iOverlander 31.5 Georgetown - National Exhibition Centre Camped at the Expo Center in the neighborhood called Sophia. Lots of space, shade, toilets and taps. No shower. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camped at the Expo Center in the neighborhood called Sophia. Lots of space, shade, toilets and taps. No shower. iOverlander Georgetown - National Exhibition Centre Parking Area user 0.0 Essequibo Coast Hot & Cold LakeTurn left onto an unpaved road near the village of Onderneeming. About 13 kms of sand road takes you to a beach and the lake. Nothing particularly attractive about it but it's a good place for a dip and we assume a quiet place to camp. Open: Yes Hot & Cold LakeTurn left onto an unpaved road near the village of Onderneeming. About 13 kms of sand road takes you to a beach and the lake. Nothing particularly attractive about it but it's a good place for a dip and we assume a quiet place to camp. iOverlander Essequibo Coast Contact, Pirate user Mahdia Mahdia. We could camp on the field in front of the hospital and use the toilet. Open: Yes Mahdia. We could camp on the field in front of the hospital and use the toilet. iOverlander Mahdia Contact, Pirate user Fair View- wild camp Fair View. Camped along the river. Beautiful spot. Make sure to ask permission from the *tuschau* (captain) before visiting or staying in the village. At the time of writing this was Mr. Peters. Otherwise you can ask at the customs next to the ferry crossing if they can fetch the *tuschau* for you. Open: Yes Fair View. Camped along the river. Beautiful spot. Make sure to ask permission from the *tuschau* (captain) before visiting or staying in the village. At the time of writing this was Mr. Peters. Otherwise you can ask at the customs next to the ferry crossing if they can fetch the *tuschau* for you. iOverlander Fair View- wild camp Contact, Pirate user Bina Hill- wild camp Lovely rough camp along the river. When we were there we stood along the shore, but it was high water. According to GPS the actual river was 1.8 kms farther down. Open: Yes Lovely rough camp along the river. When we were there we stood along the shore, but it was high water. According to GPS the actual river was 1.8 kms farther down. iOverlander Bina Hill- wild camp Contact, Pirate user Mango Landing MMC camp Next to ferry crossing on west side Essequibo River.There is a MMC camp here, the company who builds and maintains road to Mahdia. Maybe you can eat with the guys there as well. Open: Yes Next to ferry crossing on west side Essequibo River.There is a MMC camp here, the company who builds and maintains road to Mahdia. Maybe you can eat with the guys there as well. iOverlander Mango Landing MMC camp Campground user Adventure Stelling Adventure Stelling (near Supenaam stelling). Stelling is the Guyanese word used for docks or a landing stage. The Adventure Stelling was used at the time of writing but will soon be replaced by Supenaam, a couple of kms southwards, but for now is still under construction. Open: Yes Adventure Stelling (near Supenaam stelling). Stelling is the Guyanese word used for docks or a landing stage. The Adventure Stelling was used at the time of writing but will soon be replaced by Supenaam, a couple of kms southwards, but for now is still under construction. iOverlander Adventure Stelling Campground user Near Yupukari- wild camp 12 kms from Yupukari. Stunning view and quiet place to camp. Open: Yes 12 kms from Yupukari. Stunning view and quiet place to camp. iOverlander Near Yupukari- wild camp Contact, Pirate user Lethem- wild camp Shirley's bar. Best place for information, she might let you camp at her place. Open: Yes Shirley's bar. Best place for information, she might let you camp at her place. iOverlander Lethem- wild camp Contact, Pirate user Evergreen Adventure Stelling From here depart private speedboats to destinations on and along the Essequibo River. There are also organized boat trips. Camped the night on the stelling. Open: Yes From here depart private speedboats to destinations on and along the Essequibo River. There are also organized boat trips. Camped the night on the stelling. iOverlander Evergreen Adventure Stelling Campground user 0.0 Pegasus Hotel Parking Lot 24 hour guarded parking for which you can ask permission to 'camp' in. Hotel has nice bar (try the famous rum) and restaurant. Taxi's available at hotel, which lets you leave your vehicle secure. Easy walk into city centre. No facilities as it is just a guarded parking area. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No 24 hour guarded parking for which you can ask permission to 'camp' in. Hotel has nice bar (try the famous rum) and restaurant. Taxi's available at hotel, which lets you leave your vehicle secure. Easy walk into city centre. No facilities as it is just a guarded parking area. iOverlander Pegasus Hotel Parking Lot Parking Area user 0.0 The Oasis Annex On the main road at the village of Annai. It's part of Rockview Lodge, but separate. Free fruit from the trees in season. Good facilities. Hammock space too. