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Saki monkey, Guyana

Guyana travel advice

Practical Information

Audley and our partners in Guyana take particular care to promote ecologically sensitive tourism in this unspoilt environment.

Your trip, which will have been planned according to your preferences for wildlife spotting, adventure and trekking, or just a general overview of the country, will make use of the range of comfortable lodges which are dotted throughout the country by waterfalls and rivers, in the rainforest and on the open savannah.

Getting around

Travel will be by road, boat or internal flight, and guides will provide a wealth of knowledge about the surroundings.

Language

The official language is English, often spoken with a Caribbean creole flavour.

Tipping

Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. In the interior a tip is better in Guyanese dollars rather than foreign currency as there are no facilities for exchanging the money.

Money and expense

The Guyanese currency is the Guyana Dollar. Change is always in short supply. Automatic cash dispensers will not accept foreign credit cards so you will need to go into a Bank of Novia Scotia during banking hours to obtain cash. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. If you want to bring traveller's cheques, they should be in US dollars, and not sterling.

Travel Advice

Our country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

When to go to Guyana

You’ll find temperature and rainfall information, together with a month-by-month guide on visiting, on our guide for when to go to Guyana.

More Information
  • Flight Time

    13¾ hours (Georgetown, via Miami)

  • Recommended Airlines

    British Airways

  • Time Zone

    UTC -4