On the northeast corner of the South American continent lays a small country virtually untouched by humankind. Jaguars still roam the rain forest. The unearthly cries of troupes of howler monkeys echo through the trees. The Giant River Otter, the Black Caiman, and the Arapaima (the largest freshwater fish in the world) swim in the rivers called Rupununi. Flashes of scarlet, yellow and blue burst through the forest's intense green as macaws fly like arrows across a clearing in the canopy. Toucans and Harpy Eagles, along with 698 other species of birds, swoop through the trees, while the beautiful but elusive Guyana Cock-of-the-Rock lingers around the waters of the Kaieteur Falls. These are just some of the reasons why this small country, called Guyana, is one of South America’s best frontiers for adventure travel and exploration.
Perched on the north-east corner of the South American continent, Guyana stretches 450 miles from its long Atlantic coastline into a dense equatorial forest and the broad savannah of the Rupununi. The forests can be reached by boat, light aircraft or truck. Life there is dominated by mighty rivers, including the Demerara, the Berbice and the Essequibo, all serving as essential highways into the rain forests and jungles of the interior. In the middle of it all is Kaieteur Falls, where the 400-foot wide Potaro River plunges 741 feet downward from the Pakaraima Plateau, creating one of the world's great waterfalls. Other attractions in the area are the Orinduik Falls, the Marshall Falls, the Kaieteur Gorge and the remote Mount Roraima, which all became inspirations of Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle's 1999 sci-fi novel, The Lost World.
Outside the country’s tropical carpet is the capital and primary port called Georgetown, a former English settlement now dotted with modern hotels, colonial buildings, and tree-lined boulevards. The main attraction here is the St. George's Cathedral -the tallest wooden building in the world.
Guyana Traveler Advice
Ta Marija Restaurant
In «Ta 'Marija», located in the center of the village Mosta you’ll be amazed by the welcoming atmosphere created thanks to the traditional setting of talented entertainers and warm ones. Every Wednesday and Friday after the Auto Reviews and Auto Shows that are shown in the TV, customers are invited to sing accompanied by mandolin and guitar, traditional and popular songs ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post