Jungle Rivers & Magnificent Birds of South America: Oct 12—24, 2006
The Orinoco, Essequibo, and Suriname aboard the M/S Clipper Adventurer
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Departs: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Tour Limit: 90
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Michael BraunMike Braun grew up in Houston enthralled by the natural wonders of the Texas Gulf Coast and ...
Andrew FarnsworthAndrew Farnsworth developed a keen interest in birds at a young age. By age five he was bird...
Peter EnglishPeter English became interested in birds while in the fourth grade. He graduated from Willia...
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 12, October 23, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Days 10-11, October 21-22, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 9, October 20, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 8, October 19, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 7, October 18, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 6, October 17, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 5, October 16, 2006.
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 4, October 15, 2006
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 3, October 14, 2006.
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 2, October 13, 2006.
- Oct 12, 2006: Day 1, October 12, 2006.
- Oct 12, 2006: Jungle Rivers Cruise 2006
- Oct 25, 2004: Jungle Rivers & Magnificent Birds Cruise Log
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 12 - Moving through the Brevis Narrows towards Belem, Brazil
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 11 - Moving up the Amazon River from Santana, Brazil, headed for the Brevas Narrows
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 10 - At sea, on our way to the Amazon River
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 9 - At sea, on our way to the Amazon River
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 7 - Morning entering the Suriname River near Paramaribo, afternoon birding at Meerzorg
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 6 - Morning hike near Ford Island, Guyana, afternoon at sea.
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 5 - Entire day outing to Shanklands Resort, 15 miles down the Essequibo River from our position near Ford Island
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 4 - Morning entering the Essequinbo River, trails approximately 20 miles up the river
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 3 - Morning birding at Arroyo, Venezuela, afternoon at sea
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 2 - All day at El Toro, Venezuela, in the Orinoco Delta
- Oct 25, 2004: Day 1 - Trinidad to El Toro, Venezuela, in the Orinoco Delta
Clipper Adventurer — Photo: Courtesy of INTRAV
A fantastic exploration of three of the great rivers of South America aboard a small cruise ship. Immerse yourself in regions of untrammeled wilderness, filled with hundreds of tropical bird species and a superb variety of plants and other animals.
Our 2004 inaugural Jungle Rivers Cruise was so immensely successful that there was no doubt we would offer it again. This cruise highlights the vast, largely uninhabited waterways of the Orinoco Delta and the major rivers of the Guianas. Our trip will begin at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and proceed to the mouth of the Orinoco Delta. Anchoring at various points in the delta over the next three days, we will have an unparalleled opportunity to explore this swampy, seldom visited region, as well as to explore freshwater streams that exit the heavily forested Imataca region from the south. Much of the outer delta is a vast tangle of mangroves that gradually give way inland to salt and brackish water forests dominated by palms. Large numbers of waders and immense numbers of parrots and macaws occur in these swamps. The sight of hundreds to thousands of these birds winging to roosts at dusk provides an unforgettable memory. And there is always the chance of encountering some rarities in this poorly explored region.
From the Orinoco Delta, the cruise will continue eastward exploring the Essequibo River in Guyana and the Suriname River in Suriname. In each of these localities we will disembark the ship for exploration by Zodiac on small waterways, and in some areas we also will have access to forest and savanna trails that harbor many species typical of the Guianas forests. In particular, we hope to visit some of the famous white sand soil savannas and forests that are found a short distance inland from the swampy coastal region. We hope you can join us!
One night in Trinidad, excellent accommodations and food on a superb ship; birding excursions by Zodiac along small streams; some walking on level trails that can be muddy; midday breaks on most days; warm and humid conditions.