GUYANA
TRAVEL
GUIDE

Welcome to Guyana!

WHAT A TOURIST SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VISITING GUYANA: LOCATION, VISA, BEST TIME TO VISIT

Like many other countries in North and South America, Guyana has long been home to the Arawak and Carib Indian tribes. Little is known about events of such antiquity, but according to anthropologists, people appeared in this area more than thirty thousand years ago. Interestingly, the name of the country has deep roots from this very period. “It is not surprising that the place got such a name, because there are many waterways on the territory of Guyana. The first Europeans set foot on the land of Guyana in the 15th century.

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Let’s start at the beginning

Kaieteur Falls
location and history


Kaieteur Falls is the world’s largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it.

CITIES OF GUYANA:
WHAT TO VISIT


So many towns and cities and countryside are also found in this area. Here we focus on a few of Guyana’s greatest cities and their top visitor spots.

EXPLORE RORAIMA:
RORAIMA GUIDE TOUR


According to South American aboriginal legends, the Rock of Roraima is not a rock at all, but the stump of a mighty tree that gives people all imaginable fruits and vegetables. The tree of plenty felled the anti-hero of ancient myths Macunaim, which, in fact, brought down the inhabitants of the great flood. In fact, the origin of the world’ unusual stones is not fully understood. It is quite possible that someday we will find real evidence of its artificial creation.

GEORGETOWN GUYANA FULL GUIDE:
WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SEE


At the point where the Demerara River flows into the Atlantic Ocean is the city of Georgetown. It is known as the metropolitan center of Guyana. The area is quite attractive because of the vast tropical forests that surround it. At the same time, the entire “green area” is filled with interesting “residents” – rare species of animals, and the sky is often seen flying by a rare breed of bird. Many of them are endangered species, so they are protected by the state. Tourists come here to fish in the local waters, walk through the rugged jungle or take a boat ride on the river expanse.

GUYANA LOCAL LIFE:
CUSTOMS, RELIGION, NATIVES, PRICES


Guyana’s culture is an intricate blend of the traditions of ethnic groups as diverse as Hindus, Indians, Africans, Europeans, and Southeast Asians. This remarkable “mix of peoples” has contributed to the emergence of a distinctive Guyanese nation, manifesting itself in original spicy cuisine, religion, unique traditions of folk music and oral art, colorful clothing, and even in the distinctive local accent.

TOP 10 TOURS IN GUYANA:
BEST THINGS TO DO


Horse excursion
A bike tour of the Kanuku Mountains, including Kumu Falls
7-Day Guyana Wild Ranch Adventure from Lethem
A 9-day expedition to Mt. Kanuku from Lethem
A 9-day or 11-day Guiana River Burro Burro trip
8-Day Rupununi Savannah and Kaieteur Falls Adventure from Georgetown
3 Guianas Express
Fortaleza to Bridgetown 22 days
Guyana Jungle Survival 7 Days
Guyana Rainforest 6 days

WHAT BEACHES TO VISIT IN GUYANA: BEST COAStLINE LOCATIONS


Guyana is a small country that baffles everyone.
The country is nearly entirely covered by magnificent tropical woods and savannahs, but it is also home to 270 miles of shoreline. Even though the beaches are not comparable to those of the Caribbean, they are yet gorgeous in a decidedly less groomed, postcard-like manner.

HOW TO GET TO GUYANA AND TRANSPORT IN GUYANA: BUSES, TAXI, FERRIES PRICES


Most tourists arrive to Guyana by plane. But you can also get here by ferry across the border of Suriname and Guyana.

WHERE TO CATCH FISH IN GUYANA?
BEST FISHING TOUR


A trip through the Guyana tropical woods is an experience in and of its own right! You’ll always keep in mind a trip through the woods and creeks while watching the wide variety of flora and fauna on the trail. Essequibo River passage is another grand experience alongside the route. Follow the Rupununi River down to Bat Creek and up the creek through thick tropical forest with an 11-mile cut-through trail toward a number of eco-friendly fishponds, and you’ll see wildlife. !

WHERE TO STAY IN GUYANA:
BEST HOTELS IN GUYANA


Guyana has quite a few hotels of various classes, resorts, guesthouses, and B&Bs (bad nad breakfasts) to choose from. Below is a list of just a few of them, which may help you navigate, or if necessary, contact them directly to clarify prices, conditions and reservations.

GUYANA CUISINE GUIDE:
WHAT TO EAT, BEST PLACES TO VISIT + CURRY TOUR


The cuisine of Guyana is the ethnic cuisine of the state of Guyana, located on the northeast coast of South America. Guyana’s cuisine mirrors both the ethnographic makeup of the nation and its history as a colony. Although Guyana is located on the South American continent, its cuisine is in many ways comparable to that of the Caribbean islands.

TOURIST SAFETY IN GUYANA:
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRIME And MALARIA


Safety situation in the country is fairly calm but controversial. Street crime and physical violence are quite common in Georgetown, so foreigners in the city should take extra precautions. It is advisable to observe the rules of basic safety – do not carry large sums of money and jewelry, do not show expensive photo and video equipment, do not leave things on curbs or benches and so on.