Venezuela - Angell Falls and Choroni

Venezuela - Angell Falls and Choroni 1350 , 9 Days

 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 trip will take you to the main attractions in one of the most exotic areas of South America. Enjoy wilderness adventures and explore indigenous societies that preserve their traditional ways of life and customs. From the majestic Angel Falls to the idyllic atmosphere of Choroni, Venezuela will give you an experience you will remember for a lifetime!

Landmarks:

♦ Canaima National Park – the second largest park in Venezuela
♦ Angel Falls
– the highest waterfall in the world with a height of 979 m.
♦ Choroni – a charming coastal town known for its stunning beaches and Afro-Caribbean culture


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival in Caracas
Arrival in Caracas and transfer to the hotel for overnight. B/-/-

Day 2. Caracas - Canaima National Park
This morning we will catch a flight from Caracas to Canaima National Park. Then we head to Angel Falls - the highest waterfall in the world, with a height of 979 meters. The waterfall is named after American aviator James "Jimmy" Angel, who discovered it in 1933 while flying over the area in his small plane. Everyone who has traveled here describes the moment they first saw the waterfall as magical. As we travel by boat to the area where we will spend the night, you will have the opportunity to enjoy majestic views of Auyan Tepui (Tepui - a mountain ending in a plateau at the top) from where the waterfall originates. Tonight we will spend the night in hammocks near the waterfall. B/L/D

Day 3. Canaima National Park - Angel Falls
Today we will continue our adventures around the waterfall,  starting with the impressive Devil's Canyon. We will then embark on a short trek through the dense jungle to the Laime Viewpoint - one of the places from which an incredible view of the waterfall is revealed. We will also have the opportunity to swim in some of the pools at the base of the falls before returning to camp and relaxing for the rest of the day. B/L/D

Day 4. Canaima Lagoon
Today we will explore the Canaima Lagoon, which is famous for its crystal clear waters that reflect the surrounding tepuis, creating a mesmerizing mirror effect. One of the main attractions in the region is the Sapo waterfall. The waterfall allows you to walk behind its curtain of water - an unforgettable experience that offers a close encounter with the power and beauty of nature. The name "El Sapo" translates as "The Frog" and is named so because of the shape of the rock formation from which the waterfall descends, which resembles the back of a frog. We will spend the night in a local guest house in the region. B/L/D

Day 5. Canaima-Caracas - Choroni
This morning we have some free time before we say goodbye to the jungle and board our return flight to Caracas. From Caracas, we continue with a transfer to Choroni, where we will arrive in the evening. B/-/- 

Day 6.Choroni - Chuao - Choroni
We start our day with a visit to the nearby village of Chuao, famous for its amazing scenery, rich cultural heritage and high quality cocoa production. The village has a long tradition of cocoa cultivation dating back to pre-Columbian times. Today, Chuao cocoa is highly sought after by chocolatiers and connoisseurs for its superior quality and unique flavor profile. Here we will visit a local plantation and learn about the entire chocolate production process. In the afternoon we will return back to the hotel in Choroni. B/L/-

Day 7. Choroni (free time)
Today you have free time to continue exploring Choroni on your own and enjoy some of the beautiful beaches here, such as Playa Grande, perfect for swimming and other water sports. B/-/- 

Day 8. Choroni - Caracas
Today we will return back to Caracas and spend the night in a hotel near the airport. Free time to explore the city on your own. B/-/-

Day 9. Caracas
Transfer to the airport and end of the program. B/-/

Practical information:
♦ Domestic flights Caracas-Canaima-Caracas include hand luggage (5 kg.) and checked luggage (23 kg.)
♦ Recommended clothing: comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for trekking. During the expedition to the waterfall, there is a chance that your clothes will get wet. On these days, it is recommended to wear comfortable, quick-drying clothes and shoes
♦ Don't forget to pack a swimsuit, sun hat, goggles, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel
♦ You will spend two nights at a camp near Angel Falls, where you will sleep in hammocks. The camp has communal bathrooms and you must bring your own towels and toiletries. There is no mobile coverage or internet access in the camp.
♦ Citizines of the USA and Canada must book the trip at leat 6 months in advance to allow enough time to arrange the visa. Once your reservation is confirmed, we will assist you with required documents and more details, but you need to arrange the visa on your own.


Price Includes:
accommodation according to the program (2 nights in a hammock in front of Angel Falls and 6 nights in local hotels/lodges/guesthouses in en-suite rooms
transportation according to the program
domestic flights Caracas-Canaima-Caracas
airport transfers
meals according to the program (B-breakfast,L-lunch,D-dinner)
local English-speaking tour guides
Penguin Travel representative (with a minimum of 8 people)

Not Included:
international plane tickets
optional excursions
Canaima National Park fee: around 40 euros
insurance
meals not mentioned in the program
tips and personal expenses


Venezuela - Angell Falls and Choroni (Rated 4.88 / 5 Based on 8 Reviews.)
Price
1350 EUR
Duration
9 Days
Single Supplement
210 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
1440 EUR
Duration
9 Days
Single Supplement
240 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

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