Merida is located at the foot of the Venezuelan Andes and is only 15 km from the country’s highest point – Pico Bolivar, at 4,981 m (16,338 ft). It is the center for outdoor activities in Venezuela, including mountain biking, paragliding, white-water rafting, canyoning, and mountaineering. It is home to The Teleferico, the world’s longest and highest cable car. The city is also a major destination for students seeking to learn Spanish.
Plan your trip as far in advance as you can. Last minute travel is stressful to plan, and can often end up being more expensive.