Trekking Mount Roraima in Venezuela – A Beautiful Adventure

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Up” then you’ll be happy to know that the mountain from that movie is inspired by Mount Roraima in Venezuela!

Located in Canaima National Park, Mount Roraima is the highest Tepui (table mountain) in the entire area.

I joined a tour group from Santa Elena where we would be doing a 6-day trek up Mount Roraima. Mount Roraima has a triple border at the top with Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.

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The Journey to the Angel Falls in Venezuela

Never would I have imagined my round the world trip would take me to the world’s highest waterfall. Known to be one of the most dangerous countries in the word, few have dared to enter Venezuela to see this natural beauty. However, after thorough research, I discovered it was possible to enter Venezuela safely and see this waterfall.

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How to Safely Travel to Venezuela as a Tourist

Please note the below is from my visit in 2017. As conditions can often change, please check current advisories in addition to the below.

Venezuela is known to be one of the world’s most dangerous country. Knowing this, why would you want to go there?

Venezuela is the home to the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, as well as Mount Roraima, which is the mountain that inspired the film “Up”. Their Canaima National Park is also incredibly beautiful. If you like beaches, Venezuela may be a place you want to visit.

However, you might ask yourself is it worth visiting them now when it’s dangerous and if so, how can I safely enter the country?

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