Guyana

Little-visited but with a great diversity of landscapes and wildlife and a friendly, English-speaking population, Guyana is emerging as one of the natural world’s best kept secrets. Vast swaths of virgin rainforests give way to sweeping savannahs, and deep river gorges wind their serpentine way to spectacular waterfalls, including the world’s most spectacular unknown cascade: Kaieteur Falls. Around four times higher than Niagara, mighty Kaieteur is a magnificent sight to behold, especially as there is practically no development to spoil its original natural setting.

Although wildlife is often difficult to view due to the pristine environment, Guyana boasts a huge number of bird and mammal species, including a healthy population of jaguar and the world’s only giant river otter rehabilitation centre. There is a good chance to see the otters and also giant anteater and many bird species.

Guyana Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Tailor-Made Tour

The Wildlife and Culture of the Three Guianas

Guyana
Trinidad and Tobago
18 Days from £7833
Experience magnificent species and the many different tribes and cultures of one...
# Group Tour

In Search Of The Giants of Guyana

Guyana
15 Days from £4134
This group tour is all about giants: anteaters, otters, turtles, rodents, snakes...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Natural History Highlights of Guyana

Guyana
14 Days from £5325
Experience Guyana’s premier natural history highlights in a wildlife tour of g...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Natural Guyana Off The Beaten Track

Guyana
17 Days from £5852
Experience some of Guyana’s premier wildlife lodges in this remote wildlife it...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Natural Highlights Of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago

Guyana
Trinidad and Tobago
15 Days from £4658
An itinerary of tropical wildlife, beautiful beaches, exceptional snorkelling an...

Featured Accommodation

Atta Rainforest Lodge

Guyana
Guyana Interior
Set in the wildlife rich Iwokrama forest and close to the base of the impressive...

Karanambu Eco Lodge

Guyana
The Rupununi
Leading center for the recovery and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned giant ...

Surama Eco-lodge

Guyana
Guyana Interior
A rustic but comfortable property within the Makushi community village set in sa...

Iwokrama River Lodge

Guyana
Guyana Interior
Located right on the edge of the Essequibo River, surrounded by huge swathes of ...

Rewa Eco Lodge

Guyana
Guyana Interior
A community tourism project run by the friendly Makushi tribe at their village o...

Cara Lodge

Guyana
Guyana Coast
Steeped in history and one of the oldest buildings in Guyana’s capital, George...

Destination Map

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Guyana: 6.075011, -58.974609

Best Time To Visit Guyana

Guyana has a typically tropical climate, being generally warm, wet and humid throughout the year. There are two periods of heavy rains: May to July and November to January.

Travel Info

Flight Time
Approximately 10 hours

Time Zone
GMT -4

Best visited
February to November

Language Spoken
English

Population
799,613

Area Specialist

Ian Loyd
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Since Guyana has an uninviting coastline of mudflats and mangrove, combining it with Trinidad and Tobago, or perhaps St Lucia, is highly recommended for their tropical beaches, coral reefs and excellent additional wildlife options (eg oilbirds at Asa Wright in Trinidad).

If you have any questions regarding travel to Guyana please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We are back in Norway after a very successful trip to Guyana. Many thanks to you and your staff for making such a great trip. All went very well and we are very pleased with everything we saw. Thank you for making the trip memorable for us.

Mr E - Norway