Day 1: Caracas Airport - Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana - Santa Elena. From the Caracas Airport, take a flight to Puerto Ordaz. Our travel assistant will be waiting for you at the airport to help you with your connection. Upon arrival in Puerto Ordaz, you will be transferred to the bus station to take an overnight bus to Santa Elena.
Day 2: Santa Elena. The bus arrives in Santa Elena between 6:00 am – 7:00 am. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the posada. Spend the day relaxing and resting. Overnight in a posada.
Note: Taxi expenditure is not included in your package.
Day 3: Santa Elena - Gran Sabana (The Lost World). We leave Santa Elena early in the morning and drive for about 2 hours until we reach the Paraytepui Indian Village (1600 meters above sea level). This will be our trekking starting point. Walk for about 5 hours, through open savannah until we reach the Kukenan camp at 1050 meters. Before reaching the camp, we will cross two rivers which can be a bit tricky at times especially after a rainfall! Nevertheless, our experienced guides will help you overcome these challenges. Overnight at a camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Gran Sabana (The Lost World). After breakfast, we start a 5 hour hike to our base camp (1870 m). The walk will require a 2 hour uphill hike. Along the way, enjoy the view of beautiful hillsides covered with pretty small carnivorous plants and orchids. Late that afternoon, take some time to enjoy the colors of the sunset reflected on the Roraima walls. Overnight at our base camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Gran Sabana (The Lost World). Today is an exciting day. You will get a chance to touch the Roraima wall! Plenty of vegetation will guide your steps. We will start with a 2 hour challenging trek. Along the way, you will get the chance to freshen up in a small waterfall, and be amazed by the beauty and the overwhelming number of bromeliads, ferns and other rare plants. The path will leads us through the jungle and over stones of different shapes. Stones looking like sea turtles or dragonheads will welcome you at the top (2700a m). A light lunch will be served at the camp. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon by exploring the area around the camp. The evening will end with a delicious meal served by our guides. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Gran Sabana (The Lost World). Today we will spend the day discovering the mystical top of the Roraima and feeling the magic related to the mountain. We will find thousands of faces and sculptures in bizarre stone formations. You will be amazed by the valley of crystals and the fantastic view from the top of Roraima of the valley. When the fog rises up the mountain you will truly feel the mystery. Do not be surprised when you feel like you are walking on the moon because the surface looks just like it! A light lunch will be given on the way and a delicious meal will be served at the camp in the evening. (Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Gran Sabana (The Lost World). After breakfast we start our descent to our campsite at Tök River. We leave the ancient-world. Today we hike about 7 hours downhill (from 2700 m. to 1050 m.). As we approach the camp, we will make the same two river crossings that we did on the first day. A light lunch will be served mid-day, and once we arrive at our camp, a warm meal will be awaiting us. At the end of the day, relax your muscles and enjoy a swim in the river with fabulous views of the Kukenan and Roraima mountains. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 8: Gran Sabana (The Lost World) - Santa Elena. Today we hike about 4 hours until we reach the Paraitepuy Indian village. After lunch, we will return to Santa Elena by jeep. If the group desires, there will be a short stop at the Quebrada de Jaspe to enjoy its brilliant red shining Jaspe stones. That evening, take an overnight bus to Puerto Ordaz. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 9: Canaima National Park and Angel Falls - Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana. When you arrive in Puerto Ordaz, our travel assistant will be waiting for you to take you to the airport. At 9:00 AM take a flight to Canaima National Park. Upon arrival you will be transferred to our main camp. At 2:00 p.m. leave the camp and head to the Ucaima port located above the Canaima Lagoon Falls. Board a curiara (Indian canoe) and travel through the Canaima Lagoon.
When you arrive at “Sapo Falls” - a magnificent water fall of approximately 45 meters in height and 100 meters in width - prepare yourself to cross it by foot! At the other side of the fall, a jeep will be waiting for you to take you through the “Mayupa Sabana”. Observe the “Mayupa Rapids” and part of the magnificent Auyan Tepuy. After crossing the Sabana by jeep, board the curiara once more and travel on the Carrao river to the “Happy Well”.
During the voyage, observe the lush tropical vegetation, Palmas de Moriche (tropical palms) and Tepuyes. At the Happy Well, the group will stop to take a refreshing bath before continuing the journey to the “Ahonda Camp” in front of the Orchid Island (a shelter of red stones) where we will have dinner with a view of the Auyan Tepuy. Spend the night sleeping in hammocks with mosquito nettings and blankets. Includes: (L, D).
Day 10: Canaima National Park and Angel Falls. After breakfast, board the curiara and travel up river to “Isla Raton”. At Isla Raton, trek an hour to the base of the magnificent Angel Falls. Enjoy the splendid view of the falls and if time permits, swim in the Angel Falls lagoon. Return to the Orchid Island for lunch and after that head back to the main camp (arriving approximately at 6:00 p.m.). Overnight at a camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 11: Canaima National Park and Angel Falls - Caracas Airport - Catia La Mar - Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana. After breakfast, fly back to Puerto Ordaz. Once you are back in Puerto Ordaz, take a connecting flight to Caracas. In Caracas, a Turpial Travel assistant will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 12: Catia La Mar - Caracas Airport. Early in the morning, our travel assistant will pick you up from your hotel, take you to the airport, and assist you with boarding your flight home. Includes: (B).
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