Visiting Merida without getting on its cable-car, would be like going to Rome and not seeing the Vatican or going to Paris and not visiting the Tour Eiffel. This cable car's total length is 12.5 km. (longest in the world) reaching an altitude of 4765 m. (highest in the world). This altitude is higher than any point in Europe and USA excluding Alaska.
Merida's year-round spring like climate is enjoyed by many tourists. Snow capped mountains can be seen from the cable-car.