Guyana Things to Do

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    Stabroek market
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    fresh fish , outside stabroek market
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  • Things to Do
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Guyana Things to Do

  • Lots to see from the air

    The tiny planes you'll take to fly around Guyana give you a very up-close-and-personal look at the country from the air. Flying from Georgetown to Annai, we were amazed by how thinly populated the country was, and how huge the jungle was. You can go for long, long stretches without seeing a sign of human habitation.The lighter patches of jungle in...

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  • Kaietur Falls

    This is Guyana's one real tourist attraction, and it's pretty much a given that you will go there no matter what else you're doing in the country. The Falls really are pretty impressive, and it was almost as much fun to fly over them as it was to hike around the site. You can get as close to the edge of the Falls as you dare, and in low-water...

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  • Visit one of the world's greatest...

    My first glance at Kaieteur Falls from the air took my breath away. Kaieteur Falls are in the centre of Guyana's rain forest and a National Park has been established to highlight the falls and the biodiversity of the rain forest. As soon as our plane landed, we wasted no time in walking down the nature trail that led to the falls. As we approached,...

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  • Iwokrama

    The Iwokrama Forest is a Wilderness Preserve of nearly one million acres of untamed wilderness as part of the Guiana Shield. The forest sits on one of the oldest exposed rock surfaces in the world. This area is one of the last four "frontier forests" in the world - apart from small Amerindian settlements, it is uninhabited and offers unrivalled...

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  • Visit Stabroek Market

    go to the Stabroek market right near downtown. Plenty to see there and purchase. For Guyanese crafts and South American crafts go to the Hibiscus Craft Market.

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  • Birding one of the best destinations of...

    Birding in the rainforest Guyana has been featured in Birdwatch, Waterlife, Condé Nast Traveller, Guardian Unlimited, and the Sundowner. Guyana has also been ranked alongside Peru, also on the South American continent, which is considered the best destination in the world for birding. Divided into three distinct areas: the Coastlands, the...

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  • Visit Shell Beach

    A remote beach on the north coast, accessed by speed boat. I visited this beach with a group of friends, the trip there wasn't easy to say the least and we ended up having to walk miles to get to where we were staying but it was worth it in the end.Watching the sunset whist drinking from coconuts around a camp fire with no one around for miles.Also...

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  • Mother Nature's Jacuzzi...Orinduik Falls

    Our last full day in the Pakaraima region included a 6 hour hike in the scorching sun that took us from Kurukaburu to a little village on the Guyana/Brazilian border. From here we would catch a flight back to Georgetown. Our reward at the end of this grueling trek was the discovery that we were at the site of Orinduik Falls. The falls are found on...

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  • orinduik falls

    our trip also included a stop at orinduik falls. You must bring bug spray here or you will be eaten alive! It is worth the bugs though if you're into climbing the falls and doing some swimming. Kevin and I were the only ones in our group who climbed and swam so i imagine the rest of our group was bored just sitting at the top waiting for us but we...

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  • Guyana Zoo

    Kevin and I enjoyed the zoo, lots of animals to check out. Just be careful on the monkeys and use your common sense as it's possible to be too close to some of the cages.

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  • Look Around

    get out of town as soon as possible. The jungle has many offerings. Take a day trip to Kaeteur Falls. $100.00 round trip on a little plane.Visit the shops. Even if you don't see them...ask. Seems everyone does some craft.Go uptown to the shops and museum. Take in the local flavor

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  • Movie Guiana 1838.

    The making of Guiana 1838In April of this year Guyana hosted a film crew led by Rohit Jagessar, the director and writer of a historical film about indentureship and slavery in British Guiana during the early 1800s. The film was partly shot on the Corentyne in the cane fields andWednesday, August 4th 2004 .If you would like to see the trailer for...

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  • Guyana from the air

    Flying from Baganara to Kaieteur to Orinduik to Mahdia to Baganara, we covered large areas of Guyana from the air.Three things really struck me during the flight:1. How beautiful the countryside of Guyana is from the air2. How much of the country is covered with rainforest3. That you don't realise how many different shades of green there are until...

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  • Orinduik Falls

    The falls are not high, but the setting in the fact that they tumble over solid Jasper, a semi-precious stone, make them very attractive. From the airstrip there is a short walk down to the falls, over some rocks.The falls are named after orin, a kind of sea weed which covers the rocks around the falls.

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  • Kaieteur Falls

    At 741 feet, Kaieteur Falls is the highest single drop waterfall in the world - five times the height of Niagara!The setting is beautiful, in the heart of the rain forest, surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. There are hiking paths that lead from the small airstrip down to the falls. You are most likely to have the falls to yourself.

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  • Birds

    There are over 800 different species of birds in Guyana, including the amazingly colourful Cock-of-the-Rock (see Kaieteur pages). We saw very many birds everywhere we went, including:Smooth billed AniSwallowtail kiteRed and green macawRoadside hawkTropical kingbirdSavannah hawkSouthern lapwingBrown throated parakeetScarlet macawBlue throated piping...

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  • Turtle Mountain

    One of the trekking possiblities at Iwokrama is to climb Turtle Mountain. After a boat trip of around half an hour, you make a rough landing before setting off on reasonable trails. The first part of the trail was rather precarious, as you needed to cross a small creek. You could either try and balance on a fallen log which was rather tangled in...

