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Santa Elena de Uairen is a small town in southern Venezuela, on the border with Brazil, from where hikers set off towards Mount Roraima. If you are traveling alone, try joining an existing group to hike to Mount Roraima.

We really enjoyed our visit to Santa Elena. It's a city where many things seem to happen at the same time. Brazilians go to get gasoline, prospectors sell their discoveries, tourists plan their hikes to the Gran Sabana National Park. In June 2018 it was very chaotic, Brazilians expelling Venezuelans from Pacaraima. We paid around R$1.00 for gasoline and it was enough to get back to Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima. We were not bribed as normally happens, and we entered the country with a rented car and had no problems.

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Santa Elena is a small, colorful town with lively streets where you can find good arepa stalls. Perfect for refueling after a trip outdoors. If during your trip to Venezuela you want to hike to Mount Roraima, you need to go to Santa Elena. Other tours include beautiful waterfalls such as Jasper Creek, Agua Fria and Puerta del Cielo.

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