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the main road at the village of Annai. It's part of Rockview Lodge, but separate. Free fruit from the trees in season. Good facilities. Hammock space too. iOverlander The Oasis Annex Campground user 0.0 58 Miles We build up our tent in the little pavilion of this station, so we were protected from the rain. Very friendly staff. Cold but clean shower. Toilets are also very clean. Restaurant is cheap and tasty. There are some trucks at night, but it is quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We build up our tent in the little pavilion of this station, so we were protected from the rain. Very friendly staff. Cold but clean shower. Toilets are also very clean. Restaurant is cheap and tasty. There are some trucks at night, but it is quiet. iOverlander 58 Miles Parking Area user Nappi Amerindian village You can stay in the Amerindian village, at the football field. Ask permission from the village captain (if you can't find him, he'll find you). Payment expected, Jan2015 was about $2.50 per person. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes You can stay in the Amerindian village, at the football field. Ask permission from the village captain (if you can't find him, he'll find you). Payment expected, Jan2015 was about $2.50 per person. iOverlander Nappi Amerindian village Parking Area user *CLOSED* Brazilian Consulate In Jan 2015 the Brazilian Consulate in Lethem was closed and not expected to re-open. Persons needing a visa or visa renewal were being told to return to Georgetown! Open: No In Jan 2015 the Brazilian Consulate in Lethem was closed and not expected to re-open. Persons needing a visa or visa renewal were being told to return to Georgetown! iOverlander *CLOSED* Brazilian Consulate Toll Booth user 66.1 Kurupakari Ferry Free camping on the banks of the river near the ferry landing. The ferry operates on the hour from 6:00 to 18:00. Northbound the ferry is free. Southbound you will have to pay and get a permit in Georgetown. It is not possible to pay at the ferry itself. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping on the banks of the river near the ferry landing. The ferry operates on the hour from 6:00 to 18:00. Northbound the ferry is free. Southbound you will have to pay and get a permit in Georgetown. It is not possible to pay at the ferry itself. iOverlander Kurupakari Ferry Contact, Pirate user 71.0 Rock View Lodge Near Annai Village beautiful Lodge where we could camp with our Landrover. Snacks and Drinks available at the Dakota Bar. Shower and Toilet for Campers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Near Annai Village beautiful Lodge where we could camp with our Landrover. Snacks and Drinks available at the Dakota Bar. Shower and Toilet for Campers. iOverlander Rock View Lodge Lodging user -13.0 Ministery of Tourism Colgrain House Tourist Information of Guyana. Here you can get all information about travelling Guyana. Very helpful staff. Adress: 205 Camp Street; Georgetown. Open: Yes Tourist Information of Guyana. Here you can get all information about travelling Guyana. Very helpful staff. Adress: 205 Camp Street; Georgetown. iOverlander Ministery of Tourism Colgrain House Dog Unknown user 22.0 Guayana Revenue Authority At the Guyana Revenue Authority; 200-201Camp Street, Georgetown you can extend your Permit to Drive. Please wear proper cloth, no Shorts, no Muscleshirts, no Tanktops, no FlipFlops. They need about 2hours time to do the hole process. But we could extend from 3 days up to 1month. Open: Yes At the Guyana Revenue Authority; 200-201Camp Street, Georgetown you can extend your Permit to Drive. Please wear proper cloth, no Shorts, no Muscleshirts, no Tanktops, no FlipFlops. They need about 2hours time to do the hole process. But we could extend from 3 days up to 1month. iOverlander Guayana Revenue Authority Toll Booth user -49.0 Embassy of Suriname To get your Tourist Card or your Visa for Suriname. Dresscode! Open from 08.00am - 03.00pm Open: Yes To get your Tourist Card or your Visa for Suriname. Dresscode! Open from 08.00am - 03.00pm iOverlander Embassy of Suriname Toll Booth user -12.0 Lake Mainstay Hotel and Picknic Area with tables, toilets and showers at the Mainstay Lake. We were not allowed to camp, but at the first entrance gate is a picnic area as well with possibility to camp. Fee at the first gate: 100GU$ Fee at the Resort for Picknic: 400GU$ Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Hotel and Picknic Area with tables, toilets and showers at the Mainstay Lake. We were not allowed to camp, but at the first entrance gate is a picnic area as well with possibility to camp. Fee at the first gate: 100GU$ Fee at the Resort for Picknic: 400GU$ iOverlander Lake Mainstay Lodging user 16.5 Moleson Creek Free camp within the vehicle in the compound of the ferry company. Normally not allowed but with the correct attitude and questions, foreign overlanders will be granted to stay within the secured area. Wifi available, the young policeman logged in on my iPhone for us. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Free camp within the vehicle in the compound of the ferry company. Normally not allowed but with the correct attitude and questions, foreign overlanders will be granted to stay within the secured area. Wifi available, the young policeman logged in on my iPhone for us. iOverlander Moleson Creek Parking Area user 0.0 Roadside on beach access road Roadside on little frequented access road to the beach. Some traffic on weekends, but quiet at night and during the week. At the time of my visit it was not possible to drive to the beach (flooded) but at times it may. Lots of mosquitoes. One hour drive to Suriname ferry. Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Roadside on little frequented access road to the beach. Some traffic on weekends, but quiet at night and during the week. At the time of my visit it was not possible to drive to the beach (flooded) but at times it may. Lots of mosquitoes. One hour drive to Suriname ferry. Free iOverlander Roadside on beach access road Contact, Pirate user 150.0 Border parking/camping Having arrived at the border (coming from Brazil) on friday afternoon I had to wait until monday to buy insurance, so I stayed right here underneath the corrugated iron roof. Quiet most of the time, if they weren't just unloading a truck right next door. Dusty or muddy, demepnding on the season. Safe, free, showers and bathrooms next to immigration. 15min walk into town. Can walk or drive around in town without insurance but not further into Guyana. Fill up all tanks bewfore heading towards Georgetown. Next petrol at "88 miles" (name of truck stop, 88 miles from Georgetown). Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Having arrived at the border (coming from Brazil) on friday afternoon I had to wait until monday to buy insurance, so I stayed right here underneath the corrugated iron roof. Quiet most of the time, if they weren't just unloading a truck right next door. Dusty or muddy, demepnding on the season. Safe, free, showers and bathrooms next to immigration. 15min walk into town. Can walk or drive around in town without insurance but not further into Guyana. Fill up all tanks bewfore heading towards Georgetown. Next petrol at "88 miles" (name of truck stop, 88 miles from Georgetown). iOverlander Border parking/camping Parking Area user 114.0 Insurance for Guyana This is where you purchase the mandatory vehicle insurance for Guyana. You will not be able to import your vehicle without it. The insurance office (Nalico/Nafico) is on the second floor above the bank. It was 4500G$ for a 750cc motorcycle and 3000G$ for a 600cc motorcycle for one week (or two weeks - same price). The French couple in a MAN in front of us was charged 10,000G$. This must be paid in cash and the bank downstairs only accepts VISA cards. Open: Yes This is where you purchase the mandatory vehicle insurance for Guyana. You will not be able to import your vehicle without it. The insurance office (Nalico/Nafico) is on the second floor above the bank. It was 4500G$ for a 750cc motorcycle and 3000G$ for a 600cc motorcycle for one week (or two weeks - same price). The French couple in a MAN in front of us was charged 10,000G$. This must be paid in cash and the bank downstairs only accepts VISA cards. iOverlander Insurance for Guyana Dog Unknown user 111.0 Copy Machine Savannah Inn Grocery store where you make 2 copies of your registration, license, passport and insurance before going back to the border. Open: Yes Grocery store where you make 2 copies of your registration, license, passport and insurance before going back to the border. iOverlander Copy Machine Savannah Inn Dog Unknown user 124.0 Mabura Shops and Tire Repair Small town with a pub, shops selling basic provisions, a police station and a tire shop. Also where the turnoff for Mahdia is. Open: Yes Small town with a pub, shops selling basic provisions, a police station and a tire shop. Also where the turnoff for Mahdia is. iOverlander Mabura Shops and Tire Repair Dog Unknown user 121.0 Hidden Camp Next to Road Good enough in a pinch. If you go about 10 meters up the sandy, seldom-driven track off of the main road, there will be another narrower track going off to the left. It goes back another 10 meters and has a flat-ish spot for a tent. Lots of truck traffic well into the night. Probably only an option for smaller 4x4s and bikes. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good enough in a pinch. If you go about 10 meters up the sandy, seldom-driven track off of the main road, there will be another narrower track going off to the left. It goes back another 10 meters and has a flat-ish spot for a tent. Lots of truck traffic well into the night. Probably only an option for smaller 4x4s and bikes. iOverlander Hidden Camp Next to Road Contact, Pirate user 54.0 Assuria Insurance Here you can get vehicle insurance for Suriname. Fast, professional and cheap - it only cost 531G$ per bike! Open: Yes Here you can get vehicle insurance for Suriname. Fast, professional and cheap - it only cost 531G$ per bike! iOverlander Assuria Insurance Diamond, Red user 42.0 Ocean Spray Hotel Secure parking and easy access. Big rigs be aware of low hanging power line. Rooms smell a bit moldy but are very clean and comfy. Aircon, fridge, and very spacious. Fast wifi. We payed 57 us for a standard with a queen size bed. one of the best deals we found. Breakfast included. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Secure parking and easy access. Big rigs be aware of low hanging power line. Rooms smell a bit moldy but are very clean and comfy. Aircon, fridge, and very spacious. Fast wifi. We payed 57 us for a standard with a queen size bed. one of the best deals we found. Breakfast included. iOverlander Ocean Spray Hotel Lodging user 31.0 Grassy Spot Next To River Coming from Georgetown, there is a small dirt lane on the left immediately after a bridge in the 'town' of Adventure. After about a kilometer the lane ends at a sluice on the river and there is a large grassy area across from an abandoned house perfect for camping. It seems like this spot is used for fishing as there is a fair bit of trash around. We were here on a Friday night, and thankfully, no one showed up to party. Lots of wildlife noises and including a choir of mosquitos. