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Canaima National Park and Angel Falls Experience, Venezuela Trip

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Venezuela  
Specialty Categories: National Parks  
Season: June - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1499 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1499 US Dollar (USD)

One of our flagship Canaima products - features a cultural immersion with the local indigenous peoples of Kamarata Valley (the Pemón of the Kamarakoto tribe) and a spectacular expedition by river from Kamarata to Canaima by way of the world’s tallest waterfall - Angel Falls.

Culminating in a visit to Canaima Lagoon with its seven waterfalls- we will end our expedition by experiencing the raw energy of Sapo Falls and traversing the hermit Anatoly’s man-made path behind them. Canaima National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Caracas - Uruyén.
Early morning transfer to airport. Fly to Puerto Ordaz transfer to a light plane for two-hour flight to Uruyén, landing on the same landing strip where both Jimmie Angel and Ruth Robertson set up base camps before their respective expeditions. Jimmie first discovered Angel Falls (in 1935) and Ruth later (May 1949) proved they were the tallest in the world. Spectacular overflight of Angel Falls included (weather permitting). Afternoon hike to Yurwan Canyon and local waterfalls with indigenous Pemón guides. Overnight at the Pemón lodge of Uruyén in beds. Uruyén camp located by the foothill of Auyan Tepuy. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 2: Uruyén - Kavak.
Transfer to Kavak by jeep, or hike through the savannah and rainforests visiting local Pemón village’s enroute. Afternoon hike to Kavak Canyon and the sacred cave of Kavak with Pemón guide. Overnight at Kavak Lodge in beds. Uruyen-Kavak trail, one of the most scenic hikes of Venezuela. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Kavak - Arenal.
Early morning transfer to Kamarata port for riverboat expedition (curiaras) to Angel Falls. First stop will be Kamarata to visit the local school children at school or homes of the local Pemón. Overnight in hammocks at Arenal camp on the bank of the Carrao River with spectacular views of the river and the tabletop mountains of Uey-tepuí and Auyántepui. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Arenal - Angel Falls.
We take to the river early morning for the penultimate leg of our expedition. Entering the awe-inspiring “Devil Canyon” on the Rio Churún we will make our final approach to Angel Falls. Trek through the rainforest to “Laime’s Lookout Point” – the same point where Laime and Ruth stood in May 1949 to photograph the falls. Overnight at Ratoncito Island camp in hammocks. Exciting river expedition onto the Carrao and Churum rivers. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Angel Falls - Canaima - Ciudad Bolivar.
Early morning curiara trip to Canaima along the Churún and Carrao rivers. We will pass close by Mayupa airstrip where Ruth finished her epic journey on May 17th. One last adventure - before bidding farewell to our captain and his Pemón crew – Sapo Falls beckons. Walk behind the gushing curtain – one of seven waterfalls unloading its raw energy into Canaima Lagoon with great vistas from the top of the falls. Fly to Ciudad Bolivar; visit with Jimmie Angel's famous plane at the airport. Overnight at Hotel La Cumbre. Boat ride onto Canaima Lagoon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Ciudad Bolivar - Caracas.
Morning city tour of Ciudad Bolivar (optional extra). Transfer to airport for flight to Caracas - for the return journey home, an extra night of fun in Caracas or on to Henri Pittier for a few days relaxation at Coral Lagoon Lodge (or other Venezuelan eco-destinations). Includes: (B).

Supplemental Tour Information:
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 / sunblock
- Head protection - baseball cap, hat or scarf
- Insect repellent (suggestion - Johnson's Baby Oil, alcohol and/or "deet")
- Small flashlight 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:
- All meals enlisted in the program.
- Multi lingual tour guides
- Daily guided excursions
- All internal flights
- All land, boat and air transfers

Price Excludes:
- Trip insurance – strongly recommended for inward and outward bound travel.
- Souvenirs.
- National Park fee, US$7 per person for Canaima National Park
- Meals not enlisted.
- Tips to guides.

About This Supplier
Location: Venezuela
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2009

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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