Guyana offers a number of different sights and attractions.
Well worth a visit to Georgetown to see the 19th century Sainte George Cathedral. The cathedral is considered to be one of the tallest wooden churches in the world. But a detour to Guyana’s oldest church, St. Andrews Kirk, is certainly interesting.
Museum lovers will not miss out in Guyana either. There is the Walter Roth Museum in Georgetown, a museum for anthropology or the National Museum in Guyana, which offers its visitors an insight into the history, nature, traditions and culture of the country.
According to neovideogames, tourists interested in architecture will also get their money’s worth in Guyana. There are z. For example, you can see the courthouse from the 19th century in Georgetown or the Town Hall, a historic town hall from the same era. But you should also have seen the presidential palace. It is also known by the locals as the State House. The building dates back to the 19th century and is the former residence of the British governor.
But Guyana also has a lot to offer for nature lovers. Like the Kaieteur waterfall in the National Park on the Potaro River. With a height of 226 meters, it is one of the highest waterfalls in America. But the national park itself is definitely worth seeing. Other natural beauties worth seeing are the Orinduk waterfalls on the Ireng River or the botanical garden in Georgetown. With an area of 48 hectares, it is not exactly the smallest.
A visit to the Stabroekmarkt in Georgetown is certainly also interesting, if only because of the flair that prevails there. But there are also ideal shopping opportunities here. If you are interested in the colonial days of the country, you should take a look at the streets and Dutch canals of Georgetown. There are many remains from that time to be seen there.
Guyana has a tropical climate. During the day, Atlantic sea breezes bring some relief, but at night it can be very hot and humid. The temperatures in Guyana move all year round between 25 – 30 ° C, with recurringrain, especially in September and October. Sunshine is a regular occurrence, however, and in general conditions on the plateau are better when things get uncomfortable on the coast and in the lowlands.
Guyanahas two different rainy seasons: May to mid-August and mid-November to mid-January. August to October are the hottest months.
Best travel time for Guyana
The best time to visit Guyana is either at the end of the rainy season, in late January, or in late August, when the Kaieteur Falls are at their highest water. Some locals recommend mid-October to mid-May, where it can get wet but not that hot. If you go inlandtravel want to choose the dry seasons January to April and August to October.
Guyana – money
Local currency: 1 Guyana dollar equals 100 cents
Currency abbreviations : G $, GYD
Banknotes are issued to the value of 20, 100, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 G $, coins to the value of 1, 5, 50 and 100 G $. Often you can also pay with US dollars.
Currency Exchange: common currencies are exchanged in banks and exchange offices, but some banks only accept US dollars. Exchange offices usually offer better exchange rates. The black market should be avoided because of the risk of fraud.
Guyana dollar exchange rate
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Credit Cards: in the capital, Georgetown, you can pay relatively often with the most common credit cards (American Express, Visa and Mastercard) (eg in upscale restaurants and hotels). Only Scotiabank pays out cash against credit cards (cash advance).
ATMs do not usually accept credit cards from abroad.
Travelers checks should be made out in US dollars and are usually accepted by banks.
Foreign exchange regulations: There are no restrictions when entering the country, when leaving the country, currencies with an equivalent value of 10,000 US dollars or more must be declared.
Bank opening times: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health and Diseases in Guyana
No compulsory vaccinations are required for travel in Guyana, there is an exception when entering from yellow fever areas, where proof of a yellow fever vaccination is required.
Vaccination against hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus is recommended for stays in Guyana, and vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis B for longer trips.
There is a risk of malaria in the interior of Guyana. You should therefore consistently protect yourself against mosquito and insect bites and use mosquito nets and mosquito repellants such as Autan or NoBite.
There are different prescription drugs available for malaria prophylaxis (e.g. Malarone, Lariam and Doxycycline). Be sure to seek advice from a travel or tropical medicine specialist on the selection, side effects, possible intolerances and personal adjustment.
Dengue fever, which is transmitted by diurnal mosquitoes, occurs in Guyana; the measures mentioned above minimize the risk of infection.
HIV / AIDS
HIV / AIDS is widespread in Guyana, so be careful with holiday acquaintances.
When consuming fruit, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat, take careful hygiene measures. In Guyana the tap water is not suitable for drinking, water in plastic bottles can be bought in grocery stores.
Medical care in Guyana is poor, so before traveling to Guyana you should definitely take out international travel health insurance with emergency repatriation.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Guyana – important addresses
Guyana Tourism Authority : National Exhibition Center,
Sophia, Greater Georgetown, Guyana
Phone: 2236351, Fax: 2316672
Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana : 157 Waterloo Street,
North Cummingsburg, GY-Georgetown
Telephone: (022) 5 0807, Fax: (022) 5 0817
email: [email protected]
Embassy of Guyana in Belgium : Ms Gale Lee (Chargé d’affaires, since 11/2000)
12 Avenue du Brésil, 1050 Brussels
Telephone: 0032 2 6 75 6216, Fax: 0032 2 672 5598, 675 6331
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Embassy of Guyana in Belgium is also available to Germany, the Switzerland and Austria responsible.
Honorary Consulate of Germany in Guyana : Joseph Christopher Fernandes, Honorary Consul,
24 Water Street, GY-Georgetown
Telephone: (011 592) 227 33 44, 227 33 50, 227 33 63, Fax: (011 592) 226 18 81, 227 33 60
Postal address: Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, 24 Water Street, Georgetown, Guyana
email: [email protected]