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Coming from Georgetown, there is a small dirt lane on the left immediately after a bridge in the 'town' of Adventure. After about a kilometer the lane ends at a sluice on the river and there is a large grassy area across from an abandoned house perfect for camping. It seems like this spot is used for fishing as there is a fair bit of trash around. We were here on a Friday night, and thankfully, no one showed up to party. Lots of wildlife noises and including a choir of mosquitos. iOverlander Grassy Spot Next To River Contact, Pirate user 24.0 Moleson, Guyana Border/Ferry Crossing This is where you exit/enter Guyana via ferry. The ferry service schedule seems to vary depending on how busy it is, but at this time, it departs 1x per day at 11am. The gate to the ferry terminal closes at 10am and they will not likely let you enter after that. We arrived at 9am and JUST had enough time. First, provide the police officer in the office to the left of the gate with your passport, registration, license and insurance for Suriname. A security guard will then take your documents and look at your vehicle before opening the gate and letting you into the ferry terminal. Once in the terminal, you will need to fill out a customs document. Take this and the rest of your documents (including the Surinam tourist card/visa that you got in Georgetown) to begin the process where you will: 1. Buy a ferry ticket (for 1 motorcycle and it's rider it was 25USD - which you can also pay in Guyanese dollars - change will only be given in Guyanese but there are money changers outside of the gate). 2. Proceed to the left to a desk on the right where the officer will take your passport, tourist card, and customs document and only give you back the first two. 3. Give your vehicle import papers to the customs official walking around (he will find you), but he might be unsure of what to do with your papers and may ultimately decide to keep them. 4. Board ferry. (Note: there is a floating toll bridge on the way here - 200G$ for motorcycles, 2200G$ for a car and up. They will not accept USD.) Open: Yes This is where you exit/enter Guyana via ferry. The ferry service schedule seems to vary depending on how busy it is, but at this time, it departs 1x per day at 11am. The gate to the ferry terminal closes at 10am and they will not likely let you enter after that. We arrived at 9am and JUST had enough time. First, provide the police officer in the office to the left of the gate with your passport, registration, license and insurance for Suriname. A security guard will then take your documents and look at your vehicle before opening the gate and letting you into the ferry terminal. Once in the terminal, you will need to fill out a customs document. Take this and the rest of your documents (including the Surinam tourist card/visa that you got in Georgetown) to begin the process where you will: 1. Buy a ferry ticket (for 1 motorcycle and it's rider it was 25USD - which you can also pay in Guyanese dollars - change will only be given in Guyanese but there are money changers outside of the gate). 2. Proceed to the left to a desk on the right where the officer will take your passport, tourist card, and customs document and only give you back the first two. 3. Give your vehicle import papers to the customs official walking around (he will find you), but he might be unsure of what to do with your papers and may ultimately decide to keep them. 4. Board ferry. (Note: there is a floating toll bridge on the way here - 200G$ for motorcycles, 2200G$ for a car and up. They will not accept USD.) iOverlander Moleson, Guyana Border/Ferry Crossing Toll Booth user 19.7 Wildcamp N2 near St. Georges This place is in FRENCH GUIANA, not selectable fro the drop down list. Nice place in the forest just off the N2, but invisible from the road. No facilities. Big rigs will have trouble to turn to get out. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This place is in FRENCH GUIANA, not selectable fro the drop down list. Nice place in the forest just off the N2, but invisible from the road. No facilities. Big rigs will have trouble to turn to get out. iOverlander Wildcamp N2 near St. Georges Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Porto Lunay Empredimentos Ferry to St.Georges is operated by Lunay and departs from here. Ships sails normally daily at 14:00 (not on Sunday) and can take 8 cars. Fee varies between €80 and €200 depending on the number of vehicles crossing. Open: Yes Ferry to St.Georges is operated by Lunay and departs from here. Ships sails normally daily at 14:00 (not on Sunday) and can take 8 cars. Fee varies between €80 and €200 depending on the number of vehicles crossing. iOverlander Porto Lunay Empredimentos Diamond, Red user 17.7 Remire-Montjoly - Motel du Lac Note: this place is in FRENCH Guiana (not selectable in iOverlander). Standard motel, no lake