Essequibo one-day Circuit Trip – excitement of several days in one package  

– historical sites and resorts included

– Guyanese urged to take advantage of package

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 17, 2018

The tourist experience in Guyana has now been taken to new heights with the introduction of the Essequibo Circuit tour by the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG).

The new one-day tour package includes visits to several historical sites and resorts along the mighty Essequibo River which will be facilitated by Old Forts Tours.

During the fun-pack, mind-blowing trip, visitors will make stops at Fort Island which has the Court of Policy and Fort Zeelandia, Hurakabra Resort, the Municipality of Bartica, Aruwai White H2O Water Resort, BK Quarries, Sloth Island and Baganara Island Resort. The package costs just $13,500 which is inclusive of lunch and snacks throughout the day.

Members of the media were among a group of sightseers who were given a firsthand experience of the trip yesterday which left them wanting more. Even though many have visited a few of the local resorts before, all said the experience being offered was like no other.

President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar is encouraging Guyanese to take advantage of the package which he says is very affordable. According to Ramkumar, there is no need to spend several days visiting the various locations when it can be done in one day and visitors will leave with the same feeling as if they spent several days at the tourist spots.

“The beauty of this is that it is within the reach of Guyanese and that is what we want to showcase. We want local participation. This is a blessed country and we need to showcase that, we need to see the beauty and sell it to the world” Ramkumar stated.

Popular Mathematics teacher, Dr. Richard Yates who was a part of the tour, said that it is a tour that needs to be experienced by all Guyanese and persons who come to visit Guyana.

“I say to the people, Guyana, know your home. This tour has been more than an eye-opener. It gave me the opportunity to actually experience what it is like to see areas in Guyana that we were not aware of or given the opportunity to see’ Dr. Yates said. He further added that “I have learnt so much and cannot wait to share it with folks not only on social media but also on my education programme called Graspmatxy.”

Zack Chow who was also participated in the tour said that he enjoyed every part of the trip pointing out that it would be impossible to choose a favourite destination since they all had their own uniqueness. He is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the package being offered. “It is not all about work, you should come out here even for just one weekend to enjoy this because it is really nice” Chow stated.

The Essequibo Circuit Trip is one of the many special getaway packages and other exciting activities that are being launched during November for Tourism Awareness Month 2018.

At the official launch of the month’s calendar of activities in late October, Director of Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Brian Mullis said the organisation is partnering with the private sector to provide economical trips means for locals and foreigners to explore Guyana

“We are working with the tourism private sector on new management and pricing strategies so that they can offer some specials. These will not only be available during the month of November; some will be available year-round. And as the number of participants in the packages increases, the price per participant decreases,” Mullis said.

Tourism Awareness Month 2018 is being observed under the theme “Promoting sustainability and celebrating diversity.”

Isaiah Braithwaite

Images: Jameel Mohamed

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