Venezuela

Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima is the highest tepuy (table-top mountain) in Venezuela. The fauna and flora found on the summit are endemic to this mountain alone. Found in the very south of Venezuela it shares its summit with Guyana and Brazil although it can generally only be climbed from the Venezuelan side. I climbed it when I first started travelling in South America, to find out more I’ve put the link below.

 

Climbing Mount Roraima

 

Angel Falls

Angel Falls or Salto Angel needs no introduction. At 979m high, it’s the highest waterfall in the world. It’s also really remote and not the easiest place to get to. I took a bus, a 6-seater plane, a 3-hour boat ride and a 1-hour hike before arriving at the falls. It was absolutely worth it and if you want to do it, the link below will give you some more info.

 

Angel Falls 

 

Caracas

Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela is not your average tourist destination. Some see this as a reason to go. For whatever reason you have an interest in this city, these photos give you a whirlwind tour of some areas of the city. I spent over a week there during my stay in Venezuela and got to know the place quite well. As well as the photos, you can see more information on Caracas if you use the link below.

Caracas: El Capitolio

 

Merida

 

Merida is a city in the Andes of Venezuela. It is the adventure sports capital of Venezuela and also boasts the ******* cable car in the world. Unfortunately, it’s not been running the last couple of years. Rafting, canyoning, bike-riding and hiking are all popular. It’s also a nice place to relax and is described as one of the safer cities in the country. You can read more about my adventures on the link below.

 

Merida & the Catatumbo Lightning

Catatumbo Lightning

The Catatumbo Lightning is a lightning phenomenon that is about to enter the Guinness World Records for having the most lightning in one year. Situated on Lake Maracaibo you can see lightning strike on over 200 nights of the year. At present, there is only one tour which runs out on to the lake but it’s perfect to give you a great insight. The tour guide, Alan Highton, is one of the leading experts and also shows you a lot of the wildlife out there, including his specialty, butterflies. Read more about how to see the Catatumbo Lightning from the link below.

Catatumbo Lightning

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