Guyana attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Kaieteur National Park

Kaieteur Falls

You may have been to Salto Ángel or Iguazú Falls, seen Niagara or not even be particularly interested in waterfalls, but it doesn't matter: go to Kaieteur Falls. Watching 1140 metric tons of water shooting over a 25…
Observatory in Iwokrama Rainforest

Canopy Walkway

Iwokrama's Canopy Walkway, 60km east of the river crossing and the Iwokrama River Lodge, is a series of walkways 30m above the forest floor, connecting several platforms that offer bird's-eye views of native greenhe…
Waterfall in Northwest Coast

Marshall Falls

These lovely fast-flowing cascades, deep in the jungle, are wonderfully interactive; you can clamber under them, swim in various pools, take massage-showers as the golden-brown water thumps your back or just chill i…
Architecture in Georgetown

St George's Cathedral

The most impressive building in town is the white-painted, Gothic-style St George's Cathedral, said to be the world's tallest wooden building. It was completed in 1892 and was built with a native hardwood called gre…
Waterfall in Kaieteur National Park

Orinduik Falls

Often added as a second stop on a day trip to Kaieteur Falls, Orinduik is a collection of far smaller waterfalls cascading over several levels where you can bathe and swim. A nearby airstrip allows for easy access f…
Beach in Northwest Coast

Shell Beach

This is one of the least developed areas of the entire South American coastline; the only human additions are in the form of temporary fishing huts and small Amerindian settlements. The beach here has sadly been all…
Gardens in Georgetown

Botanical Gardens

Georgetown's Botanical Garden is a pleasant open space with a huge range of tropical plants, trees and flowers in it, including the Victoria Regia Lily, Guyana's national flower. The entire place is charmingly laid …
Gardens in Georgetown

Promenade Garden

During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers and tropical birdlife. It's tranquility is in stark contrast to its role in the 19th century as a pub…
Zoo in Georgetown

Botanical Gardens Zoo

Georgetown's zoo, inside the Botanical Gardens, desperately needs some investment, but it has a decent collection of creatures nonetheless. You'll see tropical birds, cougars, jaguars, monkeys and caimans. There are…
Architecture in Georgetown

City Hall

The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall, inaugurated in 1889, has a 23m tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to come into port. It's one of Georgetown's more striking buildings…