Day 1: Caracas. Welcome to Venezuela! Airport reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight accommodations at the Costa Real Suites, with typical breakfast included. The hotel is conveniently located in Caracas' Central Coast, in the Tanaguarena/Caraballeda area, just 20 min drive from the airport. There are only 15 colorful suites, with a comfortable bedroom with big windows, private bathroom (shower with hot water), a spacious living room with couches and a double hammock, a/c, fan, cable TV, hairdryer, safe, and minibar/fridge. There is a swimming pool and a restaurant/bar.
Day 2: Caracas – Canaima National Park. Hotel pickup and transfer to the airport for your flight to Canaima. Upon arrival in Canaima, pay National Park fee (about $14.00 US), before being transferred to Jungle Rudy's Ucaima Camp, a small lodge located on the banks of the Carrao River, above Hacha Falls with views of three tepuis and the Auyantepui in the distance. Your transfer to the lodge involves a five-minute jeep ride, followed by a five-minute dugout canoe ride to the lodge. Ucaima Camp offers tranquility and personalized service.
Accommodations are in comfortable cabanas with private bathrooms. The grassy area in front of the lodge is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy the unique backdrop of Canaima National Park, and Canaima lagoon's cool, dark but clear water offers refreshing respite from the Gran Sabana's mid-day heat. In the afternoon, set off on an excursion to Sapo Falls. Setting off in a motorized dugout canoe up the Carrao River to the Sabana (plain) de Mayupa, you will enjoy a short hike to Sapo and Sapito Falls. Depending on water levels, the rocky trail actually follows behind the powerful falls. Return to the Lodge for dinner. INcludes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Angel Falls River Venture. After coffee and a light snack, board a motorized dugout canoe (curiara) and set off up the Carrao River, which is lined by luxuriant vegetation. After another short jeep trip around Mayupa rapids, continue up river, stopping to view the spectacular scenery of the "Lost World." Giant tepuis loom over the savannah and jungle below and countless waterfalls gracefully descend the face of Auyan-tepui. The journey continues passing by Arautaima rapids, Pozo de la Felicidad and Orchid Island.
Upon arrival at Orchid Island, breakfast will be served. Afterward, continue upriver, leaving the Carrao River behind, and proceeding up the Churun River. After about one hour, you will reach Ratoncito Island, from where you can observe Angel Falls. From Ratoncito Island, a one hour hike leads to El Mirador, a lookout point offering superb views and photographic opportunities (weather permitting) to capture the massive rocky face of Auyan-tepui and "Salto Angel" in the warm morning sun. The rest of your day will be spent exploring this "Lost World" on your own. Your overnight accommodations are in a rustic shelter close to Ratoncito Island. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Angel Falls - Ucaima. After another full morning enjoying Angel Falls, return downriver to Ucaima Camp in time for dinner. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Canaima - Caracas. Transfer to the airstrip for your return flight to Caracas. Airport reception and transfer to your hotel. Ovvernight at the Costa Real Suites, breakfast included. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Int’l Departure. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Includes: (B).
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