Mérida and the Andes Sights


  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 10/13/2013

Fodor's Review

With five beautiful lakes and several waterfalls, this section of Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada is the ideal area in which to get to know the páramo. The well-designed and informative displays at the visitor center introduce you to the flora and fauna of the region. Travel on foot or horseback along the clearly marked scenic trails to Pico Mucuñuque, which soar to 13,800 feet. While you're enjoying the mountain air, remember that there isn't much of it. Keep your pace slow and take time to smell the frailejones (daisy-like flowers). Mucubají is 2 km (1 mi) from Apartaderos on the road to Barinas.


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