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Deal alert: Flights to Guyana starting at under $400 round-trip from major US cities

Jan. 15, 2022
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Guyana is off the beaten path, tucked away in the northeast corner of South America east of Venezuela. The country is home to lush green jungles and Kaieteur Falls, the largest single-drop waterfall (by volume of water) in the world. Caribbean Airlines and Copa Airlines are offering airfare deals to Guyana’s largest city, Georgetown, from various U.S. cities starting at under $400 round-trip.

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Kaieteur Falls in Guyana. (Photo by Gail Johnson/Shutterstock)

The deal was first reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership starting at $49 a year that includes alerts on discounted fares.

Deal basics

Airlines: Caribbean and Copa Airlines
Routes: ATL/LAX/JFK//MIA to GEO
How to book: Directly through the airline sites or via Google Flights
Travel dates: February – June and September – November

Sample flights 

The following flights are economy on Caribbean and Copa Airlines. Most of the deals below on Copa include a layover in Panama City (PTY) or Port of Spain (POS) in Trinidad and Tobago on Caribbean Airlines.

One of the most affordable deals is from Atlanta (ATL) to Georgetown (GEO) throughout March at $317 round-trip with a stop in Panama City each way on the Copa Airlines booking, which is on partner United Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Even though there is a Little Guyana neighborhood in Queens, travelers can fly to the actual country's capital from New York (JFK) to Georgetown (GEO) for $360 round-trip. The departure flight at the end of March is nonstop, but the return has a long layover in Port of Spain (POS) on Caribbean Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From the West Coast, there are flights available from Los Angeles (LAX) to Georgetown (GEO) for $398 round-trip on Copa Airlines for travel from the end of April to the beginning of May with a layover in Panama City.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There is limited flight availability for Miami (MIA) to Georgetown (GEO) at $430 round-trip. We found the deal at the end of April on Caribbean Airlines with a layover in Port of Spain (POS) each way.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

A trip to Georgetown can be full of adventure. You can shop at the bustling Stabroek Market or take in the natural landscape of Guyana's rainforests, national parks and waterfalls. Take advantage of this deal and book a trip to this unique South American destination.

Featured image by City Hall, Georgetown, Guyana. (Photo by Altrendo Images / Shutterstock)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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