This excursion highlights the delightful world of the Pemon Indians, the tepuis (tabletop mountains), waterfalls and rivers.
DAY 1 Arrival in Caracas
We will meet you on arrival at Simon Bolivar International Airport and transfer you to a hotel close to the airport where you will spend the night. We will also give you all the necessary documents, including air tickets and vouchers. Meals (---)
DAY 2 Transfer to airport – flight to Puerto Ordaz – Gran Sabana
This morning we will transfer you from your hotel to the domestic airport for your flight to Puerto Ordaz. We leave Puerto Ordaz and travel by jeep into the Gran Sabana. We pass through the mining area of El Dorado, with its famous prison camps, and the rubber producing towns of Tumeremo and Guasipati. In the afternoon we arrive at the camp built by indigenous people and then visit a gold mine. (L,D)
DAYS 3 - 4 Trip to the falls – excursions on the river
This excursion highlights the delightful world of the Pemon Indians, the tepuis, waterfalls and rivers. You will see the Kamá, Merú, Arapan Merún, Yuruaní Merú, Karo Parú and Aponwao waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing dip in the water. We also offer short trips (1-2 hrs) by boat, on foot and in a jeep. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Gran Sabana – Puerto Ordaz – transfer to hotel
After breakfast we start our return journey arriving at the hotel in Puerto Ordaz at around 1700hrs.
DAY 6 Transfer to Puerto Ordaz airport – flight to Canaima – tour of Canaima
This morning we will transfer you from your hotel to the domestic airport for your flight to Puerto Ordaz. On arrival transfer to your accommodation (superior standard) along the Laguna de Canaima where you will enjoy spectacular views. After lunch the excursions begin.
We leave the pink sands of the Laguna de Canaima's beach to tour this delightful area, getting close to the raging, tumbling water of the Sapo waterfall. Here you get the chance to take some of the best photos of the dramatic scenery in the national park. We then return to camp to enjoy a delicious evening meal and admire the night sky of the southern hemisphere. Overnight in DR. (L,D)
Day 7 Carrao River – Angel Falls – Canaima camp
After breakfast we cruise for 3.5 hrs along the Carrao River until we reach our camp at Angel Falls on Raton Island. We then hike to the base of the falls. When we get back to camp we will have a traditional barbecue prepared by our Pemon hosts. After an exhilarating trip through the rapids, we reach the camp at around 1700hrs where we will overnight in hammocks. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Canaima camp – Pozo de la Felicidad -Canaima – flight to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz
We return to Canaima camp, visiting Pozo de la Felicidad en route. We reach camp at about 1100hrs and collect our belongings for the transfer to the airport. There will be time to stroll through the local shops. Return to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the hotel. (B)
Day 9 Transfer to Simon Bolivar InternationalAirport
Transfer to the airport for your international flight or to connect with one of the following extensions. (B)
POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS: Los Roques, Choroni, ranch stays in the Llanos,Paria Peninsula
Starts daily except Saturday
Best time to travel is between May and December
Standard accommodation in Canaima in hammocks with overnight at the base of the falls
Superior accommodation in Canaima in hotels without overnight at the base of the falls (day trip only)