Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region Travel Guide

  • Cane Toad at night
    Cane Toad at night
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  • Surama EcoLodge, chalets on the left
    Surama EcoLodge, chalets on the left
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  • Wide main street in downtown Lethem
    Wide main street in downtown Lethem
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Surama Village




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  • Lights out

    Lethem Favorites

    Lethem has a city wide electrical black out between 1am ~ 7am unless you stay at a place that has private generators. It would be wise to bring a flashlight with you.Update : I've been told that electricity has been upgraded, but brownouts / blackouts are still common. Still best to bring a flash light just in case.

  • Takutu Hotel

    Lethem Hotels

    They have A/C rooms and fan rooms. Comfortable enough if you are waiting for ongoing transportation....

  • Great local foods

    Lethem Restaurants

    While it might look like a residence from the outside, the small red brick house has two small patio tables on the outside. They have no posted menu, so just ask what they are serving for the day. Quality is good, quantity is good, and price is cheap! I had stewed beef, rice (1/2 order) and juice for 400 GUY.


Surama Village

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  • Butterflies

    Surama Village Favorites

    We visited Surama at the time of the butterfly migration, and I have never seen so many butterlies in one place in all my life. Mostly there were big groups of pale yellow butterflies, who would settle down on any area of stagnant water. As soon as you approached, either on foot or in a vehicle, they would all take to the air at the same time, and...

  • Getting back to Surama Village after the...

    Surama Village Transportation

    Those who did not want to walk the three miles back to the vilage where given the option to ride on the tractor back. What they weren't told though, was that they'd share the trailer with all our luggage, cooking equipment, hammocks, tarpauling, camping equipment, an outboard motor and four of the staff! An interesting experience travelling three...

  • Watch where you put your hands #2

    Surama Village Warnings and Dangers

    The first night in Surama, I slept with my left hand up against the mosquito net. I woke in the morning to find 77 mosquito bites on my knuckles alone! The bites were so tightly packed together that they had trouble to find room to swell, making my hand look very odd indeed. Oh, and it itched like hell for a number of days!


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