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Surama Eco-Lodge, Rupununi

The best way to understand a country and discover its hidden natural treasures? Live with local people in their village, and let them show you their wildlife and forest.

Whether you’re being welcomed to the village by singing children, or slipping almost silently along the river in a canoe, on the lookout for giant otters and the elusive jaguar, you will be experiencing the authentic Amerindian lifestyle.

Surama Village is a real Makushi community gathered into a traditional village and dedicated to sustainable eco-tourism; ensuring that the wonders you see as you explore the untouched rainforest and savannah are preserved for others to enjoy in the future.

And what wonders they are. Four different species of indigenous monkeys. Over 500 different varieties of noisy, spectacular – or rare and secretive – birds have been recorded here, 72 of them endemic to the Guyanan Shield. And then there are the giant anacondas, tapir, river otters, jaguar and capybara.

Surama Village, at a glance

  • Eco-tourism setting where rainforest meets savannah
  • Choice of authentic, thatched Amerindian benabs
  • Walled for privacy but light, airy and open to the forest night sounds
  • Tented beds and private en suite showers
  • Each benab is individual and stands on stilts
  • Dining includes local specialities and international food

For leisure and pleasure

  • Amerindian steam bath and massage for ultimate relaxation
  • Expert local guides for hiking and canoe river trips
  • Multi-day jungle exploration with experienced guides
  • Wildlife observation and fantastic bird watching
  • Jungle survival training with experts
  • Fascinating village tours and cultural events
  • Sport fishing including giant araipima and piranha

  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    KM, August 2020