Guyana has earned a coveted exclusive spot on National Geographic Traveler 2014 list under Highlighting Wilderness Explorers’ award-winning Amerindian Guyana tour.
Noted as a must-see place on planet earth, National Geographic says that Guyana may be the best-kept secret in South America, with most of the country still covered in wild forest. Stunning natural wonders – stretching from newly restored mangroves near Georgetown to the mighty Kaieteur Falls to the pristine Iwokrama rain forest, Guyana offers curious travelers an opportunity to experience one of only four remaining intact rain forest ecosystems on the planet. And, as National Geographic points out, Green is the New Gold.
Chances are you’ll have the place to yourself; Guyana has yet to make it onto bucket lists, in part because it remains, as Surama guide Gary Sway puts it, “blessedly undeveloped. Even many Guyanese have little idea how vast our rain forest is. The Iwokrama reserve, down the road, covers a million acres.”
The full Best of the World list can be found online, including the Guyana feature here. If you aren’t already a member on their site, you can bypass the registration requirement by using the “registered user” option then closing the resulting pop-up window.
In recognizing Guyana as a top destination for 2014, National Geographic award-winning Amerindian Guyana tour is singled out for an extraordinary adventure in this unexplored territory. They should know! They named the tour to their Best Tours list in 2011!
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