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  • Butterflies

    The lovely pale yellow butterflies were on a migration to Brazil, and were found in large numbers settled on any area of stagnant water. I have never seen so many butterflies in one place at one time ever before.Disturbing the butterflies which had settled in this little pool of water, they all flew up at the same time, filling the air with little...

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  • Wildlife

    Although many large mammals roam the forests og Guyana, we did not see many. There are jaguars, agouti, capybara, coatimundi, deer, giants otters and caiman to name a few. Of those we actually saw a deer, two agouti and the eyes of a caiman at night.There are, however, plenty of lizards, iguanas, geckos, frogs and insects.

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  • Fairview Village

    Also known as Kurupukari, Fairview is an Amerindian viilage inside the Iwokrama reserve. The people are mostly from the Macushi tribe, and exist mainly from hunting, fishing and working at the Field Station. 127 people live here.

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  • Surama Village

    Surama is a small village of 232 people, set in the Pakoraima Mountains. The village is a long way from the hustle and bustle of life as we know it - just how remote the location is can not be appreciated until you try to reach the village overland!The majority of the inhabitants in the village are of the Macushi tribe, and although English is the...

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  • Georgetown

    At 200,000 inhabitants, a multinational mix including large numbers of East Indian and native Americans, Georgetown is said to be the least densely inhabited capital in the world. It is also the largest city in Guyana, and its chief port.Georgetown is located at the mouth of the Demarera River, where it joins the Atlantic Ocean. Many older...

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  • If in Georgetown a must the Botanical...

    Childhood memories come sweeping me back in the past of happy hours spent in the Botanical Gardens. About 50 hectares of Guyana's flora and fauna. I remember the pavilions where the police band played their music on a Sunday morning and the kissing bridge. The ponds showing off the Victoria Regia lily, the world's largest, growing up to 7 feet in...

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  • Fresh Fruits Always

    No matter where you go in Guyana, you will see a tree bearing fruit. So you're pretty much guaranteed that the fruit you see at the local markets are pretty fresh. So Eat Up! Try it all, but make sure you bring something to help your tummy since, although your tastebuds will be in heaven, eventually your digestive system will be too confused to...

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  • During your visit to...

    During your visit to Georgetown there are a number of interesting sights that should not be missed: the most famous being St. George's Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the world's tallest free standing wooden buildings and was consecrated on 1892. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''...

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  • Certainly you would love to...

    Certainly you would love to come to the National Cultural Centre located at the corner of Mandela and Homestretch Avenues where you'll experience a live stage show preformance such as local plays, dramas and musical.....for the Art Lovers... Castellani House is the ideal place situated at Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.Perhaps...

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  • A visit to Orinduik...

    A visit to Orinduik Falls.....a moment you'll never forget.Orinduik Falls is very friendly and inviting

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  • You must see the Kaiteur...

    You must see the Kaiteur Falls,The St. George's Cathedal The Botanical Gardens, The City Hall and the other Historical Sites and the interior.The Kaiteur Falls is the largest single drop Falls in the World. The St George's Cathedral is the tallest wooden building in the world. Its a must see sight.

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  • A historic lighthouse, just...

    A historic lighthouse, just when it was built, I cannot tell you. It is difficult to take a picture of this kind of structure as there are no good vantage points. Suppose we could have gotten one off the ship but simply did not remember. We were also on early dinner seating. Rush, rush.

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  • For Georgetwon, this is THE...

    For Georgetwon, this is THE STAEBROOK MARKET the kind of place which has everything and is the place to go. This market provides a good deal of entertainment and is a study in people watching. The variety of goods is staggering, a real experience. It is a shame that we were having to rush from spot to spot, one loses something in having to do so.

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  • On a lighter note, here's the...

    On a lighter note, here's the real deal, a cart drawn by donkeys or mules. Not uncommon in these parts. Though not effected by increased fuel costs, they sure do leave a lot behind...........

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  • a Memorial Statue of CUFFY a...

    a Memorial Statue of CUFFY a slave who took issue with and dared to fight the British over this most divisive issue that is still being put into the forefront today.

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  • Postcard showing an aerial...

    Postcard showing an aerial view of Georgetown Streets, it does not do it justice, but the best overhead shot available.

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  • Stunningly beautiful...

    Stunningly beautiful workmanship. St. George's is a Catholic Cathedral. I have several more pictures of stained glass, chandeliers and other features but we have other places to see.

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  • The organ pipes are, as you...

    The organ pipes are, as you can see, very unusually crafted and quite beautiful. We did not get a chance to hear what they sound like but they are reputed to be very rich in tone.

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  • There are a few historical...

    There are a few historical sights to see in and around Georgetown including the beautiful old wooden church. It is reputed to be the tallest wooden building in he World. The interior is remarkable, the next picture will show why.

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  • Georgetown Main Street. Don't...

    Georgetown Main Street. Don't look too closely, street maintenance does not seem to be very high on their priority lists. In fact, there is very little in the way of paved roads in Guyana.This is typical of small countries that gain independence, once they have it, they really don't seem to follow the standards formerly in place. Steadily, a slow...

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  • If you go to Berbice area (one...

    If you go to Berbice area (one of the counties: Essiquibo and Demerara are the other two) you will more than likely see HOUSES MADE OUT OF CLAY....just a site....Simple and many of them are CLEAN ...as the residents are poor. And in Kamerang...Is where you will find a lot a native indians Some what like the American Indians...They are called the...

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