Described by its own tourism association as ‘Conradian’ and ‘raw,’ Guyana is a densely forested country with a dark reputation of political instability and interethnic tension. While politics aren’t making things brighter, underneath the headlines of corruption and economic mismanagement is a joyful and motivated mix of people who are trying to bring the spectacular natural attributes of this country to their full ecotourism potential. Georgetown, the country’s crumbling colonial capital, is distinctly Caribbean with a rocking nightlife, plenty of great places to eat and an edgy market; the interior of the country is more Amazonian with its struggling Amerindian communities and unparalleled wildlife-viewing opportunities that all feel safely away from the political hoopla. Wherever you go, Guyana promises to make the trip of a lifetime.
Last updated: Mar 30, 2012
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