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South Rupununi2

Wondering how to make the most out of your trip to Guyana? Then consider combining a visit to the North Rupununi with the distinctively different South Rupununi. The South Rupununi is less developed than the north, so fewer travellers venture here. Experience massive tracts of wilderness, vast savannahs, beautiful mountains, and authentic ranches. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of some of the most exotic wildlife and birds that call the area home. These are just a few of the top reasons to visit here. Do not plan to rush through it, ‘slow and savour’ is the ideal way of exploring this region.

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 dry season from October through May. It can take much longer during the green season. 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 ranches and Indigenous Villages of the South 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 explore the South Rupununi.


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