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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. Tours of Guyana often involve adventurous journeys by river, unsurfaced roads, and light aircraft. 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. Both our top 2 Guyana Tours include a trip to the Kaieteur Falls which is Guyana’s number one tourist destination. 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, such as Guyana’s beautiful capital, Georgetown.
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Places to Visit in Guyana
The most scenic places to visit in Guyana consist of lush rainforests, savannahs, and towns with colonial influences. On a trip to Guyana, the most popular place to visit is Kaieteur Falls, an impressive single-drop waterfall surrounded by rainforest and wildlife. Spot armadillos, monkeys, and the famous Cock of the Rock bird on your journey here.
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.
The grassy Rupununi savannah is also an excellent wildlife-watching destination in Guyana. One of the top activities here is to search for Giant Anteaters early in the morning or at dusk as they glide through the savannahs looking for termite nests to dig into. Additionally, Amerindian communities in Guyana can be found in the interior of the country and there are a number of excellent community-run eco-lodges. You can learn about the communities you are staying with as well as explore the natural beauty of the area.
Georgetown is the capital of Guyana. Tours here can see you explore the city’s tree-lined avenues and quirky museums. Hindu temples nestle up against mosques and wooden churches. Georgetown, Guyana has a West Indies soul with colorful markets where blaring reggae music fills the air.
For sightings of Giant River Otters, head to the Karanambu Lodge, where there is Giant River Otter sanctuary.
The Iwokrama Rainforest is a large rainforest reserve that protects the forest and makes it a great destination for adventure tours. One of the most photographed areas here is the canopy walkways located near Atta Lodge. A short trek leads you to a series of suspension bridges and platforms 33 meters above the forest floor, perfect for bird watching and other wildlife spotting.
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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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.
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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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