Atta Rainforest Lodge

lodge-wideAtta Rainforest Lodge – Hospitality at the Base of the Canopy Walkway

The Atta Rainforest Lodge is situated approximately 500 metres from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. The lodge grounds are completely surrounded by tropical rainforest which offers a complete immersion in the rainforest experience. The main building is open sided with views across the gardens to the towering forest on all sides. This building houses the bar, dining area and kitchen.

Mealtime at Atta Rainforest LodgeThe Parrot-A-Fly Bar stocks local and imported beer, spirits and wines which can be enjoyed by the bar or in the shade of the gardens. The bar top is made from a huge slab of Wamaradan (Dicorynia guianensis), and it is believed this is the first commercial use of this wood in Guyana. The dining area is adjacent to the bar and encourages communal dining so that you can get to know your fellow adventurers.

Meals are freshly prepared local delicacies of free range beef, chicken and fish. With sufficient notice, our cooks are happy to cater to vegetarian and other special diets. Guyanese cuisine may vary from what you are used to at home, so feel free to pop in the kitchen and see what and how we are preparing the meals!

The two accommodation buildings were once open sided shelters intended to hang hammocks in the open breeze. We have spent the past few years enclosing the buildings, creating eight separate rooms, and adding attached bathrooms to create a more comfortable space for our guests. Sleeping in a hammock is still an option, and is certainly a fun and comfortable way to spend the night. But no one leaves Atta without commenting on the private, roofless showers that afford you a stunning view of the treetops while you bathe. Each roomy bathroom is also fitted with a flush toilet and wash basin. Water is heated by the sun – but you’re unlikely to want hot water in this climate anyway!

Cozy But Comfortable Guest Rooms at Atta Rainforest LodgeVisits to the Canopy Walkway are easily scheduled during your stay at Atta Rainforest Lodge. You’ll want at least one stop at the Canopy platforms before dawn so that you can welcome the dawn chorus from the canopy. Then you’ll want to return again as the afternoon cools you can experience night falling and the canopy after dark. Additional visits are available outside these scheduled trips according to your schedule. All visitors to the walkway are accompanied by our Canopy Walkway specialists.

Apart from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway itself you can enjoy wildlife and birdwatching walks on the trails around the area. For those interested in botany many of the trails have the key trees species marked.

Birdwatching at Atta Rainforest Lodge

Many bird species, stunning insects, noisy amphibians, and playful primates make the surrounding forest their home and you cab be fairly certain to spot some extraordinary wildlife without even trying too hard. Night walks are our guides’ favorite, as something interesting or new always seems to pop on to the scene. Veteran guide Leon Moore really made 2012 special for dozens of guests who were able to spot numerous jaguars (Panthera onca) along the transnational road near the lodge… just look at our Facebook page for many examples of their sightings or click over to our Gallery Page where we’ve got some of the videos and pictures Leon has captured over the past few years.

Excursions further a field can be arranged with notice: the Iwokrama River Lodge, Rock View Lodge, and Surama EcoLodge are all within an hour or two of our location. Of particular interest to most visitors is a fabulous Guianian Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) lek where we are proud that our conservation efforts have led to a nearly 100% sighting rate.

Click here to view more pictures and videos on our Gallery Page!

What guests are saying

Have you visited the Walkway? We'd love to hear from you! Write a brief and helpful review of your experience on our TripAdvisor page for future guests who may not know what to expect.

  • A Great Place to Stay5 of 5 stars Managers were very friendly and accommodating. Leon, our guide, was fantastic and had an amazing knowledge of the birds and other animals we encountered.
    - Michael H, Wadhurst England | Trip Advisor, February 2014
  • The employees are simply fantastic…5 of 5 stars The employees are simply fantastic and the Haulier Monkeys a memorable moment, especially at 3 am!
    - Ariasalsa, Vienna, Austria | TripAdvisor, December 2013
  • An Amazing Experience!5 of 5 stars Guided by Leon we went to watch, listen and feel the pulse of the jungle at it's best! The sight from the top of the walkway is breathtaking and a night at the lodge is well... Unforgettable!
    - Ariasalsa, Vienna, Austria | TripAdvisor, December 2013
  • Memorable5 of 5 stars I had a very rewarding experience. There are some dramatic vista and some lovely birds to see, especially if you visit in the late afternoon as the wildlife winds down and roosts within the canopy. If you are lucky Leon will guide you, a very experienced birder with a real passion for wildlife. Our moment with the White Winged Potoo at twilight was special.
    - sbruce912, Ipswitch, UK | Trip Advisor, October 2013
  • Fantastic5 out of 5 stars Excellent to see the birds high up early in the morning from a decent height especially watching the Mccaws flying over. Most bird sightings are at distance but usually they also provide high powered lenses for viewing if you do not have your own.
    - Daveb412, Southampton, UK | TripAdvisor, September 2013
  • High in the Tree Tops5 of 5 stars Walking eye to eye with the birds and wildlife of the Jungle is a very enjoyable experience and this is what makes Atta Canopy Walkway such a special adventure, well worth a day or three to visit and soak up the jungle scene.
    - Jeffoclarko, Whitchurch, UK | Trip Advisor, July 2013
  • Great Views5 of 5 stars My friend and I visited here while we were staying at the Rainforest Lodge -- it was excellent. The walkway is situated at a high-enough height that we were able to see many birds.
    - Darin J, Des Moines, Iowa USA | Trip Advisor, April 2012
  • WonderfulBrilliant! Even more remote and felt fully immersed in the jungle. Saw howler monkeys whilst sitting on my bed! Dawn chorus was amazing, and the staff were really friendly and happy to sit up chatting with us. I loved staying here.
    - Beardysaurus, Wrightington, UK | Trip Advisor, December 2011
  • Incredible FacilityOur birding guide was simply supernatural in his ability to spot and describe birds. The canopy walk way gives you a really unusual perspective on the forest and it's inhabitants. The only draw back for us was that we seemed to arriving when we weren't expected, so there was a little awkwarness at first. However the staff cheerfully served us juice and cookies before and after the walkway tour.
    - Marilyn, Missoula, Montana USA | Trip Advisor, December 2011

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