You will step inside stunning jungle and mountain country just beyond the borders of Guyana's picturesque capital: Georgetown. The capital is dotted with charming 19th century homes and mansions made accessible via tree-lined boulevards along the path of canals built during the Dutch colonial days.
Georgetown's St George's Cathedral is a white Victorian landmark and is one of the world's tallest wooden buildings. The major religions, incidentally, are Christianity, Islam and Hindu. The latter two are the result of massive immigration from Asia. Stabroek Market is the heart and soul of Georgetown. Also recommendable is a visit to the city's fine Botanical Gardens and Zoo.
It is, however, outside the zoo where you will see the most awe inspiring of Guyana rain forest creatures: lizards, iguanas colourful birds, snakes and maybe even a bush tiger. Centrepiece of all this natural beauty is Kaieteur Falls, five times as high as Niagara and noted for its shimmering rainbows in the mist and sunshine of the jungle.
It was from historic Guyana that many of the Amerindians set sail to set up housekeeping in Caribbean islands and The Bahamas. Today, the aborigines are nearly extinct. With so much beauty in Guyana, one has to wonder why these people ever packed up and sailed away.
Speaking of Guyanese travel opportunities, there are wonderful jungle lodges where you can pig out on wild game, jumbo shrimp and tropical fruits and veggies. For the adventurous soul seeking the ultimate different vacation, it would be hard to top Guyana.