Though it’s not an island, Guyana is as much part of the Caribbean than anywhere surrounded by water. Its colonial history and mix of Afro-Caribbean, Indian, Asian, and native cultures make it just as colorful and electrifying as the islands, but because it sits hidden on the northern coast of South America, it’s largely escaped the onslaught of tourism.

Most of the country is jungle, which makes it one of the best places in the world to find waterfalls. The biggest one is Kaieteur Falls at Kaieteur National Park — at 741 feet, it’s the fourth-tallest on the continent. It’s also an ideal place to have a motorcycle adventure, and we’ll show you the best way to go through this country and its neighbors. As tropical getaways go, you’ll be way ahead of the curve going to Guyana.