Published: 10th of May, 2023 by Patrick Carpen
West of Paramakatoi in Region 8 is the magical Orinduik Falls, one of Guyana’s most beautiful waterfalls and a major tourist attraction. The Orinduik Falls is formed as the Ireng River cacades down a series of steps and terraces close to the border with Brazil. The Ireng River then merges with the Takutu River which further down joins the Amazon River.
The Orinduik falls sports a height of about 25 meters and a width of about 150 meters. It is ideal for swimming due to its width, depth of water collected, and multi-tiered series of cascades.
Orinduik Falls can be reached by air or land. The annual Pakaraima Mountains Safari stops at the Orinduik Falls as a major part of its activities. In her article, “My Experience with the Pakaraima Mountains Safari 2019,” Guyanese citizen Tashana Ramdhehol details her experience arriving at the Orinduik falls in Region 8 before heading to Lethem in Region 9.
The Orinduik Falls in Region 8 can also be reached by flying from either Ogle or Cheddi Jagan International Airport and landing at the Orinduik Airstrip. The flight lasts about one hour.
Below are some beautiful photos of the Orinduik Falls in Region 8, Guyana, South America.
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