Merida, Andes & Llanos
Day 1 Caracas
Arrive Caracas. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel near the airport
Day 2 Merida
Transfer to the airport and fly to Merida in the heart of the Venezuelan Andes. On arrival transfer to your comfortable Pousada .
Time to explore the town this afternoon
Day 3 Merida –Los Andes (B,L)
We will explore the Paramo region of the higher Andes. We will visit the Andean villages of Tabay, Mucuruba and Mucuchies (where a special type of large and fluffy mountain dogs is bred). We reach Laguna Mucubaji, from where we hike for 2 hours to Laguna Negra, a beautiful glacial lagoon at 3000 meters, whose dark waters mirror the surrounding landscape. We will visit the biological station of Mifafi, working to protect the endangered Frontino Bear, and to reintroduce the Condor to the Venezuelan Andes. We will drive along Pico El Aguila, at 4100 meters, the highest mountain pass in the Venezuelan Andes, with spectacular views. Lunch en route. Arrival at Hotel Los Frailes.
Day 4 Los Andes – Llanos (B,D)
After breakfast we wind our way down to the Llanos, to Hato El Cedral
Hato El Cedral is a working cattle ranch, with the mission of protecting the spectacular wildlife of the Llanos.
Day 5 Llanos (B,L,D)
Morning and afternoon animal-watching excursions are done by open trucks, boat, or on foot. A true paradise for naturalists, birdwatchers and everybody who wants to discover nature from close up with the guidance of professional naturalist guides.
Day 6 Llanos – Caracas (B)
Return by car to Barinas and connect by air to Caracas. Arrangements terminate on arrival or you may extend your stay in Caracas
Dates & Prices:
Prices Per Person US$
3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Double/Twin $1220 $1260 $1315
Single Supplement $ 135 $ 180 $ 210
accommodation in hotel category of your choice – all rooms with private facilities , local service charges & hotel taxes, transfers and tours as specified in the itinerary on a seat in coach basis with local English speaking guides, breakfast daily plus other meals as specified in the itinerary.
Airport tax for domestic flights (approx. $ 8 per flight); International departure tax (approx. US$ 38);