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Complete Guide to the (14) Natural Monuments of the Amazonas State

Natural Monument

Sierra Unturan

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

610.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Sierra Maigualida

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

260.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Serrania Yutaje-Corocoro

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

210.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Piedra Pintada

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

1.475 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
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Natural Monument

Piedra del Cocuy

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the southwestern extreme of the country, near the boundary markers with Brazil and Colombia, neighboring the town of San Simón del Cocuy.

* How to get there

Only by river, following the course of the Río Negro, from San Carlos de Río Negro. In small airplane to San Simón del Cocuy.

* Surface

15 ha.

* Characteristics

With approximately 400 m. high and at a distance it resembles a gigantic dome which rises over the Amazon jungle. Its summit is formed by three almost-vertical sharp peaks. It is described as intrusive igneous rock and it is difficult to climb because its walls are smooth and steep. The forests which surround it contain rare plant species which are only found in this area. The climate is very humid, tropical, with a precipitation of over 3,000 mm.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Piedra de la Tortuga

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

Approximately 8 km. to the south of Puerto Ayacucho.

* How to get there

By air or land to Puerto Ayacucho.

* Surface

525 ha.

* Characteristics

It look a large petrified turtle in the middle of the Amazon jungle. This strange formation can be seen from the air when arriving in Puerto Ayacucho. By land it can be seen as an imposing structure when moving along the road towards Samariapo. There is an Indian cemetery nearby which can only be reached by river, when the waters are low.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Macizo Paru-Euaja

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

300.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Macizo Cuao-Sipapo

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

1.120.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Yavi

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco river.

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

40.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Vinilla y Aratitiyope

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco.

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

330.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Tamacuare y Tapirapeco

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco river

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco, or by helicopter.

* Surface

340.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Guanay

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco river, between the Amazonas and Boliavr State.

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco or by helicopter.

* Surface

100.000 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Camani y Morrocoy

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco river,

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco, or by helicopter.

* Surface

120.000.oo ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

Natural Monument

Cerro Autana

* Ubication:

          Amazonas State

* Location

In the northern extreme of the Venezuelan Amazonia, to the east of the Orinoco river, between the Cuao and Autana rivers.

* How to get there

By river, following the waters of the Orinoco and Autana rivers, or by helicopter.

* Surface

30 ha.

* Characteristics

From the distance it stands out with all its majesty of 1,300 m.. It is a sandstone formation from the early Precambrian era. The top is crossed by a quartzite cave, unique in the world. This gallery is 395 m. long and reaches a height of 40 m., forming a large natural dome. Here a rare earth mineral was found. Due to its isolation, vegetation is not rich in endemic species, even though certain new species for science have been found. Vegetation corresponds to the formation of humid premontane forest.

* Original ndigenous name

          Autana means sacred mountain in indigenous language.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (048) 21.647*05.59. Fax (02) 285.30.70.

 


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