Holidays in Guyana
Guyana may be the third-smallest country in South America, but its tropical forests are an important resource for the whole world. Guyana boasts a remarkably rich ecology. Tropical rainforests, filled with distinctive plants and trees, teeming with exotic birds, insects, and mammals, are a big draw.
Guyana is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and the eco-tourist alike. It boasts an irresistible combination of fascinating and breath-taking natural beauty. The country offers pristine Amazonian rainforests, immense waterfalls, and amazing wildlife.
Guyana also offers a vibrant indigenous culture, rich heritage, and some of the most hospitable and friendly people in the world not to mention its award-winning Rum. Talk to us about a tour of this exciting country. We have been assisting clients with their trips to Guyana for over 30 years and know the country inside out.
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When to go to Guyana
The high season runs from middle of July to November when hotel prices will rise and you will need to book up at least six months in advance to get the best deals.
We recommend that you try travelling to Guyana at other times if you are not bound by school holidays, where you will find some great hotel and airfare deals. Check out our latest deals to Guyana with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways connecting with Caribbean Airlines.
Weather in Guyana
Coastal wet season runs from mid-November to mid-January and May to mid-July. The interior wet season is from May to end of August and they have short rains in December. The rest of year is generally dry. The average temperature year round is 22-31°C.
Approx 13+ Hours
GMT -5 hours (Atlantic Standard Time)
July – November
Guyana in essence
Language – English is the official language.
Currency – Guyanese Dollar (GYD; symbol G$) = 100 cents.
Notes are in denominations of G$1,000, 500, 100 and 20.
Coins are in denominations of G$10, 5 and 1.
US Dollars are widely accepted throughout Guyana.
Local Customs – It is customary to dress smart casual when dining out at restaurants and casual wear around town, at the creeks, rivers and pools swimwear and beachwear is perfectly acceptable.
Tipping – Taxi drivers and restaurant staff will typically expect a tip of 10% for service.
Voltage – 110v with US style outlets
Country dialing code is + 592
Departure tax – See our flight pages for details of the departure tax payable.
Need to know
Emergencies - Dial 911 for the Police or 225 64 11. Dial 912 for Fire emergency. Dial 913 for medical emergencies or 226 9449 (Georgetown hospital).
Security in Guyana - Georgetown's reputation for crime is associated with ups and downs in the local drug trade, none of which is likely to intersect with tourist activities or destinations. The biggest safety concern in Guyana comes from the remote and wild places you will visit: access to western standard medical care may take hours or days over trails, rivers, and rutted dirt roads. Please make sure you have adequate medical insurance.
Other Risks - Although many VFR travellers to Guyana take little or no precautions, Hepatitis B and D are highly endemic in the Amazon basin and precautions should be taken. Although rare, tuberculosis also occurs and Jungle yellow fever may be found in forest areas. Dengue fever, rabies and American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) may also occur. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.
All travellers in Guyana should carry a good first aid kit (to travel with a first aid kit is a good idea generally) and all the medical supplies they require and take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy.
Medical care and prescription drugs are limited and sanitary conditions are poor in many medical facilities. Travellers are also advised to bring prescription medicines sufficient for their length of stay.
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