|Is a vast wild, beautiful
and silent zone that is almost entirely extended along
the south-oriental edge of the Venezuela,racchiusa within
the confinements of the Parque Nacional Canaima.
The alone city of the region is Saint Helen de Uairen,
next to the border with Brazil. The rest of the population
is lost in villages and small agglomerations of houses.
The most unusual characteristic of the Gran Sabana is
constituted by a series of gigantic mountains by the flat
top said TEPUIS.
|Very suggestive they are easily
the numerous attainable falls from the principal road.
Up to not a long time ago, the Gran Sabana was practically
The stada that connects El Dorado and Saint Helen has
been finished only in 1990 and today it is one of the
bestest and spectacular government of the country.
To move in the Gran Sabana is not very simple, sees the
shortage of half public, that besides circulate only on
the main roads. During the moves it is advisable to bring
great quantities of insectifuge to defend from the jejen,
a very voracious gnat above all during the morning and
|Among the most fascinating
places to be visited, the Jump Aponguao is one of the
most suggestive and photogenic falls of the Gran Sabana
,anche if not very easily attainable. Here the inhabitants
of the place offer summary setups in their huts and they
prepare not particularly elaborate meals, besides bringing
the tourists on the opposite bank of the Rio back Aponguao
to edge of the typical canoes and to furnish guides to
go to the fall.
|A well suitable path goes down up to the
feet of the fall, where possible to make a bath in a series
of natural swimming pools is and to go off splendite photos.
Other characteristic place, Kavanayen, is a lost village
in the heart of the Gran Sabana risen around to a mission
founded by the Cappuccinis, that it enjoys of a position
spectacular place on top of a small mesa surrounded by
Continuing on the road that unites EL Saint Dorado Helen,
three falls they are met: the Jump Kamà, the Quebrada
Pacheco and the Jump Yurvani, enchanting places to be
To the border among Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil one are
found some greatest and tallest Tepiuses the Ronaima,
the first relief attavolato to be climbed and still object
of numerous searches from the botanists.
This is the easiest mountain
to climb, even if is drawn however not of an excursion
neither easy brief ne'; it requires in fact at least
5gg, an equipment for the camping and provisions.
||Between San Francisco
and Saint Helen is found the fall Quebrada De Jaspe,
made extraordinary by the intense color red orange
tree of the rock of pure diaspro on which flows
|Continuing is arrived to the
only city of the region: Saint Helen De Uairen, a calm
town of frontier with a climate gardevole and an atmosphere
due carioca to the consistent number of citizens that
comes from over the border with Brazil.
It is the highest Tepuy in the Gran Sabana, with an altitude
of 2.800 mts. (9.000 feet) over the plains; Kukenan (Matawi)
is its twin. Both of them are in the limits of three countries:
Guiana, Venezuela and Brazil. Its waters are tributaries
of the three biggest rivers of the continent: Orinoco,
Amazonas and Esequibo.
The legends of the aboriginal indigenous Pemones describe
Roraima as the mother of all waters and the house of vile
spirit, the grandmother of all men.
On the surface of these tepuyes adventurers and scientists
have discovered species of plants and animals, which were
considered extinct or that had never been seen. It is
an ideal place for those who are in search of adventure
and want to go into a natural and mythical world, as well
as for those who like mountaineering. While it is climbed
and ascended, it is unavoidable to merge oneself with
an unknown and intact world in time, captivating you to
the beginning of the creation.
|The ascent over the tropical
forest to one of the most virgin Tepuys on earth, is one
of the most exciting and exotic ascents in tropical America.
It begins at the tiny indigenous town of Peraytepuy in
La Gran Sabana. One starts ascending by the sand stone
cliff until arriving to a stretching, well-known as la
rampa (the ramp), where we disappear in the cloudy forest
at the border of the abyss of the steep hill.
|Finally the peak
is reached discovering the lost world of pillars of stone
eroded in time and shaped by the rain and the wind, where
bromeliads, carnivorous plants and endemic orchids are
plentiful. Isolated from the world plants and animals
adapting to a changing world in solitude evolved of under
of the big cliffs, Finally, it is the house of the mining
toad (one of the most poisonous of the world) and of a
vegetation which is rich in species that are not found
in any other part of the earth
The Angel Falls, a waterfall
in the southeast of Venezuela, is located in the Churun
river, which flows to the Carrao. It is the world's highest
uninterrupted waterfall, fifteen times higher than the
Niagara Falls; its fall from the Auyantepuy plateau is
of 979 mts., and it is located in the forests of the Guayana
shield, inside the Canaima National Park. It was discovered
in 1937 by the American aviator and adventurer James C.
Angel, from whom it gets its name. The natives of the
area denominate it Churún Merú