Für diejenigen, die ihre großen und mutigen Wanderabenteuer mögen, sind einige der schönsten Wanderwege willkommen. Die Region Iwokrama führt begeisterte Wanderer in die Mitte des Dschungels, entlang von Bächen, durch Schluchten und versteckte Wasserfälle. Die Wasserfälle auf diesen Wegen sind oft gut platziert, damit Sie sich nach einer belebenden Wanderung in den Pools abkühlen können. Zu den Hindernissen auf diesen Wegen zählen steile Anstiege, umgestürzte Bäume und rutschige Bachübergänge. Der Iwokrama Mountain, der Turtle Mountain und der Iwokrama Gorge Trail sind einige der beliebtesten Wanderungen in Guyana.
For a hassle-free birding trip, it is best to stay connected with local tour operators who can be your eyes and ears on the ground. Choose from seasoned tour operators, guides and itineraries to develop a plan to see the birds that are on your list based on your budget, interests and time availability.
The most popular birding field guides in use in Guyana are the Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide and the Birds of Venezuela (Helm Field Guides). Many birders use the eBird app to record their sightings. Click here for a copy of Guyana’s bird list.
Conservation Tourism Experiences
There are a number of world-class experiences from donor and government-led projects like the EU-supported Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project that resulted in two new community tourism experiences in Victoria and Mahaica to community-led initiatives like Rewa’s, Yupakari and Surama’s efforts to protect rainforest ecosystems for wildlife tourism. Others include Apoteri and Rewa’s efforts to protect river ecosystems and tribal fishing grounds for catch and release sport fishing, and the South Rupununi Conservation Society’s efforts involving six villages who are protecting the endangered Red Siskin. These tourism initiatives provide economic incentives to host communities to make a net positive contribution to the conservation of biological diversity within the lands they manage.
Wichabai Ranch & Rockview Lodge
Set in the heart of the South Rupununi amid rolling hills and ponds, Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses is a fantastic base for birding throughout the region. The Red Siskin and a diversity of other birdlife can be found around the ranch and in the immediate vicinity.
Rockview Lodge is the ideal gateway for both rainforests and grassland experiences. Located at the edge of the North Rupununi, it is centrally located, making many birding regions of Guyana relatively accessible. It also provides convenient access to local naturalists.
Main Street Avenue
The prominent Main Street Avenue in Georgetown is a cultural relic of the city for many reasons. The 1909 built National Library, Bank of Guyana, the Walter Roth Museum, the Prime Minister’s House and War Memorial stand on this street. It was also the venue for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in June 1953, and still remains the main path for any parade and national celebration. While one side of the avenue is dotted with distinguished addresses, the other has a vibrant atmosphere with many restaurants, nightlife spots, and local vendors selling their art. The Main Street Avenue is a vivid representation of Guyana’s past and present.
Timings: 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat); Entry Fee: Free
National Art Gallery
The 19th century relic in the heart of Georgetown was once known as Castellani
House, named after the designer of this impressive building. Ceaser Castellani was
one of the most talented architects in British Guiana in the mid-1800s. This was
originally designed as a residence for the government botanist, George Samuel
Jenman, but later became the Official Residence for Prime Minister Forbes Burnham.
It reopened in 1993 as the National Gallery with more than 700 works of art from all
over the world.
Timings: 10am-4pm (Mon-Fri) Entry Fee: Free
Outside of the rock-climbing wall at Universal PlayPark at Giftland Mall in Georgetown, the sport is not very accessible in Guyana. Mount Roraima continues to attract expert rock climbers like Leo Houlding and Stefan Glowacz. There are a number of other tepuis – table-top mesas – in Guyana’s highlands. Most remain unclimbed.
Manari Ranch is less rustic than the other ranches of the Rupununi. Located just outside Lethem, it is the perfect place to unwind and explore the savannahs that surround the property. Owned and operated by Lissa Orellana, you can expect warm hospitality, hearty home cooked meals, and self-contained guest rooms.
Wichabai Ranch and Guest House
Escape to Wichabai Ranch to explore living cowboy culture and experience ranch living. Started by couple Justin DeFreitas and Erin Earl, a stay at Wichabai makes you feel like you have found a second home. Expect cozy accommodation, homemade meals on the open verandah, and a wide variety of outdoor activities through Rupununi Trails, the family tour operator and river trip business.