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Here you will learn about some of the places in Guyana where you can have a rich and rewarding birding experience.

All visitors require a valid passport. Those arriving by plane are required to have an onward plane ticket. Visas are necessary for all visitors except nationals of the following countries: Commonwealth Countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United States. Visitors are advised to check with the nearest Guyana Embassy or Consulate or their travel agent.

Guyana’s climate is equatorial: hot but pleasant for most of the year, with a mean shade temperature of 27°C (81°F) and an average temperature range of 24°C to 31°C (75°F to 87°F). The heat is tempered by the sea breezes on the coast. An umbrella is useful during the two wet seasons, extending roughly from May through July, and from December to the end of January. Rainfall is 2,300mm a year in Georgetown. Lightweight, casual clothing can be worn throughout the year.

Most hotels, major restaurants, car rental agencies and tour operators accept major credit cards and travelers cheques. Foreign ATM cards can only be used at select ATM machines in Guyana. The interior is largely a cash economy.

The Guyana Dollar has a fluctuating exchange rate of G$200 to US$1; G$360 to £1 pounds sterling; G$260 to €1 euro; and G$120 to $1 Canadian. Cambios are licensed currency exchange houses. Most Cambios are open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm. It is important that you keep your Cambio receipts, as you will need to produce them to change Guyanese dollars on departure.

110v in Georgetown, 220v in most other places, including parts of suburban Georgetown.

  • New Years Day
  • Republic Day and Mashramani (February 23)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day (May 1)
  • Independence Day (May 26)
  • CARICOM Day (First Monday in August)
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

The following public holidays follow a lunar calendar and thus the actual day varies annually:

  • Hindu holidays of Phagwah (usually March)
  • Deepavali (usually November)
  • Muslim Holidays of Eid ul Fitr (end of Ramadan)

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