VENEZUELA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venezuela is a country that offers the tourist unimaginable diversity, from deserted coasts, only accessible by boat, to the exotic flora and fauna of the Amazonas and Orinoco River regions. Here the indigenous people have lived for thousands of years within echo's reach of the tabletop highlands shrouded in mist. Venezuela has only recently begun to unveil its astonishing variety of natural beauty. Rustic villages of cobble stone streets nestled in the Andean Mountains, through to the lost civilisation of Canaima, offer you an incredible variety of destinations to choose from.   
  

 

CARACAS

3 days / 2 nights 

Day 1: Caracas

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2: Caracas

Afternoon city tour visiting the birth place of Bolivar, Pantheon, Plaza Bolivar, the Cathedral and colonial parts of the city. 

Day 3: 

Transfer for onward travel. 

 

ANGEL FALLS

2 days / 1 night 

Day 1:

Fly into Canaima, deep into the Venezuelan wilderness. You will suddenly discover the jungle and get a glimpse of the Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world at 979 metres high. On arrival you will be transferred to Canaima Lodge. Afternoon boat ride to the lagoon. Enjoy the jungle, pink sandy beaches and lush flora. 

Day 2:

Morning excursion to Yuri Falls by dugout canoe. Afternoon transfer to the airport 

for your flight to Caracas. 

 

MERIDA

3 days / 2 nights 

Day 1: Merida

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2: Merida

Morning visit to the world's highest cable car ride and its four stage ascent of Pico Espejo (4765 metres). Total round trip approximately 3 hours, enjoying views of Picos Humboldt, Bonpland and Llanos. Return to Merida this afternoon for optional tours. 

Day 3: Merida

Transfer for onward travel. 

 

MARACAIBO

3 days / 2 nights 

Day 1: Maracaibo

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit to the city, with its strikingly different modern and colonial sections. 

Day 2: Maracaibo

Full day tour to see the Sinamaica Indians still living in houses made of woven reed mats built on stilts. Enroute we will visit the Guajira Indians and view the women in their tent shaped dresses, painted faces and big wool pom-poms. Return to Maracaibo after lunch. 

Day 3: Maracaibo

Transfer for onward travel. 

 

SOUTH OF THE ORINOCO EXPEDITION TO ANGEL FALLS

5 Days / 4 Nights ( May To November )

Day 1: Canaima

Morning flight over the Angel Falls to Canaima. On arrival you will be transferred to Canaima Lodge. (D) 

Day 2: Canaima - Ratoncito Island

After breakfast depart by boat up the Carrao and Churun-Meru Rivers to Ratoncito Island, observing numerous water falls and lilies of the Auyan Tepuys or "Devil's Mountain". Overnight camp. (B,L,D) 

Day 3: Ratoncito Island

After breakfast walk approximately two hours to the foot of the Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world. Swim in the water of the falls and explore the area prior to returning to camp. (B,L,D) 

Day 4: Ratoncito Island

You may remain in the camp today, or if the Churun-Meru River permits good 

navigation, return to the Carrao River with a detour to the Arenal, famous for its 

abandoned diamond mines, prior to reaching Orquidea Island and setting up camp. 

(B,L,D) 

Day 5: Canaima - Caracas

After returning by boat to the Canaima Lodge and enjoying lunch, you will be transferred to the airport this afternoon for onward travel. (B)