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Although the country has a trouble history of political instability and ethnic tension, the country of Guyana still is an attractive place to be with. Filled with a motivated population of joyous individuals who live in the last remaining pristine rain forest offering the best eco-tourism destinations, the country is like a flower that blooms during the spring – beautiful and full of life. The crumbling colonial capital, Georgetown, has a lot to say about being Caribbean, and although not an island state, the country will surely show off its Caribbean vibe mixed with its Amerindian and Amazonian traditions.

Guyana is a country rich in natural resources such as lush forests and deep blue seas, being on the tropical side of the Americas and belonging to the Caribbean congregation. The country, situated in the North of South America, has wonderful and scenic places of interest that will just capture and take a tourist's breath away.

Kaieteur Falls – The Kaieteur Falls is one of the more magnificent falls found in South America. Measuring 250 metres tall (five times higher than the Niagara), this gem of nature can be found at the heart of Guyana, crowning some lush rain forests and creating a scenic spot for travellers to behold. Tours are held only on Sundays so tourists and interested parties are advised to book earlier.

Shell Beach – want to wander along the shores with the beautiful range of Leatherback, Green, and Olive Ridley turtles? Then, Shell Beach is for you. The area poses as a 'reserve' and a sanctuary for these egg-laying turtles, and is found North West of Guyana, one speedboat from Charity.

Iwokrama Forest Reserve – The Iwokrama Forests is one of the four last pristine tropical forests in the world, ranking alongside the forests of Congo, New Guinea and Amazonia. It is located at the heart of Central Guyana in the Guiana Shield, and is bordered to the west by the Pakaraima Mountains.

Mashramani – Often called “Mash”, the Mashramani festival is an annual celebration of Guyana's republic state since the 1970. Tourists are welcome to join the merry-making of the Guyanese as they hold street parties and dances, with a float parade to cap off the whole celebration.

How to get around within Guyana

The cheapest and most convenient way to travel around Guyana is through minibuses. Minibuses travel throughout Guyana and costs less or a little over a dollar, depending on the length of travel and the destination. Although it is not advised at night, the minibuses provide tourists with their much needed transport through the day, especially when checking out the sights. River taxis are also common due to the fact that some of the country's cities and towns are separated by water forms. Prices are negotiable, but it is best to ask first the locals on the pricing (range) because the operators tend to ask for more from tourists. Meanwhile, taxis are best when going around the city centre of Georgetown, and car rentals are also available, although driving laws are strict here, so if opting for private transport, travellers are advised to drive carefully and safely.

How to get there

The main airport serving Guyana is the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, formerly called the Timehri International Airport. Daily flights are available to international destinations such as the US, Canada, the UK, and the Caribbean countries. More so, domestic destinations and regional flights are also available. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of cheap flights from 600 airlines including Caribbean Airlines and others. A visa is required before entering Guyana, although there are countries that are exempted from this rule. Check out the official page of the Guyanese government through the Ministry of Home Affairs, or visit their tourism sites to learn more. 

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