Here are the itineraries for some of our
From Exotic Worldwide Adventures
EWA would need to know:
1. How many people would be going?
2. What tour do you want to go on?
3. How long do you want to be on this tour?
4. When do you want to go?
All Andes and Los Llanos tours start in Merida.
All Angel Falls tours start in Canaima.
The Tours listed below are in the rating A= easiest B= moderate C= difficult D= more difficult
1. Pico Bolivar climb
2. Pico Humboldt climb.
3. Mountain biking tour of the Andes near Merida.
4. Pico Pan de Azucar.
5. Cara del Indio (Face of the Indian)
6. Los Llanos & the Andes
7. Los Nevados tour
8. Los Llanos tour
9. Angel Falls
10. Roraima and La Gran Sabana
11. AUYANTEPUY TREKKING tour
12. Los Roques tour.
13. Information about all the tours
In order to give you an accurate price we would need to know:
1. When you would be going.
2. How many days you would want to be on our tour. (Most tours start at the destination such as in Merida)
3. How many people would be going.
4. Your travel plans
Most Venezuela tours include: Travel insurance, Airport reception at tour destination, All Lodging, food, ground transportation, water transportation, airport transfers, services of bilingual tour guides, and park fees. Sometimes certain equipment is provided like tents, climbing gear, bikes, etc. (if indicated) Most tours do not include airfare unless stated. (International flight costs are not included in the price.) Our lodging is in shared rooms, but we can make arrangements if you want a room for just yourself. (for an extra fee) All prices include personal travel insurance. All prices, itineraries, and dates listed are subject to change without notice. The tour starts once you arrive at the tour starting destination in Venezuela.
Tour price does not include: most tours do not include
airfare unless stated. International flight costs are not included in the price - we
can help you with flights for an extra fee. Unless stated in the itinerary Caracas costs
are not included which would consist of Caracas Hotel, Caracas transportation, Caracas
food. Tour members can handle the Caracas part on their own or have EWA do this for an
additional fee. Optional EWA Caracas services would include: Hotels, airport transfers and
airport reception in Caracas. There will be an airport tax to leave Venezuela to go
back to the USA usually about $30 per person this is not included. Any airport taxes in
Venezuela are not included.
All of the tours listed below are designed to be added together. For example: If you want to go on a 16 day tour. You can just add the tours together. Take the Los Nevados (3 days) then the Cara del Indio (4 days) Then the Mountain biking (5 days) and then the Los Llanos (4 days) EWA can combine all of the tours listed below into one big tour. You can even go for 20 days if you want to. It is very easy to combine any of these tours. The tours are listed by class A being easy D and E being more difficult. Most tours can be made easier by taking longer to complete them. Tour prices are based on a least 4-5 people going. We can sometimes pair you up with other groups if we have to. Some tours can be run with less than 4 people. Hotels in between tours are not included.
Pico Bolivar Climb
5 days, 4 nights EWA class Difficult D 16,427 feet high (5007 meters)
Pico Bolivar at 16,427 feet is Venezuela's highest mountain. It's a steep, tough, technical climb. Experienced mountaineers should have no problems, but for the rest of us mere mortals it represents a challenge to our courage and our stamina. Carabiners, harnesses, and ropes are necessary all year round, and for most months of the year July thru January you will also need sunglasses, crampon, and ice axes. The entire expedition is best done 5 days via the U shaped route known as La Travesia. You must watch out for Altitude sickness. It is best to spend a day or two hiking around the area to get used to the altitude.
Day One: 5-6 hours hiking.
It's a 40 minute drive from our office in Merida to the park entrance at La Mucy. After signing in, the guide will lead the way up into the cloud forest. Your pack is heavy from all the equipment and fresh food but at least you'll be eating one of the two, thereby helping to reduce the weight. This is an area of dense vegetation, huge ferns, tall trees, streams, tiny pure waterfalls, and an abundance of life. Eventually we break out of the forest at 3300 meters and are greeted with the sight of Laguna Coromoto and the paramo fuana and flora. Here we make camp, or sometimes continue a little further to a small cave.
Day Two: 5-6 hours hiking.
The path is more steep, rocky, and uneven than the previous day, and the scenery much more open. In a couple of places you will need to scramble up easy sections rock using your hand for balance and leverage. Your pack will feel lighter already. A narrow path with a sharp drop on one side leads to Laguna Verde, and now it's one hour more to Laguna El Suero for the second night of camping in or near a pref-fabricated metal shelter at the base of Pico Humboldt.