visible. We took it because we needed a shower and looked for a safe place near Cayenne. It was expensive and unfriendly. We were not allowed to open the roof of our van or to cook in it. EUR 75 (2 adults, camper) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Note: this place is in FRENCH Guiana (not selectable in iOverlander). Standard motel, no lake visible. We took it because we needed a shower and looked for a safe place near Cayenne. It was expensive and unfriendly. We were not allowed to open the roof of our van or to cook in it. EUR 75 (2 adults, camper) iOverlander Remire-Montjoly - Motel du Lac Lodging user -31.5 Police Station St. Laurent-du-Maroni This place is in FRENCH Guiana (not selectable in iOverlander). When we arrived at the dock the last ferry of the day had departed. The immigration officer recommended to camp in front of the nearby police station at the beach. When we arrived there he had already called his collegue who stood outside the building to welcome us. We were allowed to use toilet and shower of the police station, but that will totally depend on the office on duty. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This place is in FRENCH Guiana (not selectable in iOverlander). When we arrived at the dock the last ferry of the day had departed. The immigration officer recommended to camp in front of the nearby police station at the beach. When we arrived there he had already called his collegue who stood outside the building to welcome us. We were allowed to use toilet and shower of the police station, but that will totally depend on the office on duty. iOverlander Police Station St. Laurent-du-Maroni Parking Area user 0.0 Ferry St. Laurent-du-Maroni to Albina 2 or 3 crossings early morning (not on Sunday), 2 or 3 crossings in the afternoon (not on Wednesday). Van, 2 passengers €55. Open: Yes 2 or 3 crossings early morning (not on Sunday), 2 or 3 crossings in the afternoon (not on Wednesday). Van, 2 passengers €55. iOverlander Ferry St. Laurent-du-Maroni to Albina Diamond, Red user 56.0 Piste menant à Sand Creek En venant de Lethem et après croisement pour Moco Moco, le long de la piste de contournement du 3ème pont. Tranquille, piste peu fréquentée. Idéal pour gros camions. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes En venant de Lethem et après croisement pour Moco Moco, le long de la piste de contournement du 3ème pont. Tranquille, piste peu fréquentée. Idéal pour gros camions. iOverlander Piste menant à Sand Creek Campground user 0.0 Kurukupari Ferry Northbound the ferry is free of charge, for the southbound transfer a ticket needs to be bought at the Western Union facility at one of the Survival supermarkets in Georgetown. If you are lucky a ticket may be sold on-site if you didn't get it in Georgetown, but that is not sure. It is signposted that no tickets are sold on site. We paid GYD 7,000. Open: Yes Northbound the ferry is free of charge, for the southbound transfer a ticket needs to be bought at the Western Union facility at one of the Survival supermarkets in Georgetown. If you are lucky a ticket may be sold on-site if you didn't get it in Georgetown, but that is not sure. It is signposted that no tickets are sold on site. We paid GYD 7,000. iOverlander Kurukupari Ferry Diamond, Red user 0.0 Western Union Ticket for a southbound transfer of the Kutukupari ferry must be bought in Georgetown at Western Union at one of the Survival supermarkets. We paid GYD 7,000. Open: Yes Ticket for a southbound transfer of the Kutukupari ferry must be bought in Georgetown at Western Union at one of the Survival supermarkets. We paid GYD 7,000. iOverlander Western Union Diamond, Red user 0.0 Western Union Tickets for the southbound transfer of the Kurukupari ferry must be bought at Western Union at one of the Survival supermarkets in Georgetown. We paid GYD 7,000. Northbound is free of charge. Open: Yes Tickets for the southbound transfer of the Kurukupari ferry must be bought at Western Union at one of the Survival supermarkets in Georgetown. We paid GYD 7,000. Northbound is free of charge. iOverlander Western Union Diamond, Red user 127.2 Linden-Letham road wildcamp Side road off the main Linden-Letham road that is blocked by trees after a few hundred meters. Quiet place, no facilities, free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Side road off the main Linden-Letham road that is blocked by trees after a few hundred meters. Quiet place, no facilities, free. iOverlander Linden-Letham road wildcamp Contact, Pirate user 36.1 Kurupikari - Iwokrama River Lodge The lodge has expensive cabins and bunk beds, but we were allowed to camp. A formal camping facility due to open in 2018 is under preparation. We got a grassy place near the entrance and with some river view. We did not have to pay for camping, but we had to pay the community fee (USD 15 per person). 110V is available when the generator runs (morning and evening). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The lodge has expensive cabins and bunk beds, but we were allowed to camp. A formal camping facility due to open in 2018 is under preparation. We got a grassy place near the entrance and with some river view. We did not have to pay for camping, but we had to pay the community fee (USD 15 per person). 