Nestled on the north-eastern shoulder of South America, Guyana’s unspoilt beauty, unique cultural heritage and natural attractions make it an ideal destination. Our beautiful ‘Land of Many Waters’ is a tropical paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Guyana is the only official English-speaking country in South America, known for its pristine Amazonian rainforests, thundering waterfalls, exotic wildlife, rich cultural heritage, unique cuisine and a vibrant indigenous culture.
Often referred to as the “Land of Six Peoples”, Guyana’s history has provided a melting pot of cultural diversity with peoples of Asian (India), African, European, Portuguese, Chinese and Amerindian descent.
With more than 80% of untouched rainforest, it is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. Our ‘green gold’ not only represents a home to our indigenous peoples and a rich natural resource, but a global asset to address climate change; Guyana's Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) was one of the biggest steps taken in Guyana to address climate change. In the agreement, Norway has committed in providing Guyana up to US$250M by 2015 for avoided deforestation once certain performance indicators are met. Guyana plans to direct the Norwegian funds toward a development plan that shifts energy generation away from fossil fuel burning and toward hydropower, sustainable forest management, and climate change adaptation measures.
Guyana is also endowed with abundant natural resources — such as fertile agricultural land, minerals, expansive fishing grounds, forests, fresh water resources, and a talented work force, placing the country is in a strong position to ensure that the Guyanese population is provided with adequate and affordable agricultural products and to position itself as the ‘Food basket of the Caribbean’.
Nature and Adventure
For the adventurer, Guyana is a place of wonder. A place to trek in the jungle, tramp the forest trails and ride with the vaqueros. For the nature lovers, Guyana is a country where nature has placed its greatest riches.
Guyana, South America Undiscovered is an unspoilt, untouched, pristine nature destination. With its natural beauty, biological diversity and home of some of the world’s largest, rarest and spectacular creatures, a trip to Guyana will be an unforgettable experience for anyone.
Guyana's diverse natural regions have a range of wonderful habitats for more than 870 species of birds from 79 different families.
Guyana’s rich cultural fusion is truly unique and full of energy, life and diversity. In an era poised by explorations, voyages, slavery and indenture ship, many nations came to Guyana bringing their ethnic values and cultures with them.
Community Based Tourism
In recent years, Guyana has carted off top awards and recognitions for our development in sustainable tourism, including the Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award for three consecutive years. Some of the recipients of these awards, Surama, Yupukari, Karanambu and Rewa, continue to demonstrate strong leadership and commitment to sustainable development, which positions Guyana as a leader in sustainable travel.
Guyana is committed to sustainable development as it seeks to ensure that its resources remain for future generations. The Government of Guyana (GoG) has had a long history of instituting mechanisms for the effective management and conservation of these resources. More recently, with the development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), the Government made the unprecedented commitment to reorient Guyana’s economy onto a low-carbon, “green” pathway and the creation National Protected Areas System (NPAS) is key to achieving the ecologically sustainable development described in the LCDS.