Guyana Transportation

  • Moleson creek arrival on the Corentyne river
    Moleson creek arrival on the Corentyne...
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  • Canawaima Ferry
    Canawaima Ferry
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  • Some police verifications an the way to Georgetown
    Some police verifications an the way to...
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Guyana Transportation

  • Guyana by air

    From Canada and USA there are direct daily flights, for us Air Carribean has been quite affordable. There is a stopover in Port of Spain, Trinidad.It is important to arrive, or to leave, on day time if possible, as the view on the way is very impressive, land of waters (Guianas) and forests.Essequibo river (over 1000km long) could be the future...

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  • Corentyne river ferry crossing from...

    This ferry travels twice a day from Suriname to Guyana; the cost is about US$10.It is the only 'legal way' to enter Guyana on the Corentyne river.Arriving quite early from Paramaribo, we left at 4am, you have just time to register , pay the fee, wait on line for pass check point and border crossing.The arrival in Moleson creek is quite fast; then...

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  • Flying around Guyana on Trans Guyana...

    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!

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  • Flying to Guyana

    There aren't too many choices if you're trying to fly to Georgetown. There are two nonstop flights from New York JFK, one on Delta (this is not a daily flight) and the other on Caribbean Airlines. You can also connect via Barbados or Trinidad, although I'm told that the airlines involved are a little casual about schedules.

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  • Guyana to/from Suriname (overland)

    First, do you have a Visa for Suriname?! See my Georgetown tip for the Suriname Embassy.To reach Paramaribo the same day you have to leave Georgetown by 5 am latest and most of the transport will be leaving around 4 am. Otherwise if you are starting anywhere else along the way, just intercept the following route as needed.The reason is the rivers...

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  • Georgetown minbuses

    Through the day the best way to get about the capital - Georgetown is on one of the local minibuses. Routes are numbered and it takes a wee while to find out where they each go but once you have done this you can flag them down easily at the side of the road. If possible its probably best to get someone who knows what they are doing to give you a...

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  • Interior by foot

    Usually people go hiking because they want to. To travel between remote villages in the interior of Guyana, you have to. But what a way to explore this incredible country! Over a 10 day period, we included 5 hikes varying in time from 3 hours to 8, and included rain forest, savanna, crossing rivers and climbing up and down mountains.This is an...

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  • Air travel in the interior

    Travel into the interior of Guyana can be tricky and air travel is the only certain means of transport. I was taken aback when I first saw the small size of the aircraft we would be using to transport 12 individuals and all our supplies. No wonder they kept weighing us and our gear. I was further taken aback when I saw that the interior looked like...

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  • Getting Around

    Georgetown transit system is a 12 passenger bus. Hundreds of them. Personally owned and operated. They decorate their vehicles to show pride. I sais 12 passenger but you can see up to 20 people per bus crammed in.It is in your best interest to make a deal with the owner/operater to "rent" his bus for the day.Mutally agreed rates of less than $50.00...

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  • Berbice Ferry

    The overland route from Suriname makes a crossing by ferry over the Berbice River. The ferry terminal is lively and we encounter the first road salesmen we've seen on this trip.The ferry is full of school children, it seems strange to us to have to catch a ferry to go to school.

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  • Muddly puddles

    In the next section the track is made from sticky brown mud, and again we silde about all over the place. The drivers blame the logging trucks for ruining the track with their enormous lorries.There are many large puddles to negotiate too, and it is quite amazing the angle the vehicles can go at without tipping over! LOL

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  • The road deteriorates

    Once off the main logging track, the "road" takes many different guises. Part of our journey is along a track of soft sand. The vehicles travel at an amazing speed, and slide from side to side along the track.This really is great fun, especially following the other trucks, seeing them waltz along the track, like little ballerinas on ice.

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  • Logging track

    Once outside Georgetown, the road becomes a sandy logging track. Wide in some places, it becomes more narrow and less smooth, the further into the forest you get. There are many potholes to avoid, but fortunately very little traffic.

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  • Tractor

    In the villages, there may not be any other transportation available, or suitable, for ferrying goods and / or passengers to some of the more outlying places. Sitting on the back of the tractor was fun, when it was empty you were sliding all over the place on the bare metal, when it was full of goods, you bounce about on top of the bags!

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  • Bridges

    Bridges are often just large tree trunks placed on top of a metal frame. Sometimes with cross planks, sometimes just the logs. As we are nearing the bridges I am wondering why the driver doesn't slow down. Has it not seen the bridges? Should I say something? Surely he is going to slow down any minute now? At the very last minute, he appears to...

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  • Pontoon river crossing

    At Kurupukari we cross the Essequibo River by pontoon. Once our three vehicles have loaded, the operators try to start the engine. No joy. After many, many attempts, I join two other girls for a pee-excusrion back on land, as this could be a lenghty procedure.Eventually, after about 20 minutes, they manage to get the engine going. Just as we have...

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  • River trips

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

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  • Luggage truck

    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

    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...

    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...

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  • The main transportation is by...

    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...

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  • Fly.

    Take a taxi. You can hire one to take you to an exactdestination (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...

    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...

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  • Airline

    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...

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