Trekking the Andes

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Trekking the Andes
Trip Highlights
Trek the Venezuelan Andes. This is an interesting tour for visiting small wilderness towns, cloudy leafy forests, imposing views valleys, and the true Andes settlers. The trek starts in Gavidia village after a drive from Mérida City. The first trek is very uninhabited with large spaces and cowherds. Next, El Carrizal, a dense well-preserved rain forest, and Alto la Aguada, a small village surrounded by rivers. Along the way, you will sleep in a tent or farmers’ houses and the hosts will prepare tasty, traditional corn “arepas” for breakfast!
 5 days - 4 nights 


Day 1: Mérida

Early in the morning, we will leave the city of Merida and head to the páramo. On the way, we will go by a number of picturesque Andean villages. After a 1-hour drive, we will arrive at the Andean village of Mucuchies (2,980 m). From there, we’ll more...

Day 2: Mérida

Early in the morning we will head off to El Carrizal where we will enter a dense, well-preserved rain forest, following narrow valleys. Occasionally, we will cross incredible suspension bridges, which point to man’s feeble effort to tame this wild more...

Day 3: Mérida

After a hot breakfast, we’ll pack up the gear and trek to another small village, Alto La Aguada (1,000 m). On the trek, we’ll ford beautiful rivers and pass through sugar cane and coffee plantations and the remnants of cloud forest that are quick more...

Day 4: Los Llanos - Mérida

After breakfast, we will continue trekking down the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada (400 m), which firmly signals our arrival to the Barinas State. Our arrival to the small village of Canagua is where a small, dirt road ends its uphill climb (4- more...

Day 5: Los Llanos - Mérida

After restoring our spent energies once again with breakfast, we will continue with our descent, walking approximately one hour till we reach Las Palmas. Our 4WD vehicle will meet us and bring us down to the Pan-American Highway. From here, we can br more...

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