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    Tour to Los Llanos from Mérida

    by MalenaN Written May 17, 2009

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    I went on the 4-day Los Llanos tour with Guamanci Expeditions in Mérida. We were only three tourists so it became more expensive. We paid 800 BsF per person (June 2008).

    After breakfast we started the journey over the Andes. We stopped at the Chapel of San Rafael de Mucuchies and at Laguna Mucubaji along the way, and also for lunch at a roadside restaurant. In the afternoon we arrived to Campamento Los Angeles, near the village Mantecal in Estado Apure.

    After breakfast the second day we went around in jeep to look for wild animals and we saw capybaras, caimans, turtles, lots of different birds and an anaconda. After lunch we had a rest and in the late afternoon we went on a boat tour to look for more animals and to fish pirahna (we didn’t get any, but got it for dinner anyway).

    The third day we went horse riding and after lunch we headed back towards Barinas. Just after dark we arrived at Guamanchi’s Adventure Camp were we stayed the night.

    The forth day we went on a short zip-line and on a rafting tour. After lunch we were supposed to go back to Merída, but our guide was needed at the Adventure Camp. The other two tourists were driven to Barinas were they were catching a bus to Caracas and I stayed another night.

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    • Birdwatching

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