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Travel to Guyana

Guyana's Information

Flag of Guyana
Land Area 196,849 km2
Water Area 18,120 km2
Total Area 214,969km2 (#83)
Population 735,909 (#165)
Population Density 3.74/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $6.05 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,900
Currency Dollar (GYD)
Largest Cities

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Guyana , as a tourism destination, is relatively unknown to most travelers, but those who venture here report it to to be an absolute paradise for adventure and nature lovers.

Major points-of-interest include any of the beautiful, wild rivers; stunning waterfalls, including Kaieteur Falls, the highest single-drop waterfall in the world; beaches, including Shell Beach and its turtle nests; ruins of the Dutch forts, including Fort Nassau, Fort Zeelandia and Kyk-Over-Al; Georgetown, the capital city, and its botanical gardens, museums, zoo and the exotic shopping markets of Stabroek and Bourda.

  • Electricity: 120/240V, 50/60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Guyana experiences two distinct rainy seasons: from May to mid-August and mid-November to mid-January. The warmest months are August through October, which makes that time period the best time to visit. During this time, the Kaieteur Falls are at their fullest.

    Mid-October to mid-May is not as hot, and although wetter, also a good time to visit. The temperatures year round remain pretty constant - 75-85° F, (25-30° C).

    Guyana's major festival is Carnival during January and February, so early reservations for accommodations are a priority.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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