Day 1- Georgetown to Lethem and continue to Santa Elena
Early morning flight at After breakfast depart Canopy by vehicle onto Lethem located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana. Lethem is considered the capital of Region 9 and is a hub linking many of the surrounding Indigenous Villages with Georgetown and Boa Vista, the nearest town in Brazil. The recently commissioned Takutu River Bridge links the two countries and offers greater opportunities for trade and commerce. The town is approximately 280 feet above sea level and has a mixed population of approximately 3,500, with a heavy influence of Brazilian Culture. It is named after Sir Gordon James Lethem, who was the Governor of British Guiana from 1941 to 12 April 1947, in the Rupununi Savannahs. 11.00 hrs Transfer to Adventure Guianas Hotel, where we meet our Bilingual Guide. And continue to the order crossing to Brazil. From the Border town of Bom Fim (Brazil) we will then proceed to Boa Vista then eventually to Santa Elena Venezuela. Transfer time approximately 4hrs; Overnight Hotel Anaconda or Equivalent (B).
Day 2- Camp Kukenan
09:00 hrs, depart by 4*4 vehicle for Paraitepuy, starting point for the trek; lunch; commence trekking for approx. 5 hours to Kukenan-First Camp. This leg offers fantastic views of the surrounding tepuis, and the Gran Savannahs with two river crossings at Rio Tek and Rio Kukenan; Overnight Camp Kukenan.
Day 3- Base camp
08.00 hrs; An early start is necessary, considering the 6-7 hrs trek ahead, numerous hills and constant humidity. However, the panaromic views of the tepuis, numerous valleys, and the Gran Savannahs makes this leg memorable. Overnight Base Camp.
Day 4-Summit Camp
The final leg to the summit is tedious, due to constant rainfall and erosion but you are rewarded with an abundance of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic to this ecosystem. Having conquered the highest peak in South America, and a deserved rest, sleeping accommodations are assembled in small caves to avoid the wind, rain and humidity, after which nearby areas of this vast tepui are explored; Overnight Summit Camp .
Day 5- Base camp
We set out early to complete the approximately 9 hrs descent to Base camp; Overnight
Day 6- Return to Lethem via Boa Vista for flight to Georgetown
Price: USD 1995 per person.
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