Guyana offers a variety of attractions to tourists with varying interests. The only English-speaking country on the South American continent, Guyana’s rich supply of natural attraction, friendly and hospitable people, diverse ethnic groups and cultures, unique cuisines and rich history, all combine to offer travellers to Guyana a unique experience.
The capital Georgetown and its environs offer many attractions and sights ranging from striking wooden buildings (the most famous of which is the imposing St. George’s Cathedral reputed to be the tallest wooden building in the world), a variety of modern hotels and restaurants, the seawall, and great shopping for jewellery, crafts and furniture.
A trip to Guyana would not be complete without experiencing the natural beauty of the hinterland. Guyana’s many rivers and water falls (included among these is the mighty Kaieteur), exotic flora and fauna, and pristine rainforest create the perfect atmosphere for eco-tourism with both tranquility and excitement. Travel to the interior also allows visitors to experience the way of life of Guyana’s indigenous population, the Amerindians. You can over night at one of the many interior resorts that offer you a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price.
Guyana’s many tour operators offer either day trips or hiking tours lasting several days to various interiors locations.
Guyana is accessible directly by air travel from most Caribbean islands as well as from Miami, New York, Toronto, Brazil and the United Kingdom and indirectly through various connecting flights.