Adventure in the Lost World -
Roraima Trek + Angel Falls
On this regional tour visitors will have the opportunity to take in the mysterious tepuis (table-top mountains) that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write “The Lost World”. These formations are some of the oldest on the planet and they are found in the tropical surroundings of Canaima National Park (home to Angel Falls). This area is virtually untouched and its continued protection ensures its sustainability for future generations.
Day 1. Arrival to Caracas- Puerto Ordaz
Arrival to Maiquetia International airport, assistance by our bilingual guide. Who will explain all the details of the expedition .Flight to Puerto Ordaz (55 min). Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2. Grand Savannah – Santa Elena (BLD)
Breakfast. Departure in four-wheel drive vehicles to take the route of Gold seekers and then cross the region of EL DORADO. Forest reserve of Imataca, kilometer 88 and finally Santa Elena de Uairen a gold mining town founded in 1922 by Sr. Peña – a gold prospector who named the town with his first daughter name . In Santa Elena you will be able to appreciate the presence of indigenous people. It is located close to the Brazilian frontier. Overnight in Santa Elena with dinner.
Day 3. Santa Elena - Paraitepuy (5 hours / 12 Km.) (BLD)
Breakfast. We meet with our porters in Paraitepuy: a small indigenous community of the Pemon Indian, at 1,200 mts of altitude and 2 hours from St. Elena After the visit of the small community we begin our trek across rolling grassland of the savannah. Crossing several streams we ford the Tek River where we will camp having a fantastic view of the stark face of Roraima ahead and Kukunan Tepuy to its left. From here we can also see the pinnacle of rock next to Roraima, like the one by which Conan Doyle’s heroes climbed to the top. Dinner and overnight
Day 4. Trekking in Roraima (5 hours / 12 KMS) (BLD)
Trek across rising savannah to the base of the mountain to camp in a meadow alive with multi-colored birds and fireflies at night, this place is considered in guidebooks as being one of the best campsites in the world ! The Roraima wall is extremely impressive here rising 3,000 feet directly in front of the camp, with the quart in the rock glittering in the late afternoon sun.
Day 5. Trekking in Roraima (5 hours /3 KMS) (BLD)
In the morning we set off up the route that leads diagonally across the face of the Roraima wall. The narrow trail winds through the mountain rainforests and crosses the small streams where hummingbirds, orchids and brightly colored flowers are abundant. Higher up, the vegetation changes to pre-historic tree ferns and the trail leads under a waterfall descending from the cliff edge hundreds of feet above. After 4 -5 hours we arrive at the entrance to the summit at, 2,800 ms of altitude guarded by massive grey rocks and emerge at the top – looking back for an incredible view. We visit the Valley of Crystals, the river-valley of the Arabopo River shaped like an amphitheater, around which are grouped large dark rounded stone columns. The river itself runs over a bed of crystals and crystal fragments. We visit the northern point of Mount Roraima for stunning views from various points on the edge. All the effort of the day will be compensate with the beauty of the place.
Day 6. Trekking in Roraima (7 hours / 20 Km) (BLD)
We explore Roraima’s summit trekking a long circular route to the triple border point, where Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil meet. We walk through strange rock formations, surprisingly lush valleys and places where the ground is covered with sparkling quartz crystals. There are rock pools everywhere and in them, you may be lucky enough to see the strange black toads, unique to Mount Roraima. The plant life is bizarre, as over half; the species are unique to Tepuys or to Roraima alone, including several species of orchids and carnivorous plants. We also visit the Oil Bird cave (Guacharo bird). We feel involved by the Roraima magic.
Day 7 Trekking Roraima (6 hours / 14 KMS) (BLD)
In the morning there is still time to explore the surroundings of the Tepuy We feel a touch of mystic atmosphere when the mist comes to the mountain and enclose us . We begin to descent from the Tepuy till Tok river Camp .On the road we stop to see the highlights of this wonderful path until reaching our refuge where we will overnight after dinner.
Day 8. Paratepuy Santa Elena de Uairen (BLD)
Breakfast. We are very close to Paratepuy (4 hours ) where a chauffeur is waiting us to transfer to Santa Elena de Uairen to a traditional restaurant in the region, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch . After living an unforgettable unique experience, transfer to the Posada . Dinner and Overnight.
Day 9. Santa Elena- Puerto Puerto Ordaz (BLD)
Breakfast. Departure to cross the Grand Savannah: sacred land of grandiosity and mystery. Cross “El Dorado”,the gold and diamond mines, indigenous villages and admire the vast extension of the savannah, it’s clear-water rivers and sandy areas and the mythical Tepuys : spectacular ancient table mountain Isolated by the erosion of time. Arrival to Puerto Ordaz Overnight
Day 10 Canaima National Park (BLD)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Canaima National Park Arrival to Canaima, this ancestral and mystic place is a land of tepuys, magic and sacred mountains of the Indians. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will cross the Canaima lagoon in Indian canoes conducted by Indians. We pass the Ucaima, Golondrina and Hacha waterfalls that fall spectacularly into the lagoon. We take a short walk through the light tropical forest and savannah to the base of the Sapo waterfalls. Here we have time for a short bath in the refreshing waters. We continue the excursion walking behind the curtain of water (some 200 meters) that descends from the dashing Carrao River. Climbing to the top of the falls, we have an excellent view of the savannas, surrounding tropical forest and the tepuys: unexplored majestic and prehistoric tabletop mountains considered the oldest rock formations of our planet. We return to the Camp facing the Hacha waterfalls and the pink sandy beach of Canaima Lagoon. Dinner and overnight at the selected Canaima lodge.
Day 11. Excursion to Angel Falls (BLD)
Very early transfer to Ucaima Port to take a curiara through the Carrao River. At the Mayupa rapids it may be necessary to walk for about 20 min. and let the crew haul the empty canoe through them. Short time after beginning your journey, you will be dazzled by the majestic Auyantepuy, home of the Angel Falls, standing still as medieval fortress of gigantic dimensions. Its impressive walls shelter the river from both sides. Once inside the Canyon, the Angel Falls appear in all its majesty when the boat approaches Ratoncito Island. Lunch in the open forest. Once in the lodge board another curiara up until the point where you will walk to Laime lookout point. Enjoy a nice bath on the pool formed by the waterfall on its way down. Relax going swimming in the Churun River. Dinner and Overnight in the jungle near Angel Falls in hammocks .
Day 12. Canaima- Caracas (B-)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip to take your flight to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz. Arrival to Caracas Littoral , . Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 13. Departure (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your international connection flight
Guaranteed departures: June 24 - July 6 .
Price per person, double occupancy in US$ = $2585
Classification: Grade VI. It is a demanding challenging adventure with extensive outdoor activity. Requires excellent fitness and endurance, plus previous experience and a degree of skill in trekking. Requires also the collaboration of everyone and a good sense of cohabitation of participants.
Size of the group: MIN 4 PAX-MAX 15
Average of trekking: 4-5 hours of trekking per day
Temperature: Average 25 C° MIN 2°C (at night)
Personal equipment for the Expedition the max weight allowed is 15 kilos per pax
Season: All the year . The best : Oct -April
We recommend bringing:
internal or external armored backpack, waterproof in case of rain. • good sleeping bag.and padding
• resistant pair of trekking boots and thick socks
• pair of light shoes or sandals.
• bathing suit. Cap and towel
• sweater (thermal sweater or similar).
• poncho or jacket for the rain.
• set of warm sleeping clothing.
• Moisturizer, repellent for insects.
• pair of sunglasses.
• (02) Pairs of batteries. Flashlight
• Personal medicine.
• Sweets or chocolates to re-gain energy.
• Plastic bags to keep everything dry inside the backpack
• Large plastic bags to protect your backpack from the rain. (Or •Backpack Cover)
•Passport and visa (if needed)
Don’t need vaccine for this expedition because there is no Malaria in the zone.