Traveling through the Guianas is more expensive than I expected. To make it worst, not only did I pay higher prices, the quality did not match the amount of money I paid.
As much as I love South America, the eastern side of this continent has left me beaten and exhausted. After completing a scary journey through Venezuela, a difficult and uncomfortable journey through the Guianas, and a ridiculously expensive journey in Brazil, I was eager to leave this continent.
I just flew out of French Guiana and landed in Belem, Brazil. Problems continued to haunt me in this region despite thinking I had already escaped. I needed to print my ticket to see Cristo Redentor at Rio de Janeiro but everything was closed due to a public holiday!
If you’ve ever seen the movie “Up” then you’ll be happy to know that the mountain from that movie is inspired by Mount Roraima in Venezuela!
Located in Canaima National Park, Mount Roraima is the highest Tepui (table mountain) in the entire area.
I joined a tour group from Santa Elena where we would be doing a 6-day trek up Mount Roraima. Mount Roraima has a triple border at the top with Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.
Traveling through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana is for the brave because it certainly is not easy nor is it comfortable. During my one year trip around the world, I would rank it as one of the most difficult journey I have ever done.
However, if you’re up for adventure and want to travel to a place that rarely gets any tourist, then use this guide to help you complete this journey.
You can start this by land or by flying to Guyana or French Guiana first. For the sake of this article, I will start with Brazil because that is the route I took.