A green paradise par excellence, Guyana is almost entirely covered by thick Amazonian forest and criss-crossed by wide rivers. Almost half of its eight million hectares of French Amazonia are a protected environment.
Adventurers take note: when you find yourself face to face with practically virgin territory, you'll enter a mysterious new world – a world where the best mode of transport is a dugout. This is nothing like mass tourism: every visitor gets a warm, individual welcome as soon as he or she arrives at Cayenne. Then it's off on a journey to meet people from a range of ethnic groups – Amerindians or Buschenengue – who still keep to their ancestral ways of life. Another unspoilt environment can be explored thanks to a sailing boat, which will take you to the lush green Salut islands (once the site of one of the world's most famous prisons) – an enchanting site so well suited to walking, swimming or fishing…