Puerto Ordaz is a planned city which, together with the older settlement of San Felix, forms Ciudad Guayana in Bolívar State, eastern Venezuela. Puerto Ordaz is located at the confluence of the Caroní and Orinoco Rivers and is the site of the Llovizna Falls. There are bridges across the Caroni and a new bridge across the Orinoco (Second Orinoco crossing). It is one of Venezuela's largest cities and is the base for large iron and steelworks and aluminium industries. The city has a large hydroelectric power plant, Macagua Dam.
Due to its planned nature, the city has a drastically different feel to it than many other South American cities. The towers of the Alta Vista district recall New York, and many of the residential neighborhoods have architecture and landscaping that are similar to suburbs in the United States in the 1950s, including 'cookie cutter' homes, sidewalks, and patterned lawns.
(Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Gran Sabana)
The eastern part of Canaima National Park is known as the Gran Sabana, a special landscape of clear rivers, waterfalls and endless Tepuys which tower above rolling savannah and forest. We will explore this unique region by 4x4 vehicles.
(Caracas, Los Roques, Orinoco Delta, Puerto Ordaz, Canaima)
A journey through the islands of Los Roques, the wilderness of the Orinoco Delta and the impressive Angel Falls awaits you on this 10 day Venezuelan adventure!
(Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Santa Elena de Uairen, Mount Roraima)
Mount Roraima is one of the most spectacular mountains in South America. Its walls are so immense that for nearly 50 years repeated Victorian expeditions reported that Roraima was un-scalable. Roraima was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inspiration for the novel "The Lost World". It is a fitting description of this ancient and surreal landscape.
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