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History

Pico Bolivar is the highest mountain peak in Venezuela, standing at an impressive 4,978 meters. It is named after Simon Bolivar, the Venezuelan military and political leader who played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

How to Get There

To reach Pico Bolivar, travelers typically fly into the city of Merida, which is located in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela. From Merida, visitors can take a cable car ride up to the base camp of the mountain, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape along the way.

List of Attractions

  • Summit of Pico Bolivar
  • Merida Cable Car
  • Sierra Nevada National Park
  • La Mucuy Waterfall

Ticket Information

Tickets for the cable car ride to Pico Bolivar can be purchased at the station in Merida. Prices may vary depending on the time of year and any special promotions that may be running. It is recommended to check in advance for any discounts or package deals.

List of Tips for Visiting

  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions, as temperatures can drop significantly at higher altitudes
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks for the journey
  • Check with local guides for the best times to visit and any safety precautions to keep in mind
  • Respect the natural environment and wildlife, and be mindful of leaving no trace behind

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