Trip Planning FAQs
What are the most attractive places in Guyana?
The most famous attraction in Guyana is the Kaieteur Falls, which is the world’s widest single-drop waterfall. The capital Georgetown is a beautiful city, with boulevards criss-crossing and featured wooden architectures. Guyana is also the paradise for birding lovers, and wildlife.
What languages are used in Guyana?
Guyana is an English-speaking country, so there is no need to worry about the language barrier.
Are US dollar and credit card accepted in Guyana?
The official currency in Guyana is Guyanese dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. Credit card is not generally supported, so it is suggested to carry some cash, and small denomination notes are also useful.
Is it safe to take a Guyana tour?
Guyana has a relatively high crime rate, so visitors are not advised to walk alone and go out at night, even in the main areas. Birding enthusiasts should be particularly vigilant to take care of the valuables in the Botanic Gardens in Georgetown. Therefore, it is highly suggested to join in a guided tour and visit Guyana with an experienced local guide.
What vaccination is suggested before travel to Guyana?
Based on CDC and WHO’s recommendation, the following vaccinations are suggested: Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, influenza and malaria.
Do I need to tip in Guyana?
It is always welcome. For the guide or driver, US$5-$10 per pax per day is reasonable. But usually it is better to give the tip to the property manager, who will then evenly distributed to all staffs. If the guide or driver is particularly good or helpful, you may also tip them individually as well.