Bone and Skull Mountain
The first settlers, Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples discovered Guyana almost 35,000 years ago. These were cultivators, hunters, and fishermen who lived off the land – and still do. Traditional ways of life are practiced among these people, as they stay fiercely linked to their roots. One of the ancient practices is the burial tradition of leaving the remains of dead in large earthen pots on top of hills. The Bone and Skull Mountain is an ode to this practice. The hike starts from a thick cluster of trees at the base, and even though it is not a steep trek, one needs an indigenous guide with a machete to make way through thick trail. At the top, a cave is believed to be home to leopards and also houses large and small earthen pots with skulls and bones. This may be the main highlight, but also steer your attention to the large array of flora along the route.
Timings: Dawn to dusk ; Entry Fee: Based on the guide fee