Guyana is a remarkable destination. It is unmatched in its beauty. The country has been blessed by nature’s bounty. If you are planning for an exciting adventure holiday, Guyana is surely the best destination for you. With its plenty of natural wonders, this nation is the best for eco-tourism. So, what are you waiting for now. Just go ahead and book flights to Georgetown, the beautiful rustic capital, and set off for an adventurous sojourn.
Tourism has virtually left Guyana untouched. The hidden treasures in its amazing wildlife, dense rainforests and umpteen natural wonders remain unexplored. The majestic serpentine rivers, extensive savannahs and virgin rainforest beckon you. The Kaieteur Falls, considered to be five times high than Niagara Falls, is a prime attraction in the country that provides enough reason for an enticing adventure holiday here.
Here are some of the reasons that you should consider for an adventure holiday in Guyana. Nature lovers will find Guyana a perfect destination to explore its wild interiors and appreciate its rich, varied biodiversity. There are enough natural wonders that make this place the ultimate destination for eco-tourism. Plenty of wildlife will attract you endlessly. The stunning Kaieteur Falls, and the Turtle Nesting sites on Shell Beach are among other major attractions that will prompt you to plan a holiday in Guyana.
Enjoying Wildlife and Rainforests
The wild interiors of Guyana are considered to be “Nature’s Gift to the World”. It’s a paradise for all the wildlife and nature lovers. The rich biodiversity and mesmerizing scenic beauty are bound to dazzle you. As you set out to explore the wild interiors here get ready to be captivated by the habitats of several bird species such as Macaws, Guianan Toucanette, Red Siskin, Jabiru Stork, Crestless Curassow, Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo, Harpy Eagle, Blue-cheeked Amazon, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, and many more. Other wildlife habitats worth exploring include those of Arapaima, Black Caiman, Giant Otter, Giant Anteater and the Jaguar. The Arapaima is the largest fresh water fish in the world.
The Rupununi, a huge dry grassland area, with its wooded hills, termite mounds and sparse trees in Guyana’s southwest is a wonder in itself. The amazing wildlife here, especially the forest galleries of Kanuku Mountains, is all that nature lovers would ever ask for. This fascinating place is home to many waterways, 18 lakes, 4 mountain ranges, 275 waterfalls, above 250 mammal species, and 1,000 bird species.
Trekking the majestic Kaieteur Falls
The Kaieteur National Park is home to the imposing Kaieteur Falls. It is the first legally protected area in Guyana. The huge Kaieteur Falls at a height of 741 feet is among the world’s highest single drop waterfalls. Apart from the Kaieteur Falls, eco-tourists visiting the Kaieteur National Park appreciate the challenging, adventurous and educational experience while exploring the pristine Amazonian rainforest. The overland trek here involving travel by foot, water and land to the Kaieteur Plateau takes around 3 to 5 days.
Exploring Turtle Nesting sites
The exploration of Turtle Nesting sites and Shell Beach wildlife is yet another fascinating aspect for wildlife and nature lovers that are among the prime attractions in Guyana. This adventurous experience offers a great chance to come face-to-face with indigenous people, know their lifestyle and cultures. Get ready to discover the nesting sites at the Shell Beach featuring four marine turtle species including the Green Turtle, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and the Giant Leatherback, as well as thousands of Scarlet Ibis.