Welcome to Roraima
The tropical rainforest that blankets Roraima’s southern half (bisected by the equator) gives way to broad savanna in the middle of the state, and remote and beautiful mountains in the north. It includes most of the Brazilian territories of the Yanomami, one of the country’s largest surviving indigenous peoples. The state capital, Boa Vista, still doesn’t make the itinerary of most travelers, but has better and better tour options every year. Roraima is home to Monte Roraima (2875m), but this intriguing flat-topped mountain sits right on the Brazil-Venezuela-Guyana border, and the best way up is from the Venezuelan side.