Day Tour in the Venezuelan Andes
The Paramo tour is the classic day trip in the Venezuelan Andes. It gives you the opportunity to visit both national parks in one day: Sierra Nevada and Sierra de la Culata national park.
The Trasandina road in the Paramo goes along many colonial Andean villages. On the way we regard the Paramo plants Frailejones and drive to Pico el Aguila at 4007m, and the condor valley Mifafi.
Above 3500m Frailejones (Espeletia) are everywhere. On that high we might also find pine forests mostly covered by ferns, lichens, moss and stones.
For those enjoy hiking, we offer a 2.5 hours hike from Mucubaji to Laguna Negra Lake in the Paramo .
After that, we have a delicious trout of the region for lunch. The drive continues uphill to 4.200 meters to the eagle pass (Pico El Aguila). There the vegetation adquires a different form and high. The Frailejones up there can grow more than three meters high, looking loose in the apparently endless mountains.
In the afternoon we drive back to Merida from our Paramo Tour.
Paramo/ Venezuelan Andes / West Venezuela
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: 0-1 (0-5)
Services: Transfer, Guide (sp./eng./ger.)
Price: 45 Euro/Person (from 2 people)
What to bring:
- WInd shell jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Fleece jacket for the Andes
- Hiking shoes