When there is no more road, not even a track, one has to take local transportation. At this particular place I had just entered French Guiana from Brazil. I had to wait a few days for a coastal supply boat to come along before I could get a ride to the nearest road.
By avoiding the main stream of tourism, I found my experiences to be much richer. People were more open and friendly and I found a sense of acceptance that I would not have had at a typical tourist trap.