110V is available when the generator runs (morning and evening). iOverlander Kurupikari - Iwokrama River Lodge Parking Area user 64.2 Surama - Surama Ecolodge Lodge at the end of the village in the savanna that also receives campers. Nice grassy terrain, limited ablutions, complicated internet with passwords and voucher codes. Village walks and different nature walks are organized. In addition to the camping fee per night a one time community fee is charged (GYD 1600 per person). Potable (filtered) water is available from a special tap. All day free coffee and tea. Food was mediocre at best. GYD 4000 (2 adults, camper) Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lodge at the end of the village in the savanna that also receives campers. Nice grassy terrain, limited ablutions, complicated internet with passwords and voucher codes. Village walks and different nature walks are organized. In addition to the camping fee per night a one time community fee is charged (GYD 1600 per person). Potable (filtered) water is available from a special tap. All day free coffee and tea. Food was mediocre at best. GYD 4000 (2 adults, camper) iOverlander Surama - Surama Ecolodge Campground user 75.0 Rock View Lodge Lodge with beautiful places under trees for camping. Park like environment with lots of birds. Basic ablutions, a new facility is being built. 110V when the generator runs (2x4 hours per day). Swimming pool USD 5 per hour. USD 10 (2 adults, camper). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lodge with beautiful places under trees for camping. Park like environment with lots of birds. Basic ablutions, a new facility is being built. 110V when the generator runs (2x4 hours per day). Swimming pool USD 5 per hour. USD 10 (2 adults, camper). iOverlander Rock View Lodge Campground user 122.9 Cayman Lodge The friendly manager allowed us to put our car in front of the lodge in this very quiet village and use toilet, shower, laundry washing facility and wifi free of charge. However, we did have to pay USD 5 community fee per person. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The friendly manager allowed us to put our car in front of the lodge in this very quiet village and use toilet, shower, laundry washing facility and wifi free of charge. However, we did have to pay USD 5 community fee per person. iOverlander Cayman Lodge Parking Area user 122.1 Moco Moco - Sky Valley Waterfalls Nice place near waterfalls (and abandoned power station) that is frequented by locals during the weekend for swimming. No facilities except a long drop toilet that can only be reached by a river crossing. The place is privately managed. After negotiations we agreed on a fee of GYD 1000 per person, expensive like anything targeted at tourists in Guyana. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place near waterfalls (and abandoned power station) that is frequented by locals during the weekend for swimming. No facilities except a long drop toilet that can only be reached by a river crossing. The place is privately managed. After negotiations we agreed on a fee of GYD 1000 per person, expensive like anything targeted at tourists in Guyana. iOverlander Moco Moco - Sky Valley Waterfalls Parking Area user -1.0 Karanambu (No Camping) We did not stay here because we wanted to camp in our vehicle. We were not allowed to. Open: Yes Tent Friendly: No We did not stay here because we wanted to camp in our vehicle. We were not allowed to. iOverlander Karanambu (No Camping) Lodging user 12.1 Nice windy spot at the boat ramp Nice spot, lot of cool wind at the commune de remire. We ask permission. No problem. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Nice spot, lot of cool wind at the commune de remire. We ask permission. No problem. iOverlander Nice windy spot at the boat ramp Parking Area user 7.8 By ferry Very good place for waiting at the ferry quite and safe and cool at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very good place for waiting at the ferry quite and safe and cool at night. iOverlander By ferry Contact, Pirate user 20.9 Municipal showers (French Guiana) didn't use it, just spotted after a market visit. €1.5, Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm, Sunday 8am - 12. Big parking lot in front, very busy area on market days. Open: Yes (French Guiana) didn't use it, just spotted after a market visit. €1.5, Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm, Sunday 8am - 12. Big parking lot in front, very busy area on market days. iOverlander Municipal showers Dog Unknown user 62.0 Dirt road Linden-Lethem 447 km red dirtroad. Going south the first 70 km muddy and full of potholes. Then 80 km in a good shape. Then 50 km deep potholes. Then 90 km good condition. Then 127 km dirt highway again. Difficult in rainy season. We made it to Lethem with two 190cc Hondas in two and a half days (without rain). Open: Yes 447 km red dirtroad. Going south the first 70 km muddy and full of potholes. Then 80 km in a good shape. Then 50 km deep potholes. Then 90 km good condition. Then 127 km dirt highway again. Difficult in rainy season. We made it to Lethem with two 190cc Hondas in two and a half days (without rain). iOverlander Dirt road Linden-Lethem Dog Unknown user 39.3 Money exchange with fair rates fast. Euros, us dollars, canadian dollars, b.dos, pounds, e.c, t.t. (Not sure which currencies some of these are). Open: Yes