bus to Rock View Lodge.
Day 9 Overnight Atta Lodge (visit Iwokrama canopy walkway).
Day 10 Travel through the rainforest by bus to Georgetown.
Days 11,12 Optional flight to Kaieteur Falls, explore Georgetown.
Days 13-15 Ferry into Suriname and explore Paramaribo.
Day 16 Canoe into French Guyana and continue by road to Kourou.
Day 17 Ferry to the Îles du Salut ('Devil's Island'), explore derelict cell-blocks.
Day 18 Tour Europe's spaceport at Kourou. Drive to Cayenne.
Day 19 UK clients depart, arriving day 20.
Transport: 3 flights (1hr each); 9 scenic land journeys (8hrs longest).
Accommodation: Simple hotels/lodges, mostly with private bathroom, 1 or 2 nights in hammocks.
Included excursions: Angel falls (by canoe), bird watching, Rock View; Iwokrama canopy walkway, walking tour of Georgetown, Kourou Space Station, Île Royale penal colony.
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Simon Calder, Travel Editor of The Independent, interviewed JLA Director (aka original tour leader) Chris Parrott on why he chose these destinations for this special one-off tour, read the interview here.
The Telegraph journalist Chris Moss travelled on this tour in 2010, read his article about the journey and the places visited.
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The Angel Falls plunge almost 1000m from the table-topped mountain
Spot the Guyanan cock-of-the-rock in Iwokrama forest
Kurupukari ferry across the Essequibo, Guyana
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