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Officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, this is the only nation state of the Commonwealth of Nations on the mainland of South America. Guyana is bordered by the south and southwest by Brazil, west of Venezuela and east by Suriname.This is the 3rd smallest country in the mainland of South America and approximately the size of Great Britain. This only South American country whose affocial language is English, and is one of only two remaining countries on mainland America whose traffic still drives on the left. Though geographically part of South America, culturally Guyana is Caribbean rather than Latin American and it is considered part of the West Indies. Other languages of Guyana include Creolese, Hindi, Wai-Wai, Arawak and Macushi.
that Guyana has to offer, you will
discover a whole new meaning for the word Eco-tourism
* Amerindian Culture
* 450 types of birds
* 6,100 species of plants
* 172,800 square Km of Rainforest
Guyana means "Land of many waters" this is an Amerindian word. The country can be characterized by its vast rain forests dissected by numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls, notably Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River. Guyana's tepuis are famous for being the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel The Lost World. The country enjoys a friendly, multicultural society, high floral and faunal biodiversity, prize-winning rum, British Colonial architecture and Demerara sugar.
July-November is the best time to visit, although the rest of the year isn't too bad. The two rainy seasons are mid November through January and May-August. Even then, it generally doesn't rain enough to ruin a trip if you stick to the coast (most rainfall occurs inland). Guyana's high temperatures (about 85-90 F/30-32 during the day and 68-72 F/20-22 at night) are somewhat tempered by the trade winds. Take a folding umbrella no matter when you visit (not just for unpredictable downpours, but also for protection from the sun).
Official Language is English. Often spoken with a creole flavour.
4 Hours behind GMT. 1 hour
ahead of EST.
The Guyana Dollar with a
fluctuating exchange rate of US $1-195,
Cambios are licensed currency exchange houses. Most Cambios are open from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm. It is important that you keep your Cambio receipt, you will need to produce them to change Guyanese dollars on departure.
All visitors require a valid passport. Those arriving by plane are required to have an onward plane ticket. Visas are necessary for all visitors except nationals of the following countries:
Commonwealth Countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA. Visitors are advised to check with the nearest Guyana Embassy or Consulate or their travel agent.
It is safer to drink purified water. Purified bottled water can be obtained in supermarket, shops, gas stations and vendors throughout the coast of Guyana.
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