5 hours hiking and scrambling.
If you didn't feel short of breath yesterday then you should today. We scramble out of the valley up a slope of loose rocks and out of the paramo zone (above timberline)
We now hike to the base of Pico Bolivar, and depending on your condition, the time, the weather conditions, etc. We will either make camp at Laguna Timoncitos (4700 meters) or scramble on up to Pico Espejo ( 4765 meters) and the security of the top teleferico station.
Climbing, scrambling, and hiking
At last, the big day has arrived. The time it takes to climb Bolivar and return to Espejo or Timoncitos will depend upon group size, fitness, and levels of experience, as well as snow, ice, and weather conditions. Attitude and sheer determination are major factors - do not leave your courage at base camp. This is a real climb, with steep drops, high walls and difficult sections to negotiate. We may spend another night at the same camp or, time permitting, we may start on the descent out of the mountains so as to make the last day shorter.
It's all downhill from here, pausing at the farmhouse called Pedro's Place for an afternoon snack, and continuing to the village store at Mucunutan and the end of La Travesia. Take it easy, because your knee and ankle joints will be tested on this last, long section.
Pico Humboldt Climb
16,213 feet high (4942 meters)
EWA class Difficult C
4 days hiking and climbing - part of which is on a glacier.
Pico Humboldt at 16,213 feet (4942 meters) is Venezuela's second highest mountain.
The summit of Pico Bolivar, the highest mountain in Venezuela at 5007 meters is less than 6 km away, but the two mountains could not be more different. Where Bolivar is steep, Humboldt is rounded, where Bolivar is a long, tough, technical climb, Humbodt is relatively easy and non technical, where Bolivar is virtually free of ice and snow in the summer/dry season, Humboldt is covered by a permanent glacier. This is not to say, however, that Humboldt is just a walk in the park - far from it. Unless you're in peak condition and fully acclimatized to high altitude, sweat and breathlessness is guaranteed. As with climbing of any sort, the satisfaction comes from conquering, standing on the top, overcoming the challenge your set yourself. Pico Humboldt can provide this and much more. Crampons, and ice axes may be used for this climb.
EWA class C
The Venezuelan Andes:
This mountainous region is criss-crossed by scenic roads and trails that provide routes ranging from jungle like tropical cloud forests to the highlands. (as high as 16,500 feet) This sparsely populated region is inhabited by friendly Andino peasants whose origins predate the Spanish conquest. They are eager to make you feel at home. There are numerous
hot springs in this region.
You'll cover a huge diversity of terrain and scenery, riding along rugged dirt mule tracks, as well as asphalt roads. You'll have some grueling uphill climbs, crazy downhill runs, as well as gentle grades.
Exotic Worldwide Adventures will pick you up at the airport, and you will spend the night in Merida, the historical capital city of the Venezuelan Andes, where you will receive orientation and make preparations before a welcome dinner. The next five days will be spent riding a variety of trails, with emphasis on exploration. We will ride to the quaint Andean village of La Azulita through a marvelous cloud forest, rounded off with a incredible downhill. We will pedal along dirt trails with huge panoramas to sleepy Los Nevados, a remote farming settlement at 8,500 feet. Then to Mucuchies, a mountain town dating back to 1596. Then off along the spectacular Trans-Andean highway, from where you'll head to some nearby mountain lakes to the historic village of Gavidia, in the Sierra Nevada National Park. After overnighting, We'll set off to Pico del Aguila pass at 13,500 feet, from where you'll ride toward a quaint Indian village, crossing a mountain top wilderness preserve.
Temperatures vary according to elevation and other factors.
Daytime temperatures of 70 to 85 degrees, and 32 to 50 at night.
The Andes offers great adventure weather year-round, but the most favorable weather with the least amount of rain is November to May.
A typical ride covers about 35 miles per day, depending on the terrain and your experience.
EXOTIC WORLDWIDE ADVENTURES WILL PROVIDE the FOLLOWING, INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
-BIKE RENTAL (Marin and Giant sizes 16" to 18" 10 bikes available)
Damage deposit/guarantee required: credit card voucher or cash to the value of the
bicycle, or passport/ID. (I don't recommend giving out
your passport, it should be on you at all times.)
-Lodging in Posadas - simple hotels which are often family run and provide simple, traditional food.
-park entrance fees.
