Only 60km south of the field station, Iwokrama's Canopy Walkway, a series of suspension bridges hoisted 30m above the forest floor, offers bird's-eye views of native greenheart trees, high-dwelling red howler monkey…
One of the city's most prominent landmarks is Stabroek Market, a cast-iron building with a corrugated-iron clock tower. The frenetic and colorful market dates back to the late 1700s, although the current structure w…
Many bird-watching groups visit Georgetown's botanical gardens as an introduction to Guyana's birdlife. The gardens' zoo has a diminishing collection of creatures kept in troublingly small and neglected cages.
During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers. It's peaceful now but was used in the 19th century slave uprising as a public execution area.
The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall (1868) has a 75ft tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to come into port. It's one of Georgetown's more striking buildings.
One-hour tours take you through the distillery – where you'll see the last operating wooden coffey still in the world – warehouse, heritage center and gift shop.
An old-fashioned institution documenting the nation's cultural, social and political history via some odd artifacts and very old stuffed critters.
This gorgeous wooden building erected in 1877 is home to the National Art Gallery and rotating art exhibits, many by local artists.