Venezuela

The best-known attraction in Venezuela is probably the table-top tepuis of the Gran Sabana region in the east of the country, made famous as the “Lost World” in the fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle (who never visited South America). The flora and fauna of these mountains, which range in height from 3,300ft to 9,800ft, are distinct from those of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. The centerpiece of this area, close to the border with Guyana, is Angel Falls, which is reached by small prop plane and motorized canoe.