A dedicated humanitarian and current owner of Zara Realty in New York, George Subraj hails from the South American country of Guyana. A small, former colonial nation located on the Guiana Shield in the northeastern portion of the continent, Guyana plays host to a number of distinctive natural features and historical sites, which attract tourism from all over the world. Here is a brief look at some of the most popular travel destinations in Guyana.

Kaieteur Falls: A 741-foot tall waterfall located in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana, Kaieteur Falls possesses one of the most impressive combinations of height and volume among all world waterfalls. Although the exact strength of its water flow is unknown, many sources rank it as one of the most powerful in the world. In recent years, Kaieteur Falls has become one of the largest tourist attractions in Guyana, owing to its proximity to a small airstrip that connects to the major airports in the capital city of Georgetown.

Iwokrama Forest: One of the most pristine areas of tropical rainforest in the world, the Iwokrama Forest enjoys a high level of biodiversity and has remained relatively untouched by modern human activity. Covered by a dense canopy some 20 to 30 meters in the air, the Forest plays host to rare species such as the giant anteater, which has become extinct in the majority of its former habitats. One can also find an extraordinary diversity in the Iwokrama Forest, including more than 400 species of fish, approximately 500 species of birds, and nearly 100 species of bats.

St. George’s Cathedral: Located in the heart of Georgetown, St. George’s Cathedral is currently the second tallest wooden house of worship in the world. Designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1889, St. George’s Cathedral is a significant historical landmark in Guyana and contains a wealth of information and artifacts from the small South American nation’s colonial past.

To learn more about tourism opportunities in Guyana, visit the country’s official visitor website at Guyana-Tourism.com.