Venture into Vaquero Territory: A True Guyanese Cowboy Experience
Unleash your inner cowboy and dive into a genuine vaquero journey amidst Guyana’s mesmerising savannahs.
Journey into a Bygone Era: The Vaquero Experience
Let Wild Tales guide you back in time to the untamed Rupununi Savannahs, where the legacy of the Guyanan vaquero flourishes. Reside at the Saddle Mountain Ranch, a bastion of tradition where the land sprawls across 50 square miles of breathtaking open savannah, flanked by picturesque mountains and crystalline rivers. Relive tales of old, like that of the legendary Dadanawa Ranch, and watch how these stories come alive today.
As you traverse the savannah on horseback, let the shadows of the Ité palm trees shield you from the sultry sun. These palms provide natural shade and the thatch for local dwellings, preserving the region’s authenticity.
During this immersive retreat, integrate with indigenous vaqueros and dive deep into the ranch’s daily rhythms. Learn to lasso, brand cattle, or milk cows. Whether an experienced rider or a novice, you’ll be initiated into the local barefoot riding style – a unique experience.
As night descends, opt to slumber under a blanket of stars or within the cosy confines of the ranch. Either way, be prepared to feast on sumptuous meals crafted for hardworking vaqueros like you.
The Trip Highlights
Full Vaquero Itinerary
Set foot on Guyanese soil and let the adventure commence. Check in to your hotel in Georgetown and rest up for the expedition ahead.
Your day begins with a flight to the quaint border town of Lethem. A 4×4 awaits to whisk you away to Saddle Mountain Ranch, setting the stage for your jungle expedition.
Brace yourself for a challenging ascent to the plateau of Kusad Mountain. Set up camp, explore cascading waterfalls, and immerse yourself in the nocturnal wonders of the jungle.
Return to the ranch’s embrace, rejuvenate with a hearty meal, and share tales of the expedition under the starlit sky.
Experience the raw thrill of cattle herding, branding, and possibly catching a glimpse of a Giant anteater on its dawn patrol. If you’re up for it, saddle up for a full-day ride to explore the distant reaches of the savannah.
Bid adieu to Saddle Mountain Ranch and return to Georgetown’s bustling streets, soaking in the city’s vibrant nightlife.
As the sun rises, it’s time to embark on your next journey or return home with your memories of an unforgettable Guyanese cowboy adventure.
No Prior Experience? No Problem!
Whether you’re a complete novice stepping into the wild for the first time or an advanced survivalist looking to perfect your skills, our jungle survival expeditions are tailored just for you!
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