Pejego Tours brings you to the unique 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. Within the Guiana shield, you will find the three undiscovered gems also known as the 3 Guianas: Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. Each destination will surely offer you something completely different as they also have their unique differences. You will find similar flora and fauna among them, along with great tropical weather and European culture due to their similar colonial history.

The Guiana Highlands

The Guiana Highlands are the higher elevations on the shield, where table-like mountains are found. These are also the source of some of the world's most spectacular waterfalls such as Kaieteur Falls. Each destination in the Guianas will surely offer you something completely different because they all have something unique for you to experience.

Interesting differences and similarities among the 3 Guianas

These three Guianas, in South America’s Guiana Shield, have unique differences and similarities among them. From watching the flowers of the Victoria Amazonica water lily open in the dusky evening light whilst sampling some of Guyana’s finest rum punch at Karanambu. You will find similar flora and fauna among them, along with great tropical weather and European culture due to their similar colonial history. Unique differences among these three Guianas include language. The three countries side by side each have a different main language. Dutch is the main language in Suriname, French in French Guiana whereas the main language in Guiana is English. They each also have a different population composition whereas in French Guiana your Euro’s will be accepted as the country’s main currency.

Suriname (Dutch Guiana)

Suriname was formerly known as Dutch Guiana and by the locals also knowns as "Sranang". It is the greenest country on earth with over 94% forest coverage and half a million inhabitants. Full of fascinating traces of the past, slaves from Africa, contractors from India & Java, English & Dutch conquerors and architecture, Jewish, Chinese and Lebanese traders. It's truly a mix of all these cultures into one which makes Suriname an exotic destination. Suriname became independent from the Netherlands in 1975. The country's official language is Dutch, although most people can also speak English. 

Guyana (British Guyana)

Guyana is South America's only English-speaking country. It is entirely possible to visit South America and experience the world’s tallest single-drop waterfall (four times the height of Niagara Falls) known as the Kaieteur Falls. This country is the same size as Britain but has a population of fewer than 750,000 and is comprised of an amazing 80% rainforest. This place is often on top travelers’ ‘must visit’ lists when they decide to spend their holiday in South America, it should definitely be on yours too!

French Guiana and The Guiana Space Centre in Kourou

French Guiana is a remote region of France covered in amazing rainforest and wilderness, although you'll also find colonial architecture, history about the prison-camp and some of the world's most diverse plant and animal life here. The Guiana Space Centre, more known as Centre Spatial Guianas (CSG) is located to the northwest of the Kourou district. This is where Space Shuttle Launches of rockets like the Ariane 5, Sky Muster and The Vega have taken place. If you time your holiday well, you might even experience one of these future launches. Apart from the CSG as one of the main tourist attractions in Kourou, this district is now considered the port of departure for those going to the Iles du Salut, of which the most famous is Devil’s Island.

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