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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Kaieteur dreaming

With their 741-foot drop over a sandstone plateau, the majestic Kaieteur Falls are an icon of Guyana, and a must-see for adventure travellers. But while most visitors hop down on an airborne day-trip, a lucky few get to experience this natural wonder the old-fashioned way, travelling by boat up the Potaro River. Nicholas Laughlin recounts the journey, and the falls’ magnetic attraction

Beat destination: Guyana

Bordered by Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname, Guyana is the only English- speaking country on the South American continent. This is a land of massive rivers and waterfalls, dense rainforest and mountains, an eco-traveller's paradise. And there's bargain shopping too: wicker furniture, gold jewellery, hardwood household articles and lots of collectible antique bottles
Photograph courtesy the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana