Guyana 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.
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.