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Guayana


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        Even if the Guayana landscapes are formed by the geophysical characteristics of the Guayana Shield, they show a great variety of differences; it is separated from the rest of the country by the Orinoco┤s  river great arch, this region extends to the Venezuelan Amazon Territory.

 

            For the visitor, Guayana┤s most fascinating temptation is Angel Falls, discovered by accident in 1.937 by a North American pilot, Jimmy Angel. It is the highest waterfall in the world, with a drop of 1,005 meters ( 3,212 ft.). Ę La Gran Sabana Ę (Great Savanna), land of the tall and thin Morichal palm tree, is a natural spectacle graced with flat, table-top plateaus and dense scrub growth, where jaguar lurks  and heron wings their way to the sky. Canaima, a floral region of waterfalls, lagoons and luxuriant forest, swimming and fishing, an paradise of the Mother Nature.

 

Location:              Southeast of Venezuela.

 

States:                        BolÝvar.

 

BolÝvar State:         Area:  238.000 sq. Kms.

                                       Capital:  Ciudad BolÝvar (Official government census 1.990: 225.340 ih.).

                                    More Important City: Puerto Ordaz(Official government census 1.990: 453.047 ih).  

                                Population:  900.310 ih. (Official government census 1.990). 

                                Relief:   Variability, at south the tepuyes of the Guayana Shield, La Gran Sabana

                                    (Great Savanna) and Sierra de Pacaraima.

                                       Hydrography:   The more important river it is the Orinoco River; affluent rivers:

                                    Paragua, Cuchivero, Cura, Aro and CaronÝ. The Angel Falls, the highest waterfall

                                    in the world.

                                    Climate: Warm. The rainy season is from May to October. Temperature average

                                    26║ C. Rainy annual average 2.000 mm.

                                    Vegetation:  It is jungle and tropˇfilas savannas.

  

Ecotourism & Adventure

Highlights:           

Angel Falls the highest waterfall in the world.            

                                    Canaima National Park.

                                    Jaua - Sarisari˝ama National Park.

                                    Auyantepuy, Kukenan & Roraima Tepuys.

                                    Orinoco, CaronÝ and Caura rivers.

                                    Uruve Camp in Gran Sabana.

                                                   

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                                    Photo Safaris. Kayaking.  Canoeing. Peacock Bass Fishing.  Biking Tours.

                                               Trekking.  Overland Tours. Scientific Expeditions & Tours.                                                                         Mountaineering. Cultural Tours. Helicopter Tours.  Skating Tours.                                                                 Hangliding & Paragliding.   

 

 


 

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