Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. It is now the third-smallest country in South America after Suriname and Uruguay. The name Guyana (from Arawak Wayana) means "Land of many waters." It is related to the name Uruguay: River of the colorful birds, another country in South America.
Guyana might not be on everyone’s bucket list, but with its unspoiled rainforests, golden beaches, sweeping savannahs and meandering rivers, this little-known South American nation offers rich rewards for those daring enough to visit. Travellers looking for a destination with a difference, a country well off the tourist trail, will find Guyana a joy to discover!