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Sierra Nevada, Merida

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Satisfy your thirst for adrenalin at Sierra Nevada, an outdoor-lover's paradise in Venezuela's most mountainous region. The expansive national park offers a range of thrilling outdoor activities, including canyoning, white-water rafting, and mountain climbing up to peaks of 5,000 m (16,404 ft). If you're looking for a more relaxed way to appreciate the scenery, hire a guide and embark on one of the park's many excellent hiking trails. Take it easy in the higher-altitiude regions: you'll tire very easily until you acclimatize to the thinner mountain air. Using our custom trip planner, Merida attractions like Sierra Nevada can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nature is exuberant, pleasant climate, quiet walk and different in that caters to many tastes and preferences.
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  • I've practiced a lot in this park. It presents many ecosystems, from the wet forest, until the frailejones of the Paramo (Highlands) and the Pico Bolivar. From Mérida, many travel agencies offer tours, offer guides. We can of course do without it, but be careful however when even because in some areas, many people went astray by foggy days (and sometimes even without haze). On the other side of the Valley to Merida you will also find the Parque Nacional the Culata, which is at least as beautiful. As usual, I chose the date of may 2016, because it is impossible to choose an earlier date.
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  • This National Park is very different and beautiful. In its boundaries I visited Mucubaji lagoon and the recreational area La Mucuy; I could not visit the cable car, still had not re-opened it! Simply beautiful, worthy of visit and enjoy each of their spaces. The imposing Sierra Nevada, is the second national park in the decreeing in Venezuela. This occasion to protect all the mountainous part of the mountain range, with peaks, forests, streams, rivers, lagoons, vegetation located and all its beauties; as well as the species in danger of extinction such as the spectacled bear, the condor of the Andes and the endemic frog. In it, born thirteen rivers, that ability to produce abundant water it is used for agriculture, industry, electricity generation and for everyday use in the homes of the region. Some activities that you can visit in the Park: visit the Mucubaji lagoon and other nearby lakes... Visit to La Mucuy recreation area. To share in family visit to towns and villages of very attractive scenic and cultural as Gavidia, El Carrizal, Los Nevados, El Morro and the Margarita. You can also enjoy the Park by means of the Mukumbari cable car, the most high and long in the world, a route linking the city of Mérida with the Pico Espejo, which provides the Pico Bolívar in all its glory. Near the Mukumbari namespaces can also do: hiking of interpretation, observation of birds, hiking, Trekking, gliding (paragliding), horseback riding and much more!.
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