fast. Euros, us dollars, canadian dollars, b.dos, pounds, e.c, t.t. (Not sure which currencies some of these are). iOverlander Money exchange with fair rates Dog Unknown user 29.4 Photo copies Photo copies. Need 50 characters...................... Open: Yes Photo copies. Need 50 characters...................... iOverlander Photo copies Dog Unknown user 0.0 Bridge Toll booth Mostly the toll is only payable on the east-bound route (ie towards Suriname) but BIG RIGS NOTE for large vehicles only, there is a payload toll on the west-bound route too. We're not entirely sure how it was calculated, but it involves the police officers checking the weights stated on your vehicle registration document and taking a weight reading on a weigh-bridge. We weigh 5.9T and were charged a tiny GYD120 (apparently for a unit of 1T). As we had just arrived from Suriname we had no money. Luckily the girl smiled and let us go this time for such a small amount, but for very big rigs the fee is likely to be a bit higher. May need some local money here. Open: Yes Mostly the toll is only payable on the east-bound route (ie towards Suriname) but BIG RIGS NOTE for large vehicles only, there is a payload toll on the west-bound route too. We're not entirely sure how it was calculated, but it involves the police officers checking the weights stated on your vehicle registration document and taking a weight reading on a weigh-bridge. We weigh 5.9T and were charged a tiny GYD120 (apparently for a unit of 1T). As we had just arrived from Suriname we had no money. Luckily the girl smiled and let us go this time for such a small amount, but for very big rigs the fee is likely to be a bit higher. May need some local money here. iOverlander Bridge Toll booth Toll Booth user -21.4 Scotiabank ATM at Pegasus Hotel Scotiabank seems to be the only bank in Guyana with international relations accepting foreign cards. There are a couple in town but this one is particularly easy to get to for parking. Open: Yes Scotiabank seems to be the only bank in Guyana with international relations accepting foreign cards. There are a couple in town but this one is particularly easy to get to for parking. iOverlander Scotiabank ATM at Pegasus Hotel Dog Unknown user 55.0 Mahdia Ferry Crossing This must surely be the most expensive ferry crossing in the world! If you can persuade them you are a 'car' it's GYD9,000. Small camper (under 4100lbs) = GYD14,000. Camper over 4100lbs = GYD22,000!!!! That's over US $100 for a river crossing of around 300m!!! (payment made is west-bound only). We tried to negotiate but they weren't interested. Needless to say... we didn't go. If, despite the cost, you still want to go, you can buy the ticket either at Western Union in Georgetown or on the boat when you get there. Open: Yes This must surely be the most expensive ferry crossing in the world! If you can persuade them you are a 'car' it's GYD9,000. Small camper (under 4100lbs) = GYD14,000. Camper over 4100lbs = GYD22,000!!!! That's over US $100 for a river crossing of around 300m!!! (payment made is west-bound only). We tried to negotiate but they weren't interested. Needless to say... we didn't go. If, despite the cost, you still want to go, you can buy the ticket either at Western Union in Georgetown or on the boat when you get there. iOverlander Mahdia Ferry Crossing Diamond, Red user 98.0 Atta Lodge Canopy Walk Pleasant wander through the jungle to a 30m high canopy walk through the tree-tops with a guide. We went in the middle of the day so didn't see much, but if you can time your drive to pass there either early morning or late afternoon (they recommend 06:00hrs and 17:00 hrs) it would probably be worthwhile. Unfortunately the lodge doesn't welcome overlanders parking-up for the night, so it's difficult to be there at the best times to see the critters. The guide was knowledgeable and did his best to find interesting things for us to see. It takes about 1 hr and is little over-priced at GYD5000, but that includes refreshments (tea, coffee, juice and home-made cookies) when you get back to the lodge. It's one of the few attractions to break up the loooong drive from Georgetown to Lethem. Open: Yes Pleasant wander through the jungle to a 30m high canopy walk through the tree-tops with a guide. We went in the middle of the day so didn't see much, but if you can time your drive to pass there either early morning or late afternoon (they recommend 06:00hrs and 17:00 hrs) it would probably be worthwhile. Unfortunately the lodge doesn't welcome overlanders parking-up for the night, so it's difficult to be there at the best times to see the critters. The guide was knowledgeable and did his best to find interesting things for us to see. It takes about 1 hr and is little over-priced at GYD5000, but that includes refreshments (tea, coffee, juice and home-made cookies) when you get back to the lodge. It's one of the few attractions to break up the loooong drive from Georgetown to Lethem. iOverlander Atta Lodge Canopy Walk City (Capitol) user 68.0 Conservation International Office (Tourist Info) Don't skip through Lethem and head straight north or south. See Keila or Candace at this office for all the local info on seeing southern Guyana, the Rupununi, waterfalls etc. They're very helpful & there's some great overlanding exploring to be done around Lethem and in the