Whether you're interested in one day or two weeks, Wilderness Explorers makes getting around Guyana easy. Offering a number of hand-crafted itineraries to fit all budgets and adventure/fitness levels, they offer everything from a day trip to Kaieteur Falls to a 16-day Amerindian Guyana journey that introduces you to the rich culture and pristine environment of South America's only English-speaking country. They also do a few excellent weeklong trips that allow you to experience the best of the country's rivers and rain forests. Finally, there are specialized trips by interest, from birding to looking for the elusive jaguar.
The lack of roads and non-charter flights makes Guyana hard to visit without the aid of a tour company. What I loved most about Wilderness Explorers was the personalized service and incredibly professional and knowledgeable guides. They know the natural surroundings and the culture of Guyana intimately.
Don't expect a posh, air-con and Wi-Fi experience, though. Guyana is still quite primitive from a lodging perspective. Expect simple, thatched-roof huts, fans, and mosquito nets. Travel will be by powered canoe, overland truck, or tiny airplane, and the focus is on adventure, not Instagram. You can be sure that you'll get your feet and clothes dirty along the way. That said, you'll depart with once-in-a-lifetime memories, amazing cultural experiences, and the opportunity to see the world's last remaining pristine track of Amazon rain forest.