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The Kaieteur Falls

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If you heard about Guyana, it means you would probably know of the mighty Essequibo River. On one of its many tributaries, the Potaro River, can be found the world-famous and magnificent Kaieteur Falls.

Allow me to refresh your memory. Kaieteur Falls is the largest single-drop waterfall in the world. At the falls, the Potaro River plummets downwards a height of about two hundred twenty-six (226) metres in a single drop.

The width of Kaieteur Falls is one hundred thirteen (113) metres. This coffee coloured water pours into a gorge below the waterfall in sprays of mists. With an average of 23,400 cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every second, Kaieteur Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. It is one of Guyana’s main tourist hotspot.

Credits: Anjo Royal. February 202!

The Kurupukari Crossing, Region 8

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The Kurupurari Crossing, also referred to as the Kurupurari River Crossing, is located about three hours drive from Lethem along the Lethem to Linden Trail in Region 8, Guyana, South America.

The Kurupurari Crossing refers to the location in the village of Kurupurari where the Essequibo River cuts across the trail.

Note that the name of the river is the Essequibo and not Kurupurari river as the terminology sometimes mislead people into thinking.

There is a Pontoon which ferries people across the Essequibo River at the village of Kurupurari every hour.

The locality where the Essequibo River cuts the trail at Kurupurari village together with the Pontoon which ferries people across are collectively referred to as the Kurupurari Crossing.

These beautiful photos were taken by various travelers between the years 2016 and 2021.

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.