Western Venezuela

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Western Venezuela
Trip Highlights
Our adventure begins in Merida, an easy-going town surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. From there we'll have the opportunity to visit the Paramo, a high-altitude region that hosts about 5,000 different plant species. Our next stop is the Maracaibo Lake, where we'll enjoy some bird and butterfly watching, as well as a night safari. Don't miss the Catatumbo lightning! Then we go to Barinas, the capital of the Llanos, for a drive through the beautiful Transandina highway. In our last stop we'll stay in the most spectacular ranch in all Venezuela to observe the wildlife at its best! At the ranch there are over 250 species of birds and nearly 50 species of mammals, and over 40 species of reptiles.
 8 days - 7 nights 


Day 1: Merida & the Andes - Caracas

From the Caracas airport, take an early flight to El Vigia. Upon arrival you will be transfered to Merida. In the afternoon, if you are up for it, take some time to explore the beautiful Andean city - an easy-going town surrounded by spectacular moun more...

Day 2: Mérida

After breakfast, tour the páramo (a high-altitude region with a neotropical ecosystem). The páramo is located between the upper forest line (about 3800 m altitude) and the permanent snow line (about 5000 m). The ecosystem consists of accidented, mo more...

Day 3: Maracaibo Lake Region - Merida

Leave Mérida early in the morning for Maracaibo Lake. Bird and butterfly watching. In the evening, take a night safari and watch the Catatumbo lightning. Overnight in Palafitos (basic services, sleep in hammocks).

Day 4: Mérida - Maracaibo Lake Region

After breakfast, trips to see landscapes and wildlife. After lunch, drive back to Merida City. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 5: Merida - Los Llanos

Early departure to Barinas - the capital of Los Llanos. Drive through the beautiful Transandina highway. The city is located in the northwest part of the state, along the river Santo Domingo in the Andean foothills about 165 km from the city of Méri more...

Day 6: Los Llanos

Early in the morning you will be transferred to one of the most spectacular Hatos (ranches) in Venezuela! Between Barinas and the Hato enjoy a 3-4 hour drive with our guide and marvel at the countryside. Overnight at a ranch.

Day 7: Los Llanos

Spend the following day taking an excursion to observe the wildlife at its best! At the ranch there are over 250 species of birds and nearly 50 species of mammals, including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, white-tailed deer, foxes, capybaras, red howler and more...

Day 8: Los Llanos - Caracas

Early breakfast. Transfer to the Barinas Airport. Fly back to Caracas. Our travel assistant will be waiting for you to assist you with your international flight. END OF SERVICES.

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