Day 1: Barinas
From the Barinas Airport you will be transfered to Acequias. At around 3:30 pm, head to the Acequias river– a renown world class river to do whitewater rafting in Venezuela. The river is born in the Andes and this free flowing river is as diverse as it is spectacular!
After receiving the safety instructions and training, raft down a grade II-IV river with beautiful rainforest on both sides of it. Experience “la Chupadora, El Escorpión, El Quiebra Costillas, and El encanto” rapids along the way. The ride is about 1 hour (9 km). Depending on the water level we will find some rocks to jump off from, and if you are up to it, try floating down the river! With a little luck, you might see some wildlife, such as iguanas or river otters, and some exotic birds, such as toucans, parrots or macaws.
After the adventure, return to the hotel. In the evening, after dinner, take some time to enjoy the pictures and videos taken while rafting down the river. Overnight at a hotel. ( - / L / D)
Day 2: Barinas
After breakfast (8:00 am), head to the Bocono River (approx. 1 hr away) to do a bit of kayaking. After receiving the safety instructions, get ready for your next adventure! While kayaking down a grade I – II level river take some time to observe the landscape and the wildlife of the region. If you are lucky, you might see some monkeys along the way! (B / L / D)
After lunch, head to the small town of Altamira de Cáceres. Altamira de Caceres was the first city founded in the Barinas state. It was founded by Captain Juan Andrés Varela on June 30,1577. What is so unique about this picturesque town is that it keeps the features of a traditional Andean town. Altamira de Caceres has a little (simple but nice) church. It has also an interesting museum called "Don Jose Angel Angarita" which conserves the treasures of an important past.
Tonight you will stay at a camp, located in a beautiful forest close to the Santo Domingo River - a river born in the Mucubaji lagoon in the Merida state. The camp has a spectacular climbing wall where our trained staff will help all participants with the safety gear and will assist your climb with words of encouragement! After dinner, enjoy the photos/videos taken throughout the day. Overnight at a camp. (B / L / D)
Day 3: Barinas
After breakfast, get ready for your canyoning expedition! Today we leave the camp at 8:30 am and head to El Choreron in San Rafael to do a bit of canyoning. Some canyoning training is given. Right after that, it is time for the adventure of your life! There are several small "chutes" to slide down, heart pounding meters of natural hydro slides, and three powerful waterfalls to abseil (rappel) down. Return to the camp after lunch (3:00 p.m.). Throughout the afternoon, continue to enjoy the camp facilities. Overnight at the camp. (B / L / D)
Day 4: Barinas - Mérida
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am. At 8:30 am we leave the camp and start our journey to the city of Mérida. On the way, visit the Mucubaji lagoon. In the mucuchíes town (3200 meters), we will start our 20 km mountain biking expedition toward the Gavidia paramo. Througout the journey enjoy the beauty of the andes scenary/landscape as well as a magnificent waterfall called “La Peña de la Virgen”. After lunch we drive to the city of Mérida. END OF SERVICES. (B / L / - )
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