Although the glory days may be over, Georgetown's easy-to-navigate streets, dilapidated architecture and unkempt parks offer a laid-back feel amid real-life chaos. Seeking out the city's riches – historic monuments, a thriving intellectual scene and fabulous restaurants – behind its hard-boiled exterior is part of the adventure.
In 2007 Georgetown hosted the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup, an event that dramatically changed the tourist infrastructure of the country by introducing new hotels, sport facilities, and organizations and companies catering to tourists. Tourists are still very few, but these facilities are busy thanks to mining and NGO workers going to and from the city.
Georgetown destination guides
Guyana Nature Experience
Visit one of South America's lesser known locations. Low in tourist numbers but high in natural beauty and friendly local faces, Guyana is a versatile destination that is sure to please. This sun-soaked tour visits the best of Guyana, beginning with the Caribbean beats of Georgetown.
Guyana Wildlife Adventure
If you've travelled South America but want to go further afield, discover Guyana—the continent's hidden corner. A nature-lover's paradise and free of typical tourist infrastructure, you'll encounter mountains, savannah and jungle canopy walkways in search of exotic birds, jaguars and other wildlife.