Duration: 2 days-1 night.
Minimum Group: 3 people.
Los Pueblos del Sur (the Villages of the South) is a magical zone, rooted in antiquity, where life continues just as it did for past generations: the lifestyle of the Andean countrymen and women of yesteryear. The Pueblos del Sur, which still ooze history, legend, and tradition, offer an authentic and unique experience to their visitors.
With their virgin, mountainous, and charming landscapes, with picturesque architecture, with an ample variety of wildlife, especially birdlife, with home baked local food, with traditional handicrafts, with opportunities to explore by foot, bicycle, or on horseback, and with a contact and coexistence with nature, there is something for everyone here!
The country dwellers, who normally live off the land and the cattle they raise, now are opening their doors to tourism, and they do so with a welcome and attention of the highest level.
This new tour package forms an important part of the development of community tourism in Mérida, and provides an excellent alternative for those tourists who wish to take full advantage of their visit, and to see something other than the traditional tourist sites in Mérida.
The Mucuchachí package is an excellent option to observe and experience the natural beauty which exists everywhere in the Pueblos del Sur. It offers you plenty of contact with the natural life, despite being not at all demanding physically. You will see three villages, including Mucuchachí, the oldest village in the zone, you will spend the night with a local family, and you will take two spectacular trips in the area. It is an ideal choice for families, adventurers, or really anyone!
On this trip you will first see the famous landmark called Tierra Negra, a viewpoint with an incredible view, and also the best place in all of Venezuela to try paragliding. Between Tierra Negra and the mountainous village of San José you will go through the beautiful mountain passes of the Andes, which rise and fall on both sides of the windy roadway which will take you up to 2400m of altitude!
Before and after arriving at the village of San Jose, you will have the chance to take in the vegetation of the zone, such as the cold highlands of Piedra Pirela at 2800m of altitude, and observe the typical way of building houses, known as ‘tapir’, which uses walls built of compressed earth instead of cement blocks.
You will briefly have the opportunity to see the charming villages of San José (2350m), Mucutuy (1400m), and Mucuchachí (900m), as well as a typical handicrafts shop where you will be able to see the culture of the area, and even take some souvenirs home for the family.
You will spend the night in a typical house, which has been converted into a family MucuPosada, at 1600m of altitude close to Mucuchachí, where they will serve you some of the delicious food from the zone. From here you will take 2 trips out, firstly to observe the sunset from the spectacular viewpoint of the antenna of La Encillada, with 360 degree views and drops, and from which you can see the rivers Mucutuy and Mucuchachí; also, the following day you will take a trip to the famous stone bridge, a natural bridge formed by 2 large stones which cross the river close to the village of Mucuchachí. Both trips are ideal to take photos, or simply relax and absorb the peace and tranquility of the Andes of Mérida, before returning to the city by the same road.
Included in the tour:
-All of the meals from lunch the first day to lunch the last day.
– All of the drinks (non alcoholic).
– Transport to and from Mérida.
– 2 trips by foot. You can go by mule for an additional cost.
– Bilingual guide.
You should take:
-Sufficient clothes for the mountains.
-Enough batteries for the camera.
-A rain jacket.
-Please inform us if you are a vegetarian.
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