CORONA FALLS

This is truly a majestic crown of water, falling 20 feet into shiny black pools surrounded by petroglyphs.

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The black waters of the Rewa River emanate in southern Guyana and flows north through primary rain forest to meet the white waters of the Rupununi River. The lower part of the river is wide with high banks lined with white sand beaches. As one travels up the river it changes dramatically and gets narrower and windier with lots of rocky bars and small rapids interspersed with sandy beaches. Lush pristine rainforest adorns the banks stretching for hundreds of miles in each direction.

A hundred miles up the river is the Corona Falls. This truly majestic crown of water falls about 20 feet into a turbulent pool dotted with shiny black rocks many of which have been inscribed with petroglyphs by the hands of ancient indigenous people who once made this place their home.

Due to the remoteness of the Rewa river, the wildlife viewing is excellent. Numerous species might be observed: Tapir, Capybara, Brocket Deer, Peccaries, Ocelot, Jaguar, Anaconda and all 8 species of Guyana’s monkeys make this area home. Giant otters, black and Spectacled Caimen, and Giant River Turtles patrol the waters and bask on the sandbanks.

As the Rewa river transects primary forest, it is also rich in birdlife. Macaws, Toucans, Cotingas, Parrots, and the Harpy Eagle can be found here. Along the river banks, Tiger Herons, Bat Falcons, Great Black Hawks and Kingfishers stalk their prey. Deeper in the forests away form the river banks a multitude of species can be found to keep the avid birdwatcher busy and entertained.

For those with sport fishing in mind the Rewa is excellent. Peacock bass, Arawana, Tropical Pike, Payara, large Red Tailed catfish, Striped Tiger Catfish, Wolf fish and Pacu to name just a few thrive in these waters. Rewa is also known for its healthy populations of Arapaima, the largest scaled fresh water fish in the world, which can be observed surfacing in many of the oxbow lakes and ponds.

Accommodation on this trip will consist of simple but comfortable tarpaulin and hammock camps built in strategic points along and overlooking the river. A camp cook will serve simple yet varied and tasty dishes often consisting of fresh fish barbecued over the fire. Life in the basecamps is relaxing, laid back and peaceful but we keep you busy looking for wildlife, exploring or fishing.

Typical daily activities vary and will be custom designed depending on your particular interests. For those keen on wildlife, nature and photography we will take you out at dawn and late in the afternoons on river drifts, quietly gliding down the river, listening to the sounds of the forest and keeping our eyes peeled for giant otters, caiman, tapir, monkeys and of course hoping for some special sighting like a jaguar. We will identify the calls of the forest and stop at sandbanks and search for tracks which the crew will point out and identify for you.

In the evenings after dark night drifts along the river edge with a spotlight, looking for nocturnal animals is another option. Species like paca, ocelot or Amazon tree boas, frogs, toads and opossums, sleeping kingfishers can often be seen and approached. Silently drifting down the river, cloaked in darkness under the glittering milky way, hearing the nocturnal sounds and calls of the forest is a surreal experience.

Forest walks on trails is another activity, looking for snakes, lizards, monkeys, insects and birds. We will point out plants that can be used for medicine or weaving, vines that produced drinking water and trees that could be used for construction or other useful applications. Night hikes on trails is another option for those with a keen interest in nocturnal species of frogs, snakes and small mammals.

Of course for the sports fisherman we will focus more on fishing for the various species you desire to land. Having run trips to the the Rewa for 20 years we know the fishing hotspots and techniques best suited to catch various species and you will find that guides are knowledgeable, helpful and patient.

If you’ve ever dreamt of visiting a tropical forest, then a visit to the Rewa River will fulfill this dream. Awaken in the dawn to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Macaws, spend the day searching for wildlife, hiking or fishing and in the evenings sit around the camp fire with a rum and lime juice in hand listening to the guides telling the stories of their lives in the bush. During your time on the river, you will travel up an exquisitely beautiful waterway, lined with shimmering black rocks and pearly sandbanks. The forest and forest animals will escort you as you reach the crown of the river, Corona, and you will dine on the freshest fish caught by your own hand.

You will have travelled a 3oo mile round trip on the river, and visited one of the most remote and pristine forest areas in Guyana!