Pico Pan de Azucar
2 days, 1 night
EWA class C
No technical climbing to do, but it's a stiff walk up to the peak with views from the top to take your breath away. Weird and wonderful frailejon vegetation, sparkling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers and streams, a deserted farmhouse, and higher up its like the surface of the moon.
Cara del Indio 3 days, 2 nights EWA class C or 4 days, 3 nights EWA class moderate B
From Merida you can look to the north and see the jagged ridge that forms the Indian's face. This is a little known the magical hike behind his face, passing caves, lakes, an isolated village above timberline, and a big waterfall. Awesome views of Pico Humboldt and Bolivar on the other side of the valley. This is a strong hike in just 3 days, so if you are not in great shape it is better to go for 4 days.
The Andes & Los Llanos
Venezuela Wildlife Safari & Andes Mountain Adventure.
(The Mountains & Flatlands)
EWA class B moderate 14 day verison - can be shorter if you want.
This tour can be up to 14 days long or 7 days depending on what you want to do and how long you want to stay. Or you can just go on the Andes trip or just the Llanos trip or both, it's up to you!
On this tour we travel from the Andes mountains
to Los Llanos Seeing wildlife, and the great mountains, flatlands, and cloud
On this trip we will explore the Wild Flatlands of Los Llanos & The high Mountains of the Andes.
ON TO VENEZUELA
Depart from USA in the morning heading to Maiquetia, Caracas International
Airport. Located on the Caribbean coast about 30 minutes from the city center.
(No meals are provided by EWA on this day - food will be eaten on the plane and in the USA)
Los Nevados Tour
EWA class: Easy B
Comfortable/Pleasant overnight lodging. Staying in Bed & Breakfast type lodging.
Tour of the Andes and mountain villages by horseback, jeep, and hiking.
We start our tour in the college town of Merida high in the Andes mountains.For this tour we will travel by four wheel drive, by foot, and by horseback. You will also get a chance to do some mountain biking, and ride the world's highest and longest cable car. This morning we will arrive at the Caracas airport and fly to Merida on a 7am flight. Our Merida guides will pick us up at the Merida airport at about 9:00am Arrive at our office in Merida at 9am. get issued sleeping bags and other equipment. Then jump in the jeep. We depart for a 2 1/2 hour drive to the village of El Morro high in the Venezuelan Andes. Passing through El Morro, the road becomes 4WD terrain. We also have the optional to take mountain bikes part way up to Los Nevados. We are now heading East towards the Indian village of Los Nevados (9000 feet high.) We will stop along the way to take pictures and view the magnificent scenery and enjoy the simple and tranquil way of life. We arrive in Los Nevados by mid afternoon and check into our Posada (cabin) or just relax and enjoy the scenery and meet with the locals in the village. (Lunch, Dinner are included)
After breakfast, we head for the high mountains on horseback. We pass through the paramo (alpine tundra) on your way up the pass, we'll look up at "Alto de la Cruz" which is nearly 14,000 feet high. To the left are the mountains of El Toro and El Leon and to the right Espejo - the top of the world's highest and longest cable car. We then will see the majestic Pico Bolivar at 16,427 feet high it is the highest mountain in Venezuela. Soon after the pass the animals turn back and you continue on foot downhill, for 2 more hours to Pedro's place. This basic old farmhouse is right on the edge of a cloud forest at 11,000 feet high. We will stay here overnight in the farm house.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included)
The mornings at Pedro's Place are invariably crystal clear, giving you awesome views of Bolivar and down into the lush valley below into which you will soon be descending. Say good-bye to the high mountains and drop down into cloud forest. This is an area of dense vegetation, huge ferns, tall trees, and an abundance of wildlife. If you're lucky you may see parrots, many different species of birds, and the famous giant snails. By afternoon you will emerge from the shade and out into the sunshine at Mucunutan (5600 feet) our jeep will then take us back to Merida. We will Spend the night in a Hotel in Merida. (You may get a chance to ride the cable car back down to Merida instead of hiking if you wish.)
(Breakfast, Lunch are included)
Pueblos del Sur mountain biking and jeep tour
We visit the small villages of Jaji, Lagunillas, and Pueblo Nuevo, giving you a flavor of life in the Andes outside the big city. We will travel by jeep to the villages. We will also have an option to mountain bike some of these areas instead. If some people in the group agrees to mountain bike we can rent bikes (about $15-$20 per day per person) A support jeep will allow riders to rest when they want to.
