Guyana

Overview

Guyana – a South American country with a Caribbean flair teeming with natural beauty and friendly people! With a dual identity, the country offers an abundance of activities to satisfy every interest, from a quiet stroll along its tree-lined avenues to trekking through the endless stretch of verdant forests.

 

Land of the Giants; Big River Country; Best Kept Secret in South America; Land of Many Waters...the destination is renowned for offering visitors unique experiences and priceless memories with a mix of rich indigenous culture, natural attractions , authentic cuisine, rugged landscape, pristine forests, warm people and a myriad of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic events.

 

From the lure of its golden beaches littering the landscape, to the irresistible pull of the interior locations with undulating mountain passes and endless savannahs, opportunities abound for the perfect vacation where relaxation, adventure, discovery and romance can be found in one location.

 

This award-winning destination has also been recognised for its promotion of Sustainable Tourism where the hinterland communities embrace a low carbon lifestyle and share their experiences. Come Experience, Explore and Enjoy.

 

National Geographic Names Guyana THE ‘Best of the World 2014’ for must-see places on Earth.

Airlines

Guyana is served by connecting flights from gateways served by Caribbean Airlines. Regional services into Guyana are operated by Insel Air and LIAT.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Several cruise lines include Guyana on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Guyana offers a wide range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Four CTO-member tour operators serve Guyana. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

This Wilderness Explorer’s Itinerary propelled Guyana onto National Geographic’s ‘Best of the World 2014’ list.  16 days of river exploration, mountain climbing, and sightseeing will introduce you to Guyana’s rich culture and pristine environment. This itinerary focuses on small and out of the way eco lodges owned and operated by Amerindian Villages; Surama, at the base of Pakaraima Mountains in the Iwokarama Rainforest, Rewa at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, Nappi in the Kanuku foothills and Yupukari on the Rupunnuni Savannah with an important Caiman conservation project.

“It was truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever done. It really makes you understand how much you do not need on a daily basis.”

American Actor, Channing Tatum