It was seven days in the Serra do Tepequem community, in which we met local people who invited us to live with them. we visited several waterfalls, streams, natural pools, and viewpoints.
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South America7 days / June 2017
Highs & Lows
Paiva waterfall has one of the most amazing views to see.
There were a lot of mosquitoes, I had no repellent so it was difficult
Serra do tepequem is located 210 km from the capital, Boa Vista-roraima, the highest point of the mountain, at 1,022 m altitude. It is little known by travelers, but it has become one of the most sought after tourist spots in Roraima. for having a very interesting history for being an old eldorado of gold and diamond miners, between the 30s and 80s, the mountain is privileged by nature: waterfalls, streams and forests, which resisted the environmental degradation caused by prospector.
The mountain has a Tourist Assistance Center, Craft Center, tourist guides, shops, small restaurants, camping, inn, hostels. a good structure to receive tourists. this place can be reached by bus, car and by plane, as it has an airstrip.
As we are traveling by bike, climbing this mountain while cycling, it was a very difficult path because it was a very steep climb, which took us an entire morning to reach the top of the mountain. Upon arriving we already found a beautiful view of the community surrounded by hills and we already met local people who advised us on where to stay and the beautiful places to visit.
Soon we met a person who worked at a camping site, next to a waterfall, in which we spent 7 days sharing beautiful moments and getting to know various places that were around.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
There should be going up the mountain range by bus because it was very difficult to reach the tepequem community
Anything go wrong during the trip?
there wasn't repellent so I suffered a lot with mosquitoes
How was the food?
At the tepequem inn, there is a restaurant bar that makes good pizzas and has a pleasant atmosphere with good music.
What tips would you give a friend?
you have to bring repellent, clothes and shoes for walking