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Coming to Guyana: A Look Inside the Amatur Bus

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Last updated: January 26, 2020 at 1:33 am

The officials at Amatur Bus Service – one of Brazil’s leading national transportation providers – has expressed their intentions of tackling the Lethem – Georgetown route in Guyana, South America – providing a more comfortable and safer travel option than what is presently available.

The Amatur Bus Service had last year announced that they were going to start their service in Guyana in November 2019. However, as we predicted, due to the bad state of the trail and some other bureaucratic factors, their launch has been postponed.

Nevertheless, in mid-January 2020, the Amatur Bus Service once again made it clear that they will be in Guyana soon, perhaps within 2 months’ time, so we decided to give you a “look inside” the Amatur Bus – coming soon to Guyana!

The projected cost per passenger proposed by Amatur is 200 Brazilian Reals per person. This is about 60 US dollars or $12,000 Guyana dollars.

Please note – this is one of the “newer models” of Amatur buses. There are some older models which do not have all, but most, of these features. Let’s hope they bring the newest models to Guyana. Or let’s insist!

Upper and Lower Compartments

The Amatur Bus has an upper and lower compartment: each compartment bearing an average of 40 seats.

Fully Airconditioned

The bus is fully airconditioned making travel through severe weather and dusty tracks “a breeze.”

TV for Entertainment Purposes

The bus is outfitted with a television in plain view of all passengers so you can be entertained while traveling to your destination.

Reclinable Seat

The Amatur buses have seats that recline to a 45 degrees angle so you can take a nap while traveling.

Footrest for Added Comfort

In front of every seat is a footrest to mount the feet and assume a more comfortable posture. Travel in style and comfort.

Phone Charging Port on Every Seat

Every seat of the Amatur bus is outfitted with a phone charging USB port in case your phone battery runs down and you need to charge it.

Cup Holders

In front of every seated passenger is convenient cup holder in case you’re sipping something while traveling.

High Storage Compartment

The bus can carry large volumes and weights of load – due to its maximized loading capacity.

Overhead Luggage Compartment

In addition to the bus’ enormous loading station located towards the bottom, the bus features a convenient overhead luggage compartment for handbags and other items.

Plastic Bags in Hand Reach

I guess these are placed here in case passengers need to dispose of small items such as paper wraps, or in case of a medical situation where a person needs to vomit suddenly, etc.

Washroom

Every bus is outfitted with a fully functional washroom just in case anyone needs to go “on the go.”

Although Guyanese Bus Services working the route sees this as unfair competition, Guyanese passengers are excited about this added luxury. Also, many Guyanese patriots are optimistic that this move will facilitate a greater flow of Brazilian tourists into Guyana – boosting the local economy. So what do you think about the Amatur Bus Service coming to Guyana? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Roopnarine Ramkishun
Roopnarine Ramkishun
2 years ago

Long overdue.This would create competition which would ultimately benefit the users of the service. Others would have to improve their services to stay in operation. Welcome to Guyana

Gordon Gaskin
Gordon Gaskin
1 year ago

I support the move🇬🇾🇬🇾🇬🇾🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

Paula Guimaràes
Paula Guimaràes
1 year ago

It’s long over due. Welcome to Guyana.

Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall
1 year ago

I believe the bus service will be an unfair competition to our local bus operators.

Devi Latchmi
Devi Latchmi
1 year ago

Thats a great idea they coming to Guyana to offer this bus service.The buses in Guyana that runs this trip on a daily basis to earn money I know u guys thinks it unfair u guys will be out of service since this bus is more equip.You need to look at the aspects of the customers too. they r tired of being packed up n having baggage too n can’t sit properly for such a long journey to Lethem. It’s a long journey n everyone needs to be comfortable while travelling long distances too.im happy to hear this new service… Read more »

Claire Gillis
Claire Gillis
1 year ago

Great initiative safer travels

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

It is a start. This may propel other companies to invest in proper transportation services and put the sickening minibus culture to rest…for good. As a people we deserve to travel in comfort. I hope they care it and not write and draw in them.

Jessica
Jessica
1 year ago

Love reading this..I always love to travel with the Amatur bus and this would be great for Guyana..

Emerson
Emerson
1 year ago

I’m from Brazil (São Paulo) I’ve visited Guyana 3 times and really liked it (the weather, its natural beauty, its rich culture, delicious food and the good people I met there), but though I’d like to go by bus and see the beautiful scenaries I was hesitant to take the road from the Brazilian border to Georgetown due to its condition which I thought might be tiring. So I think a nice bus service and investing to fix that road would encourage tourism, businesses, medical exchanges, etc… for tourists and for Guyanese themselves to use.

Dian Balram
Dian Balram
1 year ago

Good afternoon
Please let me know if your bus service started from Guyana to Letem and the price return.