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Venezuela Trip, Adventure on Delta del Orinoco

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): Venezuela  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 295 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 380 US Dollar (USD)

This is a must do in Venezuela with a perfect combination of interesting wildlife, relax, cultural interaction, beautiful remote scenery, and mangroves in nearly 40.000 sq Kilometer of the Orinoco Delta.

Abundant and interesting wildlife with monkeys, toucans, migratory birds, river dolphins, river otters, macaws, parrots and so much more! Enjoy the unique simplicity of Warao living in their stilt houses and with their day-to-day scenes of this beautiful, pure area. Ride a boat in the Orinoco river, one of South America’s longest rivers flowing 1330 miles through Venezuela and Columbia and finally emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.Go piranha fishing and go out paddling in a small Orinoco tributary and enjoy the sounds of the jungle waking up!

Day 1: Puerto Ordaz/Maturin- Orinoco River.
We start our tour in Maturín or Puerto Ordaz. We travel by road to the Uracoa pier and then by boat to our jungle lodge. The camp is located in the middle of the dense rainforest, on one of the many tributaries of the Orinoco river. From the comfort of your boat, you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna – water hyacinths, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, tortoises and red howler monkeys, etc. Along the riverbanks, you will see Warao Indigenous villages with their unique raised dwellings (palafitos), built over the river’s edge. Upon arrival at the camp, you will be shown to your private cabins, and afforded some time to relax before lunch and your first excursion. After lunch, it’s time to take a leisurely walk through the rainforest that surrounds the Orinoco. Here you will experience the wild, natural habitat of the virgin jungle. Once under the canopy, your Warao guide will point out edible plants which you will get a chance to taste, or if your stomach is strong enough you can try the juicy grubs that can be found living in the dead trees and vegetation! When you return to the camp, you will relax before dinner. If you wish, you may swim in the river by the camp, or just sit and observe one of the fabulous Delta sunsets. After a delicious dinner, you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp.

Day 2: Orinoco River.
The morning will take you into navigation the Orinoco river in search of various species that live there- among the highlights; there are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds, and kingfishers in the skies above. Back to the camp for lunch, you will be taken on a boat trip to some of the Warao villages and palafitos that line the riverbanks in this part of Orinoco. Your guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community’s daily life –a truly fascinating experience. Here, we will have an opportunity to meet some of their craftsmen, and inspect some of their workmanship, first-hand. In the evening, you will be offered a hearty meal and maybe even a few beers or Cuba Libre (local Rum and Coca-Cola)! Night tours available at extra cost, ask your tour guide.

Day 3: Orinoco River- Puerto Ordaz/ Maturin.
This morning you will be taken out to a quiet spot in the river to do some Piranha fishing and after lunch, we travel by river one last time to Uracoa pier and drive up to Maturín or Puerto Ordaz.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
– Overnight in bedrooms with private bathroom at our exclusive Orinoco Queen Lodge.
– All land, and boat transfers in the tours
– All meals and soft drinks as outlined in the itinerary
– English speaking local guides in all the different destinations

Price Excludes:
– Alcohol drinks
– Gratuities to staff
– Souvenirs

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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