Our Posadas in Venezuela:

Posada Casa Vieja 1
/ Mérida

Our Posada close to Mérida City at the Sierra Nevada nationalpark

Posada Casa Vieja 2
/ Altamira

Colonial Lodge at the tropical mountain rain forest

Venezuela Reisen
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Tours from Mérida : Catatumbo-Delta

Catatumbo-Delta in Maracaibo Lake
Lenght of time: 2 days                TIPP ask for our 3 day Catatumbo program
Service: Transfer, Guide (en./sp.), Lodging and Meals (no alcoholic drinks)
Price: Rates on request

The Catatumbo River comes from Colombia and gets to the Catatumbo Delta into the Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela.  The Catatumbo Delta has the famous lighting of Catatumbo.
A permanent phenomenon which occurs at interval of time, converting the night into day.
Scientifics haven't yet explained the mystery of this spectacle.
Some say that this energy comes from the magnetic field of our planet and that it discharges from there to the cosmos.

At the Catatumbo Delta there are lots of different monkey species, plenty of birds and dolphins can be seen! At night excursions we can see the eyes of spectacled caimans.

1. day: From Mérida we´ll take the old road to Maracaibo Lake driving through the national park la Culata until we reach the colonial village of Jají. Then, we cross a subtropical cloud forest observing typical vegetation like orchids, bromeliads, cecropias and lots of ferns. La Azulita will be the next town on our journey where we´ll have lunch. After the break, we´ll visit the pirate cave and later a coffee plantation. Finally, we´ll reach Puerto Concha, the departing port to Catatumbo Delta.

By boat we´ll drive along mangrove vegetation until we reach a stilt house where we´ll spend the night in hammocks on Maracaibo Lake. During 300 days a year, it is possible to observe the famous lighting phenomenon: an electric discharge in form of lighting falling right into the lake.

2. day: In the morning we´ll make a boat excursion for approximately 3 hours into the Delta, a great opportunity to look for red howler monkeys, Orinoco dolphins and lots of birds.

On the way back to Mérida we´ll drive by Las Gonzales, the driest territory of the Venezuelan Andes, formed by a cactus canyon whose vegetation consists of prickly pears and pillar cactus.

Maracaibo Venezuela

Maracaibo Venezuela

Maracaibo Venezuela

Maracaibo Venezuela

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