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North Rupununi

North Rupununi offers many travellers their first glimpse of the incredible untouched rainforests of Guyana and is one of the top places to visit in the country. You can hop between community-owned and operated eco-lodges located in rainforests, or find yourself in the middle of golden savannahs in a span of a few kilometres. Here, the pristine views, nature trails and village life compete for your attention at all times. The region is perfect to match your step to the slow village life; just make sure you are prepared for some serious hammock time between all of the adventurous activities!

Getting To And Around

Lethem is the gateway to explore South Rupununi. It has robust connectivity with Georgetown via different modes of transportation that are easy to book.


The best way to access and get around the Rupununi is by flight. The Lethem airstrip in the middle of the town has multiple daily flights from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport in Georgetown. It is serviced by regularly scheduled Trans Guyana Airways and Air Services Limited flights, which take about an hour flight time, or charters that are specially booked.


By road you can travel from Georgetown to the main hub of Lethem in as little as 10-12 hours during the peak or dry season from October through May. It can take much longer during the green season. Brazilian bus company, Amatur, also recently started service from Georgetown to Lethem for those who prefer to travel in larger vehicles rather than via mini bus or 4x4. It can be tedious, but an adventure all on its own as you move from the coast through the rainforest and into the savannahs. From Lethem, a tour operator or 4x4 taxi is one of the best ways to get around to access sightseeing spots and travel to the eco-lodges and Indigenous Villages of the North Rupununi.


The Essequibo and its tributaries run through the Rupununi region. While it is not a means for travelling in between Lethem and Georgetown, the rivers of the region are one of the best ways to get around and explore the North Rupununi.


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