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1. Posted by papi-rover (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

hello to everyone.
ive posted before but maybe i crammed too much in to that post so this time i'm just looking to get any advice on travelling in the guyana's and the caribbean.
we will be in south america from the end of this month for 7 months.
we land in rio and are hoping to head north from there.

as we'll be on a tightish budget (im hoping to spend in and around 7,000 euro) id love to have some advice on travel in these areas.
i know certain areas may be out of our price range but any advice would be great.
ideally we'd like to travel from the guyanas to venezuela and then into the caribbean, hopefully getting as far as cuba.

any advice on how viable or costly this may be will be greatly appreciated.
cheers

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Hi,

Not sure how many islands or which islands you want to visit, but planes are the way to go unfortunately between the islands as there are not so many ferries.
Liat is one of the major airlines, also flying to and from Georgetown, Guyana. From Venezuela, there are many connections to Curacao, from where you can fly to Aruba/Bonaire or north to Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten is a great base for exploring other islands (sint maarten itself is nothing much). Saba, St Kitts and the Virgin Islands are nearby. Other airlines include Winair and Dutch Antilles Express for example.
I liked the islands of Montserrat and Dominica (and Saba) as well, but they are more to the east.

If you don't want to spend too much money, I suggest visiting just a few islands so you don't need to many plane tickets. The islands itself are expensive as well by the way.
If you want to use ferries, check the (almost) complete Caribbean Ferries article here on Travellerspoint Guide. Most of the islands in the guide have information about getting there by plane and ferry, and also getting around.

Otherwise, another good way for searching which airlines fly to which airports in the area, is by just typing in the words 'wiki airport and specific destination'. Always brings up a complete list with airlines flying to and from that airport.

Cuba is great as well, don't spend less than 15-20 days there!

Cheers
Michael

3. Posted by papi-rover (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

cheers mate, thanks for the info.
we've accepted we'll have to sacrifise a good few of the islands. if we make it to cuba which im confident we will i cant foresee us leaving too quickly.
do you know how much a fare is likely to cost from cuba to the yucutan peninsula?
thanks again
papi

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting papi-rover

cheers mate, thanks for the info.
we've accepted we'll have to sacrifise a good few of the islands. if we make it to cuba which im confident we will i cant foresee us leaving too quickly.
do you know how much a fare is likely to cost from cuba to the yucutan peninsula?
thanks again
papi

Sorry, no experience with that one but a quick search shows that only LAN Airlines flies between Cancun and Havana/Santiago (guess that's santiago de cuba, not chile). You might try their airline.