The Lethem to Linden Trail is a 300 miles (approximately) trail cut mostly through the Amazon Rain Forest from Lethem to Linden. The Lethem-Linden Trail is also referred to as the “Lethem – Georgetown Trail.” That’s because there is paved road from Linden going to Georgetown, while from Lethem to Linden, it’s a sand/brick/clay trail.
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The Kurupukari Crossing is located along the Lethem – Georgetown Trail, about 5 hours’ drive from Lethem, and about 8 hours when you’re coming from Georgetown. There is where the Essequibo River cuts the trail into two parts. There is a boat service which ferries vehicles across the Essequibo River every hour of the day. This is called the Kurupukari Crossing.
The buses usually leave Lethem at 6 pm every night and arrive in Georgetown around 3 pm the next day. They also leave Georgetown around 6 pm, and arrive around 3 pm in Lethem. Usually, you can pop up the same day and reserve your seat at Carly’s or Cindy’s Bus Service, but it is safer to book a day in advance.
Mabura is a village located along the Lethem – Linden trail at Region 10, Guyana, South America – about 127 km from Linden when traveling from Georgetown to Lethem. The village, also known as “Great Falls” village, contains a police outpost which is a checkpoint for passengers traveling along the Lethem – Linden Trail.
I shot this video on the 21st of November, 2017, as I traveled with Carly Bus Service down the Lethem-Georgetown trail. The video is not the best of quality, but it gives you an idea of what the trail looked like at that time. Who knows what the trail will be like in the future, whether better or worse! It is good to preserve a piece of history!