Do you like hiking? If so, this trek is made for you. Go on a 18-day journey and have the best hiking experience. First, you’ll hike up Mucuposadas that are small posadas (inns) set up in the farmhouses of local families living far off the beaten track in the high Andean valleys or páramos surrounding Mérida. This highly successful tourism project, supported by an EU funding group called Andes Tropicales, aims to allow visitors more time to enjoy the natural beauty of the remote valleys and learn about the lifestyles of the local people who inhabit them, as well as generating income for them. Mucuposadas are managed exclusively by local individuals and/or families who have become trained, community-based, and small-scale entrepreneurs that are formally organized in collectives or co-ops. As a result, the Mucuposada owners offer guests an experience that is unique, authentic, and respectful of the places and traditions they come to visit. On the other hand, Mount Roraima is the highest Tepui of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. Hike up this magnificent tepui, and enjoy an incredible and unforgettable experience in Conan Doyle’s “Lost World”. Watch many species of plants and animals that are unique in the planet.
Important: Your luggage can’t be heavier than 20 kg because they will be transported by horses during the journey. You’ll have to bring a blanket and a sleeping bag for the tents where we’ll stay overnight.
Important: Bus fare from your posada to the bus station/terminal costs about 5 euros, and from the bus station/terminal to Santa Elena costs about 25 euros (not included!). We recommend taking the last bus to Santa Elena for you not to arrive at your posada too early in the morning. In fact, your room will be available late in the morning.
Important: The bus fare from the bus terminal to your posada costs around 5 euros (not included).
IMPORTANT: You need to bring: hiking boots, hats, sunscreen, shorts, trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece sweaters; bug spray or lotion, headlamps, raincoats, bath towels, flip-flops and swimsuits.
You have to carry your personal luggage, max. 12 kg.
Note: If you’re interested in renting a mattress or a sleeping bag, please let us know in advance.
Important: Bus fare from the posada to Ciudad Bolívar costs around 30$ (not included). We recommend taking the last bus to Ciudad Bolívar for you not to be at your posada too early in the morning. Remember your room will be available at the end of the morning.
Important: Bus fare from the bus terminal to the posada costs around 5 euros (not included).