With a 320.000 ha. area, was created on December 12, 1978,  by decree No. 2.980, Extraordinary Official Gazette No. 2.417 of march 7, 1979.

The Yacapana National Park is located in the southeast sector of the Guiana Shield, in the center-occidental part of the Amazonas State, between the Orinoco River to the south and east, the Ventuari River to the north and the Yagua canal to the west. It includes the Yacapana mountain, a typical Pantepuy plateau of the Roraima formation.

At an altitude of 75 to 1.345 msnm, that develop across the Sipapo peneplain, formed by the riverside plains of the Orinoco and covered by vast savannahs, the Yapacana Tepuy emerges, in the form of and escalated, truncated pyramid.

The Amazons possess a series of factors of tourist interest, among which are:

  • The different manisfestations of indigenous groups represented in the basket weaving craft, pottery, musical and hunting instruments, and typical habitats.
  • The natural tourist attractions of national parks and natural monuments that represent 34% of state territory. The savannah and forest landscapes , the countless rivers of transparent or dark waters, waterfalls, tepuys and hills.
  • Its forests conform what are known as the “Green Lungs of the Earth” and constitute the most prolific reserve of natural resources on Earth.
  • The rainforests, which date back 75 millon years, together with other identical ecosystems that conform the planet’s ecuatorial green belt that runs through Africa and Asia, interact with the polar zones maintaining the planet’s climatic balance.
  • In just 100 km2 of forest there are1500 different species of flower plants and 750 tree species, 400 bird species (1.800 in all the Amazonia), 150 mammal species, 100 reptiles and 50 amphibian species. A true “Garden of Eden”.

  • Air

Asides from Puerto Ayacucho airport, with regular commercial flights, there are airfields at Cacurí, la Esmeralda, Ocamo, Kamariapó, San Juan de Manapiare, Santa Bárbara, Yaví, Yutajé and San Carlos de Río Negro.

  • Water

Traditionally, the most common form of transportation has been by water. The state’s waterway axis is characterized by draught differences between the rainy and the dry seasons. From an approximate total of 1.976 km of the main waterways, 417 km (21%) are navigable all year round –the streches of Puerto Samariapo,


The wild fauna is one of the richest and most exuberant in the country, product of a multitude of habitats and ecological niches present in the region.


  • Among felines: the puma; the black panther, both large and small; the ‘mariposo’ tiger; the jaguar, that prefers river banks; the ‘cunaguaro’ Felis pardalis, of nocturnal habits and which scarcely wanders out by day.

•    Amazonas, mágica y auténtica fuente de vida

Few places in the world still maintain the quality of their biosphere reserve, as well as a nature so exotic and diverse that it’s difficult to describe without bringing to mind the word magical...

Guacamaya BanderaA land where creation reached a peak of perfection; a generous source of opulence, both material and spiritual; a communion between matter and soul, man and his essence - the Amazon state is this and much more.

The Amazon posesses an enormous variety of visually striking and singularly attractive captivating sceneries; a place where time stood still, offering, to the delight of our senses, a generous reservoir of abundance, exuberance, beauty and... life!

Segundo en extensión territorial de la República de Venezuela, con la menor densidad poblacional y el mayor índice de habitantes autóctonos, este estado exhibe una diversidad étnica y cultural milenaria, que debe ser conservada como patrimonio de Venezuela y de la humanidad.

It ranks second in extension within the territory of the Republic of Venezuela. With the lowest population count and the highest number of autochthonous dwellers, this state exhibits a millenary ethnic and cultural diversity that should be preserved as heritage of Venezuela and all humanity.

Though it offers a great variety of forest products of incalculable commercial value, and numerous mineral resources not fully identified, this region should be constantly protected from the voracious depredatory aggressions of ruthless "development.” The Venezuelan Amazon must, above all, maintain its condition of “Lungs of the Earth,” of a remote land where magic and mystery coalesce in eternal alliance.

In order to enjoy the marvels of this region, a sensitive and humanistic attitude is requiered of the visitor. Preserving and cherishing the Amazon will help maintain it pristine for the benefit of generations to come and, fundamentally, for the indigenous dwellers, true heirs to this exceptional land.

Welcome to the Amazon State.