Guyana

Money and budget Guyana

Money and budget Guyana

Money and budget Guyana Currency Currency: the Guyanese dollar (GYD or $, here noted G $ to avoid any misunderstanding), divided into 100 cents. Exchange rate in January 2020: € 1 = $ 230B and $ 100B = € 0,45. Be careful, the rate of the Guyanese dollar […]

Guiana thematic routes

Guiana thematic routes

Guiana thematic routes In family with children Spontaneously, Guyana will fascinate young and old alike. That said, the harsh equatorial climate deserves to be taken into consideration and Robinsons in shorts will need to show some resistance. The Franconia […]

What to eat, food and drinks Guyana

What to eat, food and drinks Guyana

What to eat, food and drinks Guyana On this land at the crossroads of cultures, cuisine is plural, cosmopolitan, while relying on a few basic ingredients: fish and shellfish, chicken and forest meat, rice and cassava. Those are the amazon rainforest fruits […]

Geography, biodiversity and environment Guyana

Geography, biodiversity and environment Guyana

Geography, biodiversity and environment Guyana Guyana is part of the big group Guyana plateau, also called "Guyanese shield", formed in the Precambrian age(between 2,5 and 1,9 billion years), one of the oldest massifs on the planet, made up of hills separated […]

Geography and landscapes Guyana

Geography and landscapes Guyana

Geography and landscapes Guyana Located just north of Ecuador, Guyana is sandwiched between great Venezuela to the west (from which it is entirely cut off for political reasons) and little Suriname to the east; to the south, it opens onto Brazil, to the […]

Health and safety Guyana

Health and safety Guyana

Health and safety Guyana Health vaccines Only compulsory vaccine for entry into Guyana: the one against yellow fever. It is available at international vaccination centers. A single injection is sufficient to be given at least 10 days before departure. It […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Guyana

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Guyana

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Guyana Camping and benab (carbets) Strictly speaking, there is no campsite in Guyana. However, some small hotels and guesthouses outside of Georgetown let their tents pitch in their backyards, and overlanders (those […]

Entry formalities and useful contact Guyana

Entry formalities and useful contact Guyana

Entry formalities and useful contact Guyana Entry formalities - Guyana being an overseas department (DOM), a simple ID card enough. Caution : if you plan to take a tour of Brazil or Suriname, remember to take your passport. - Nationals of the French […]

Recommended itineraries Guyana

Recommended itineraries Guyana

Recommended itineraries Guyana 15 days in Guyana Guyana is a vast territory almost entirely virgin and largely impenetrable! These parameters must therefore be taken into account. Even the walking is done here at a slower tempo. In short, 15 days is both […]

Culture: what to see Guyana

Culture: what to see Guyana

Culture: what to see Guyana craft The ethnic diversity combined with the isolation of the communities has guaranteed the perpetuation of a diversified craftsmanship of good quality. You just have to stop in the little roadside stalls to admire this heritage […]

Carnival fever seizes Guyana

Carnival fever seizes Guyana

If there is a time of the year when we taste the joy of living that reigns in Guyana, it is carnival. For several weeks, between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday (from […]

Where to eat, food and drink Guyana

Where to eat, food and drink Guyana

Where to eat, food and drink Guyana Kitchen Guyanese cuisine reflects the multiple identity of peoples who inhabit the country, with a Caribbean predominance, enhanced with very spicy touches! - Indians have largely influenced the local cuisine, with their […]

Activities, sports and recreation Guyana

Activities, sports and recreation Guyana

Activities, sports and recreation Guyana Sport is a concept that has not yet really won Guyana… Here, it mainly comes down to cricket (more info on cricket) and football! Moreover, the country has never won only one medal (bronze) at the Olympics (in Moscow […]

Traditions and customs Guyana

Traditions and customs Guyana

Traditions and customs Guyana Cricket Guyanese are crazy about it! Say the names of veterans Lance Gibbs and Rohan Kanhai, Clive Hubert Lloyd (head of the Windies team from 1974 to 1985) or Alvin Kallicharran and you're sure to see a smile greet them. If […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Guyana

Entry formalities and useful contacts Guyana

Entry formalities and useful contacts Guyana Entry formalities Un passport thereafter, a residence permit will be required, to be requested locally from the immigration services in Georgetown. If you are entering Guyana by land, it is frontier guarded […]

What to do Guyana

What to do Guyana

What to do Guyana A vast territory of adventure, Guyana lends itself to all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether we are more land or more water, we will find happiness here. Hiking With more and more marked trails and well maintained both in the Regional […]

Practical life on site Guyana

Practical life on site Guyana

Practical life on site Guyana Electricity Guyana does nothing like everyone else: here, it's 110 V and 220 V! 110 V is mainly used in Georgetown (except on the outskirts), in lodges and forest camps, 220 V everywhere else (confirm with your accommodation!). […]

Guyana Culture and History

Guyana Culture and History

Guyana Culture and History History Inhabited by peoples Arawak (on the coast) and Caribbean (inland), the territory of present-day Guyana only entered recorded history in 1499, when Alonso de Ojeda ascended the Rio Essequibo on behalf of the crown of spain. 117 […]

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