(Lunch is included) Then onto El Vigia where we will spend the night.
If you are a real bird lover, than you will enjoy a visit to El Vigia. Located at more or less 100 mts above sea level, just in the foothills of the mountains. El Vigia is a prime site for the cultivation of different tropical crops like banana, cacao, guanabana,
coco, papaya, aguacate, ... Since these trees are grown in mixed plantations, not as monocultures, they are home to a great variety of birds; from the smallest humming-bird (colibrí) to the nocturnal bird Great Potoo (Nictibus grandis). To take advantage of El Vigia unique position we have built a bird observatory at our little "finca" (farm). From the comfort of a hammock, binoculars supplied, what better way to enjoy such diverse wildlife? On the way from Meacuterida to El Vigia we will pass through various coffee plantations. The tour includes a stop in one of the plantations and a visit the coffee museum. Then onto Merida when we will spend the night in a Posada. (Lunch, Dinner are included)
Laguna Negra Páramo Tour
A great tour for enjoying a lot of the surrounding sights and countryside in just 1 day. Highlights include the famous stone church at San Rafael, Lagunas Mucubaji and Negra, hot springs, a live condor (the world's largest flying bird), the highest road pass in Venuzuela, and breathtaking viewpoints. Don't forget camera, warm clothes, raincoat, and your swimming suit. There's a chance to ride horses to ride to Laguna Negra from Laguna Mucubaji if you prefer not to hike. Distance is about 4 miles. We will stay overnight in one of the nearby small villages. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included)
LOS LLANOS - 'The Flatlands'
EWA class: Easy B
Staying in hammocks in huts.
About a third of all Venezuela can be described as Los Llanos ('the plains'). This vast area is typified by extremely flat savanna scenery, isolated woodland, and thin strips of jungle along the edge of a network of rivers and streams. Human population is sparse, but animal life is abundant - thousands of bird species and mammals, in addition to thousands of insects, reptiles, and fish. Compared to the Andes, it could be a different planet.
Venezuela is the best place to view birds and wildlife in South America. Los Llanos area of Venezuela is a flat grassland teeming with wildlife and exotic birds, Similar to the Serengeti of Africa. The Los Llanos area gives you the best chance of seeing all the animals and birds that you would like. This tour takes you to a wildlife preserve in the heart of Los Llanos. Expert wildlife guides will insure many sightings. We can assure you this is the very best area for viewing wildlife in South America. Thousands of species have been recorded, including: Macaws, toucans, Scarlet ibis, guacharo, eudocimus ruber, Pink Flamingos, herons, comrmorants, jacanas, gallinules, darters, spoonbills, screamers, kites, hawks, eagles, ospreys, egrets, kingfishers, puffbirds, tanagers, conebills, tyrants, antbirds, flycatchers, spinetails, owls, swifts, nighthawks, nightjars, hummingbirds, Potoos, manakins, cuckoos, anis, grebes, and many, many more that are too numberous to list. Some animals include: Pumas, Jaguars, Giant River Otter, Ocelot, Bats, Red Howler Monkey, capybaras, Orinoco Crocodile, Cayman Crocodile, Boa Constrictor, Anaconda, Lizards,Turtles, Giant Anteater, Lesser anteater, fresh water dolphins, piranhas and many others.
The jeep safari begins at 7:00 - 7:30 am.
Our group travels over the mountains to Barinas, a city on the edge of Los Llanos. The scenery of the Andes en route is not to be missed. There are optional stops to show you some highlights along the way - the stone church of Juan Felix Sanchez at San Rafael, and a chance to relax at Laguna Mucubaji in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Through thick forest the altitude declines but the temperature rises until Barinas where the flatlands begin. It's a slow drive over rough roads to a village called Bruzual. During this portion of the trip you'll have your first glimpse of the endless savanna and varieties of bird life. Our days journey ends at mister Barriga's camp. At camp there are small huts equipped with mosquito nettings and hammocks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included)
Here we have 4 days to enjoy what the camp can offer. Our goal is to view the variety of wildlife this region has to offer. The different activities this trip includes are: canoeing down river to see fresh water dolphins, fishing for piranhas that you may choose to have for dinner, and catching caiman crocodiles. Another activity is horseback riding. You will feel like a real cowboy as these horses gallop through the savanna. The rest of the time we will leave the camp for short safaris with our jeep, especially designed for the observation of wildlife. You will ride on the roof of the vehicle armed with a binocular and the book of Venezuelan birds. Some of the birds we may view are the red, white and black ibises, storks, and white egrets, etc ...
