Not all of you are limited to exploring and unravelling the stunning architecture of tourist places. Some of you might also be interested in listening to the symphonies of water. The best place to indulge yourself in these melodies is near a waterfall.
If you are on your South American tour, there are several places across the continent housing some of the most stunning waterfalls. For those heading to Guyana, here is a list of waterfalls in Guyana! Go and check them out!
The meaning of Guyana, “Land of Many Waters”, exactly matches its geographical location. The country in South America is primarily popular for its dense rainforest and waterfalls. If you want to experience the serene side of Guyana, here are the top waterfalls in the country!
Not among the seven wonders, Kaieteur Falls is definitely a wonder in itself. Regarded as the largest waterfall in the world as per the volume of water, it falls from a height of 741 feet. The waterfall expands 370 feet wide and supports a water flow of 23,000 cubic feet per second.
So, how to reach Kaieteur Falls? There are several one-day tours that you can take from the Ogle airport. Several airlines provide a trip to Kaieteur Falls. The cost of these trips varies from $150 to $190. If you want to take a longer trip, you can go from Georgetown, which includes a boat tour and a few days of hiking.
For those who like to click nature photographs, Orinduik Falls is the best for capturing some stunning panoramic shots. Though it is not high enough, the falls are still one of the top natural wonders in Guyana. Popular for its streamlined water flowing over the terraces and steps of precious red jasper, the falls are perfect to watch all day long.
To experience the beauty of this fall, you can take the 15-seater propeller plane from Ogle Airport. Most tours to these falls include food, juice, and a tour guide. So, it's a whole package.
Estimated 1600 feet tall by an American entomologist and physician, Paul A. Zahl, the King George VI Falls have been highly exaggerated for years. Its true height is 702 feet, as found by a team of explorers in 2014.
Located on the Oshi River, the truly untouched area of the falls can be accessed via the village of Paruima. The hike from this village will take you 5 to 7 hours to reach the falls. The hike's surrounding environment is serene and ideal for an average backpacker.
Like the ancient kings, the waterfalls also have such names. The King Edward VIII Falls falls from a height of 850 meters and is the most powerful single-plunge waterfall in Guyana. Lying in the Semang River in the Potaro-Siparuni highlands, the waterfall is at a lonely location not much visited by tourists.
If you are in Guyana and want to visit this waterfall, you need to contact the local guides and tour providers. Rest assured, the natural wonder has a serene environment where water has created an amphitheatre on the escarpment of Pacaraima Mountains.
Part of the Kurupung River, the Kumerau Waterfall offers a spectacular view of water falling from a 620-foot highrise. The intense pressure of the falls has gradually carved the Precambrian quartzite and formed a four-kilometer-long gorge.
On your tour of this magnificent waterfall, you will see smaller steps finally leading to the major plunge. If you want to see the beauty of this masterpiece, you can contact the local guides and tour planners.
If you are up to explore Potaro waterfalls, the Marina Falls in Ipobe is a must-visit. Discovered in 1934 by American and Canadian expeditions, the fall was named after the British Royal Family members. Falling from a height of 498 feet, the fall dives down through two drops. It is the reason why it is called the bridal veil.
These awesome features of the fall will surely catch your eye and make your Guyana voyage memorable.