Venezuela tempts travelers with rain forests, Falls

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To reach the Lost World, you first have to give civilization the slip.You accomplish this by taking a series of ever-smaller aircraft into Guayana – not the country, but a remote southeastern territory of Venezuela whose highlands, grasslands and vast rain forests represent some of the last unexplored terrain on Earth.

A Boeing 757 takes you from Miami to the coastal capital of Caracas.From Simon Bolivar airport, you fly south in a smaller 727-type plane to the town of Puerto Ordaz. There, you board a six-seater prop plane. Roads and rooftops disappear as the aircraft flies out over 7.5 millionacre Canaima National Park.

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