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Tourism in Guyana

By May 9, 2007

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Guyana may soon be too expensive for tourists - Hughes (Stabroek News): "A number of factors continue to contribute to making Tourism in Guyana a relatively expensive commodity, and while the product is considered of excellent quality compared to other destinations Guyana may well be on the road to 'pricing itself out of the tourism market'. The observation came from representatives of major birding companies who were here recently on an international familiarization trip."

Guyana is an adventure waiting to be explored. Visitors might enjoy the Dutch and English colonial feel to Georgetown, the tropical rain forest, dense river systems and exotic wildlife in the only English speaking country in South America.

Have you been to Guyana? Please share your experiences and suggestions!

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May 10, 2007 at 1:31 am
(1) Tim says:

Guyana truly is an amazing place! I wouldn’t recommend spending much time in Georgetown; you could see everything worth seeing in less than a day. The real attractions are far from the city:

Shell Beach – get up close and personal with giant sea turtles and actually take part in protecting the species.

Kaieteur Falls – 741 foot single drop waterfall in the middle of nowhere…absolutely stunning!

Iwokrama – at this nature preserve in the middle of one of the largest untouched rainforests there are plenty of things to see and do.

Rupununi – The savannas south of Iwokrama on your way to Brazil are fantastic…stop at the Rockview Lodge, visit Surama or mix with the friendly locals in Lethem (especially at Easter for their annual rodeo).

Mainstay, Baganara, Shanklands, etc. – numerous small isolated resorts where you can relax and enjoy swimming in the black water while sipping on the best rum in the world!

May 10, 2007 at 10:41 am
(2) gosouthamerica says:

Tim, thanks for your comments and recommendations. It’s always good to get firsthand knowledge.

May 10, 2007 at 1:15 pm
(3) Harry says:

I was in Guyana a month ago for Cricket World Cup, the attractions Tim mentioned are the highlights of the trip.

However Guyana can be very fustrating from the time your plane arrive at the airport, to the time you leave the country.

The people can be helpful but it just seems like you are going in circles all the time, when trying to get anything done.

A day trip from the city to the Kaieteur Falls would run you upwards of $200USD.

You need to walk with all the money you will need for your trip, because there are a couple of International ABM, and they do not seem to work properly. Credit Card works sometimes if you are lucky.

February 9, 2009 at 11:04 am
(4) Liz says:

I visited Guyana recently from England and was able to use my debit card to withdraw money from an ATM machine at Scotia Bank near the Woodlands Hospital and use my credit card successfully.
Loved the country except for the rains, the bugs and the local TV networks. C N Sharma TV highlighted some of the problems facing Guyana today, however, I find food and groceries in full supply – you name it – they have it – IF you have the money to make the necessary purchases.
The country is fine and although I heard the crime rate is high – I experienced no problems whatsoever.

February 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm
(5) jj says:

i have never been to guyana but i would love to visted it by the way im from new york

August 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm
(6) Dave says:

Hey it is not the best tourist attraction in the world,but you will find very nice people there..

October 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm
(7) samantha jordan says:

wat! Guyana has awesome tourist attractions and really cool people.yea we’re nice.100% guyanese

November 5, 2009 at 2:26 am
(8) AnnaC says:

Harry… maybe its because you focus too much on the negatives…. you were just unfortunate from beginning to end here.
It’s not always like that, yes, there are back logs in our system but we are steadily trying to develop and implement better systems. I do hope that your next visit will be much better.

Dave… it is the ideal place. Maybe you don’t know much about this place. I don’t know whether you are Guyanese or not but get your facts clear…

I can tell you Guyana is the best place to visit if you want a real taste of nature… You’ll have memories that will last a lifetime.

I encourage you to visit http://www.iwokrama.org/home.htm
http://www.guyanatourism.org/tourism-directory.html

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