Guyana and Suriname
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 7:15 AM Last Post By: hareinthewoods
Nov 12, 2012 1:53 AM
I'm flying into Trinidad on 3 Jan and flying out of Suriname on 25 Jan. I have friends in Trinidad. I will go to Grenada either on 8 Jan or 9 Jan (I think 9 Jan). I want to spend at least 5 full days in Grenada. Now, I'm left with St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana and Suriname. I know all this is too much and I don't have enough time. However, since I'm visiting that part of the world, I'm trying to make the most of it. But maybe it is just too much. What do you think? Should I leave out St.Vicent and the Grenadines? Or do you think 3 days each in St.Vincent, Guyana and Suriname should be ok? Please advise!
I like nature, hiking, snorkelling, birds, animals, beaches......
Edited by: boy11
Nov 12, 2012 3:43 PM
1+ But maybe it is just too much. What do you think?+
I don't know what you should leave out, but you should definitely pare it down. Plenty of "nature....snorkeling, birds, animals and beaches" in the Guianas. Bits of hiking here and there, too. Don't forget to allow for generally slow transport.
Nov 30, 2012 5:07 AM
2If you are going to Trinidad make sure you go to Tobago, great hiking, snorkeling, birds. From there I would do either Grenada and St. Vincent and Grenadines or Guyana and Suriname. Trying to combine Grenada and Guyana and Suriname will be logistically challenging with the time you have. There's no direct flights you'll have to go thru POS both ways and flights between POS and GEO or PMB are generally late at night or very early morning. For Guyana and Suriname if you have to choose between the 2 make Suriname the priority. Make sure you take a side trip into the interior, mostly these are with local tour companies and you have to take a small cessna. Its not cheap but well worth it. From Suriname you can if you really love snorkeling you can fly from Paramaribo to Curacao with Dutch Antilles Express (DAE), Insel or Suriname Airways then from Curacao to Bonaire with DAE flight between the 2 is only about 15 minutes. Bonaire is the best snorkeling in the Caribbean but its very dry and flat, no real beaches, there's an interesting National park but other than that people go forr the superb diving and snorkeling. Remember for Guyana and Suriname you need a yellow fever shot and malaria pills if going into the interior, coastal areas are malaria free, as well as hep A and typhoid. You don't say where you are from so I'm going to assume the US. For Guyana you don't need a visa but Suriname you do and can get it on arrival if arriving by air if traveling by land from Guyana you need to get it at the Suriname embassy in Georgetown before traveling overland.
Dec 4, 2012 7:15 AM
Bit belated for you sorry. But just wanted to say if you only have 3 days in guyana take into account travel time. Also Guyana is all about its interior if those are the things you love. Georgetown is like a different country. If you dont have time to travel to the interior, skip guyana i'd say.
Or even better skip the rest and enjoy the incredible jungles and savannahs and friendly people of this fantastic country!
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