PNN El Tuparro

Caño peinilla

Less than 300 meters from here, this scenic Peinilla stream merges into the Tomo River, which is one of the main tributaries of the Great Orinoco River. Caño Peinilla is one of the numerous channels that contribute to the hydrobiological richness of the National Natural Park El Tuparro.


Red sands

Vichada lands. The reddish color of their soils is a peculiar characteristic of this Department, a chromatic condition also present in the sands of many of the river flows than meander through savannahs and forests in these picturesque landscapes. Here, the colored beaches of the Tomo River.

Savannahs and forests 

Among its many natural values, El Tuparro protects landscapes that combine endless savannahs – typical of the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains) – with forests that seem to emerge out of nowhere. There, some call these forests ‘scrubland’. This view, towards the west, is a gift shared by Cerro Perilla (Mount Perilla) from its highest point.

The traces of water

With the dry season in the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains), river levels begin to decrease, a phenomenon from which the Orinoco River does not escape. This magnificent river shows us the traces carved by its waters in a rocky spot of its riverbed. The image we see corresponds to the Guahibo rapids.

The colors of dusk

Sunsets like this one are not unusual in the National Natural Park El Tuparro; what is really odd is a different sight at the end of the day. Day after day, at nightfall, the sky, in complicity with the clouds and the sun, seems to resort to amazing color palettes.