Exotic Tropical Flora Park

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Exotic Tropical Flora Park
Parque de la Exótica Flora Tropical
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Type Botanical garden
Location San Felipe Municipality,  Venezuela
Coordinates 10°20′15″N 68°41′52″W / 10.33750°N 68.69778°W / 10.33750; -68.69778Coordinates: 10°20′15″N 68°41′52″W / 10.33750°N 68.69778°W / 10.33750; -68.69778
Area 10.5 hectares
Opened 1996 (1996)
Website www.hotelantiguamision.com.ve

The Exotic Tropical Flora Park[1] (Spanish: Parque de la Exótica Flora Tropical; Parque de la Exótica Flora Tropical y Misión Nuestra Señora del Carmen) Also Exotic Tropical Flora Park and Our lady of Carmel Mission Is the name given to a complex formed by an old Catholic mission[2] transformed into a museum, a catholic chapel and a 10.5 hectare botanical garden with more than 2,500 varieties of plants from Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Panama, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Costa Rica, Thailand, Singapore, China and Australia, mainly heliconias, gingers, bromeliads and orchids arranged in a journey of 4.5 kilometers located in the valley of the Yaracuy River,[3] in the homonymous state of Venezuela.[4]

The tour of the park is led by an expert who usually explains the origin of each species of the walk or can also acquire a book with all the specifications and go taking their own notes while walking the route. The guides of the park also direct the option of practicing canopy walking, a discipline that consists of "walking" through the trees through a safe mechanism of harnesses and pulleys.

The fauna is as rich as the vegetation. The walk around the park is usually accompanied by araguatos (howler monkeys), butterflies, sloths, ducks, chigüires (capybara) and a great diversity of birds.

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  1. ^ Parque de la Exótica Flora Tropical
  2. ^ La guía Valentina Quintero: Venezuela (in Spanish). Travesía Editorial. 2002-01-01. 
  3. ^ Valladares, Lisbella Coromoto Páez (1998-01-01). Historia regional del estado Yaracuy (in Spanish). Ediciones de la Presidencia de la República. ISBN 9789800302866. 
  4. ^ (Venezuela), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (2006-01-01). Censo de población y vivienda 2001: Estado Yaracuy (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística.