Many native species of lianas, palm trees, and thousands of small and large green plants grow in the native rainforest. Without a machete, you will not get inside – and that’s good. Everything is supposed to remain as it has for thousands of years, and we have not looked anywhere we could not enter freely.
Vichada also is home to a plethora of rare wild animals. Its many species of fish has made it a major fishing hub, and local fisherman insist there may be fish species that science has yet to discover.
Colorful, noisy parrots are everywhere you look, and drivers in the area have to be careful to avoid turtles that can often be found crossing the roads. Anteaters are another creature known to be a traffic scofflaw.
Crocodiles are common, too, as are snakes, especially anacondas. You also will find huge spiders and several kinds of termites. The uncrowned king of the local forests, however, is the jaguar, who is very shy.