The capital of the state of Mérida is a delight for tourists with its milder climate and its friendly people. The city sits above an expansive mesa at 1,625 meters above sea level at the foot of the highest mountain in Venezuela. The intellectual atmosphere that emanates from this university-town of 30,000 students is reflected in many of the restaurants, cafes, theatres and cultural institutions of the city. The Andean people of this region live a simple traditional way-of-life still using ancient farming methods.
Mérida is an excellent base for exploring the Venezuelan Andes which stretch some 400km from the Colombian border north-eastwards and offer everything from snow-capped peaks to lush rainforests, with plenty of opportunities for adventure sport. The most popular area for mountain trekking and rock climbing are the Sierra Nevada de Merida, where several of the country’s highest peaks including the technical Pico Bolivar 5007m, or glaciated Pico Humboldt and the magnificent Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada are located.
Los Llanos is one of the world’s greatest wetlands covering more than 500,000 Km2. It's a beautiful mosaic of green plains, brown rivers and millions of birds (more than 323 different species) all colours of the rainbow. The Llanos are known as one of the best bird watching spots in the world - the Serengeti of South America. Besides the birds there are lots of other animals to discover, such as turtles, caimans, capybaras, and of course, Anacondas, the biggest snake in South America.
Packages start from USD 30 for overnight, breakfast and dinner at our centrally located Posada
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The nearest airport is EL VIGIA - a 60 minute flight from Caracas. Airport taxis are plentiful and reliable and take about 40-60 minutes to get to us depending time of day (rush hour etc). We are easy to find being on a quiet corner of the main square opposite the famous Teleferico.