Venezuela travel guide



Venezuela Travel Guide

The Gran Sabana

The Gran Sabana located to southern east of Bolivar state, to the south of the Orinoco River is one of the world's oldest geological formations, comprised of concentrations of ancient rocks, generally metamorphic, formed out of blocks of granite.

The Gran Sabana is at 2,000 meters above sea level and takes part of the Canaima National Park. The Gran Sabana has huge table-top mountains called tepuis. Tepuis were formed product of the erosion creating huge massifs with vertical cliffs which rise out of the plains.

Roraima also called 'Roroi-ma' in Pemon that means 'big blue-green' is the highest tepuy at around 2,800 m (9,100 ft) of the sea level. Roraima was discovered by British explorers and inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel The Lost World, published in 1912.

Auyan located to the northwest of the park is the largest tepuy and is the origin of the famous Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall.

The Grab Sabana tepuys are enormous sink-holes with up to 304 m (1000 ft) wide and 304 m (1000 ft) deep, unique to the region. There are another areas where these sink-holes have formed "islands" where is possible to find species of amphibians and insects that you will found anywhere else.

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