French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana Tours
Both our Top 2 Tours of Guyana include a trip to the Kaieteur Falls which is Guyana’s number one tourist destination – it is spectacular yet relatively unknown. Kaieteur Falls is surrounded by pristine rainforest and completely free of crowds. Our Guyana tours also visit other intriguing corners of this little-visited country.
Guyana travel beckons those with a sense of adventure and an understanding that Guyana’s tourism infrastructure isn’t as developed as most other countries in South America. Traveling here often involves journeys by river, unsurfaced roads, and light aircraft. Outside of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, accommodation is mostly in simple but well run and often community-owned lodges. The rewards for travel here are to see places far from mass tourism with excellent chances to spot wildlife and learn about the Amerindian culture.
Kaieteur Falls Tours
All Guyana tours must include a visit to the Kaieteur Falls. The falls are almost five times as high as Niagara Falls and are the world’s tallest single-drop curtain falls. A trip to Kaieteur Falls involves a flight from Georgetown into the rainforest that surrounds the falls. Tours here usually involve a few hours at the falls with time to walk around and admire the vegetation and wildlife as well as the falls themselves. For a really adventurous Guyana vacation, trek for several days through the jungle to get to the falls rather than arrive by air.
Popular Guyana Tours
Our Wild Guyana tour offers some unique things to do in Guyana including a night in a simple guesthouse at Kaieteur Falls. While most people just visit for a day, by spending a night at the falls, travelers get to see the Cock of the Rock and Kaieteur Swifts going to roost behind the falls and the early morning mists. This trip to Guyana is especially varied as it includes the city, rainforest, waterfalls, and savannah. There are lots of opportunities for spotting wildlife including giant river otters and giant anteaters plus many colorful birds.
The Three Guianas Adventure Tour combines Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, ending in the Brazilian city of Belem. This combination allows the traveler to experience very different cultures. In Guyana, there is British influence, Amerindian communities, and Indian heritage. In Suriname, there is Dutch influence, Indonesian influence, and Maroon villages. French Guiana is still an overseas department of France so French is the main influence, plus there is an H’ mong community. Finish up in Brazil and learn about Amazonian customs and especially food. While travel to Guyana and Suriname is quite simple, French Guiana is more developed.
Custom Guyana Tours
A Guyana vacation is a real adventure and is perfect for anyone interested in wildlife, rainforests and indigenous communities. Despite its location on the Caribbean Coast, Guyana is not the place for a beach vacation, though there are some good places to relax after exploring the country’s wild interior, such as Baganara Island Resort which sits in the mouth of the Essequibo River. Guyanese food is getting increasing global recognition and culinary tours are available in Georgetown. Delven Adam’s Backyard Cafe is gaining international claim and must be booked through an agency if you wish to dine here. For help planning your custom Guyana tour, contact one of our Expert Travel Consultants today.
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Things to Do in Guyana & Related Experiences
Hiking is extremely popular in Guyana as the trails lead you through lush rainforests, and to remote savannas and tropical beaches. Other activities include visiting Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, meeting with inhabitants of indigenous communities, sample some of Guyana’s best dishes on a food tour, go wildlife sightseeing, and more!
Guyana Travel FAQ’s
Thinking about a Guyana trip? Visit our Guianas Vacation Planning page for in-depth Guianas travel tips. Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.
What is the Best Time to Visit Guyana?
Guyana’s interior is most accessible from January to April, during the dry season. During this time roads and hiking trails are open, and rain is less frequent. However, Guyana has a subtropical climate and visitors should expect rainfall year-round. While the dry season can be hot, there are also significantly fewer insects, like mosquitoes and Kaboura flies.
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