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Orinoco Delta and the Guayana Region

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Venezuela  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Catia La Mar - Caracas Airport. Meet our travel assistant at the Maiquetía airport in Caracas. Our assistant will welcome you to Venezuela, answer all your questions, and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 2: Canaima National Park and Angel Falls - Caracas Airport - Catia La Mar - Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana. From the Caracas airport, take a flight to Puerto Ordaz and then a connecting 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 waterfall of approximately 45 meters in height and 100 meters in width - prepare yourself to cross it by foot!

At the other side of the falls, 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 through 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: (B, L, D).

Day 3: 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 fall 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 there at 6:00 p.m. approximately). Overnight at a camp. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: Canaima National Park and Angel Falls - Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana - Orinoco Delta. After breakfast, fly to Puerto Ordaz. From Puerto Ordaz, you will be transferred to our camp in the Orinoco Delta region. During the trip you will have the opportunity to appreciate the fauna and flora of the Delta and some Indian communities. When you arrive at the camp, you will be welcomed with a cocktail as you check-in to your rooms. In the afternoon, after lunch, board a canoe that will take you through the narrow and beautiful Delta River canals. Observe the flora and fauna and maybe some canoes competitions. Do a bit of piranhas fishing. On the way back to the camp, enjoy a spectacular sunset. If you are not too tired, later that evening, take some time to enjoy the Warao craft exhibit. Overnight at the camp. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Orinoco Delta. Navigate the Delta canals at dawn. At this time of the day, the animals are very active and it is easier to see them. Return to the camp for a quick breakfast. After breakfast, return to the rainforest to start a jungle walk accompanied by Indian expert guides. Your guides will show you how the local Indians get their food, beverages, medicines, make their handicrafts and build their homes from the plants and animals of the area. In the afternoon (if it is not the nesting season), visit the “Island of The Birds” where you can observe a large number of bird species seeking refuge for the night. Overnight at the camp. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Orinoco Delta - Maturín - Caracas Airport - Catia La Mar. Today you will visit the Warao Indian communities. You will get a chance to interact with them and learn more about their culture and way of life. From there, you will be transferred to the Maturín airport to take a flight to Caracas. Upon arrival, our travel assistant will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel. Includes: (B, L).

Day 7: Catia La Mar - Caracas Airport. Our travel assistant will pick you up from you hotel and transfer you to the airport to assist you with your flight home. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transportation as indicated
- Flights as indicated
- Bilingual tour guide (a specialist guide will be provided as required)
- Meals and drinks as indicated
- Accommodation in double rooms (double occupancy)
- Transfer to and from airports.

Price Excludes:
- Charges for optional excursions
- Personal expenses, tips for local staff
- Airport taxes
- National park fees
- Alcoholic drinks.