Ride on the Teleferico
Lois and Don Porter

The Merida Teleferico (Cable Car) is a famous tourist attraction. It is the longest (12.5 km) and highest (4765 meters above sea level) in the world. When we arrived in Merida in January, we learned that it was closed for maintenance, and had been closed since November. In preparation for the major tourist event of Carnival ("Feria del Sol"), the teleferico opened on February 18th, although only the first two of four segments were open. On Friday, February 20th, we rode the teleferico as far as it was going, up to the "La Aguada" station, at 3452 meters (11,326 ft.). The weather was far from perfect: it was actually raining when we got up at 6am to be there in plenty of time for our scheduled 8am lift-off. It did clear somewhat, then the clouds built up again. Mountain weather is like that. These are some of the photos from that ride.

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