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Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls Day Tour - 1 Day

Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls Day Tour
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full day tour to the Majestic Kaieteur Falls and the Orinduik Falls located the Guyana/Brazil border. First visit the Kaieteur Falls, the longest single drop waterfall in the world! 5 times the height of Niagara. This falls is located in the remote jungle of Guyana and offers the opportunity to spot the florescent Cock-of-the-Rock and Golden Frog. After, you will visit the spectacular Orinduik Falls which tumbles over steps on Jasper stones, forming the border of Guyana and Brazil.

Day 1
Day 1 - Kaieteur Falls and Orinduik Falls Day Tour

The Kaieteur Falls which was first seen by a European on April 29, 1870 is situated in the heart of Guyana on the Potaro River, a tributary of the Essequibo. The water of Kaieteur, one of the world’s natural wonders, flows over a sandstone conglomerate tableland into a deep gorge - a drop of 741 feet or 5 times the height of Niagara Falls.

There are no other falls in the world with the magnitude of the sheer drop existing at Kaieteur. Amerindian legend of the Patamona tribe has it that Kai, one of the tribe’s chiefs (after whom the falls is named), committed self sacrifice by canoeing himself over the falls. It was believed this would encourage the Great Spirit Makonaima to save the tribe from being destroyed by the savage Caribishi.

Kaieteur supports a unique micro environment with Tank Bromeliads, the largest in the world, in which the tiny Golden frog spends its entire life and the rarely seen Guiana Cock- of-the-rock nesting close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous flights of the Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima Birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved by the centuries of water, hidden behind the eternal curtain of falling water.

The Orinduik Falls is where the Ireng River thunders over steps and terraces of solid jasper, a semi precious stone. With a backdrop of the rolling grass covered hills of the Pakaraima Mountains, this is truly one of the most beautiful locations in Guyana’s hinterland.

Its name is derived from the Amerindian (Patamona) word, Orin, which is the name of an aquatic plant found in these falls. The Ireng River forms the border between Brazil and Guyana. In contrast to Kaieteur, Orinduik is ideally suited for swimming and you will find natural Jacuzzi’s as the falls tumble down the steps of Jasper.

Guyana’s most popular day trip takes in both of these spectacular falls. The trip departs from Ogle Airstrip and lasts 7 to 8 hours with two hours spent on the ground at each water fall.

At the Kaieteur Falls you will have the opportunity to see the florescent Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock and the the minute Golden Frog which is endemic to the Kaieteur Plateau.

What is included?

  • Flight to and from the Kaieteur National Park
  • Kaieteur National Park permits
  • Guide
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Local taxes

What is not included?

  • Items or personal nature
  • Airport transfers

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Why book with Wilderness Explorers?

Wilderness Explorers promises to promote ecologically sensitive tourism through a responsible and concerned attitude towards the environment. We will provide the maximum benefit to the local communities by operating in an honest, thoughtful and concerned manner towards their customs and involving the communities so as to afford them the greatest financial benefit possible. At the same time we will offer professional tourism services of an international standard to our clientele.

How should I dress?

Comfortable close toed foot ware. flip-flips, sandals etc. are not advised. Comfortable light clothing

What to pack?

Extra water and snacks, bug spray, sun screen, hat, camera towel and swim wear of you would like to get into the water at Orinduik Falls

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This tour is operated by: Wilderness Explorers Guyana

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Tour Facts

  • English
  • Set-Departure
  • 12 pax
  • +6
  • Approx. 6 hours