International Connections by Air
The Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timheri (41km from Georgetown) is the gateway to Guyana. Direct flights from New York and Miami in the United States of America, Toronto in Canada, Panama City and Caribbean countries like Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago makes it very accessible. Some of the airlines that provide connectivity are American Airlines (starting fall 2018), Caribbean Airlines, LIAT, Fly Jamaica, Surinam Airways and Copa.
Small Ship Cruising and Yachting
Travelling by small cruise ships with special nature focused tours is an excellent option. Guyana is located well outside of the hurricane belt, which makes it attractive to small ship cruising companies and yachters alike. P&O Cruises and Noble Caledonia are two of the well-known cruise providers that have made inroads to Guyana.
Overland journeys from adjoining countries – Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela – are also possible if you have a little extra time.
Domestic Travel by River, Road and Air
Within the country, you can choose between river, road or air travel, depending on time, budget and, of course, your destination. Small 4 to 12-seater Cessna planes make travelling to the interior easy. The rewards for flying within the country are the sweeping views of dense rainforests, dramatic mountain ranges and meandering rivers from above.
Taxis are readily available in urban areas like Georgetown and the average cost for a point-to-point trip in the city is only US$2-3. Minivans ply as taxis between towns and within the capital city of Georgetown. This is a great way to enjoy the countryside and one of the more exhilarating ways to travel like a local. Rental vehicles are also available and some companies allow one-way drop offs for point-to-point travel.
River trips are immersive and offer compelling company in wildlife and birds. Old Fort Tours runs fabulous island hopping trips on the Essequibo. Untamed Adventures are known for their wildlife immersion trips on the Burro Burro River and Rupununi River trails and Wilderness Explorers offer classic fishing and river expeditions on the main rivers of Guyana. Any one of these trips will provide you with unforgettable experiences!