Atta Rainforest Lodge sits in an opening in the Iwokrama Rainforest and offers a complete immersion in the rainforest experience. Lovely gardens attract over 12 species of hummingbirds and lawns lead to the forest verge, where Black Curassow, deer, monkeys, Red-rumped Agouti and sometimes tapir come to feed.
An easy 15-minute walk along a forest trail leads to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, a series of suspension bridges and decks of up to 30 metres in height and 154 metres in length. This allows close up views of the mid and upper canopy of the forest and allows wildlife to be relatively free from human intrusion. This is an excellent platform for birdwatching or simply enjoying the unique opportunity to be in the tree-tops.
CATS - A unique partnership
The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway and Atta Rainforest Lodge are jointly operated by Surama Village, Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation, and Wilderness Explorers. Together we bring a wealth of expertise and creativity to the guests who spend time with us.
Unparalleled birdwatching opportunities
Many of Guyana’s +840 species are on unique display here at the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. Perched 33 meters (100 feet) above the forest floor, the walkway’s four spacious platforms give visitors a unique perspective impossible to gain from the ground below.
Expertise and Hospitality
The walkway and lodge are staffed by local Makushi Amerindians and other Guyanese naturalists. We grew up in this rainforest, walking its trails, swimming in its rivers, and learning from countless days of experience. Come spend time in the amazing land we call home.
Homecooked meals & comfortable accommodation
Spend the evening, enjoy dinner under the stars, and treat yourself to the warmth of Amerindian hospitality before heading to the Walkway at dawn. We have eight comfortable guest rooms with attached bath, and we’re famous for our open-to-the-sky showers.
Where are we located
Atta Rainforest Lodge and Iwokrama Canopy Walkway are located in the heart of Guyana's Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, one of the most pristine rainforests left in the world. Its secluded location allows for a complete immersion in the rainforest experience.
We are approximately 300km (190 mi) south of Georgetown and 130km (80 mi) north of Lethem on the Brazilian border. Surama Village and Rock View Lodge are about 95 minutes away by road, and Iwokrama River Lodge is about 70 minutes away. The nearest airstrips are Fair View Village adjacent to Iwokrama River Lodge, Surama Village and Annai Village (Rock View Lodge).