The eastern half of Canaima National Park is crossed by a road, this region is known as the Gran Sabana (English: The Great Plains). La Sabana is a grassy plateau, with an elevation of 900 to 1200 meters. Abounding in natural wonders such as waterfalls, rapids and rainforest, abundant wildlife makes the Savanna is a natural paradise and an ideal place for bird watchers. Mount Roraima is one of the most acclaimed shows of South America.
This sparsely populated region is where the three main languages of the Americas crossed with magnificent Table Mountain summit of Mount Roraima. Here we can interact with Spanish in Venezuela, Brazilian Portuguese and English of Guyana.
The highest of the Tepuyes (table mountains) in Venezuela is Mount Roraima located at 2810 meters (9.219 ") hight on the borders of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Most of these mountains range from 2,000 (6500) to 2700 meters (8800 '), the Roraima is the highest of all. After having formed 1,800 million years ago, what remains today of the sandstone plateau? that has been sculpted by the sun, wind, rain, and is one of the oldest geological structures on earth, home to a variety of plants and animals. The table mountains of the park are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating from the Precambrian, about two million years. Some of the tepuis have swampy areas while others have been washed by rain almost pure sandstone.
To see Mt. Roraima has to hire a guide, not allowed independent hiking.
At the top the weather is very cold, take the foresight to bring or rent a good sleeping bag. Kukenan River Crossing is not for everyone, you must have some good hiking shoes.
Most hikers seeking the option of starting their voyage, in Santa Elena de Uairen having better services to visitors and more options to guide the closer to San Francisco from Yuruani. The village at the base Paraitepui has very limited facilities. You can also do a helicopter ride to the top of the mountain to avoid strenuous walk of the climb. Book