Skull and Bones Mountain
The first settlers, the Indigenous Peoples, discovered Guyana almost 35,000 years ago. These were cultivators, hunters, and fishermen who lived off the land – and still do. Traditional practices exist amongst these people who are well connected to their roots. Amongst some of the ancient practices is the burial tradition of leaving the dead in large earthen pots on top of hills. Skull and Bones Mountain is an ode to this practice. The hike starts from a thick copse at the base, and even though it isn’t a steep trek, one needs a guide with a machete to make their way through thick creepers and vines. On top, a cave houses large and small earthen pots with skulls and bones. This may be the main highlight, but the large array of flora comes in a close second.
Timings: Dawn to dusk ; Entry Fee: Free