The 627-sq-km Kaieteur National Park is perhaps Guyana's greatest drawcard, with the magnificent Kaieteur Falls its single biggest attraction, not to mention a national icon. As well as the stunning falls, the park is home to a tiny population of Amerindians and the endless biodiversity of the Guiana Shield, a massive geological formation covered in pristine rainforest, rushing rivers and vast savanna. This is the reason you came to Guyana.
Nearly all visitors to the country visit Kaieteur on a day trip by air from Georgetown, often combined with a second stop at nearby Orinduik Falls, a place where you can actually get wet and swim. The real adventure, though – not to mention the chance to be alone here – comes with organizing an overnight stay in this staggering natural setting.