This great combinations takes you deep into then jungle of the Orinoco and Canaima; during 5 days you will be surrounded by dense jungle and swamps, Warao & Pemón indigenous communities, Wildlife of the Orinoco and amazing table top mountains of Canaima also known as Tepuys that encloses the tallest waterfall of the world Angel Falls.
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The Angel Falls are located impenetrably deep inside Canaima National Park. Your tour begins with an impressive flight in a light aircraft to the camp, close to the Laguna de Canaima, from which you can see the beautiful Hacha Falls. After a tasty lunch in the indigenous village you will be taken across the lagoon and past the Hacha falls in a small boat. From this side of the lagoon you will walk along the pink sand banks and up, through the jungle to the majestic Sapo Falls. From here you can swim in the lake before walking up through the jungle and behind the falls and enjoy the scenery through the powerful curtain of water. Dinner at the camp before falling asleep in beds to the sound of crickets.
After breakfast at the camp you will walk through the jungle before taking a motorized canoe along the Carrao and the Churún Rivers, to the spectacular Angel falls. As you travel along the rivers you have time to take in the lush scenery and the dramatic Tepuys and enjoy a light picnic lunch. Only when you arrive at Devil’s Canyon can you see the Angel Falls cascading over 1km from the top of the Auyán-Tepuy to the Churún river. From here you will walk up through the jungle for an hour to the Mirador Laime vantage point and then down to the rock pools near the base of the falls where you can swim in the fresh water. That night you will eat a delicious, freshly prepared meal at a camp close to the falls before falling asleep in your hammock.
After breakfast and coffee at the camp you will travel back down the river to the first camp where you will eat lunch before taking a final one hours flight over the jungle to Ciudad Bolivar at about 1pm, arrival and 4 hours car transfer to the Orinoco pier. Dinner and overnight in comfortable bedrooms with mosquito net, waterfront location at local rustic camp located by one of the small Orinoco Delta tributaries in the middle of dense rainforest
After breakfast join a boat tour crossing different tributaries where you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna – water hyacinths, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, tortoises and red howler monkeys, etc. Along the riverbanks you will see Warao Indigenous villages with their unique raised dwellings (palafitos), built over the river’s edge. After lunch, it’s time to take a leisurely walk through the rainforest that surrounds the Orinoco. Here you will experience the wild, natural habitat of the virgin jungle. Once under the canopy, your Warao guide will point out edible plants which you will get a chance to taste, or if your stomach is strong enough you can try the juicy grubs that can be found living in the dead trees and vegetation! When you return to the camp, you will be able to relax before dinner. If you wish, you may take a swim in the river by the camp, or just sit and observe one of the fabulous delta sunsets. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp or from the comfort of your room.
The morning will see you navigate the Orinoco in search of the various species that live there- among the highlights are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds and kingfishers in the skies above. After returning to the camp for lunch, it’s back into the boats for a trip to some of the Warao villages and palafitos that line the riverbanks in this part of the Orinoco.
Your guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community’s daily life –a truly fascinating experience. Here we will have an opportunity to meet some of their craftsmen, and inspect some of their workmanship, first-hand. Back to camp for lunch and take a boat ride back to the Orinoco pier to continue your journey to other destinations of your itinerary.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
· All meals & soft drinks in the excursions, except “B” Day 1 & “D”on Day 5
· English speaking native tour guide
All land, boat and air transfers
· Trip insurance – mandatory
· National Park fee and airport taxes, US$15 per person
Suggested Items to Bring
Hiking shoes + River shoes + sandals with good tread and closed toes
Light cotton trousers, shorts, tee shirts, long-sleeved shirt
Rain protection (poncho) + Head protection – baseball cap, hat or scarf
Bathing suit + Microfiber fast drying towel
Sun protection / sun block + insect repellent
Small flash light and spare batteries (ideally a “free hands” head torch lamp)
Small backpack for daily essentials + plastic bag for wet clothes
Camera + memory cards and a spare battery.
Phone and Camera charger (110V for Venezuela)
Phone + Whatsapp application (add our number +584143104491 beforehand)
Cash money (at least US$ 50 per person for every 2-3 days of travelling)
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