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Roraima Trekking in Venezuela

Venezuela is a paradise for nature lovers and for anyone who is keen on outdoor activities. The Roraima trek is one of the most spectacular hikes in the continent, and possibly in the world too. Below you will find some interesting facts about this trek.

Roraima is a remote area that straddles the border between Venezuela, French Guiana, and Brazil. The area consists mostly of rainforests and grasslands, which cover more than 86,000 square miles. Mount Roraima is located in the Canaima National Park, and at 9,219 feet it is the highest tepui (table-top mountain) in the world.

Trekking trips to Roraima last a minimum of six days and take hikers through a fascinating natural environment. The eerie landscapes of Roraima and the incredibly large number of animal and plant species (most of which are unique to the area) have inspired writers, filmmakers, and explorers. Roraima is also known as Venezuela's lost world, and deservedly so, as the area is one of the most remote and ancient of the American continent. In fact, the tepuis in Roraima are considered to be some of the world's oldest geological formations, as scientists believe that they were formed more than 2 billion years ago.

During the trek to Roraima, travellers can expect to see waterfalls, uniquely-shaped rock formations, valleys, jungles landscapes, caves, cliffs that are 1,300 feet high, carnivourous plants, the source of several large rivers, more than thirty species of orchids, some of the world's most primitive frog species, and many other exciting natural wonders.

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