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Guyana Travel

Guyana is a small South American country in the north-eastern portion of the continent. The coastline of Guyana is along the Atlantic Ocean, and the country lies between the nations of Suriname, Venezuela and Brazil. Guyana is the third-smallest country in South America after the countries of Suriname and Uruguay. Guyana (shortened from Arawak Guyana) means “Land of many waters” and its name is also related to the name of another South American country, Uruguay.  

The capital of Guyana and its largest city is Georgetown. Guyana has four important ports including Linden which is a bauxite mining town and Parika which sits on the east bank of the country's largest river, the Essequibo River.

Guyana is nowadays a country bordered in the East by the near - by Suriname , in the South and South - West by the glamorous country of Brazil and in the West by the country of Venezuela . Geographically speaking, it is the third - smallest country in the Mainland of the South America and it is one of the only four non –Spanish - speaking territories or regions on this beautiful continent, along with others countries, such as Brazil (Portuguese Language), Suriname (Dutch Language) and also the French overseas region or territory of the French Guyana (French Language). Guyana is also associated with the English - speaking of the Caribbean countries like the exotic countries of Jamaica and also Trinidad and Tobago.

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The climate here is hot and warm, but pleasant for most of the year, particularly on the coastal belt, where it is cooled by the sea breeze. The rainy season occurs in the summer months of May and June and then again in the months of December and January.

Guyana , which is a country of an exceptional natural wonder and beauty, is a wonderful combination of the spirit Caribbean and the indigenous South American styles; it stretches almost 460 miles from its very long and wide Atlantic Ocean's Coastline into the dense and marvelous Equatorial Forests and the amazing Savannah from Rupununi.

The unique capital and primary port is the little city or town of Georgetown, a very comfortable one with modern, and sometimes luxurious, hotels, fine old, almost ancient, colonial buildings, and with very broad, almost tree - lined boulevards and streets. The wonderful wooden, non – metallically architecture is nowadays a very old reminiscence of Guyana 's many centuries as a Dutch and then, as a former British colony.

This specific city has the tallest wooden construction in the whole world, the St. George's Cathedral. The life in the exotic country of Guyana is dominated by the rivers Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo , which are providing essential road lines and highways into the Equatorial Forests, rain forests and jungles in the interior of it. Today, Guyana still remains one of the world's most exciting and exotic destinations for people who want adventure, travel and even exploration. Setting in and out for the nice interior by boat or in a light aircraft, you will encounter an extraordinary ancient natural heritage of the amazing country of Guyana: the jaguar is still there in the rainforest and the unrest cries of the troupes and of the howler monkeys, which echoes still now through the big trees during the Giant River Otter, the beautiful Black Caiman, and the spectacular Arapaima (the largest known freshwater fish in the entire world) swim in the old muddy rivers of the Rupununi. The Flashes of the scarlet, the yellow and blue bursts through the rain forest's intense and lightly green as the lonely macaws fly courageously, the toucans, and also the awesome Harpy Eagle, swoop through the high and rich trees, while the very beautiful Guyana Cock – of – the - Rock now lingers around and in the waters of the Kaieteur Falls . Almost 800 indigenous ancient species of birds live now in the Guyana 's rain forests and Equatorial forests.

For the original adventurer, the country of Guyana is a place of wonder, of pure revelation; for the lonely eco - tourist, this is a country where the “Mighty Nature” has placed its greatest and most valuable riches and we need only to feel the pure and original beauty of the nature, which whispers across our hearts and to discover an amazing experience, which will never be forgotten in the future.


Guyana boasts several rivers including its largest river, the beautiful Essequibo River, which on the east bank of this river sits one of Guyana's largest cities, the city of Parika. However, perhaps the most visited site in Guyana is the Kaieteur Falls. The Kaieteur Falls is a true wilderness area with no roads or luxurious hotels; however the area is unspoiled by development and majestic. Visitors may choose to visit the Kaieteur Falls via an overland trek which recreates the journey the first Europeans traveled when discovering the falls. Visitors may also fly in, though choices in air travel are rather limited while the area has no major hotels, guests may stay in the Kaieteur guest house while experiencing the pristine beauty of the falls and the surrounding park.


International flights leave daily into and out of Cheddi Jagan International Airport which sits approximately 40km south of the capital of Georgetown. International flights include connections to and from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and The Caribbean.

Buses from Brazil may be used. The buses stop at the Interserv Bus Office in downtown Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. They leave very late at night and is recommended that visitors take a taxi to the bus station due to the surrounding area being unsafe at night. If entering Guyana through Brazil via bus, enter via Bonfim on the border and walk across the bridge and find a minibus or taxi to take you to Lethern to catch a bus to Georgetown.


Guyana has a hot, tropical climate that can be very humid, although the humidity and heat are moderated by northeast trade winds. Guyana has two rainy seasons, one running from May to mid-August and another from mid-November to mid-January. During the rainy seasons, flash floods are a constant threat so travelers may well avoid Guyana during its heaviest periods of rain.

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