Tourism in Guyana, 10 Reasons to Visit Guyana. Guyana is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and eco-tourists. Guyana; offers an intolerable combination of fascinating and breathtaking natural beauty with pristine Amazon rainforests, tremendous waterfalls, stunning wildlife, vibrant native culture, rich heritage and the world’s most hospitable and friendly people. In 2017, 228,000 tourists visited Guyana.
80% of the country consists of forests and most of these forests are intact. Ten reasons to visit Guyana unspoiled nature.
Linden is an important mining town founded about a few hundred years ago. It was even Guyana’s first mining center. For this reason, this has been an important contribution to the country’s economy. But today there is no mining here. There is a museum that reflects the history of mining. Here you can visit the Linden Museum of Socio-Cultural Heritage. You can also visit Gluck Island near this area.
Lethem, which embraces the South Rapununi area and the Kanuku mountains, is known as the gateway to Brazil. It is dazzling with its natural beauties and historical structures. Especially the climate and virgin nature are wonderful. See the Brazilian bridge here.
Located in the north-east of the country, Bartica is an important city founded in 1842. Located in Essequibo River, Bartica has many historic buildings and natural beauty areas. Visit here especially the suspension bridges and wonderful nature.
Located at the mouth of the Demerara River along the Atlantic Ocean, Georgetown is the capital and largest city of Guyana, as well as an important port city. Historical buildings, especially of colonial period, its natural beauty, wonderful natural beauties, shopping places and colorful night life are worth seeing.
5. Shell Beach
Located in the north-east of the country, Shell Beach is a vast stretch of 145 km stretching along the North Atlantic Ocean. The tourists who come here do not come to swim. Yes, you did not hear wrong, they come here to visit the sea turtle, not to swim. The sea turtles here are the world’s most endangered animals. You can visit here from March to the end of August.
6. Mount Roraima
Located at the intersection of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, Mount Roraima is the highest mountain of the region with an altitude of 2,810 m. This mountain is 14 kilometers long. Located within the Canaima National Park, this mountain receives precipitation throughout the year. You need to climb here by Venezuela.
7. Kanuku Mountains
The Kanuku Mountains, located on the southwest of the country, is a mountain range in Guyana. The name means “forest” on the local level. When you go here, you will see a rich forest covered in mountain peaks. Kanuku National Park, established here, is home to many animals and plants. You can come here and stroll along the wonderful nature scenery.
8. Orinduik Falls
Orinduik Falls is a wonderful natural beauty area of about 25 m in length and 150 m in width. This waterfall also offers swimming pleasure.
9. Kaieteur National Park
Located in Guyana’s Potaro-Siparuni District, Kaieteur National Park is a national park spread over an area of 62,000 hectares. It is Kaieteur Falls, flowing like a dance, at a height of 226 meters, making it popular. This waterfall adds a lot of color to the region and the view it creates is definitely worth seeing.
10. Iwokrama Forest
Located in the heart of the country, Iwokrama Forest is the last unspoiled rainforest in the world with 3,700 square kilometers of land. In this forest, there are wonderful waterfalls, tremendous visuals and many animal and plant species that are endemic. You can come here and make a safari. There is a great trekking route through the forest and you can take a sightseeing tour where you will not forget your guide in your life.