Getting to the Canopy Walkway and Atta Rainforest Lodge
The walkway is situated at Mauisparu, near the southern boundary of the Iwokrama Reserve in central Guyana. We are approximately 300km (190 mi) south of Georgetown and 130km (80 mi) north of Lethem on the Brazilain border.
Getting here overland is the most economical way to reach the Canopy Walkway. From Georgetown there is a good all weather road running 340 km south to Lethem which passes through the Iwokrama Reserve. The walkway is a 20 minute walk, via private road, from that main north-south road. IntraServ bus service is no longer available, but minibus service is an economical – if not terribly comfortable – option for those coming in from Lethem or Georgetown. After heavy rains, the road can become a challenging route so flexibility and patience are key.
By far the quickest way to reach us is to fly into Fair View Village (near Iwokrama), Surama Village, or Annai (near Rock View Lodge) then transfer by 4X4 vehicle to our location. By road, we are about 75 minutes from the Iwokrama River Lodge and Fair View airstrip, 50 minutes north of the Annai airstrip at Rock View Lodge, and about 45 minutes east of Surama Village. The maps below will help you get an idea where we’re located in relation to the other main attractions of the area.
Finding your way around in Guyana can be a challenge. With the help from the cartographic team at Wilderness Explorers, we’ve compiled some maps to help you get your bearings. Of course, once you’re here you won’t have to worry: this remote landscape may seem impenetrable but your guides and drivers know this region like the back of their hand.