Guyana is situated at the northern point of South America and is less well known than some of its South American neighbours. Guyana is a fascinating country with plenty to offer, from spectacular wildlife, authentic cultural experiences and stunning landscapes.
1) Visit Kaieteur Falls – this majestic waterfall, at 822 feet, is the largest single-drop waterfall in the world and five times the height of Niagara, it is home to the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock as well as tiny golden frogs
2) Learn to play the steel pans at the home of Roy Geddes, Guyana’s legendary steel pannist; he will demonstrate how steel pans are made and give a demonstration of pop, rock, classical and jazz songs on the pans
3) Ikowrama Forest Walkway – there are several walkways, the highest being 30 metres above the ground. They allow great views of a range of canopy species, many of which would be difficult to see from the ground, including parakeets and parrots.
4) Sip world-class rum at the El Dorado Distillery
5) Search for the elusive jaguar in the rainforest where the BBC programme ‘Lost Land of the Jaguar’ was filmed
6) Visit an Amerindian school and sing songs with the school children
7) Climb Turtle Mountain for wonderful views of pristine rainforest and perhaps see a pair of macaws flying beneath you
8) Enjoy wildlife watching from a dugout canoe – you just might see a giant otter or a black caiman
9) Explore the capital, Georgetown visiting its colourful markets and botanical gardens
10) Rainforests – about 70% of Guyana is rainforest, home to many endemic species of plants and animals
Enjoy all of these exciting experiences on our ‘Lost Land of the Jaguar’ holiday. This two-week trip starts in the capital of Georgetown, before taking you south to Iwokrama and Surama to search for wildlife.