4 Reasons to Visit Guyana. Guyana is an amazing country for travellers on the hunt for something a bit different. There are so many things to see and do, but it remains unspoilt by over-tourism – it’s the best of both worlds.
With gorgeous sights to see, friendly locals and exotic animals, it’s impossible to be bored in this fantastic country. Whether you want to chill out on a sandy river bank or head into the depths of the jungle for a hardcore adventure, Guyana holidays can check every box.
To help you feel excited about an upcoming trip to Guyana with the Wild Tales or to give you some inspiration for your next trip, we’ve put together our top four reasons why you should visit Guyana. Check them out.
1. TIME TO RELAX
For many people, a trip to Guyana feels more like a Caribbean getaway than a visit to South America, and it’s easy to see why.
Guyana might share borders with Brazil and Venezuela, but its longstanding cultural links with island nations in the surrounding seas mean it has more of a Caribbean vibe than a South American one.
But what does that mean for your trip to Guyana?
Well, the coastal area of Guyana is dotted with gorgeous sandy beaches that look like they’ve come right out of a travel agent’s brochure. With beautiful palm trees lining the streets of Georgetown and beyond, you’ll really feel like you’re relaxing on a Caribbean island here.
The Guyanese are also an English-speaking population, meaning you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t have to brush up on your Spanish for your trip!
If you’re looking for a chilled-out beach getaway, Guyana could be a great choice. Hot and sunny weather, golden sandy beaches and welcoming locals – what more could you want?
2. NATURAL LANDSCAPES TO DISCOVER
Guyana has a variety of landscapes that make it a beautiful country to visit as a tourist. In addition to its 450 kilometres (285 miles) of coastline, there are huge areas of both jungle and savannah, providing visitors with plenty of natural beauty to enjoy.
Around 87% of Guyana is covered with rainforest, making it a fantastic destination if you want to explore the treasures of the Amazon. Much of the rest of the country has a savannah ecosystem, with a rich biodiversity and spectacular beauty.
But it’s not just jungle and grassland here. The name ‘Guyana’ literally means ‘land of many waters’, and there are numerous rivers that wind their way through the country’s landscapes. From tiny creeks and ponds to vast waterfalls like Kaieteur Falls (the largest single-drop waterfall in the world), there really is an abundance of water here.
Book an expedition down one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country with the Wild Tales. We’ll take you down a fun stretch of winding water to discover some of the most spectacular sights in South America.
3. ANIMALS TO ADMIRE
With such diverse landscapes, it should come as no surprise that Guyana is also home to an incredible array of wildlife.
The Guyanese Amazon is home to around 800 species of birds – reason enough to visit if you’re a keen birdwatcher. Additionally, there are jaguars, tapirs, capuchin… so many amazing animals that live in and prowl through the jungles of Guyana.
The waters of the rainforest and beyond are also packed with creatures and critters. From enormous caimans, anacondas and giant river otters to black piranhas and arapaima, there are countless fish, reptiles and amphibians to discover.
If you’re planning a wildlife-watching trip to Guyana, you’ll want to proceed with caution. These really are wild animals, and as such, they can be dangerous. The best way to see these animals is to go with a guide – book a trip with the Wild Tales and see what you can spot hiding in the trees!
4. ADVENTURES TO BE HAD
One of the best things about Guyana is that it remains relatively untouched and unspoilt. Large sections of the jungle are still yet to be explored, meaning the wildlife is thriving.
This makes Guyana an excellent destination for adventurers and amateur survivalists. From jungle survival courses to once-in-a-lifetime expeditions through the jungle, this is prime territory for some seriously cool getaways.
Book a trip today and pack your bags – don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure with you!
TRIPS TO GUYANA WITH THE WILD TALES
Here at the Wild Tales, we’re experts in all things Guyana. We run unforgettable jungle survival trips and expeditions to some of the most jaw-dropping locations on the planet. We’ll teach you how to survive and thrive in the depths of the Amazon and can show you what life in the jungle is really like.
Think you can handle it?