Guyana: Things to Do
The Caribbean meets South America blending the cultures of the both regions. A paradise of flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls and vast natural beauty, situated on the north east coast of South America and connects to Brazil, Venezuela and Surinam. Guyana has an untouched and unspoiled terrain that possesses a multitude of natural virgin forest that covers more that 80% of the country. With a world renounced waterfall the Kaiteur Falls that plunges to 822 feet five time the drop of Niagara Falls, and offers yet over 250 other falls that are similarly impressive. Depicting it historical heritage Guyana is a culturally diverse nation as can be seen in its 18th and 19th century structures, tree-lined avenues and lilly-covered waterways. The country is situated on the mouth of the Demerara River and protected by an enormous wall due to it being below sea level during high tide. Amongst the creatures that make Guyana their home, the Kaiteur Swift considered the speediest fliers among living creatures.
Built in 1616 to guard the Mazaruni and Cayuni Rivers only the ruins of the fort is still visible.
A savannah of Grasslands situated on the southwest of the country, scattered with small Amerindian villages and cattle ranches dated all the way back to the 19th century. Flooding annually takes place in this area and at times is accessible only by boat. Exciting and adventurous, tours are carried out during these times.
Iwokrama Rain Forest:
Located in the interior of the country and has a more the 359 hectares of magnificent rain forest. This forest has been placed under a strict program to establish that there can be social and economic benefit without loosing the integrity of the forest.