The savannahs, enormous open spaces, mountains, virgin rainforests, rivers, islands, huge creeks and 365 splendid waterfalls account in making Guyana the ultimate eco-tourism destination. It would not be wrong to associate this paradise with words like adventure, culture, heritage, natural beauty and recreation.
A home to endangered species:
Enhancing the beauty of the Guiana Shield, which resides over the two-billion year old geological formation, are the huge rainforests. These rainforests with breath-taking views are home to 800 species of birds, over 6000 species of plants, over 800 species of fish, over 220 species of mammals and four species of marine turtles nesting at Shell Beach.
Guyana is blessed to have an abundance of creeks and rivers that attract a lot of tourists worldwide. The 366 islands located on the river Essequibo offer opportunities for yachting, health spas, white-water sports, kayaking and boating. Kaieteur Falls, world’s highest single drop waterfall, remains as pristine as ever in the Kaieteur National Park. A glimpse of endangered species while walking along the park could leave tourists spellbound. An adventurous trek to the falls would take two to three days, while the other option is an hour’s flight giving you a mesmerizing aerial view of the landscapes, massive rivers and beautiful mountain plateau.
Georgetown offers a walk to culture and heritage:
Georgetown, the capital of Guyana is a true combination of history, heritage and culture. It is globally renowned for its picturesque, tree-lines avenues, lively markets and beautiful wooden buildings. St. George’s Cathedral, the world’s tallest freestanding wooden building, is also located in this city. The City Hall depicting the historic Goth architecture of the Caribbean perfectly displays the heritage and culture of the Caribbean.