Tuesday, August 03, 2021

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

93 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in South America
May 04, 2021 to May 08, 2021

My 127th country visited on my journey beyond #lakbay100, 93rd solo backpacking trip, 10th country in South America and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. Guyana served also as the 14th country on my 2020-2021 America Pandemic Adventures Filipino Solo Trip, the new normal of traveling.

Guyana is a country in north-eastern South America. It has an Atlantic Ocean coastline in the northeast, and lies between Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west, with Brazil to the south. It is now the third-smallest country in South America after Suriname and Uruguay. The name Guyana (from Arawak Wayana) means "Land of many waters." It is related to the name Uruguay: River of the colorful birds, another country in South America.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Guyana

GUYANA TOURIST VISA APPLICATION ON ARRIVAL IN GEORGETOWN AIRPORT (May 2021) 

Requirements: (1) 2 pieces passport size color photo, (2) Color photocopy of passport information page, (3) confirm hotel booking, (4) fly-out ticket (5) paid exact 25 USD cash

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GUYANA
timezone - UTC -0400H   capital - Georgetown    language - English    currency - Dollar (GYD)
visa - Philippine passport holders are eligible for visa application upon arrival
1. Guyana is home to the largest single-drop waterfall by volume in the world.
2. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America.
3. The country gained fame in the world in the wrong way when Jim Jones, the religious cult leader, and his 900 supporters committed suicide in Guyana in 1978.
4. The highest point in Guyana is Mount Roraima (2,835 meters).
5. About 70 percent of the total area of Guyana is covered with rain forests, reportedly it has the largest rain forests in the world.

5 DAYS SOLO PANDEMIC TRIP IN RAINY GUYANA ITINERARY

Day 88: May 03, 2021 Mon / Georgetown 0 
1130H ETD Hostel; bus to Airport; Copa Airline / Fly Suriname flight tickets 423 USD
1432H ETD Guayaquil UTC -0500H; flight CM310
1644H ETA Panama UTC -0500H; 1.5 hr transit
1824H ETD Panama; flight CM490
2225H ETA Miami UTC -0400H; 17 hrs transit 
TOTAL: $XX + 423 USD

Day 89: May 04, 2021 Tue / Georgetown 1
0400H Breakfast 13.5; metrorail (free); Miami Downtown; FLORIDA MAGNET (7) 4.5
1100H ETD Miami; metrorail (free)
1630H ETD Miami; flight PY422
2115H ETA Georgetown UTC -0400H; Visa on Arrival fee 25 USD; taxi to hostel 25 USD
Julian Guesthouse 4 nights 100 USD
TOTAL: 18 USD + 150 USD

Day 90: May 05, 2021 Wed / Georgetown 2
Money Exchange 40 USD = $8,000 (1 USD = $200); Burger King Brunch 1,400; snacks 1,800
592 Tours Kaieteur Falls Day Trip 225 USD; Georgetown City walk trip; refreshments 410
Julian Guesthouse; dinner 800
TOTAL: $4,410 + 225 USD

Day 91: May 06, 2021 Thu / Georgetown 3
Money Exchange 60 USD = $12,780 (1 USD = $213); Fridge Magnet 400 (infront of National Museum)
Georgetown City walk trip; refreshments 400
1200H 23RD COVID19 TEST (ANTI); DBSH 8,000; Julian Guesthouse
TOTAL: $8,800

Day 92: May 07, 2021 Fri / Georgetown 4
1200H ETD Hostel; service to Ogle Airport 
1430H ETD Georgetown; flight 8071 (delayed)
1530H Kaieteur Falls, world’s largest single drop waterfall by volume
1700H ETD Kaieteur Falls; flight 8072 (delayed)
1800H ETA Georgetown; service to Hostel; Julian Guesthouse; dinner 1,100
TOTAL: $1,100

Day 93: May 08, 2021 Sat / Georgetown 5
1000H Brunch 970
1100H ETD Hostel; taxi to airport 5,000
1504H ETD Georgetown UTC -0400H; flight AA1512
1945H ETA Miami UTC -0400H; 1.5hr transit
2130H ETD Miami; flight AA1739
2343H ETA Charlotte UTC -0400H; 9.5hr transit
0925H ETD Charlotte; flight AA1203
1113H ETA Buffalo UTC -0400H
TOTAL: $5,970

GRAND TOTAL: $20,280 + 375 USD + 423 USD / EXCHANGED USD: 100 USD                      

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

GUYANA SOLO TRAVEL TIPS DURING PANDEMIC:

Airport Immigration Issues: I'm the only tourist arrived from Miami. Filled out visa application form, show my confirm hotel booking, fly-out ticket and paid exact 25 USD cash. I Ieft the Immigration Desk as soon as I had the whole page visa stamp (not sticker). 

Places Visited: Georgetown, Kaieteur Falls

1. In my opinion, Guyana has around 50%, feels like Belize because; (1) locals look-alike, (2) English as main language and (3) Expensive cost of tourist living (hostel, food and basic items). 

2. Kaieteur Falls day trip is mostly available only during weekends (Fri to Sun) and costs 215 USD (excluding transport service from/to Ogle Airport). I took my trip via 592 Tours with Mr. Malcolm whatsapp +592-6627580. You should be seated on the right side of the plane (two-seater) for awesome waterfalls aerial view. 

3. On airport arrival, Guyana requires Negative PCR Test within 72 hours validity. 

4. On airport departure, my next destination United States requires only Negative Covid19 Test (Antigen) within 3 days validity. Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital provides Covid19 Antigen Test for $8,000 (40 USD) with 2 hours result (physical passport is always required as identification).

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Guyana


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