far south. Open: Yes Don't skip through Lethem and head straight north or south. See Keila or Candace at this office for all the local info on seeing southern Guyana, the Rupununi, waterfalls etc. They're very helpful & there's some great overlanding exploring to be done around Lethem and in the far south. iOverlander Conservation International Office (Tourist Info) Dog Unknown user 120.0 Rupununi wildcamp hill-side This is just one of many many beautiful wildcamp spots to be found around the Rupununi. We picked here because it is very slightly higher ground and gives good around views for amazing sunsets, but you can park-up pretty much anywhere and have stunning scenery. If you are near a village you need to seek permission from the Tuschau (chief) but otherwise, just pick your spot. There are a few fresh-water streams & rivers around for water (some are nice for bathing) but otherwise no facilities. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is just one of many many beautiful wildcamp spots to be found around the Rupununi. We picked here because it is very slightly higher ground and gives good around views for amazing sunsets, but you can park-up pretty much anywhere and have stunning scenery. If you are near a village you need to seek permission from the Tuschau (chief) but otherwise, just pick your spot. There are a few fresh-water streams & rivers around for water (some are nice for bathing) but otherwise no facilities. Free. iOverlander Rupununi wildcamp hill-side Contact, Pirate user 123.0 Aishalton petroglyphs and caves It's 160km from Lethem on often rough tracks to get here but it's a very beautiful drive. We loved the scenery all the way and it's very easy to wildcamp on the way down. We took our time over 2 days (each way) with many stops to explore and swim in a couple of the rivers. At Aishalton, ask for the Tuschau (chief). The map-pin is at a restaurant (no sign) known as 'Burning Mountain'. Here the Tuschau or deputy will find a guide to take you to the petroglyphs and caves (we had Martin who was very good). Very interesting and worthwhile visit and an amazing location. Lunch at the restaurant is also simple but tasty and reasonable. Agree a price for the tour with the Tuschau (we paid a one-off GYD5000 for the guide, plus GYD2000 per person 'community fee'. Afterwards they tried-it-on and said there had "been a mistake" with the fee and we should pay more, but we refused and they backed-down quickly. Before you set out from Lethem, check the track conditions with the Conservation International Office. After rains the tracks flood and become impassable. When dry, a high-clearance vehicle is required and preferably 4x4 for the occasional sections of mud. There aren't many other vehicles down there, but stay on the 'main' tracks and if you get stuck, someone should pass-by (eventually :-) ) Open: Yes It's 160km from Lethem on often rough tracks to get here but it's a very beautiful drive. We loved the scenery all the way and it's very easy to wildcamp on the way down. We took our time over 2 days (each way) with many stops to explore and swim in a couple of the rivers. At Aishalton, ask for the Tuschau (chief). The map-pin is at a restaurant (no sign) known as 'Burning Mountain'. Here the Tuschau or deputy will find a guide to take you to the petroglyphs and caves (we had Martin who was very good). Very interesting and worthwhile visit and an amazing location. Lunch at the restaurant is also simple but tasty and reasonable. Agree a price for the tour with the Tuschau (we paid a one-off GYD5000 for the guide, plus GYD2000 per person 'community fee'. Afterwards they tried-it-on and said there had "been a mistake" with the fee and we should pay more, but we refused and they backed-down quickly. Before you set out from Lethem, check the track conditions with the Conservation International Office. After rains the tracks flood and become impassable. When dry, a high-clearance vehicle is required and preferably 4x4 for the occasional sections of mud. There aren't many other vehicles down there, but stay on the 'main' tracks and if you get stuck, someone should pass-by (eventually :-) ) iOverlander Aishalton petroglyphs and caves City (Capitol) user 63.0 Wildcamp by river Very nice spot by a river ( shallow and good for bathing). In view of track but nobody passes here. Just one of many many beautiful wildcamp spots all over the Rupununi area. Fresh water from the river but otherwise no facilities. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice spot by a river ( shallow and good for bathing). In view of track but nobody passes here. Just one of many many beautiful wildcamp spots all over the Rupununi area. Fresh water from the river but otherwise no facilities. Free. iOverlander Wildcamp by river Contact, Pirate user 65.0 Collapsed bridge Bridge here has collapsed. It's tricky but passable for vehicles with very high approach and departure angles. The slightly more eastern track to/from Aishalton ( the 'main' road) is used by minibuses and much more easily negotiated. Open: Yes Bridge here has collapsed. It's tricky but passable for vehicles with very high approach and departure angles. The slightly more eastern track to/from Aishalton ( the 'main' road) is used by minibuses and much more easily negotiated. iOverlander Collapsed bridge Diamond, Red user