SCHEDULING NOTE
This trip is available in the dry season only from November to April.
PRICING
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TRAVEL BY AIR TO ANNAI

This afternoon, depart Eugene F. Correira International Airport located 6km east of Georgetown aboard an afternoon flight to Annai in central Guyana. Flight time is approximately 75 minutes. The Annai airstrip is located just a few steps from the comfortable hospitality of Rock View Lodge where we will spend the night.

Overnight at Rock View Lodge

TRAVEL ALONG RUPUNUNI RIVER

Depart Annai at sunrise and travel down the Rupununi River by boat. Giant Black Caiman, Giant River Otters, Jabiru Storks and many other species of birds that make this river home may be sighted. By afternoon, the Rupununi River meets the Rewa River and we proceed up the Rewa. In late afternoon, hammock camp is struck on river bank.

Overnight hammock camp

BOAT REWA RIVER TO BAMBOO CREEK

Awaken to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Macaws. After breakfast proceed up river to Bamboo Creek arriving in the afternoon and overnight in hammock camp.

Overnight hammock camp

EXPLORE BAMBOO CREEK AREA

Spend the day relaxing at Bamboo creek taking early morning or late afternoon walks on forest trails. Fly or spin fish during the day for Peacock Bass, Arawana, Tiger Fish and Piranha, and at night, go for a river drift and spot snakes, Paca, Caiman, and other nocturnal animals.

Overnight in hammock camp

UPRIVER TO CORONA FALLS

Proceed to Corona Falls, a series of small cataracts ending with an impressive and wide fall of water. Depending on water levels, help pull the boat up a rapid and fall asleep in hammock camp listening to the sound of water rushing.

Overnight in hammock camp

EXPLORE CORONA FALLS

Two full days exploring Corona and the waterfall. Here you can spend your time looking for Amerindian rock carvings scattered around the falls, take forest walks, go for morning and afternoon drifts looking for wildlife, fish for Pacu (a vegetarian piranha that puts up an impressive fight in the fast water), as well as Payara, the majestic “Dracula” fish.

Overnight in hammock camp

DOWNRIVER TO KWETERO RIVER

Depart Corona and drift down river looking for wildlife along the banks. Aanaconda, Tapir, Tyra, and Jaguar may be spotted as the come down to the river to drink, and the sights and sounds of forest birds are evident. Tonight, camp below the Kwetro river on the “Kwetaro Backbone”.

Overnight in hammock camp

EXPLORE REWA AREA

Walk along a Rewa trail with a local guide in the forest, keeping an eye out for birds and animals. Explore the forest and look for peccaries, monkeys, and forest birds. Guests can learn about some of the trees and plants, and learn to make a palm leaf backpack with the local guides.

Overnight in hammock camp

DOWNRIVER TO FISHPOND

Depart Kwetro backbone travel downriver to Fishpond. Camp over looking the pond and watch Arapaima swirling as they come to the surface to breathe.

Overnight in hammock camp

FISHING AND RELAXATION

pend the day at Fishpond and surrounding area, fishing for Peacock bass, Catfish, Swordfish, and Arawana. Nature walk in the afternoon.

Overnight in hammock camp

VISIT REWA VILLAGE

Early breakfast and depart Fishpond. Travel down the Rewa river back to Rupununi and stop at Rewa Village. Meet the Touchau (village chief) and visit the village. Overnight in this Amerindian village in a palm thatched guest house.

Overnight at Rewa Lodge

RETURN TO ANNAI

Last day on the river. Depart Rewa after breakfast and travel back up river to Annai landing. This is where the river journey ends; you have traveled 3oo miles round trip, and visited one of the most remote and pristine forest areas in Guyana! Say farewell to the river and travel up to Rock View Lodge.

Overnight at Rock View Lodge

RETURN TO GEORGETOWN…
OR CONTINUE ONWARD FOR MORE ADVENURE

Today depart Rock View Lodge, returning to Georgetown by air or minibus transport. Or, continue your journey onwards to one of the other amazing destinations in the Rupununi… including Surama Eco-Lodge, the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, Karanambu Lodge, Caiman House, or the Iwokrama River Lodge!