A truly off the beaten track holiday destination with a rich culture and an unspoiled natural environment, Guyana is one of the least-visited corners of South America. Luxury Guyana holidays have it all: cowboys, wildlife, waterfalls, mountain scenery and incredible open savannahs. The best way to experience this spectacular country is to tour by plane and visit various lodges along the way that offer nature hikes, boats trips, local village life and amazing wildlife. Our excellent local guides will take you trekking in the rainforest or by boat on the rivers off the beaten track.
We can customise your tailor made luxury holidays in Guyana with private airport transfers, exclusive experiences and the best boutique hotels in Guyana. Every client has 24/7 support from our trusted partners to give you complete reassurance and confidence that you’re fully taken care of from day one.
POCKET GUIDE TO GUYANA
Situated on the Demerara River and framed by the Atlantic Ocean, Guyana’s capital and largest city, Georgetown is characterised by its striking Victorian and Dutch colonial architecture, urban parks, and vibrant street life. If you make Georgetown a stop on your Guyana holiday, a visit to St. George’s Cathedral is a must. Considered the world’s tallest wooden structure, it’s one of the most iconic buildings in the city. To really soak up the atmosphere, spend an afternoon exploring the lively Stabroek Market, famous for its cast-iron exterior and clock tower.
Named the ‘Green Heart of Guyana’ for being the largest continuous woodland area, Iwokrama Rainforest is one of the four last pristine tropical rainforests remaining in the world. Left largely untouched, this virgin rainforest is home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna (30% of which are classified as rare and endangered), including the harpy eagle, giant anteater, jaguar, giant river turtle and black caiman. During your luxury holiday, embark on boat trips and guided walks to spot the wildlife.
Located within Kaieteur National Park, the colossal Kaieteur Falls is the world’s largest single-drop waterfall, five times higher than Niagara and twice the height of Victoria Falls. It is a must-see on any holiday to Guyana. Getting there requires a short flight which lands about 15 minutes’ walk from the top of the falls. Follow the brief nature trail, with three vantage points affording spectacular views. For the more adventurous, Kaieteur Falls can also be reached on a 3–4-day trek.
Combine with Suriname & French Guiana
At OROKO, one of our favourite ways to experience holidays in Guyana is to combine it with neighbouring Suriname & French Guiana, for the ultimate South American wildlife exploration. Begin in Guyana’s capital of Georgetown, where you can explore its many museums and monuments as well as taking a day trip to Kaieteur Falls. In Suriname, travel to Danpaati Rainforest, where you will spend a night. Conclude the trip in French Guiana with excursions to the Space Station and Devil’s Island.