This little known South American gem offers rich rewards for those daring enough to get off the beaten track and visit. Explore Guyana’s magnificent natural treasures from its unspoiled rainforest, flooded savannahs and meandering rivers. Marvel at the awesome Kaieteur Falls, absorb the ambience of the colonial capital of Georgetown, ride alongside vacqueros (cowboys), engage with indigenous tribes or fish Arapaima Gigas, the world’s largest freshwater fish. Nature lovers can seek out the elusive jaguar, giant anteater or giant water otter on jungle safaris whilst twitchers can observe close to 1,000 species of bird life including the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo and the Sun Parakeet.
English-speaking and culturally Caribbean, the nation also boasts great rum, a passion for cricket and excellent music. Guyana is truly one of South America's last frontiers.
Why we like it
- Get off the beaten track
- Amazing biodiversity
- Colonial Georgetown
- Iwokrama & Pakaraima Mountain rainforests
- Excellent wildlife