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Venezuela - Angel Falls & Orinoco Delta

Venezuela - Angel Falls & Orinoco Delta 1820 , 9 Days
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Ranked among the countries with the richest biodiversity (currently 7th in the world's list of nations with the most number of species), Venezuela has definitely something to offer to its visitors. This is a trip that is going to reveal you the essentials of one of the most exotic corners of Latin America – an experience full of wilderness and exploration of indigenous communities preserving their traditional daily lives and customs. From the magnificent Angel Falls to the wildlife inhabiting the Orinoco delta, the marvels of Venzuela will give you an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Highlights:

Canaima National Park - the second largest park in Venezuela and the sixth biggest in the world
Angel Falls - the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 meters and a plunge of 807 meters
Orinoco Delta - one of the eight natural regions of Venezuela rivalling the biodiversity of the Amazon and sustaining the region’s indigenous people


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arriving in Caracas

Airport pick-up and connecting flight to Puerto Ordaz at 6:30pm/ arrival at 7:30pm. Overnight at standard hotel in Puerto Ordaz. -/-./-

Day 2. Puerto Ordaz - Orinoco River 

We travel by road to the Uracoa pier and then by boat to our jungle lodge. The camp is located in the middle of the dense rainforest, on one of the many tributaries of the Orinoco river. From the comfort of your boat you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna – water hyacinths, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, tortoises and red howler monkeys, etc. Along the riverbanks you will see Warao Indigenous villages with their unique raised dwellings (palafitos), built over the river’s edge.
Once under the canopy, our Warao guide will point out edible plants which you will get a chance to taste, or if your stomach is strong enough you can try the juicy grubs that can be found living in the dead trees and vegetation! When you return to the camp, you will relax before dinner. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp. -/L/D

Day 3. Orinoco Delta

In the morning we set out to the Orinoco river in search of various species that live there- among the highlights; there are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds and kingfishers in the skies above. Back to the camp for lunch, you will be taken on a boat trip to some of the Warao villages and palafitos that line the riverbanks in this part of Orinoco. The guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community’s daily life –a truly fascinating experience. Here, we will have an opportunity to meet some of their craftsmen, and inspect some of their workmanship, first-hand. In the evening, you will be offered a hearty meal and maybe even a few beers or local Rum with Coca Cola! Night tours available at extra cost, ask your tour guide. B/L/D


Day 4. Orinoco Delta – Puerto Ordaz

We leave in the morning to get to a quiet spot in the river to do some Piranha fishing and after lunch we travel by river one last time to Uracoa pier and drive up to Puerto Ordaz.

Day 5. Canaima Lagoon

The Angel Falls are located deeply inside Canaima National Park. Our tour begins with a flight from Ciudad Bolívar or Puerto Ordaz to the Canaima Lagoon area, from which you can see a group of four different cascades known as Hacha, Wadaima, Ucaima and Golondrina.
After a tasty lunch at a local indigenous village you will be taken across the lagoon and walk along the pink sand banks and up, through the jungle to the majestic Sapo Falls. From this point and on, you may swim in the lake before walking up through the jungle and behind the falls while enjoying a great scenery through a powerful water curtain. Dinner at the camp before going to sleep (beds) to the sound of crickets. Feel free to walk in the Pemon Community and get to know a bit more about the Pemon culture.

Day 6. Angel Falls

After breakfast, we will walk through the jungle before taking a motorized canoe up Carrao and Churún rivers towards the spectacular Angel falls. As we travel along the rivers for about 4 hours, we will have the time to take in the lush scenery and the fantastic Tepuys and enjoy a light picnic lunch afterwards.
At Devil’s Canyon, we can see the Angel Falls cascading 1km down from the top of Auyántepuy and running all the way to Churún river. From here this point, we will walk up through the jungle for about an hour to the Laime viewpoint and then down to the rock pools near the base of the falls. If you get lucky, you may swim in the freshwater of Angel Falls. Have a good sleep in our comfortable hammocks front of the tallest fall in the world, if you have not experienced sleeping in hammocks, your tour guide will show how to get a perfect sleep as local Pemons do.

Day 7. Angel Falls Canaima Lagoon

After a quick breakfast at the base camp, we will travel back down the river to Canaima town, lunch will be ready for us before taking a final flight over the jungle towards Puerto Ordaz Airport.
Airport pick up and overnight at standard hotel.

Day 8. Puerto Ordaz- Caracas.

Transfer to the airport and flight to Caracas at 9:30am. Arrival at 10:30am. Caracas City Tour visiting the most important historical sites of the city - Simon Bolivar Birthplace, National Heroes Mausoleum, Caracas view point and more. Overnight at standard hotel in the city.

Day 9. Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airpot for deparutre.


Price Includes:
domestic flights and all transport according itinerary
English speaking tour guide throughout the trip
4 overnights at hotels,rooms with private facilities; 4 nights in eco-camps
all meals acc. itinerary
entrance fees
group airport transfers
tour-leader from Penguin Travel at min. 8 people

Not Included:
international flight tickets
meals not mentioned
optional trips and activities
insurance
tips
phone calls,laundry and other personal expenses

Additional Services:
Supplement for a group of 3 people: 40 EUR p.p Supplement for a group of 2 people: 70 EUR p.p


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Venezuela - Angel Falls & Orinoco Delta (Rated 4.66 / 5 Based on 298 Reviews.)
Price
1820 EUR
Duration
9 Days
Single Supplement
90 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
min. 4 people
Reservation System Code
Venezuela
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