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Neblina da Pica

Neblina da Pica is a high pyramid or tooth like shaped mountain that stands at 2994 metres high and is located in Brazil. It is said to lie on the Brazilian border and Venezuelan border at  Pico de Marco. Neblina da Pica is sometimes said to be the highest point in South America, and being on the border of Venezuela ... Read More »

Orinoco Delta

The Orinoco Delta, Venezuela, is a river delta, on Orinoco River before it divides itself into many tributaries which snake their way into the sea. Rio Grande is the primary distributary which empties its waters on the southern end of the delta whereas the second primary distributary is Cano Manamo which drains into the west periphery of the delta. The ... Read More »

Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park, Macabi, Ecuador has a variety of attractions which include Isla de la Plata, Los Frailes, Salango, Puerto Rican beaches and Puerto Cayo. The name is derived from the pre Columbian cultures that lived here. The Park covers a total area of 136,000 acres with an average temperature of 24 degree Celsius being heavily influenced by the Humboldt ... Read More »

Llanos

The Llanos, Venezuela is a grassland area that floods seasonally and covers about a third of Venezuela and an eighth of Colombia. It is situated on huge downward denture on the earth’s crust or some sort of exposed aquifer. It lies squarely on the meeting between Caribbean ridge and the Andes ridges. The Llanos is comprised mostly of alluvial sediments ... Read More »

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Peru, Bolivia is situated on the Peru-Bolivia border. It is 12,500 feet in altitude making it the highest lake that can be navigated in the world. Considering water volume, it is largest Lake in South America. The Lake comprises of two distinct sub basins interconnected by the strait of Tuquina, which at 2,620 feet is the narrowest point ... Read More »

Kanuku Mountains

The Kanuku Mountains refer to a cluster of mountains that are found in Guyana, upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. The name Kanuku means the rich forest in the Macushi dialect which is usually in reference to the diverse wildlife found here. The Rupinuni river divides the Kanuku mountains into the eastern and southern Kanuku mountains respectively. The low lying forests are ... Read More »

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls, Potaro is a voluminous waterfall found on the Potaro River. This is located in Potaro-Siparuni region in Central Guyana. The falls are to be found in the Kaieteur National Park. The main water fall measures 226 metres but when the figure is added with the cascades 251 metres. The high volume of water dropping on the Kaieteur waterfall ... Read More »

Iwokrama Mountains

Iwokrama Mountains, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana has an average elevation of about 770 metres above sea level. The location of the mountains is sparsely populated with an average of 0 individuals per square kilometres. The nearest big town with over 50,000 inhabitants is about 15 hours’ drive. The low population can be attributed partially to the high infant mortality rate with 55 ... Read More »

Henri Pittier Park

Henri Pittier Park is renowned for its diversity in birdlife. The ecosystem around the national park varies as one ascends. It covers 107,800 hectares and comprises of two geographic systems. The first system is made up of over 500 bird species as well as 22 endemic species. The second geographic system is made up of beaches, resorts and bays with ... Read More »

Guacharo Caves

The Guacharo Caves, Monagos Sucre, Venezuela refers to a national park that is located about 12 kilometres from the town of Caripe. It boosts of a massive limestone cave which houses various species of the oilbird. The existence of this bird was made known to the scientific world by Alexander von Humboldt who named them after the town of Caripe. ... Read More »