Guyana Travel Guide

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See all 64 Georgetown Tips
  • Georgetown fixtures

    Georgetown Local Customs

    There are tonnes of warnings regarding the freedom of movement in Georgetown and how it is preferable to use taxies versus feet to avoid being mugged, robbed or brutalized. Well, if one dares to defy the recommendations, he/she/it would be rewarded with noticing a couple of local customs at close range. One of the Guyanese fixtures well advertised...

  • Herdmanston Lodge

    Georgetown Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Suriname shortcut

    Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

    A trip to Suriname requires a visa in almost all cases. To loosen up a bit the stiff upper lip and pocket some foreign currency in the process, the government of Suriname has decided to issue “tourist cards” to the citizens of approximately ten nations. The passport holders of these lucky countries have the red tape cut to the bare minimum. They...


Kaieteur National Park

  • Along the way

    Kaieteur National Park Things to Do

    Guyanese geographical milestones can be observed on a clear day throughout the flight Georgetown – Kaieteur. The huge river Essequibo which dissects the country in two and gives its reason d’être can be seen crawling its way up into the mountainous interior. There is a place on the river bank where the town of Bartica is located where it is joined...

  • The cheapest seems to be the best

    Kaieteur National Park Transportation

    Air services Limited boasts the cheapest flights to the falls. And there were busy. There time slot is at one o’clock in the afternoon and on the day this trip happened they had so many passengers that they lined up two aircraft to cope with the influx. After some administrative confusion all passengers were sorted out and send to their respective...

  • Flight/Tour of Kaieteur

    Kaieteur National Park Transportation

    We took a flight with Mrs Chan A Sue from Olgo Airport. Fabulous cannot say enough good things. Her and here husband run this trip. Lunch & Drinks are provided (tons of food, made by her and very good tasting) Plus they spend 4 hours and walk with you through the trails, giving you narrative the whole time. Then a wonderful surprise on the way...



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  • Lights out

    Lethem General

    Lethem has a city wide electrical black out between 1am ~ 7am unless you stay at a place that has private generators. It would be wise to bring a flashlight with you.Update : I've been told that electricity has been upgraded, but brownouts / blackouts are still common. Still best to bring a flash light just in case.

  • Takutu Hotel

    Lethem Hotels

    They have A/C rooms and fan rooms. Comfortable enough if you are waiting for ongoing transportation....

  • Great local foods

    Lethem Restaurants

    While it might look like a residence from the outside, the small red brick house has two small patio tables on the outside. They have no posted menu, so just ask what they are serving for the day. Quality is good, quantity is good, and price is cheap! I had stewed beef, rice (1/2 order) and juice for 400 GUY.


Iwokrama Mountains

  • Petroglyphs at Sharples Island

    Iwokrama Mountains Off The Beaten Path

    These petroglyphs are only accissible by boat at low tide (dry season). They are asaid to be 5000-6000 years old. Very little archaeologial work has been carried out in order to try and find out more about the people who libved in this area in the old days.

  • Animals

    Iwokrama Mountains Things to Do

    The animal diversity at Iwokrama is estimated to be at least 200 mammals, 500 birds, 420 fish and 150 species of amphibians and reptiles. More than 30% of the animals are listed as endangered.The list of animals is pretty impressive. In Iwokrama you can find:World’s largest freshwater fish - Arapaima World’s largest otter - Giant Otter World's...

  • Fairview Village

    Iwokrama Mountains Things to Do

    A short boat ride away from the Field Station, is the Amerindian Village of Fairview, also known as Kurupukari. 127 people live here in the village.



See all 11 Orinduik Tips
  • Jasper

    Orinduik Things to Do

    Although jasper comes in many colours, including yellow, green and greyish blue, here at Orinduik, the rocks are red. Jasper is a semi-precious stone which is popular with gem cutters. It is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, a mineral from the quarts family which varies from transparent to opaque and is most usually found in red, brown or yellow -...

  • Smoke rings

    Orinduik Off The Beaten Path

    Another amusing sight at Mahdia, was the lorry delivering fuel. He was sitting in his cab with the engine idling, and his exhaust was blowing smoke rings! I've never seen that before!The funny thing was, the staff here couldn't understand why we were all taking pictures of the side of his lorry!

  • Mahdia

    Orinduik Off The Beaten Path

    From Orinduik we flew to a small landing strip in a place called Mahdia. The sole purpose of our visit here was to refuel the plane. We were absolutely amazed at how it was done - the pilot climbed up on the wing, and the ground staff handed him buckets with aviation fuel for him to pour through a large funnel into the tank. Great!


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