30 Reasons to Visit Guyana
Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with strong traditions of cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Here are 30 reasons to visit Guyana
Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America
This can make a difference when on vacation. Speaking the language can make or break your experience especially if you’re traveling solo.
Kaieteur Falls, Potaro-Siparuni
Considering height and water volume, Keieteur is among the biggest single-drop waterfalls in the world, and about five times taller than Niagara.
In a whole year, Guyana has less tourist visitors than Machu Picchu does in one day.
Caribe, Arawak, Warao, Macushi, Waiwai and Wapisiana are just a few of the Amerindian groups found in Guyana with their languages, customs and cultures.
Sea turtles are some of the most elusive and endangered animals on the planet, and most people only get to see them in zoos. However, on Shell beach in Guyana you can sea four turtle species in their natural environment.
You can find anything you could think of in Stabroek, from clothes and books to produce or jewelry.
Guyana is 80% pristine rainforest.
The small town of Bartica is an oasis of quiet, especially if you are coming over from a big city. The port town is infused with typical Guyanese charm, and the inhabitants are friendly and interesting.
Guyana is all about the wildlife
The country has a huge biodiversity including giant anteaters, giant river otters, jaguars, black caiman, monkeys galore, over 800 species of birds and an infinite species of plants and insects, many still not categorized.
Guyana’s rivers are vastly untouched and prime for fishing. There are over 1800 species of fish including the Arowana, Payara, Himara. Peacock Bass and Pirahna.
The Savannahs of the Rupununi
The Savannahs of the Rupununi are a vast wilderness where Amerindian cowboys called Vaqueros roam the plains as they have done so in ages past where once Frank James used to ride and where the world largest ranch once was located.
Annual Rupununi Rodeo Festival
The 3-day annual Rupununi Rodeo Festival is simply fascinating. It’s a joy to watch cattle and wild horses rounded up out of the huge wilderness of the Rupununi Savannah and performing various acts and tricks.
Visit Georgetown – the Garden City
Georgetown is a charming and exciting city in the world. Though a modern city and the capital of Guyana, it is devoid of skyscrapers usually found in other capital cities around the world. You will mostly find wooden buildings here
One of Guyana’s hidden jewels, Orinduik Falls is a gorgeous cascade that will leave your jaw hanging. It’s also a wonderfully tucked away place to swim in a natural Jacuzzi at the foot of a sparkling waterfall, surrounded by lush rainforest.
El Dorado rum which hails from Guyana is the very best rum you will find.
The Exchange Rate
The Guyanese exchange rate is currently $208 GY to $1 US. With this exchange rate and the up and coming tourism industry. You will certainly find great prices and deals.
Guyana is one of the world’s top producers of gold
Look for reasonably priced gold jewelry as souvenirs.
The people of Guyana are very warm and friendly.
Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology
The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology is a museum of anthropology in Georgetown, and claims to be the oldest such museum in the English-speaking Caribbean region. It was established in 1974, but not opened to the public until 1982.
Guyana National Museum
Guyana National Museum was established on 13 February 1868. The idea of starting a museum was conceived by members of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana.
The Kanuku Mountains are a group of mountains in Guyana, located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. The name means 'forest' in the Wapishana language, a reference to the rich diversity of wildlife found there.
The Pacaraima or Pakaraima Mountains are the mountains of Guyana, lying in southwestern part of this country and shares borders with Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, extending from west to east for over 800 kilometres.
The Iwokrama Forest is nearly 3710 square kilometers of central Guyana located in the heart of the Guiana Shield, one of the four last pristine tropical forests in the world.
Castellani House is a large nineteenth-century building, which is situated on the corner of Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown.
Guyana Zoo is a zoo located in Georgetown. The zoo officially opened in 1952, but its grounds had been used as botanical gardens since 1895. Some of its most popular attractions are harpy eagles and manatees.
Bourda Cricket Ground
The Bourda or Georgetown Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in Georgetown, used by the Guyanese cricket team for matches with other nations in the Caribbean as well as some Test matches involving the West Indies.
John Campbell Police Museum
Museum of African Heritage
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