Laguna de Mucubaji, Merida

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Head to Laguna de Mucubaji, a "kettle lake" formed by retreating glaciers that sits 3,625 m (11,893 ft) above sea level. The surrounding rugged mountain landscape, coupled with the local plant-life, including the characteristic “frailejon”, is known for is its scenic beauty and is a pleasure to experience on horse-back. There are small businesses in the area, and travel guides and food are readily available. Be sure to bring or wear warm clothes, as it can get chilly at this altitude. If you’re planing a camping trip, be aware that a permit is required. Make Laguna de Mucubaji a centerpiece of your Merida vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Merida vacation trip planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I was already here and it is always a pleasure to come back. Laguna de Mucubají is located in the Sierra Nevada National Park and is one of the main attractions in the area. Since it is a part of the Northern Andes, the weather is always cold and windy... So, don't forget to warm clothes with you! You can find some hiking trails, horseback riding, and fish depending on the season, you can go fishing and catch your own trout :-) To enter, pay a small fee - a car and Park your car next to the Laguna. Enjoy this scenic landscape and take the typical image with "frailejones"
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  • August 6, 2017
    It is a beautiful road Barinas-Merida, must-see for anyone who goes first, if visiting in the off-season and in the early hours of the morning, peace and tranquility to serespiran and beauty that enjoys are unforgettable. Don't forget to give rides to horse!
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  • July 22, 2017
    It is a spectacle no more lean, it is a magical, full of peace, tranquility, recommendations, take a picnic into the lagoon in, walk for at least half an hour, is a unique experience, that Yes, everything lead to bring it back, do not leave any trace of garbage. We also recommend to do horseback riding to the Black Lagoon, it is another magical and unique in Venezuela tour. Don't forget to come
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