Other animals we will have the opportunity to see are anteaters, capybaras, anaconda snakes, iguanas, turtles and the typical Los Llanos cows. There will also be short hikes while we look for wildlife. The days will end with spectacular sunsets accompanied by Mister Barriga's cheerful music. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included)
Today we will pack up, eat breakfast, view the wildlife here in Los Llanos, and then drive to the town of Barinas to fly from Los Llanos back to Caracas. We arrive back at our hotel near the beach. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included)
Today we leave for our return flight back to the USA .
(No meals are provided by EWA on this day -food will be eaten on the plane.)
Angel Falls excursion
EWA Class Easy A
(20 people max. group size)
Prices Includes Boat tour and/or plane tour, lodging, English speaking guide, and meals are all included.
You will fly onto Canaima Camp From Caracas.
When you reach Canaima you will meet your guide and give him your voucher ticket.
You will be transferred to the lodging house We will then travel by boat and by foot. The tour takes us to see the surrounding water falls including: Sapo , Mayupa, Arautima, Ahonda and Happiness wishing well. You will have a chance to swim and walk under countless waterfalls. You will travel by boat to the islands and hike and swim the surrounding areas.
Today the tour will take us to the island of Orquid and Ratoncito. We will travel by boat to the islands and hike and swim the surrounding areas. We will also hike the entire length of the island through the rain forest to the best view point to see the Tepuis as we may see many exotic birds. You will have a chance to swing on the natural vines that grow in the wild on this island. The high Tepuis will very close to you and you will be able to see many waterfalls falling from the tops of the tepui cliffs which can be as high as 5000 feet vertical.
In the dry season we see Angel Falls by plane and see the surrounding islands and tepuis by boat. The rainy season for boats is: June-Nov, Peak boat season is: July-Sept.
You will depart for Angel Falls early in the morning and take a boat to the foot of the falls passing through the Auyan Tepui Canyon with cliffs as high as 4500 feet on each side. Then proceed to hike to the best view point. You will return late in the evening to the lodging house.
Today we will travel by plane flying through the canyon walls of Auyan Tepui to see Angel Falls by airplane.
We will get very close to Angel Falls and see the top of Angel falls and Auyan Tepui. We will also see many rock formations and other waterfalls that are on the top of Auyan Tepui. We will then go exploring the Canaima Lagoon where you can see wild Macaws, and Toucans that fly in from the jungle. You can eat at the lagoon restaurant. You will then take your flight back to Caracas or onto Margarita island.
DAY 1 ON TO SANTA ELENA
Today you will transport your luggage to the adjacent national terminal. Here you will check into your flight to Puerto Ordaz (about a 1 hour flight)
Once in Puerto Ordaz you will board your flight to Santa Elena
Start of EWATour:
Once in Santa Elena you will be met by your local guide and taken to your hotel where you should meet the other group members, and be shown a small tour of the town. Santa Elena is the only town in La Gran Sabana and is located about 50 miles from Roraima.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 2 FIRST BASE CAMP
This morning we will drive to the Pemon Indian village of San Francisco de Yuruni which is at the base of Roraima. Well take a four wheel drive jeep over a dirt road to the Indian community of Perai-tepuy. This is the home of local porters who will assist the group by carrying food and gear. After packing our gear we will begin trekking towards the first base camp. Our route starts off descending from the ridge into a small, forested valley were well cross a stream and then continue uphill towards a broad plateau. Following a clear trail we will hike across rolling terrain and open, grassy Savannah, passing through forests, and crossing many streams. Ahead of us is the massive, symmetrical base of Mount Roraima whose 9220 foot summit towers above the plains. To the north is Kukenan whose 8790 foot summit falls the 4th highest water fall in the world which has a 2000 foot drop. The highest being Angel Falls in Venezuela. Further north we can see three other tepuis. well wade across the Kukenan River and arrive to our campsite on the other side.
Trek length: 7 1/2 miles or 6 hours hiking. Camp elevation: 3700 feet. (B,L,D)
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3 SECOND BASE CAMP
This morning well follow a gradual hill to the base of Roraimas vertical 2500 foot cliffs. The terrain is a series of hills and are covered by grasslands, except in deep ravines where there are patches of dense rainforest. Along the way we may spot birds such as tucans, macaws, the bearded bell bird, large lizards, chestnut-collared sparrows, and yellow-headed vultures. Our second base camp in located at the foot of Roraimas spectacular rose-colored cliffs rising straight up above us towards the mountains flat summit.
