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Short Article about Edison Pombilio en Venezuela
Green landscape adorned Yaracuy Adventure Tourism Day.
As part of the VI International Congress on Tourism and Adventure Sports.
San Felipe (Ovetuda Press) .- Participants in the Sixth International Congress on Tourism and Adventure Travel 2009 Yaracuy enjoyed presentations dictated by canopy experts, arboriescalada, multi-skiing and paragliding, conducted in the green State of Yaracuy, Venezuela.
This activity had as its main objective the creation and improvement of products to promote Adventure Tourism in the state, so the 150 participants of the Congress had the opportunity to receive technical and theoretical tools for the design of proposals to put Yaracuy state in the map of tourist destinations.
Thus arose the following products: An ecological and multi-adventure camp in the reservoir of Cumaripa for windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, controlled risk activities attractive to visitors and offers a framework in Yaracuy a paradisiacal landscape where tourists will find the perfect escape to the hectic routine of the cities.
In addition, attendees experienced the excitement of paragliding from Nirgua, a natural setting where you can find a pine-covered mountain on one side, while the other, a precipice that overlooks the reservoir and orange tree crops typical of the region.
In this place will develop a multisport product that will include paragliding, cycling down hill, cross country and enduro bike, organizers of the event mentioned in a press release.
All products will be developed within three years, said the organizer of the Congress and president of the Venezuelan Tourism Organization and Adventure Sports (Ovetuda), Luis Vidal, who also highlighted that the project will support the Corporation Yaracuyana of Tourism and the Governor of the state.
A third product includes a mixture of history, nature and adventure, for what the tourist operators are offering a playground visit San Felipe - El Fuerte, where you can see how was the old San Felipe after the 1812 earthquake also destroyed the cities of Caracas, Barquisimeto, Mérida and Tocuyo. Also you can practice a new discipline in Venezuela as is the arboriescalada, which is to climb trees, without causing damage, and to enjoy the peace they convey.
This experience culminates in the practice of canopy at Our Lady of Mount Caramel Mission, founded in 1720 by Fray Joseph de Cádiz, a Capuchin missionary, and has facilities in 85 rooms, pool, function room, gym, spa, restaurants , all set in the colonial era and an extensive vegetation in the area.
Finally, the Congress decided to develop a multi-adventure tourism product in Cocorote, situated in the foothills of the Cocoroteños Cerritos, which has excellent mountain biking trails, horseback riding, four wheel bikes and trekking. Those who choose to make this venture will also have the possibility of climbing the 12 miles to the inn located at the summit of Cerro de Cocorote, which offers a spectacular view of the city of San Felipe.
For its part, the expert consultants in tourism and extreme sports of controlled risk Edison Pombilio, Nestor Carvajal, Alfredo Autiero, Guillermo Garroz and Pavel Alcocer, are developing the Yaracuy Project Adventure, which involves the creation of a park adjacent to the Exhibition Park Severino Jiménez.
The idea behind this initiative is to educate tour operators, service providers and the general community about the potential that the state has to operate Yaracuy adventure tourism, which, along with green landscapes and smell of orange trees, make the state an ideal place to escape the chaos and stress of the cities in a paradise that is only four hours from the capital, Caracas.