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Overland Trek to Mountain Roraima, Guyana

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Guyana  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)

Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America, with an elevation of 2,810 m (9,270 ft). The mountains of this range, including Roraima, are part of the Guianan Shield, considered to be some of the oldest geological formations known, dating back to two-billion years ago. Culturally, the mountain has long held significance to the indigenous people of the area and features prominently in their myths and folklore. This unique ecosystem includes several endemic species, including a carnivorous pitcher plant, and some of the highest waterfalls in the world, no less than Angel Falls.

Mount Roraima is also part of Venezuela’s 30000-square-kilometer Canaima National Park, and borders three different countries (Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana). While its cliff walls are only scalable by professional and experienced climbers, the Venezuela side offers a hiking path up the mountain’s natural ramp.

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 - 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 - 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: USD 1995 per person.

Price Includes:
- Transportation.
- Accommodation.
- Meals.
- Light refreshments.
- All entrance fees.

- Special rates apply to groups of 4 or more.
- Requirements:
* Valid passport.
* Yellow fever vaccine (card must be presented).
* Brazilian and Venezuelan visa for non-Guyanese (check with respective embassies).
* Personal items (toothbrush, insect repellant, light clothing, sneakers, etc.)
* Information on preferential diet, allergies, etc.

About This Supplier
Location: Guyana
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2010

We specialists in nature and adventure travel, and sport fishing. Our Piraiba Lodge, situated on the Upper Essequibo River, deep into the jungles of Guyana offers a complete nature, wildlife and sport fishing experience. Our Hotel Toucanna situated in Lethem, the heart of the Rupununi Savannahs offers guests the...

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