Getting Around Guyana

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    Luggage truck

    by grets Written Nov 3, 2004

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    As there wasn't enough room in the bus for us and the luggage, our bags travelled seperately in a truck. It is a good idea to place as much of your stuff in the luggage truck as possible, as even hand luggage takes up fat too much room in an already cramped bus!

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    Tourist bus

    by grets Written Nov 3, 2004

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    All the tourist buses here are made in Japan for Japanese - in other words, the seat pitch is somewhat cramped for the larger European frames!

    The aircon is good though, but I'm not sure about the driving! We had two near misses and one hit on the way from the border to Georgetown.

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    In a group, rent a private mini-van and driver

    by clark_kent Written May 2, 2003

    Getting to Guyana is pretty straigtforward -- only a handful of airlines go there (BWIA, Guyana Airways, charters...). But the real fun is getting around! First up, it was "British" Guyana so everyone's driving on the left-side. Based on my previous haggling in Guyana, the best thing to do when travelling in a large group (there was 8 of us) is to try and rent a mini-van and driver BEFORE you get to Guyana. This will probably be impossible if you don't know anyone from Guyana, but it is the best. Otherwise, just be prepared to be accosted at the airport by the local taxi and mini-van drivers. The rates are government regulated, but still talk to a couple of drivers (and the customs officer in the airport) and agree on the price beforehand.

    In Georgetown, getting local transportation is simple from the main market. Mini-buses carry (over)-loads of people everywhere. Expect the loud music, local smells, usual soliciting, and overall commotion. Eventually, you get used to it.

    This picture is our mini-van at 63 Beach. Each of the towns are numbered as well as having names.

    Our private mini-van at 63 Beach

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    The main transportation is by...

    by Bgem Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The main transportation is by aeoroplane. There is Guyana very own airline, GA2000 flying out of New York and Toranto and BWIA which links to major destinations worldwide. Get on board and take a trip, you can't afford to miss this, make Guyana your next vacation stopover.
    You can rent a car while in Georgetown to move around, or go the local way and travel by mini-bus...

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    by Eph99 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Take a taxi. You can hire one to take you to an exact
    destination (your hotel can help you) or for the more adventuresome, take a local taxi. However, it is best to have an idea of where you're going and ask the driver how much it will cost

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  • You will likely fly in by...

    by GypsyCanuck Written Aug 26, 2002

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    You will likely fly in by airplane to Timerhi which is about an hour ride to Georgetown (depending on the number of cows you dodge on the way in). Try to arrive in day light and get to Georgetown before dark. The highway is two lanes with one lane heading either way. Road accidents and bandits are common.
    You will likely take a taxi. They are cheap but make sure it's a hotel taxi or otherwise reliable. There are route taxis in the form of small vans which I have never figured out. Driving at night can be an adventure as street lighting is often poor

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    by bianchis Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Rock View itself may be reached by air or by road from Georgetown, Guyana's capital.
    This is The Rock View Lodge, nestled between the Amerindian villages of Annai and Rupertee on the North Rupununi Savannahs where the foothills of the Pakaraima mountain range meet the tropical rainforest of Guyana, South America. The Iwokrama International Rainforest Programme Research base camp, the twelve villages of the indigenous Makushi people of the North Rupununi and the Karanambu cattle ranch are all easily accessible from Rock View. They have a Land Rover, a four-wheel drive Bedford Truck, horses, bicycles and boats for your transportation needs and desires.

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    Flying around Guyana on Trans Guyana Airways

    by travelmad478 Written Mar 16, 2013

    We took a few internal flights on Trans Guyana Airways, which has a few small planes that serve the country's few airports. Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed!

    Georgetown domestic airport Trans Guyana safety card Our ride from Georgetown to Annai

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    River trips

    by grets Written Nov 3, 2004

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    Being paddled on the river by experienced guides is a good way to see the countryside and hopefully some wildlife.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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Guyana Hotels

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  • Herdmanston Lodge

    65 Anira & Peter Rose Sts, opposite the Brazilian Ambassador's Residence, Georgetown, Guyana

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Princess Hotel Guyana International

    Princess is equivalent to a Standard family hotel in Canada. Your not gonna get better than this in...

  • Cara Lodge

    Cara Lodge is a colonial-style building and has two floors of rooms above a ground floor that...


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