The Survival School Level 3 Indigenous Jungle Bushcraft Course – NCFE CQ Accredited – Guyana

Immerse Yourself in a Unique Jungle Adventure


(All Bookings are through The Wild Tales Inc – Trip Price $3,600 USD)

Back to Wilderness is thrilled to announce our collaboration with The Wild Tales Inc, a renowned company specializing in Expeditions and Jungle Survival. Together, we are offering a unique & immersive Jungle bushcraft course in the magnificent wilderness of Guyana. We are also proud to say this is also the world’s first indigenous jungle bushcraft course, that is accredited by NCFE, providing participants with a Level 3 certified and personalized qualification. NCFE is an awarding organization that is recognized by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

We will be working alongside highly skilled instructors from the Makushi tribe of North Rupununi, offering participants an exceptional opportunity to learn traditional Amerindian techniques in the breathtaking Amazon rainforest. This ecosystem is one of the world’s most diverse and stunning environments.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or interested in bushcraft and indigenous culture, we welcome you to join us. While prior bushcraft experience is not required, it would be helpful.

This course is NCFE CQ Accredited

The Wild Tales Inc provide this course in collaboration with Back To Wilderness under licence from Survival School, NCFE Centre 001135

From 1st August 2022, all certification will be in the form of eCertificates.

Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required criteria, the learner will achieve the following:

  • The Survival School Level 3 Indigenous Jungle Bushcraft – NCFE CQ Accredited

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor.

NCFE are an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual, Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

Note: This Survival School Accredited Level 3 CQ is not part of the Level 4 foundational syllabus and is a stand-alone course developed for personal and professional development.


What you will learn on the course: Level 3 Indigenous Jungle Bushcraft Learning Outcomes



Introduction to Jungle Bushcraft

Embark on our 13-day jungle bushcraft course, carefully devised by an international team and local indigenous instructors. Learn to craft traditional bows, arrows, and string by hand, and become proficient in using the machete. Hone your skills in weaving classic rucksacks, kindling primitive fires, advanced trapping and fishing. You, furthermore, will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the local Amazon rainforest’s resources, flora, fauna, and indigenous methods.

Location of Course
The course is hosted near the indigenous community of Surama in Guyana, integrating the Makushi Amerindians’ traditional usage of rainforest materials. While aspects of jungle survival are covered, our primary focus lies in honing and testing various conventional methods.

Experience an intense learning journey in jungle and expedition camps deep within the rainforest. Craft and set traps, refine your skills and accompany indigenous guides on nocturnal hunts and foraging expeditions. This hands-on, immersive course encourages active participation, from tool crafting to camp construction and team sustenance. Sign up for a unique jungle bushcraft course, nestled amongst the last remaining bushmen in an unspoiled rainforest. Unlock your potential and embody the spirit of the Amazon Rainforest.

For more information on how to join the Jungle Bushcraft Course Guyana you can visit the booking page or contact us to arrange a online call to discuss this trip.

What to expect
Begin a captivating 13-day Guyana Jungle Bushcraft Experience with our immersive itinerary. Arrive in the lively city of Georgetown and meet your fellow adventurers, building anticipation for the exciting journey ahead. From there, fly to Surama, a tranquil rainforest village where a charming ecolodge, with its breathtaking views, serves as the perfect precursor to our immersive jungle experience.

For the next five days at Rock Landing Camp, immerse yourself in intensive training, mastering fundamental skills such as crafting bows, setting traps, and kindling fires. Discover the complexities of the rainforest’s flora and fauna, developing a profound bond with your surroundings. Engage in hands-on activities, sharpening your fishing skills and learning advanced weaving techniques under the guidance of seasoned bushcraft instructors.

Dare to venture deeper into the jungle, dwelling in expedition camps untouched by modern structures. Take turns managing camp tasks, collect resources from your surroundings, set traps, and experiment with varied methods of roasting and preserving meat. Weather permitting, test your newly acquired skills by catching fish with your self-crafted bow and arrow.

On day 11, we wave goodbye to the jungle as we voyage back to Surama by boat. Freshen up and organise the equipment used during the course. Assemble at the lodge for a modest celebration, reflecting on achievements and cherishing the camaraderie fostered during this incredible journey.

Days 12-13 present opportunities to explore the quaint charm of Georgetown before you continue your travels or return home. Bid farewell to newfound friends, clutching the memories of an extraordinary jungle bushcraft adventure.

Join us for an unforgettable journey, connecting with nature, indigenous culture, and your inner resilience in the heart of the Guyanese rainforest.

To book or find out more, you can book an online consultation with Anders or call Ray on Call Ray on +44 7833 182 180. You can also read the blog Anders wrote on Jungle Survival Skills 101 for more information on what else you will learn.


Additional Information

What’s Included?

– 27 Meals (9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners)
– 13 Days / 12 Nights (2 at the hotel, two at the Ecolodge, and 9 in the jungle)
– Domestic flights with 25lb included luggage allowance
– Boats, guides, and bushcraft instructors for the jungle stay
– Village fee
– Jungle kit

What’s Not Provided?

– International airfare
– Meals in Georgetown
– Taxi transfers from the airport to Georgetown (approx. $70 each way)
– Alcoholic beverages
– Excess luggage for domestic flight
– The optional shipment of your bow & arrow back home
– Tips for guides (collected and distributed equally among guides)
– Personal travel insurance (documentation required in advance)
– Cost of medical clearance (if needed)
– Malaria Prophylaxis (consult with your doctor)
– Anything not mentioned above

Book your online consultation about the Guyana Jungle Bushcraft Experience
Call Ray on +44 7833 182 180


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