los roques island
LOS ROQUES, VENEZUELA
Lush coral reefs and spectacular grottos are only some of the attractions of this Caribbean archipielago.
National Park Canaima
Trekking in the Lost World
An Exhilarating Ascent of Mt. Roraima
The mysterious, mist-shrouded tepuis, or tabletop mountains, that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, at the turn-of-the-century, to write The Lost World, are some of the oldest and most impressive rock formations on earth. Estimated to be 1.8 billion years old, the near vertical, rose-colored cliffs of these mesas tower several thousand feet above the surrounding plains of the Gran Sabana in southeastern Venezuela. Sparkling waterfalls plunging into the dense ring of tropical forest at the base of these plateaus are a dramatic and inspiring sight. Isolated from each other and the savannah below, the summits of these fascinating mesas, some of which are several hundred square miles in area, are biological wonders. Each has developed its own unique flora and fauna, many species existing nowhere else in the world, causing some to refer to them as Islands in the Sky.
in orinoco river