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  • Potaro River, Kaieteur National Park

Guyana is in north-eastern South America. It has an Atlantic Ocean coastline and lies between Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west with Brazil to the south. It is the third smallest country in South America. 

Guyana is a country of exceptional natural beauty and a wonderful combination of the Caribbean and South America. It stretches 720 kilometres/450 miles along its long Atlantic coastline. There is inland, dense equatorial forest and broad savannah.

The picturesque capital and primary port is Georgetown, a city of fine colonial buildings and broad, tree-lined boulevards. The striking wooden architecture is reminiscent of Guyana's centuries as a Dutch, and then a British colony. Don't miss the imposing St. George's Cathedral, reputed to be the tallest wooden building in the world.

Life in Guyana is dominated by mighty rivers, including the Demerara, the Berbice and the Essequibo which provide essential highways into the rain forests and jungles of the interior. Mankind has made little impact here, and today Guyana remains one of the world's most exciting destinations for adventuresome travel and exploration. Jaguar still roams the rainforest, and the unearthly cries of troupes of howler monkeys echo through the trees. The Giant River Otter, the Black Caiman, and the Arapaima (the largest freshwater fish in the world) swim in the rivers of the Rupununi.

Flashes of scarlet, yellow and blue burst through the forest's intense green as macaws fly like arrows across a clearing in the canopy. Toucans, and the awesome Harpy Eagle, swoop through the trees, while the beautiful but elusive Guyana Cock-of-the-Rock lingers around the waters of Kaieteur Falls. More than 700 indigenous species of birds adorn Guyana's forests.

The tumbling rivers and dense rainforests of Guyana are filled with extraordinary natural sights. Kaieteur Falls, where the 400-foot wide Potaro River plunges 741 feet downward from the Pakaraima Plateau, is one of the world's great waterfalls. The magnificence of Kaieteur stands beyond any comparison in its majesty and sheer size. You can also visit the striking beauty of the Orinduik Falls, the Marshall Falls, the Kaieteur Gorge and remote Mount Roraima - the inspiration for Conan Doyle's Lost World.

 


 

Extend Your Trip

After your Guyana tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 

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  • Jaguars Otters & Jungles

    Fancy leaving your friends both jealous and scrambling for the world map? Guyana boasts vast, unspoiled rainforests, healthy populations of jaguar, tapir and caiman, plus an English-speaking indigenous population.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,395
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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