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Honeymoon in Guyan

Guyana, an amazing blend of the Caribbean and South America.

The name Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "Land of Many Waters". Guyana offers a distinct tourism product, consisting of vast open spaces, savannahs, pristine rainforests, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, bountiful wildlife, numerous species of flora, a variety of fauna, spectacular birdlife and most of all the hospitality of the Guyanese people.

Our beautiful country is a tropical paradise and has much to offer; adventure, tranquility, history, beauty, nature and an inimitable blend of warm and friendly people with the richness of many cultures.

Guyana is divided into three counties; Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice and there are four geographical regions; the interior savannahs, the highland region, the hilly sand and clay area and the low coastal plain.

Our interior is an eco tourist's dream with multitude of immense and striking waterfalls, creeks and rivers; virgin rainforest; an abundance of wildlife that includes more than 800 species of birds and over 1000 tree species in its savannahs.

You can always feel the Guyanese rhythm in the country side. Most of our people live and dwell along the coast which is a strip of land lying six feet below the level of the Atlantic. Farming and fishing is the main source of income amongst many Guyanese living on the coastal belt.

Georgetown, the Capital of Guyana, is a garden by itself with its flora and fauna blended nicely together; more than 200 species of birds can be found in the capital alone; gardens, parks, zoo, museums and an array of historical buildings including the St Georges Cathedral purportedly the tallest wooden building in the world.

Bird watching

For birders, Guyana has over 815 migrant and resident  bird species for visitors to see. Whether you are a beginner or keen birder, watching spectacular species of birds freely flying overhead and whistle will be an unforgettable experience. From the range of parrots, toucans, the harpy eagle, Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock, Blood-Coloured Woodpecker, Crimson Fruit crow, and the Elusive Rufus-Winged Ground-Cuckoo, Guyana is indeed a bird paradise and a place where birders should always visit.

Shopping

Whether you are on Regent Street or in Charity Village, shopping should never be omitted from your itinerary while in Guyana. From gifts and jewelry to crafts and clothing can be found in this wonderful land, you name it we have it!

Street vending, markets, arcades, malls and stores are very common shopping areas. Guyanese are very creative people and our talents are showcased through the originality and ingenuity found within our products. Handmade slippers, sculpture, paintings, ornaments, key rings, leather crafts and beaded crafts are just some products our local craft industry produces.

Guyana’s gold and diamonds are of finest quality with exquisite designs and unique patterns being the norm. Most of our pieces are locally handmade and can be found in many of our jewelry stores. The great hospitality of the Guyanese people is evident as one shops for almost anything, from fresh fruits and vegetables to exquisite souvenirs at very reasonable prices.

Come for a vacation and shop while you’re here!

Dining

Dining in Guyana is all about our eclectic cuisine, ambience and impeccable services. Our restaurants provide you with mouth watering foods that are blended with herbs and spices prepared by highly skilled Guyanese chefs.

Guyana, with its diverse culture offers many finger licking ethnic foods that can be sampled from our cook shops. Intrepid travelers searching for a full cultural immersion can find many food shops and eateries dishing out local cuisines in many places in Guyana.

Roti, curries, pastries, cakes, soups, Brazilian style cuisines, Chinese cuisines, salads, cook-up, metamgee, pepperpot, bakes, seafoods are all example of foods that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

For those of you who prefer to dine on the go, fast food restaurants are well placed around the city. KFC, Popeyes, Chester Fries, Pizza Hut, Churches Chicken, Royal Castle and many more, provide you with freshly prepared seafoods, chicken and fries.

For travelers craving a drink, our refreshing Banks Beer or El Dorado Rum should always be your choice. But of course, a wide assortment of local fruit punches and juices are also always available at our dining places.

Community tourism

The Indigenous communities of the Amazon Rainforest in Guyana offer a unique community tourism experience. The friendly Macushis and Patamonas of Surma and Wowetta in the Rupununi and the Arawaks of Santa Mission invite you to spend a few days and experience their traditional Indigenous culture. Be amazed at the processing and taste of food and beverage from cassava [root tuber] and be wowed at the cultural performances.

Don’t miss their intriguing folklore and rainforest tales in the open air, while star gazing. Sleep in the comfortable benab setting and wake up in the morning to the call of birds and insects, while your friendly host prepares you a scrumptious breakfast followed by a fun filled day of trekking, birding, canoeing, swimming, fishing and observing handicraft made from forest products and many more.

Practical information

Language

The official language is English often spoken with a creole flavor.

Time zone

We are 4 hours behind GMT and 1 hour ahead of EST.

Climate

Guyana's climate is equatorial; hot but pleasant for most of the year. The heat is tempered by the sea breezes on the coast. An umbrella is useful during the two wet seasons, extending roughly through May and June and from December to the end of January. Rainfall approximates at 2,300mm per year in Georgetown. The temperature on the coast-land ranges from 20 degrees centigrade with a mean temperature of 26.8 degree centigrade. In the interior it is between 18.3 degree centigrade and 39.4 degree centigrade with a mean of 28.3 degree centigrade.

Getting around

Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown was named after the British conquered the Dutch in 1812. The name originates from Fort St. George which was established at the mouth of the Demerara River as a signal station for the purpose of observing and controlling incoming and outgoing traffic.

Like all capitals, the city is the centre of government administration and a wide range of economic activity. Most of the streets of Georgetown are laid out in almost perfect rectangles, a legacy of our Dutch heritage. This design therefore makes it relatively easy for the stranger in town to wend his/her way around town.

The larger concentration of commercial houses is found 'downtown'. This area is bounded by Camp Street in the east and by Water Street in the west with Lamaha Street and Brickdam being the northern and southern extremities respectively.

Source: www.guyana-tourism.com

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