Trek length: 5 miles or 5 hours hiking Camp elevation: 6160 feet
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4 CLIFF ASCENT AND SUMMIT CAMP
After breakfast we will load up our gear and start climbing the 2500 foot cliffs of Roraima heading for the summit. Our ascent follows a 50-foot wide natural ledge which runs from right to left along the cliff face. This is the only non-technical route to the summit. We will pass through jungle, streams, waterfalls, and cloud forest as we make our way up the steep mountain side. We will see many diverse plants around us such as Bromeliads, bladderworts, sundews, tree ferns, mossers, heliconias, Orchids, ferns, plams, woody shrubs and beautiful flowers all surrounding us. The trail is wide enough to be safe, but can be slippery in some places. There are three sections where we need to scramble down and up again through small ravines. We then cross under a cascading waterfall that splashes the trail with water. Near the top the route gets steeper and more rocky and then turns inward through a cleft in the rock. As we reach the summit we are rewarded with a sight that very few people have ever seen. We see the strange, fascinating landscape of weird rock formations, and exotic plants and animals that have yet to be named or studied and are only found on Roraima and no where else in the world. We will pass patches of endemic exotic plants as we make our way to the summit camp. Our tents will be pitched under fascinating natural rock formations to protect us from the mists and showers on top. After some rest and food, well continue our exploration of the summit. Well reach a lookout point where we can observe the spectacular cliffs of the neighboring Kukenan Tepui and see the 4th highest water fall in the world. As we look to the north is the Guyana border, to the East is the Brazilian border. All of these borders lie on the top of Roraima.
Trek Length: 7 1/2 miles or 7 1/2 miles hiking Camp elevation: 9,000 feet
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 5 RORAIMA SUMMIT CAMP
Today we will explore the top the Roraima. One of the first objects we will see is the giant stone sculptures caused by the eroding forces of wind, and rain. Well see
stones that are shaped like turtles, wolves, cats, dogs, birds, etc. House-sized black stone slabs balanced on high rock spires. Natural arches, pillars, and bridges that span narrow chasms. We will continue through this strange landscape, across creeks and bogs and observe the strange plants, many of which are carnivorous, the plants have strange colors and odd shapes like a scene from a science fiction movie, many have not been identified. We might also see the giant lizards and tiny toads, and frogs that are native to Roraima. We will make our way to the triple-point where the countries of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana meet. Walking under natural caves of stone and odd soil and rock that make up Roraima. After lunch well hike some more to search for quartz crystals in the Valle de los Cristales. and Quebrada con veta de cuarzo. We may also take a swim in one of the natural pools of Roraima.
Trek length: 11 miles or 9 hours Camp elevation: 9,000 feet
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 6 THE DECENT BACK TO SECOND BASE CAMP
After Breakfast, we do some more exploring on the summit looking for native birds and animals. We will then begin our decent, returning to the natural ledge and hiking down the sheer walls that leads us through the cloud forest. Well take our last looks at the valley below from the summit as we make our way down the eerie landscape. Well reach our campsite on the Kukenan River as we gaze upwards at the summit we now know.
Trek length: 9 miles or 6 hours hiking Camp elevation: 6160 feet
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 7 BACK TO PARAI TEPUY
Today well make our way back to the Periai Tepuy village. Passing through the forests and Savannah. We will then be taken off to the town of Santa Elena to our hotel.
Trek length: 8 miles or 7 hours hiking
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Flight back to the United States
Optional tours for an additional charge:
DAY 9 EXPLORING LA GRAN SABANA LOWLAND
Today we will explore the waterfalls of La Gran Sabana. Traveling by four wheel drive we will be taken to some of the most impressive waterfalls in the area. We will explore the wonders of the Gran Sabana with its flat rolling plains and waterfalls. We stay in
Indian village of Kavanayen or Chivaton.
Elevation: 3700 - 4500 feet
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 10 MON THE JOURNEY BACK HOME - OR ON TO MORE
Today we will go back to Santa Elena to catch the plane back to Puerto Ordaz.
