The Andes offers you a slow world of quiet tradition, the time-worn customs of a culture that blends the openhearted Caribbean with mountain seclusion. Spectacular peaks with perpetual snow, high altitude cloud forests – green mansions where orchids flower and parrots flash overhead - coffee plantations in the fertile valleys and the Páramos (tropical highlands), both inhospitable and beautiful, carpeted with bright flowers, where every day of the year is summer and every night winter.
This adventure includes moderate trekking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in tropical cloud forests and the high mountain plateaus of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Optional tandem paragliding.
On small, sturdy Andean horses you will explore the vast expanses of the Andes mountain range. Visit El Tisure valley, home of the sage Juan Felix Sanchez and his famous stone chapel. Ride to Carrizal, a small hamlet cut off from civilization where coffee, avocado, and oranges abound. Accommodations intents and inns.
To truly experience a country, one must walk. Our “tailor-made” treks to remote and delightful places will show you the magic of the Andes and the charm of its people. Treks can vary in duration and difficulty – everything from easy day hikes staying in comfortable hotels to strenuous treks to remote terrains, camping as you go. Our “full-service” treks offer porters and pack animals to carry all the gear, cooks who prepare you delicious meals and a professional yet personalized guide service. As you walk, you’ll experience the real Venezuela few tourists ever get to see, catching glimpses of authentic traditions and lifestyles of these mountainous people.
A soft-adventure tour offering an excellent introduction to the scenery, history and culture of the Venezuelan Andes. Visit the tropical cloud forest of the lower Sierra Nevada National Park to discover the variety of flora and fauna, explore small Andean villages and the Páramo region of majestic mountains, and ride on the world’s longest and highest cable car. Soak in the spectacular views and fresh mountain air.
The Venezuelan Andes are a real treat for mountain bikers seeking breathtaking scenery, plenty of sunshine and crisp, unpolluted air. This mountainous region is crisscrossed by scenic roads and trails that provide excellent routes ranging from tropical cloud forests to the spectacular highlands. The sparsely populated region is inhabited by friendly Andino peasants whose origins predate the Spanish conquest. You’ll experience some grueling uphill slogs, screaming downhill runs interspersed with more gently grades. All rides are supported by an escort vehicle and led by experienced guides. Overnight lodging is in small hotels and inns. Cycling in this mountain splendor will leave you with a great sense of satisfaction and memories of a lifetime.
Fish for rainbow or “salmo trutta” in some of South America’s most spectacular untouched, breathtaking mountain scenery. Two options to choose from – accommodations in comfortable hotels with access to fishing areas by jeep or for more rugged adventurers, horseback to remote, secluded lakes and rivers. Trout season runs from March through September.
The Venezuelan Andes offers some of the best soaring conditions for paragliding in the world. Tandem flights and basic flying instruction for novice licenses offered. Soaring from near Las Gonzalez village and the thermal flying from La Trampa hamlet. Unique flights using the world’s highest and longest cable car to reach the take-off site.
Discover the beauty and rich diversity of the Venezuelan Andes, tropical cloud forest and grasslands. Tours designed for small groups at reasonable cost with good food, lodging, plus expert English speaking local birding guides. Some highlight birds – Orange-throated Sunangel, Rose-headed Parakeet, Crested Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Bearded Helmetcrest, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Condor, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, White-capped Dipper, Torrent Duck, Hoatzin, King Vulture, Ibises, Storks, Great Potoo, Orinoco Goose and the Brazilian Teal.