Angel Falls & Wildlife
6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 1 Caracas
Arrive Caracas. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel near the airport
Day 2 Caracas – Canaima (L,D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Puerto Ordaz and then connect to Canaima
Between the rainforest of the Amazon Basin and the watershed of the Orinoco River, is a rugged wall of remote mountains and deep, heavily forested canyons. This is Canaima National Park. Many of the mountains have precipitous rock walls that rise thousands of meters where they end in an almost perfectly flat top. These formations are known by their Indian name: Tepuis. Originally the tops of the tepuis were joined together in a vast continuous plateau that stretched over a large part of northern South America from the Colombian Mountains into Guyana. Over the time erosion carved steep-walled valleys and crevices into the plateau leaving fragments of the plateau completely isolated. The region remains one of the most thinly settled and one of the most beautiful of all natural areas in South America. From one of these Tepuis plummets the world's highest waterfall: Angel Falls (979 meters).The fall is more than twice as high as the Empire State Building and three times higher than the Eiffel Tower.
On arrival transfer to your lodge
This afternoon, board our dugout canoes at Canaima beach, and cross Canaima lagoon with impressive views of its seven waterfalls. A short walk through savannah, and we start walking behind! The impressive water curtain of Sapo falls. It is a truly exhilarating experience: a cliff to the right, the roaring falls to the left, and water spray everywhere. Once on the other side of the curtain, we walk to the top of the falls for a wonderful view of the Tepuy landscape. Return to Canaima beach. The fall might have less water in the dry season.
Day 3 Angel Falls (B,L,D)
Full-day by canoe to the base of Angel Falls (operates from May-Oct)
Early in the morning we board our motorized dugout canoes or “curiaras” in the Pemón Indian language. We travel up the Carrao River, and cross Mayupa lagoon and the Arautaima rapids, always surrounded by the spectacular landscape of Canaima National Park. We enter Churún River, winding its way through the spectacular Devil's Canyon. One more turn, and we see the highest waterfall on earth! We leave our canoes, and walk for an hour through virgin rainforest, until arriving at a rocky ledge. We suddenly stand before the magnificence of the Angel Falls, a few hundred meters away, becoming drenched by the frenzy of spray. A truly unforgettable and awesome sight! We can take a refreshing bath in the lagoon at the base of the fall. Lunch. In the afternoon return to Canaima.
Day 4 Canaima – Llanos (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly via Porto Ordaz back to Caracas and connect by air to Barinas .Transfer by car 3 hours into the heart of the Llanos to the Hato El Cedral Ranch
Hato El Cedral is a working cattle ranch, with the mission of protecting the spectacular wildlife of the Llanos.
Day 5 & 6 Llanos (B,L,D)
Morning and afternoon animal-watching excursions are done by open trucks, boat, or on foot. A true paradise for naturalists, birdwatchers and everybody who wants to discover nature from close up with the guidance of professional naturalist guides.
Day 7 Llanos – Caracas (B)
Return by car to Barinas and connect by air to Caracas. Arrangements terminate on arrival or you may extend your stay in Caracas
Dates & Prices:
Prices Per Person US$
3 Star 5 Star
Double/Twin prices on application
Inclusions: Accommodation in hotel category of your choice – all rooms with private facilities , local service charges & hotel taxes, transfers and tours as specified in the itinerary on a seat in coach basis with local English speaking guides, breakfast daily plus other meals as specified in the itinerary.
Flights Caracas - Puerto Ordaz & Canaima Puerto Ordaz & Puerto Ordaz - Caracas
Flight prices may be lower or higher, depending on availability of booking class on day of booking..
Exclusions: Airfares,items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities, airport taxes, excess baggage charges, meals not specified in itinerary.
Not included in price: Airport tax for domestic flights (approx. $ 8 per flight); International departure tax (approx. US$ 38); Canaima National Park and Los Roques National Park entry fees (applies when visiting Canaima (approx. US$ 35) or Los Roques; (approx. $35), porterage.
Airfares: We can provide a separate quotation for the applicable airfares in conjunction with this package.
National and international airport taxes and national park taxes have to be cash paid in local currency (BsF).
Please note that there is a baggage allowance of only 10kg on the following routes (or v.v.): Caracas-Los Roques, Los Roques-Margarita Island, Margarita Island-Puerto Ordaz, Canaima-Margarita Island, Puerto Ordaz-Canaima, Ciudad Bolivar-Canaima, Canaima-Santa Elena.