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Aruwai Island Resort – Mazaruni River – Scenes

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Aruwai Island Resort is located in the Mazaruni River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. You can get there by taking a speedboat from the wharves of Bartica.

Aruwai Island Resort is a fantastic place for relaxation and a weekend getaway. It provides opportunities for swimming, jet-skiing, sightseeing and games. Right opposite is the beautiful White Water Falls.

Photo: Patrick Carpen. Date: April 2019.

Demerara River – Speedboat Crossing

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Crossing the Demerara River from Vreedenhoop to the back of the Stabroek Market in Georgetown, Guyana can be a fun. It can also be a bit scary as the waters are often rough. The speedboat, commonly called water taxis by foreigners, whisks you from one port to the other in a matter of minutes. The cost for a one way trip is just 100 Guyana dollars.

Crossing the Demerara River via speedboat is an alternative or shortcut to using the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Everyday, hundreds of people cross the Demerara River from the West Bank to the capital city of Georgetown, Guyana and vice-versa using the speedboat services.

The Essequibo River – Scenes

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This beautiful photo was taken from a speedboat leaving the Parika Stelling en route to Bartica. Speedboats, also known as water taxis, transport hundreds of passengers daily from Bartica in Region 7 to the Parika Stelling on the East Bank of the Essequibo River in Region 3, Guyana, South America.

The mighty Essequibo River is filled with natural wonders and breathtaking scenery.

Photo: Patrick Carpen. Date: April 2019.

Sunset on the Rewa River

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A beautiful sunset on the Rewa River. The village of Rewa is located in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America and is home to about 300 Amerindians of the Makushi Tribe.

Located at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, Rewa is home to the famous Rewa Eco Lodge. It offers awesome fishing opportunities in the rivers and sightseeing from the mountaintops.

Rewa Village – North Rupununi – Canoe Paddling

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An Amerindian paddles a dugout canoe in the Rewa River in Rewa Village in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

Rewa, located at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, is home to about 300 Amerindians of the Makushi Tribe. It is known for the famous “Rewa Eco Lodge,” luscious fishing grounds and beautiful scenery.

Scenes from the Essequibo River

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The Essequibo River is Guyana‘s largest river. It flows for a distance of 1014 kilometers from the Acarai Mountains near the Guyana/Brazil border and empties into the Atlantic Ocean to Guyana‘s north.

The Essequibo River provides many beautiful scenes along the way.

The photo above was taken by Patrick Carpen around May 2019.

Crossing the Demerara River – Water Taxis

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Passengers use the water taxis – the small engine speedboats – to cross the Demerara River in Guyana, South America every day. They leave from the Vreehenhoop Stelling and disembark on the Stabroek Market Wharf located at the back of the Stabroek Market in Georgetown – and vice-versa. The speedboats charge $100 per passenger. Although the waters is sometimes rough, there has been very few reports of accidents and each passenger is required to wear a life jacket.

Passengers commuting from Georgetown to the West Coast often choose the speedboats as a faster route than going across the Demerara Harbor Bridge.

The photo above was taken by Patrick Carpen around April 2019.

The Takutu River – Guyana/Brazil Border

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The Takutu River forms a border between Guyana and Brazil to the south of Guyana. The Takutu River Bridge crosses over the river border and connects the two countries. The Takutu Hotel in Lethem and the Takutu Hotel in Bonfim, Brazil are named after the Takutu River.

This photo was taken by Patrick Carpen around August 2016.

The Kurupukari River Crossing – Scenes

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The Kurupukari River Crossing is where the mighty Essequibo River cuts across the Lethem – Linden Trail. Presently, there are ongoing plans to construct a bridge over the Essequibo at Kurupukari in order to facilitate smoother flow of traffic across the trail. At present, there is a ferry that crosses the river every hour from 6 AM to 6 PM. The ferry takes vehicles and passengers across the river.

The photo above was taken by Patrick Carpen around November, 2018 at Kurupukari Village, Guyana, South America.