TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Guyana offers a distinct experience for the tourism market, thanks to vast open spaces, savannahs, virgin rainforests, mountains, and huge rivers and waterfalls, the most famous of which is the majestic Kaieteur Falls, known to be the highest single drop waterfall in the world and five times taller than Niagara Falls. Guyana also boasts abundant wildlife, numerous species of flora, a variety of fauna, and spectacular birdlife. These sites are accessible by land, air, and river, and are served by eco-resorts in the interior.
The capital, Georgetown, is well known for its picturesque, tree-lined avenues, bustling markets, and wooden buildings, including the renowned St. George’s Cathedral, reportedly the world’s tallest wooden building.
Guyana’s rainforest is home to one of the world’s most pristine habitats. The interior of Guyana (approximately 169, 000 square kilometers) remains minimally disturbed by human activity. As one of four intact rainforests left in the world, Guyana is host to more than 800 species of birds from 72 different families, hundreds of species of mammals, and thousands of species of insects. These include the largest bird of prey (Harpy Eagle), largest otter (Giant River Otter), largest anteater (Giant Anteater), and largest freshwater fish (Arapaima) in the world, as well as the largest species of cat native to the Western Hemisphere (Jaguar).
- Development of the Kaieteur Park.
- Recreational facilities and activities (rafting, boating, tennis, horse hiding and golf).
- Acommodation (eco-lodges or resorts) in the hinterland.
- Market support facilities and services such as bird watching, yachting and deep sea or river fishing.