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Chirikayen Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Venezuela  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Santa Elena - Gran Sabana (The Lost World)

From Santa Elena, we drive for about 90 minutes, until we reach the Chirikayen (the "small parrot place") Indian village. From there we hike (approx. 4 hours) to the foot of the Chirikayen mountain. Overnight in tents, next to a lovely small lagoon. Includes: (L, D).

Day 2: Gran Sabana (The Lost World)

Today we will hike to the top of the mountain! After breakfast, we will drive for 45 minutes until we reach the foot of the mountain. From there, we will hike to the top (2 hours hiking), rest a bit, and continue trekking an additional 2 hours until we reach our campsite – located next to the abyss of the mountain giving you incredible views of the Gran Sabana. The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring the top of Chirikayen and discovering unique plants. Overnight in tents. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Gran Sabana (The Lost World) - Santa Elena

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we head back to Santa Elena. On our way back, we take some time to spot orchids or carnivorous plants, and with some luck see anteaters, dears or even a jaguar! Today we will walk around seven hours, mostly through the Gran Sabana. Includes: (B, L).

Recommend bringing:
- Heavy clothing and coat for the mountain weather
- Poncho or raincoat
- Special resistant boots or shoes, for mountain
- Sunglasses
- Sun block lotion and anti-mosquito spray
- Hat, cap or visor
- Camera/roll of film and binoculars
- Flashlight.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Daily five hours walking
- Transportation from and to the airport in Mérida
- Rough vehicle transportation
- Bilingual guide
- All meals and non-alcoholic drinks during the trip
- First aid
- The required equipment to encamp
- Radio communication
- All permissions to visit national parks.

Price Excludes:
- National flights
- Lodging at Mérida
- Personal porter for personal articles
- Meals, alcoholic drinks
- Tips to the local staff
- Personal expenses.