Overland Travel in Guyana
One of the three tiny countries on South America’s northern side, Guyana lies far from everywhere due to the Amazon Rainforest that cuts it off from the rest of the continent. Don’t let this stop you, Guyana is a fascinating country.
Guyana is the country for overland travel as roads are scarce and your rig will allow you to see and explore more than with public transportation. From the asphalted coastal road on the north to the vibrant capital of Georgetown, you drive south to the overlanders’ true paradise.
The Rupununi Savannah comprises a large area of the country. A true off-road challenge in the rainy season, a dusty but mind-blowing exploration of wild landscapes in the dry season. Bring enough food, pop your rooftop tent and enjoy Guyana’s stunning wilderness.
Ever heard of Guyana’s Tapirs? Take a look, they are quite a sight. But they are not at all what you’d expect. No wildlife, but cars!
Rocket launches, sloths, winti rituals, gold mines and car rallies are among the experiences that make traveling to the Guianas unique.
This is part 3 of a 3-series story of the third overhaul on the Land Cruiser and how we remodeled the car with a water tank, sink, and a whole … Read more
After 12.5+ years on the road we switched from water canisters to a water tank and sink. Here’s how we did it.
To get the Land Cruiser’s bodywork welded was the first challenge in the overhaul. In Guyana we succeeded, sort of: meet the 5 welders.
“Guyana? Where is that?” “Guy… what?” “Is that an island in the Pacific?” Clearly, Guyana is not the best-known country in the world, and even among South Americans you’ll find many … Read more
Here’s our Guyana Overland Travel Guide with information on border crossing, money matters, road conditions, roadmaps & gas stations and much more.
Architecture, transportation, food and people: there’s enough to see, watch and admire here.
Paid accommodation, staying with locals, and where to go overland camping in Guyana, including GPS waypoints.
The Rupununi Savanna of Guyana is home to many birds. Coen tries to capture them.
A private tour through a gold mine!
There are blockades in Guyana and we have to calculate how much diesel we have, and how much more we need Or can we get to Mahdia after all?
New country, new impressions. In Guyana we appreciate the gesture of welcome when in need of getting a flat tire fixed.