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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.

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.

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.

The Kurupukari River Crossing

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The Kurupukari River Crossing is where the mighty Essequibo River cuts across the Lethem – Georgetown trail. A ferry takes vehicles across the river every hour of the day from 6: AM to 6 PM. There are presently plans to construct a bridge over the river at this point.

This photo was taken by Patrick Carpen around February, 2019 at Kurupukari, Guyana, South America.

Masakanari – Gunns Village – Paddling Through the Essequibo

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Masakanari, also popularly called “Gunns,” is an isolated Indigenous village located in the Deep South Rupununi in Region Nine, Guyana, South America. It is the home to the Wai Wai tribe of Amerindians. Masakanari has a trail link to neighbouring Suriname that takes several days traversing across the dense jungle.

In this photo, two young men paddle through the Essequibo River.

Essequibo River – On the Way to Aruwai Resort

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Blazing the tranquil waters of the Essequibo River on our way to Aruwai Resort in the Mazaruni River.

The Aruwai Resort is a beautiful Island Resort in the Mazaruni River – about 20 minutes from the Bartica docks in Region 7, Guyana, South America.

Photo taken in May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Blazing the Trail – Cuyuni – Mazaruni

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As our speedboat skillfully skids the waters of the Essequibo, we approach the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers in Region 7, Guyana, South America. In focus: another speedboat blazes along with a boatload of happy riders.

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

Welcome Aboard – Essequibo River

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Welcome aboard! These small speedboats which brave the waters of the Essequibo River from the Wharves of Bartica will give you a thrilling ride -but only if you’re on the wild side! Get ready to ride some waves with the wind in your face. And always wear your life jackets!

In reality, there has been very little, if any, incidents with speedboats on the Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. If you’re the daring type, take a ride!

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