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San José (2 day excursion)
   
 
JEEP - MOUNTAIN BIKING - HORSEBACK RIDING - PARAGLIDING
This is a mixed tour that involves different adventures and a culturally rich visit to several villages in the region to the south of Merida.
 

 
 

 

  The first day we leave Merida in the morning with our jeep equipped with everything we need for the next 2 days. Our adventure tour will pass through several different ecosystems and will start with a drive through the abundant vegetation of the cloud forest on the road between Merida and Jaji. We visit the waterfalls of Las Chorreras de Las Gonzales. Jaji is one of the most popular Andean villages with a colonial style, and in the area you can observe small family-run coffe plantations and farms. From here we start a descent by mountain bike through a semi-arid scenery with many cacti. At the end of the descent we reach the village of San Juan. In the region of San Juan and the neighboring village of Lagunillas, we have the opportunity to observe the sugar cane plantations and the possibility of visiting a sugar cane mill where they produce the "panela" (a sugar cane block). We also visit the Laguna de Urao in Lagunillas, the unique salt lake in Venezuela. Next we visit the Coffee Museum of La Victoria. Afterwards our route has us climbing up a mountain side on the way to the quaint village of San Jose (2300mts) up a winding trek with a breathtaking view over the valley of the river Rio Chama. In San Jose we spend the night in Posada Mochaba, also known as "la casa de Martin", a typical mountain guesthouse where Martin will give us the warmest Andean welcome.
  The second day after a good breakfast we leave the posada for an invigorating horseback outing on the way to the hamlet of Tostos. On the way we enjoy crystalline rivers and spectacular mountain views. Our excursion brings us back to San Jose for lunch and after a brief rest our adventure goes on. After an exhilarating downhill mountain bike run, we arrive at Tierra Negra, one of the best take-off areas for paragliding in Venezula, well known all over the world. If you are ready for some adrenaline, a skilled pilot will take you in the air for a tandem paragliding flight of more or less 30 minutes. After a full day of adventures we will return to Merida.

 

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