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Whether you are on Regent Street or in Charity Village, shopping should never be omitted from your itinerary while in Guyana. From gifts and jewelry to crafts and clothing can be found in this wonderful land, you name it we have it!
Street vending, markets, arcades, malls and stores are very common shopping areas. Guyanese are very creative people and our talents are showcased through the originality and ingenuity found within our products. Handmade slippers, sculpture, paintings, ornaments, key rings, leather crafts and beaded crafts are just some products our local craft industry produces.
Guyana’s gold and diamonds are of finest quality with exquisite designs and unique patterns being the norm. Most of our pieces are locally handmade and can be found in many of our jewelry stores. The great hospitality of the Guyanese people is evident as one shops for almost anything, from fresh fruits and vegetables to exquisite souvenirs at very reasonable prices.
Come for a vacation and shop while you’re here!
The best time to visit markets is between the hours of 7am and 12noon on Saturdays. The Stabroek and Bourda Markets are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Supercenters, stores and malls are opened from 9am to 5pm on Mondays thru Fridays and 9am to 12noon on Saturdays.
Duty free shopping is available at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Departure lounge. Our alcoholic and none alcoholic spirits, gifts and cigarettes can be purchased at these shops.
You can hire a taxi for the day to provide transportation as taxi services and hire cars are widely available in every shopping district. Visitors can also ask our hospitable shop attendants to source taxis. A Value Added Tax (VAT) is imposed on goods and services while some goods and services are exempted or zero rated, stores can provide more details to shoppers.
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Contact InformationGuyana Tourism Authority
National Exhibition Center
Tel: 592 219 0094-6
Fax: 592 219 0093
Web: www.guyana-tourism.com www.guyanabirding.com