Inaugural Bartica 4×4 Safari to educate tourists on historical sites- promotes domestic tourism
DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Inaugural Bartica 4 x 4 Safari, was launched today, and runs from August 18 to 20, 2017. The Safari was launched in the Ministry of Business’ Boardroom. The expedition will allow tourists to view some of the country’s beautiful scenery, as the new route will pass through Regions Four, Five Seven and Ten.
The Safari is a collaborative effort between Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Rain Forest Tours, the Municipal Town Council of Region Seven and Palm Springs Hotel among other agencies.
In brief remarks, GTA Director, Indranauth Haralsingh described the Safari as three days of adventure and a short getaway. He noted that the GTA, “Is committed to promoting and encouraging responsible, affordable adventure travel outdoor recreation and short get away. It is very important for us to develop and create new routes and tourism products and attractions”.
Haralsingh expressed his gratitude towards Managing Director of Rain Forest Tours Frank Singh for supporting, creating the avenue and ‘looking at new routes’ that will be deemed beneficial to both locals and visitors.
Representative from the Pakaraima Mountain Safari and Rain Forest Tours, Lisa Smith highlighted that some of the places the journey will cover are, “the Linden Museum of Industrial & Socio-Cultural Heritage , the large iron Christiansburg Water Wheel, of course we will see the venue where the Rock Stone Fish Festival is held yearly, the Baracara Falls and the Marshall Falls”.
Smith noted that the focus this year is on Guyanese and on Domestic tourism. She explained that the Safari will allow tourists to learn about the history of the places they visit and participate in cultural exchanges.
Head of Rain Forest Tours, Frank Singh said that the expedition is one that is safe. He noted that safety measures have been put in place in the event of any unfortunate incident.
Singh highlighted that the two major safaris undertaken by the Rain Forest Tours, the Rupununi and Moraikobai Safari have been successful. He added that they are looking to have this new Safari become an annual one.
By: Neola Damon