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A birdwatcher's dream destination

Guyana’s expansive natural beauty is only now being discovered by European holidaymakers. It also comes hand-in-hand with the gorgeous setting of Georgetown, and other cities filled with the smells and spices of mouth watering dishes. The staple cassava root, sweet potatoes, chinese string beans, and array of fresh spices features prominently in the Georgetown air – as well as throughout its markets.

Guyana is a paradise for natural sightseers – with a population of just under 800,000 people in the entire country. The populated regions are largely situated in close proximity to the vast Amazon rainforest, so provides ample opportunity for spotting wildlife. Other than ever-present mammals like monkeys, giant otters, and arapaima, the variety of bird life in Guyana is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

If you’re lucky, you can spot Harpy Eagles, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rocks, Scarlet Ibises, and Blood Coloured Woodpeckers – to name just a few of the beautiful creatures you can catch sight of.

Culture and history

As the only South American country where English is the official language, the experience in Guyana is representative of its historic influence from outside nations. The country has felt the effects of the British, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Indian, African, and many more, although now the atmosphere is decidedly Caribbean.

In fact, Guyana is one of the few mainland territories in South America considered to be a part of the Caribbean region. This can be seen in many ways - from the locally-produced rums and delicious spiced foods to the passion for cricket seen throughout the country.

Nine of the country’s ten largest cities have a population of fewer than 50,000 people, and it’s one of the least populated regions in the continent. This lack of people has helped the country keep its lush landscapes and natural beauty, making it perfect for those who love to get outdoors and witness the impressive animal and plant life.

Things to do

Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, as well as its largest city. Its buildings are a charming view of multi-ethnic colonial architecture. Its verdant, wide streets are lined with beautiful buildings and a wealth of places to explore: things like the City Hall, Stabroek Market, and St George’s Anglican Cathedral are all great places to spend some time.

Georgetown Botanical Gardens

Guyana’s climate is tropical and warm year-round, so plant life grows abundantly. In its wild areas, there are over a thousand different species of trees – but you can see a large variety of plant and animal life without hiking through the jungle at the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.

Demerara & Essequibo Rivers

The Demerara & Essequibo rivers are the largest in Guyana. The Essequibo is the largest river joining the Orinoco and the Amazon. You may recognise the name of the Demerara from the world-famous raw sugar that was farmed on its banks.

The Kaieteur Falls

This waterfall is the largest single-drop waterfall in the world, at least by volume of water falling from over it. It drops an impressive 226 meters, and the sheer volume of water tumbling through the lush setting is a jaw-dropping sight.

Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is an astounding series of bridges between huge trees. It’s constructed in a unique way, through ropes and pulley systems that allow the trees to grow unobstructed. As a result, you can see exceptionally rare birds and animals, up close and in harmony with nature.

Flight time

The average direct flight time between London and Guyana is 9 hours and 6 minutes.

Currency

Guyanese Dollar

Passports and visas

While you will need a valid British passport in order to visit Guyana, British nationals do not need a visa in order to gain entry for up to 30 days.

Timezone

Guyana is 4 hours behind the UK.

Electricity

In Guyana there are four plug types - types A, B, D and G - so you will need an adapter when travelling from the UK. You shouldn’t need to worry about using electrical items from the UK when you’re in Guyana, as the voltage remains consistent.

Language

English

Tipping

Tipping is widely acknowledged and somewhat expected in Guyana. Typically between 10 and 15% is the norm; in Georgetown US dollars are accepted, although in more remote regions Guyanese dollars should be carried.

Climate

With a warm, tropical climate, the weather is always pleasant in Guyana thanks to its equatorial position. There is typically a fairly consistent level of rain and humidity throughout the year, although this peaks between December to January, and May to June.

Health

It’s important to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before you depart for Guyana, making sure that you ask about vaccinations. It’s also advised that travellers check the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for country-specific information on vaccine recommendations, health risks or outbreaks, and other important pre-departure information.

Population and size

The population of Guyana is estimated to be around 786,552 people, making it the second least populated sovereign state in South America. It’s also the third-smallest, after Uruguay and Suriname.

Smoking

In Guyana smoking is banned in all indoor public places, including on public transport.

Culture and history

As the only South American country where English is the official language, the experience in Guyana is representative of its historic influence from outside nations. The country has felt the effects of the British, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Indian, African, and many more, although now the atmosphere is decidedly Caribbean.

In fact, Guyana is one of the few mainland territories in South America considered to be a part of the Caribbean region. This can be seen in many ways - from the locally-produced rums and delicious spiced foods to the passion for cricket seen throughout the country.

Nine of the country’s ten largest cities have a population of fewer than 50,000 people, and it’s one of the least populated regions in the continent. This lack of people has helped the country keep its lush landscapes and natural beauty, making it perfect for those who love to get outdoors and witness the impressive animal and plant life.

Things to do

Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, as well as its largest city. Its buildings are a charming view of multi-ethnic colonial architecture. Its verdant, wide streets are lined with beautiful buildings and a wealth of places to explore: things like the City Hall, Stabroek Market, and St George’s Anglican Cathedral are all great places to spend some time.

Georgetown Botanical Gardens

Guyana’s climate is tropical and warm year-round, so plant life grows abundantly. In its wild areas, there are over a thousand different species of trees – but you can see a large variety of plant and animal life without hiking through the jungle at the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.

Demerara & Essequibo Rivers

The Demerara & Essequibo rivers are the largest in Guyana. The Essequibo is the largest river joining the Orinoco and the Amazon. You may recognise the name of the Demerara from the world-famous raw sugar that was farmed on its banks.

The Kaieteur Falls

This waterfall is the largest single-drop waterfall in the world, at least by volume of water falling from over it. It drops an impressive 226 meters, and the sheer volume of water tumbling through the lush setting is a jaw-dropping sight.

Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is an astounding series of bridges between huge trees. It’s constructed in a unique way, through ropes and pulley systems that allow the trees to grow unobstructed. As a result, you can see exceptionally rare birds and animals, up close and in harmony with nature.

Flight time

The average direct flight time between London and Guyana is 9 hours and 6 minutes.

Currency

Guyanese Dollar

Passports and visas

While you will need a valid British passport in order to visit Guyana, British nationals do not need a visa in order to gain entry for up to 30 days.

Timezone

Guyana is 4 hours behind the UK.

Electricity

In Guyana there are four plug types - types A, B, D and G - so you will need an adapter when travelling from the UK. You shouldn’t need to worry about using electrical items from the UK when you’re in Guyana, as the voltage remains consistent.

Language

English

Tipping

Tipping is widely acknowledged and somewhat expected in Guyana. Typically between 10 and 15% is the norm; in Georgetown US dollars are accepted, although in more remote regions Guyanese dollars should be carried.

Climate

With a warm, tropical climate, the weather is always pleasant in Guyana thanks to its equatorial position. There is typically a fairly consistent level of rain and humidity throughout the year, although this peaks between December to January, and May to June.

Health

It’s important to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before you depart for Guyana, making sure that you ask about vaccinations. It’s also advised that travellers check the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for country-specific information on vaccine recommendations, health risks or outbreaks, and other important pre-departure information.

Population and size

The population of Guyana is estimated to be around 786,552 people, making it the second least populated sovereign state in South America. It’s also the third-smallest, after Uruguay and Suriname.

Smoking

In Guyana smoking is banned in all indoor public places, including on public transport.