Discover Amazonia Venezuela

Puerto Ayacucho, in the southern region, is the gateway to the Amazonian lands. Tourism here isn't as developed as elsewhere in the other territories of the Amazonian basin, belonging to Brazil and the Equator, but travelling these wild lands is a fantastic adventure. More than twenty nomadic indian tribes (Piaroas, Guahibos, Yanomamis and Piapocos) live in the Amazon region, which is nearly 69 498 miČ of tropical forest and savanas, bordered to the south by the Serria de la Neblina, the "cordillera of fog". After the Andes, it is the most important mountain range in Venezuela. We found more than 8000 plant species, 680 bird species (fantastic macaws amongst them) as well as a varied fauna: jaguars, ocelots, tapir, pecari, monkeys, anacondas etc. The Amazon crawls with life but the jungle ecosystem is today threatened by deforestation and water pollution by mining and gold washers. Following the 1960s launch of ambitious and vain populating and use of the Amazon projects, the Venezuelan government tried nevertheless to preserve their natural heritage through three national parks (Yacapana, Serrania La Neblina et Duida-Marahuaca) covering 9% of the territory. Excursions departing from Puerto Ayacucho are mainly done by canoe. This mode of transport allows access to the mythical Cerro Autana, sacred mountain of the Piaroa indians, or equally allows you to go and see the Cerro Pintando rock paintings.

  • Amazonia , Venezuela
    Amazonia

    The largest forest in the world spills over into Venezuela bringing with it a phenomenal humid tropical ecosystem, meaning there's plenty of opportunity to discover the natural wonders of Amazonia.

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