Although Venezuela is a Caribbean country, it enjoys a wide variety of climates and landscapes thanks to the presence of the Andean range. This region offers extraordinary views and picturesque spots which make it an authentic tourist attraction. Valleys , moors, lakes, small towns with old churches every corner full of beauty and grace to be enjoyed. In the Andes, an excursion to any of the nearby lagoons like Mucubaji is worth considering. Most of them are remainders of ancient glaciers; here besides the scenery, the visitor may relish a peaceful relaxing atmosphere.
Trujillo a small town full of history and tradition also called "The Portable City" for having changed its location several times, is the door to the Andean region. A twenty minute drive from Trujillo will take you to La Virgen de La Paz one of the highest monuments in South America. Another charming town not to be missed is Bocono, La Ciudad Jardin, (The Garden City) where you can admire beautiful surroundings, an old church, colonial streets and squares and El Trapiche, an interesting local museum. On the main road from Valera to Merida it is well worth making a detour to see the charming Jajo one of the most beautiful towns in Trujillo, with nice small white houses and paved streets.
La Ruta de las Nieves (The Route of The Snow). Driving along the Transandina (main road from Trujillo to Merida) you get to Ruta de las Nieves. On one side, small houses pretending to reach the sky; on the other, steep cliffs are lowering down to touch the Chama River.
Off the Ruta de Las Nieves toward Barinas State, is Mucubaji ; from there, the tourist can hike to Laguna Negra ( Black Lagoon) and Laguna de Los Patos (Ducks Lagoon) and other peaks which are at higher and more secluded spots.
Merida is one of the country's most popular destinations among national and foreigner tourists. It has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Mérida state’s mountain landscapes that comprise green valleys,... [continues]
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