TOURISM: Visit Guyana – World’s number one Eco-tourism destination

TOURISM: Visit Guyana – World’s number one Eco-tourism destination

By Guyanese Online

15 places to visit in Guyana – World’s number one Eco-tourism destination

Guyana has achieved a lot in 2019. We won 6 major awards including World’s number one Eco-tourism destination. We also have been named in Conde Nast Magazine’s list of top 20 places to visit in 2020 and National Geographic Traveller’s top 50 places to visit in 2020. All amazing accomplishments for this little emerging South American destination  that’s approximately 87% rainforest. 

Below we have Listed, in random order, 15 places we recommend you add to your Visit Guyana 2020 bucket list.

#1 Waikin Ranch

 

An Unforgettable getaway of nature and adventure awaits you at Waikin Ranch.

Why visit ? waikin is a working ranch which means you not only get to see first hand how ranch life works, but you get to be involved in the process. Enjoy farm fresh meals, comfortable accommodation with breathtaking views, enjoy offsite Savannah & waterfall tours and numerous activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing and birding.

Website: www.waikinranch.com

#2 Sloth Island Resort

Step into paradise and enjoy their comfortable and spacious self-contained rooms, delicious cuisine and friendly, helpful staff. For those guests looking for a little more adventure, Sloth Island has an extensive range of land and water activities. Choose from: bird watching, nature walks, wildlife viewing, swimming, canoeing, fishing or just relaxing in a hammock in the shade of the trees.

For those guests looking for a little more adventure, Sloth Island has an extensive range of land and water activities. Choose from: bird watching, nature walks, wildlife viewing, swimming, canoeing, fishing or just relaxing in a hammock in the shade of the trees.

Website: www.slothisland.com

#3 Aruwai White h20 Resort

Aruwai Resort offers a rich array of experiences, activities and amenities

It is a place where people come for once-in-a-lifetime adventures, unforgettable weekends of romance and relaxation, reconnecting with family, and invigorating corporate retreats.

Website: www.aruwairesort.com

#4 Baganara Island Resort

Escape to this exotic island paradise and experience one of Guyana’s true gems.

Baganara, a rainforest resort located five miles from Bartica in the Essequibo River. This 187 acre private island effortlessly blends the comforts of a scenic retreat with all the fun of an elegant, full-service resort where you can explore the wonders on our nature walk or on a kayak meandering silently through the creeks under the majestic canopy of the forest.

Website:www.baganara.net

#5 Lake Mainstay Resort

Escape to the lush paradise of Essequibo County and enjoy a delightful stay at Lake Mainstay Resort.

Island Paradise meets Eco-paradise. The beach of white sand is among the most beautiful in Guyana and there are tons of activities to do. A great lakes tour from mainstay is highly recommended.

Website: www.lakemainstayonline.com

#6 Arrowpoint Nature Resort

Located on the left back of the Kamuni Creek, a part of the Demerara River , Arrowpoint is a fine example of the perfect eco-adventure resort.

The Activities are unique, enjoy a stop off tour at the indigenous community of Santa Mission on the way to Arrowpoint where you get a chance to  support our local amerindians by purchasing beautiful handmade craft. Biking through the rainforest is another once in a lifetime adventure you won’t soon forget. For overnight visitors,  Beach bonfires, Marshmallow roasting and kayaking are just a few fun things to do.

Website: www.roraimaairways.com

#7 Surama Eco-lodge

There’s an unforgettable 2020 experience calling your name. Get it at Surama.

Set at the western edge of the main village, Surama Eco-Lodge is perched atop a meadow facing a thick forest wall, creating a perfect opportunity to view birds, monkeys, and even the occasional jaguar.
The majestic Pakaraima Mountains, often shrouded in mist, rise above the canopy and strike a brilliant contrast against the pure forest air.

Website: www.suramaecolodge.com

#8 REWA

Located in one of the most pristine eco-systems on Earth, Rewa Eco-lodge is a nature lovers’ dream.

Rewa Eco-lodge is a community run eco-lodge in the heart of Guyana.There is no shortage of activities for the adventure lover. Enjoy Birding, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife viewing.

