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Guyana : When and where to go?
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Guyana: Climate & Weather
The climate is equatorial with temperatures of around 26°C, all the year with days and nights of equal duration.
27°C - 81°F
Cayenne, updated 01:30 GMT
What to do in Guyana
Cultural diversity and luxuriant nature await you in this department of the French, top of the world.
In Cayenne, you can admire the view climbing to Fort Cépérou, you walk between towering palm three in Place des Palmistes, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of vegetable and fish markets. In a short distance, the beautiful beach of Montjoly is worth to visit.
Later, you discover the natural reserve of Kaw marshland, village where you can go by canoe, its surroundings areas are inhabited by herons, scarlet ibis and crocodiles (to be watched at dawn).
To have contact with the Amerindian culture, visit the villages of Yalimpo and Awala, and go to the Hattes beach to see the leatherback turtle nesting between April and July, and the same turtles hatch out between July and September.
In Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, you can visit the rum distillery in St. Maurice, and the Camp de la Transportation, place with a sad memory where convicts were welcome after their voyage across the Atlantic.
Also visit the Space Museum in Kourou, later go to the Salvation Islands and enjoy their beautiful landscapes.
In the other hand, do not deprive yourself of the pleasure of hiking in the forest: Many paths are organized, indicated with explanatory signs describing the flora and fauna, and you can visit it with or without a guide.
Guyana : The basics
There are many flights to Cayenne from France or the U.S.
No visa is required for EU citizens.
The currency in circulation is the Euro.
The budget required is higher than in the mother country, but you can find a decent accommodation for €50 on average and a meal about €15.
Regarding the health, take into account that the vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory. It is also advisable to keep the vaccinations against hepatitis A and B up to date, and also the classic vaccinations. In rural areas, it is important the vaccination against typhoid and a treatment against malaria. If you want to practice hiking, you should consider wear closed walking shoes (protection against insects and ants), take water purification tablets and respect the environment.
To travel within the country, Buses run Cayenne and its surroundings. For the rest of the country, rent a car can be practical. Airplanes serve the main destinations. Sometimes the boat is the only way to access certain areas.