(If you like you can also sign up for our 3 day tour of Angel Falls $795 or $895 (flights included) if you decide to see Angel Falls you will fly from Santa Elena to Canaima Camp, spend three days and then fly onto Caracas - please see the enclosed info about the 3 day Angel Falls trip)
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 11 TUES BACK TO THE USA
If you choose not to see Angel Falls you will return back to Caracas and then onto the
AUYANTEPUY TREKKING. 9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
AUYAN-TEPUY, is one of the biggest tepuys. It is famous because on the top is Angel falls, the highest waterfall in the world. This tour is exiting because the objective is go to the top, and we can see many things along the way, like beautiful vegetation, and the interesting rock formations on the top including Angel Falls.
a.. DAY 1: CIUDAD BOLIVAR - KAMARATA. From on the Orinoco river, we flight south to the missionary settlement of Kamarata where we prepare for our exciting trek to the Auyan-tepuy. Fly over the vast bulk of Auyan-tepuy (the Devil's Mountain) and hope to see Angel's fall from the air (weather permit). In the afternoon, we'll visit the magic caves of Kavac.
b.. DAY 2: KAMARATA - GUAYARACA. After the very energetic breakfast, we hike from Kavac up to the first plateau of the Auyantepuy. As we shall have to wakeup to 20 rivers and some damp swampy in the rainy season. This day we go to sleep in hammocks camp beside the river.
c.. DAY 3: GUAYARACA - ON. Early in the morning we set on our trekking tour by leaving the forest behind us and entering on Savannah. Once we come in forest and for couple of hours its goes step up until we entering a part with man-high grass forcing us to exert ourselves to clear our way through the thickness. After one hour, we shall arrive at the second plateau of the Auyan-Tepuy. Overnight there under a huge rock ledge (tents).
d.. DAY 4: -ON - HIGH PLATEAU OF THE AUYAN-TEPUI. This day we have now to face the ascent to the top of the mountain. At first sight, the wall stretching up before us looks impregnable. However, there is a natural stairway leading up to the highest plateau. we have to set up our camp under a rock overhang from where we shall begin to explore the tepuy and its surroundings. The plateau itself resembles a moon landscape with grotesque rock formations washed away by the rain throughout millions of years.
e.. DAY 5: ON THE TOP. There are plenty to explore and admire. Plant classification, little honey birds, and the view from the tepuy down on the sheer endless Gran Sabana all that changes the almost virginal tepuy into a bunch of unforgettable memories.
f.. DAY 6: TOP - ON. Trek down the tepuy your heart will sink upon having to leave this wonderful world.
g.. DAY 7: EL -ON - GUAYARACA. Sleeping in Guayaraca.
h.. DAY 8: GUAYARACA - KAVAC. Exhausting our last physical reserves we carry on our journey to Kavac. Early afternoon we shall arrive Kavac, and stay there overnight.
i.. DAY 9: KAVAC - CIUDAD BOLIVAR. Fly to Ciudad Bolivar.
TICKET PLANE (CESNAS), MEALS, OPEN BAR, LODGING, TENTS AND GUIDES.
(everything is included except tips).
Bag-pack, 2 pair of boots, light cloth for the day and trek, warm clothing for the
mountain climate, hat, mosquitoes repellent, sun block, spelling bag, isolating mats,
raincoat, weather bottle or canteen, flash light, a lot of socks
Los Roques National Park
Lying 80 miles off the Venezuelan mainland, this Archipelago is formed by 365 islands
surrounded by crystal blue water, white sand beaches, and untouched coral reefs. We spend
the days snorkeling, fishing, and exploring the islands. Diving is also available. This is
the ultimate island paradise that very few people even know exist. This water is so clear
that you can see over 200 feet while underwater. Since Los Roques is a
National Park no development is allowed. This means that this is a 100% natural Carribean
paradise - very rare is this day of age. There is one small fishing village with
posadas (bed and breakfast) houses that were buit before it became a national park. There
are no cars or roads anywhere on the islands.
Bonefishing tours are available for some of the best bonefishing on the planet.
Los Roques National Park tours that we offer are live aboard tours on sailboats and Scuba boats. We can also offer tours in which you will stay in a small Venezuelan fishing village. The cost of the tour depends on what you would like to do. Scuba and live aboard trips are more expensive then staying in the fishing village. Fishing for bone fish, and other fish, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, Sailing, exploring one of the 365 islands, experiencing the small Venezuelan fishing culture, bird watching, whale watching is what our Los Roques tours are all about.
The Los Roques trip requires at least 2 days or 3 days if SCUBA diving.
Exotic Worldwide Adventures
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