There are many opportunities for hiking in the area, as well as climbing nearby mountains, such as Awarmi, with awe inspiring views of the forest below. Jaguars, tapirs, giant river otters, monkeys, capybara, giant armadillo, caiman, giant river turtles, puma, peccaries, anaconda, agouti – just some of the creatures seen in the area if you are lucky!

Website: https://www.rewaecolodge.com/

#9 Karanambu Lodge

The Lodge provides guests with the opportunity to experience the wildlife of Karanambu.

With a bird list of over 600 species, Karanambu is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The Lodge also provides excellent viewing opportunities of giant river otters, giant black caiman and giant anteaters. The evening ritual of watching the giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, open is a memorable experience.

Karanambu was also the home of Diane McTurk, conservationist and world-renowned expert on giant otters.

The Activities are unique, enjoy a stop off tour at the indigenous community of Santa Mission on the way to Arrowpoint where you get a chance to  support our local amerindians by purchasing beautiful handmade craft. Biking through the rainforest is another once in a lifetime adventure you won’t soon forget. For overnight visitors,  Beach bonfires, Marshmallow roasting and kayaking are just a few fun things to do.

Website: http://www.karanambutrustandlodge.org/

#10 King Williams Adventures

Located in the heart of Guyana, we provide a unique nature experience unlike any other.

King William Adventures is located 23 miles south of Apoteri village on Paumbo Island, one of the most remote locations in Guyana and maybe the world. A total of 300 (100 fishing /200eco) visitors are allowed annually on the island to prevent little or no impact in this region. In this area approximately 400+ species of birds have been identified.

There are no other lodges nor villages 50 miles upstream. We have 3 locations, our home base at Paumbo Island, guesthouse at Apoteri Village and Harpy outpost camp based at King William falls. KWA is fully licensed and registered company with the Guyana tourism Authority.

Website: http://www.kingwilliamadventures.com/

#11 Kaieteur Falls

The world’s highest single drop waterfall by volume of water flowing over it, Kaieteur is a MUST visit.

Kaieteur is 4 times higher than Niagara falls and is located in the Kaieteur National park. Enjoy 3 vantage point views during a tour and keep an eye out for the tiny golden frog and shy cock of the rock.

Website:  www.undiscoveredguyana.com

#12 Orinduik Falls

My absolute favorite of our many waterfalls, Orinduik is often times overshadowed by its more famous cousin kaieteur. With its torrential waters falling over rocks of solid jasper, Orinduik should be a must visit when you are here in Guyana.

Website: www.undiscoveredguyana.com

#13 Essequibo Great Lakes

Wanderlust [noun] a strong desire to travel. It’s in our nature and exactly what motivated visit Guyana on a journey this August to drive and visit the five great Lakes of the Essequibo.

The lakes we visited were: Lake Mainstay | lake Tapakuma | Lake Capoey | lake Mashabo and the Hot & cold lake.

Read more here:
http://www.undiscoveredguyana.com/great-lakes-of-the-essequibo

#14 Kanuku Mountains

The Kanuku Mountains, approximately 5000 km2 in area, are located in the heart of the Rupununi Savannahs in south-western Guyana and is the most ecologically diverse area in Guyana. At the foot of the falls are two popular waterfalls – Kumu and Moco Moco or Sky valley falls as it’s known to the locals.

The Kanukus contain habitats as diverse as gallery forests, lowland forests and montane evergreen forests and savannah, and is home to 70% of all mammals and 53% of all birds known to exist in Guyana.

At least five of the South American giants live in the Kanuku Mountains — the Harpy Eagle, Black Caiman, Giant River Otter, Arapaima fish and the Giant Anteater. The Macushi and Wapishana peoples make up the 7,144 persons (2002) who live in communities in or near to the Kanuku Mountains, caring and wisely using the resources in the traditional way.

Website: www. undiscoveredguyana.com

#15 Linden

6 Places to visit in Linden

Did you know ? Linden is the only town in Guyana with a river running through it. Here are  6 places you MUST see when visiting Linden.

  • Linden Blue Lakes
  • Christianburg waterwheel
  • St. Matthew’s church
  • Bauxite Transport Trains
  • Watooka Guesthouse
  • Mazenzie Museum

Website:  www.undiscoveredguyana.com

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