V E N E Z U E L A

Canaima National Park

Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall and Venezuela’s number-one tourist attraction. Its total height is 979m, with an uninterrupted drop of 807m – about 16 times the height of Niagara Falls. The cascade pours off the towering Auyantepui, one of the largest of the tepuis. Salto Ángel is not named, as one might expect, for a divine creature, but for an American bush pilot Jimmie Angel, who landed his four-seater airplane atop Auyantepui in 1937 while in search of gold. In the local Pémon language the falls are called Parakupá Vená, or 'waterfall of the highest place'.

Los Roques National Park

Island-hopping is the primary activity on Los Roques, a group of nearly 300 shimmering,

sandy islands that lie in aquamarine waters some 160km due north of Caracas. It’s far pricier than the mainland because everything is imported,

but for those who love undeveloped beaches, snorkeling and diving, the trip is worth every bolívar. There is just one settlement on the main island of Gran Roque, and even that is limited to

a few sandy and car-free streets, a charming contrast to the relentless traffic and overcrowding of most other towns in the country. The whole archipelago, complete with the surrounding waters (2211 sq km), was made a national park

in 1972.

Roraima Mountain

A stately table mountain towering into churning clouds, Roraima (2810m) lures hikers and nature-lovers looking for Venezuela at its natural and rugged best. Unexplored until 1884, and studied extensively by botanists ever since, the stark landscape contains strange rock formations and graceful arches, ribbon waterfalls, glittering quartz deposits and carnivorous plants. The frequent mist only accentuates the otherworldly feel.

Merida

The adventure-sports capital of Venezuela, progressive Mérida is an affluent Andean city with a youthful energy and a spectacular mountain position. It has an unhurried, friendly and cultured atmosphere derived from the massive university, its outdoor-sports presence and its wonderful climate, which attracts lowlanders for its bright but breezy days and cool nights. Active visitors will be spoiled for choice, with myriad options for hiking, canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and Mérida's specialty: paragliding. The city is also the major jumping-off point for wildlife-viewing trips to Los Llanos and lightning-viewing trips in Catatumbo.

Delta Orinoco

Roaring howler monkeys welcome the dawn. Piranhas clamp onto anything that bleeds. Screaming clouds of parrots gather at dusk, and weaving bats gobble insects under the blush of a million stars. For wildlife-viewing on the water's edge, it's hard to outshine the Orinoco Delta (Delta del Orinoco).

Margarita Island

The adventure-sports capital of Venezuela, progressive Mérida is an affluent Andean city with a youthful energy and a spectacular mountain position. It has an unhurried, friendly and cultured atmosphere derived from the massive university, its outdoor-sports presence and its wonderful climate, which attracts lowlanders for its bright but breezy days and cool nights. Active visitors will be spoiled for choice, with myriad options for hiking, canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and Mérida's specialty: paragliding. The city is also the major jumping-off point for wildlife-viewing trips to Los Llanos and lightning-viewing trips in Catatumbo.

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