Guyana Georgetown and Kaieteur Falls

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When is the best time to visit Georgetown and the Kaeiteur Falls?

This northern region of Guyana experiences two wet seasons, first between May and June, then from December to February. The tropical climate means it is hot and humid year-round.

What language is spoken in Guyana?

English is the language spoken in Guyana.

What currency do I need when visiting Guyana?

The unit of currency in Guyana is the Guyanese dollar. Take your currency needs in the form of US dollars cash (no more than is covered by your insurance), which you can exchange into local currency. Dollar bills should be in good condition, soiled or torn bills may be refused.

There are one or two ATMs (Scotia Bank) in Georgetown which accept international cards. At most of the lodges you can pay your ‘extras’ bill in US or Guyanese dollars, but not by credit or debit card (this situation may change of course). Some shops and restaurants in Georgetown accept credit cards.

What is the time difference between Guyana and the UK?

The time difference between Guyana and the UK is GMT -4 hours

What combines well with a visit to Georgetown and the Kaieteur Falls?

A visit to the interior of Guyana is essential, with many also choosing to head east to Suriname and French Guyana, which offer similar scenery and wildlife, but two entirely different cultures.

What key events happen in Georgetown and the Kaieteur Falls?

The religious festivals of all the main religions followed by the population are celebrated, Christian Christmas and Easter; Hindu Diwali; Muslim Eid al-Adha and Amerindian Mashramani.


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