Wild Tales

El DORADO   Over the years, Guyana’s rums have been raking in the awards and praises from connoisseurs, experts, and fans across the globe. But what makes our rums so remarkable?   It begi...

Explore Guyana is the official tourism magazine for Guyana, published by the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG). It's a great collection of feature articles, photography, maps, and d...

In response to the yellow fever epidemic in Africa, the Ministry of Health in Suriname has announced that control of yellow fever vaccination will be increased for travelers from yellow fever risk reg...

It is with great sadness I pay tribute to the passing of Diane McTurk. Diane was an inspiration to not just me but to the entire tourism industry in Guyana and the thousands of visitors that were priv...

We just can't get enough of Andrew's stunning wildlife photography. Here he catches an Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) near Surama in Guyana's Rupununi region. Guyana is regar...

The mouth and esophagus of the leatherback turtle are a perfect example of how an animal can become adapted to its diet and habitat. When the turtle consumes jellyfish (and it must eat many, as jellyf...

A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lo...

Intriguing remains of a culture long extinct have been unearthed in the Rupununi savannah close to Amuku Lake which in the 18th century was believed to be the site of the fabled golden city of El Dora...

A new genus and species of a weakly armoured plec has been described from the upper Mazaruni River in northwestern Guyana. and was named by Jonathan Armbruster and Donald Taphorn as Paulasquama callis...

Sometimes, in the everyday course of life, an interaction comes along, out of the blue, that is unusual and startling and revealing all at the same time. This past week, for example, my wife Annette a...

Visitors traversing the eastern coast of South America on the National Geographic Explorer cruise ship spent a few days in Guyana this Autumn. The journey was awarded National Geographic's 2013 Tours ...

Traveling Ted says: Guyana travel warning was the most common piece of information I found when researching for a recent trip to South America.  Besides warnings, it was hard to get concrete tra...

A purring monkey, a vegetarian piranha and a flame-patterned lizard are among more than 400 new species of animals and plants that have been discovered in the past four years in the Amazon rainfo...

Today, an international team arrived in southern Guyana, near the boarder with Brazil, to conduct a rapid biological assessment of the Rupununi Savannah, a sprawling tropical grassland peppered with ...

Our driver, Leroy, slammed on the brakes. The large Bedford truck behind us carrying our gear and most of our crew ran into a patch of think mud and was now sunk up to its axels and listing to one sid...

Highlighting Wilderness Explorers' award-winning Amerindian Guyana tour, National Geographic Traveler presents 2014's must-see places on planet earth. Guyana earns a coveted spot on this exclusive, v...

Moscow-born zoologist Vladimir Dinets, the author of Dragon Songs: Love and Adventure Among Crocodiles, Alligators and Other Dinosaur Relations is a research assistant professor at the University of ...

Congrats to Andrew Snyder Photography whose Royal Flycatcher image (which we've featured before here on the Cookup) caught the attention of National Geographic's notoriously picky photo editors yester...

The numerical status of the giant arapaima fish ( Arapaima gigas )in its habitat in the North Rupununi wetlands is currently the subject of a survey funded by the United Nations Development Programme ...

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. ...

At a press conference this morning, Demerara Distillers Ltd. (DDL) chairman Dr. Yesu Persaud announced that his company will give away free bottles of its flagship 15-year old El Dorado rum to passen...

When you think rum, you might immediately conjure up images of brightly colored tropical drinks and tacky umbrellas and a keen anticipation of a bad headache the next day. Lo - behold the El Dorado Ma...

In an effort to promote the restoration and preservation of the Amerindian language and cultural heritage, Conservation International and Iwokrama partnered with the ‘Maira & the Jaguar people’ fi...

To document and assess this national treasure, in October and November 2013 the World Wildlife Fund in Guyana mounted the most comprehensive biological expedition ever to the south Rupununi. A multina...

WineAlign editor Margaret Swaine sings the praises of this mid-range premium rum from Guyana. The eight-year product - one of our absolute favorites even though it can be hard to come by in North Amer...

Tom Shearman from Andean Trails recounts an eventful tour through Guyana's Rupununi earlier this year and says that Guyana was the most interactive and wildlife rich of his last four Amazonian adventu...

Wilderness Explorers celebrated its 20th anniversary in style Friday evening at Cara Lodge in Georgetown, graced by the company of friends and partners we've been working with for more than two decade...

Panamanian Star Alliance carrier COPA Airlines begins service to Guyana this summer and is featuring Guyana in its award-winning in-flight magazine, Panorama de las Américas....

Lesley de Souza from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has been researching the giant arapaima (with a befitting scientific name of Arapaima gigas) in and around Rewa for the past few years. South America’s ...

Tony Hogg writes in from Brisbane to let us know about his exceptional experience travelling across Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. A true highlight for Tony was his time at Karanambu Lodge in G...

The Iwokrama rain forest is one of the continent's most intensely bio-diverse and geologically ancient regions, featuring hundreds of mammal, marine, and avian species packed into a relatively small a...

In this most recent feature, Broadcast journalist and photojournalist, Anisha Shah explains that 2016 is all about emerging destinations. “Wilderness, wildlife and culture; these themes will illu...

Travel blog Escape Here trumpets some of the unsung heroes of South America and places scenic Georgetown at the top of its list of under-rated cities on a continent sprinkled with world-class destina...

Demerara Distillers, Ltd. (DDL), of Georgetown Guyana announced the opening of the world's first - and longest - trans-national tramway today in the remote jungle of South America. The remarkable engi...

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