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Gran Sabana

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): Venezuela  
Specialty Categories: Rainforest  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 240 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We start in Santa Elena and after 40 minutes we reach the Jaspe waterfall. Here the water cascades onto shimmering red rocks that form the river bed and boulders - have your camera at the ready! The natural waterslide of Soruape is up next, followed by a hearty lunch. In the afternoon we will see some fascinating insect-eating plants and visit a viewpoint that looks over six flattop mountains or tepuys. Accommodation for the night is next to the 55m high Kamá Falls, where we stay in beds with mosquito-nets.

Day 2: From Kamá-Merú we travel to the Kawi-Merú: Two magical waterfalls in the jungle where you can jump from eight meters into the cool water. We eat lunch in the Indian village of San Francisco de Yuruaní and in the afternoon, depending on the water level, we walk behind the ‘ La Cortina waterfall’. An unforgettable experience for adrenaline addicts! Then we drive.

Day 3: Today we drive to El Pauji, 75 km west of Santa Elena, home of the famous "El Abismo". We climb for 20 minutes up into the mountain before continuing to a viewpoint over the Venezuelan and Brazilian rainforest. You won’t forget this absolutely breathtaking panorama! After another 20 minutes walk through the jungle, we reach a cave full of bats, its entrance covered with ferns, orchids and moss. The complete walk takes about 3,5 hours. After a fabulous lunch we take a refreshing bath in the emerald pool in the woods. We are back in Santa Elena by around 7pm.

Suggested Items to Bring:
- Hiking boots and socks
- River shoes or sandals with good tread and closed toes
- Light cotton trousers, shorts, tee shirts, long-sleeved shirt
- Rain protection (poncho)
- 2 bathing suits, one towel
- Sun protection/sun block
- Head protection - baseball cap, hat or scarf
- Insect repellent (suggestion - Johnson's Baby Oil, alcohol and/or “deet”)
- Small flash light and spare batteries
- Small backpack for daily essentials
- Camera with plenty of film and a spare battery is advised!
- Plastic bag for your wet clothes.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transportation
- Professional guide, English, German and Spanish spoken
- Overnight stays in simple but clean rooms (in the high season including Easter, August & Christmas overnight stay in tents is possible)
- 2 x breakfasts, 3 x lunch and 2 x dinners
- Water in the day and some rum for the night
- All excursions named in the program.

Price Excludes:
- Trip insurance – strongly recommended for inward and outward bound travel
- Souvenirs
- National Park fee, US$7 per person
- Accommodation in Santa Elena de Uairén.

Supplier Information
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Location: Venezuela
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2009
Client Request Served: 39

Our company was founded by Ben Rodriguez in April 2002. It is a 100% Venezuelan Nature Tourism company, which offers products to independent travelers who have a limited or large budget. It shows up in Lonely Planet Venezuela 2007 and in Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring 2007, as one of the most competitive...

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