Millions of liters of water are drained from Mount Roraima's summit, creating a series of breathtakingly high waterfalls known as the "Roraima Falls," which plunge 400 meters (1312 feet) down the tepuy's cliffs. The peak, which stands at a height of 2810 meters (9220 feet) and has a summit area of 31 km2, is situated on the triple boundary of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. With a two billion year age, this tabletop mountain is regarded as one of Earth's oldest geological formations. Walking expeditions can start from the town of Santa Elena de Uairén on the Venezuelan side to reach the peak. The English author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who invented Sherlock Holmes, was inspired to write the novel "The Lost World" by Mount Roraima.
Mount Roraima – How to get there? To get to Mount Roraima, you must first get to Boa Vista, capital of the state of Roraima, in Brazil. This is the easiest, fastest and safest way to reach Santa Elena de Uairén. There are daily flights from Sao Paulo to Boa Vista, with stopovers in Brasilia or Manaus.