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VENEZUELA

Come and discover Venezuela with it dynamic capital Caracas, high rise buildings, colonial towns, beautiful islands such as Margarita called “Pearl Island” or Los Roques Marine National Park, La Gran Sabana with world class bird watching, The Lost World of Canaima National Park with its Tepuis and magnificent Angel Falls and much more…...

 

Join us and explore Venezuela..!!!

 

Los Roques: 7 nights exploring the beautiful National Marine Park of Los Roques

Best of Venezuela: 8 days-7nights Exploring Canaima National Park, Caracas & Beaches of Margarita

Trekking Mount Roraima: 9 days-8 nights Explore the Lost Word, absolutely spectacular trekking and views..

Canaima National Park: 5 days exploring Angel Falls, Canaima Lagoon & Sapo waterfalls

Canaima and the Orinoco:  7 days of adventures exploring the Orinoco Delta and Canaima

 

 

 

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The Canaima Express

Canaima National Park

 

Daily Departures
5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 01: Arrival in Caracas. Overnight by the airport.
Day 02: Morning departure for Canaima. Boat ride in Canaima Lagoon.
Day 03: Canaima. El Sapo Waterfall excursion.
Day 04: Angel Falls over-flight. Return to Caracas.Overnight by the airport.
Day 05: Return home

ITINERARY:

Day 01. Arrive Caracas
Reception at Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía. Transfer to hotel Eurobuilding  by the airport in Caracas. Overnight.

Day 02. Caracas / Canaima (B/L/D)
At the convenient time, transfer to Maiquetía National Airport to take the flight to Canaima via Puerto Ordaz. Arrival in Puerto Ordaz and immediate connection to Canaima, where our representative will welcome you for your transfer to the selected camp. Lunch at camp. In the afternoon we will leave for the ride around Canaima Lagoon on board of the typical indigenous boats called curiaras (dugout boats). The Canaima Lagoon is a huge backwater formed by the turbulent waters of the Carrao River before they begin their run again towards the Caroní River, and it’s located at the foot of the waterfalls. The first thing that calls on our attention when sailing on these currents is the foam that borders the surface of the lagoon and the peculiar color of their waters: black in the deepest areas and red and yellowish on the riverbank. That peculiar coloring is due to the concentration of fulvic and humic acids, resulting from the vegetal decomposition in the headwaters of the rivers. The foam formed in the waterfalls is due to saponin, another substance byproduct of the decomposition of vegetal material. Then the curiara (dugout boat) heads for the Ucaima, Golondrina and Hacha waterfalls, whose foam and haze whirlwinds of pulverized water can be seen from the shore. When the boat approaches the place where the dense liquid curtain rips, the feeling of its furious and endless energy overwhelm us. In the distance, the tepuys Kurún, Venado and Kuravaina create a backdrop curtain in this superb aquatic amphitheater. These colossi raise their vertical hillsides of pink sandstone over stretches carpeted with a dense forest, while their summits are covered with herbaceous vegetation. Return. Dinner at the camp. Waku lodge. Overnight.

Day 03. Canaima (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will leave the camp to do the half day excursion to El Sapo Waterfall. El Sapo Waterfall is a very beautiful waterfall that creates a water curtain behind which we will take a walk. The excursion starts in curiaras (dugout boats) that are placed at the Canaima Lagoon. After a short sail towards the opposite shore, we will get off the boat at the Island of Anatoly. After a short walk in the savannah, we will go into a gallery forest. Silence here is only disturbed by the singing of the birds, the footsteps on the fallen leaves, and the soothing rumor of the waterfall that gets louder as we get close to it. In the round we would probably find the miner toad (Dendrobates leucomelas) whose skin calls on our attention because of its black brilliant color, splashed by yellow spots. El Sapo Waterfall suddenly appears by our side. This waterfall is most spectacular during the rainy season, when its volume of water increases noticeably. After listening carefully to the guide’s instructions, starts the walk along a narrow and irregular hallway formed by the rocky wall behind the dense curtain of water. A vegetal carpet green or tan in color covers the slabs; these are plants similar to moss or sea grass that are perfectly adapted to the impact of the strong currents. Halfway into the walk, the volume of water increases, forming whirlwinds of pulverized water. You can sense the furious and endless energy of the water that falls down at a vertiginous speed from 20 meters above. When we get to the other end, the round gives us a front view of the waterfall, whose movements take on whimsical silver shapes. The walk continues in an ascending path until we get to the top of the waterfall. From this privileged point of view we can make out a close up view of the waving savannah covered with grass and a dense morichal that contrasts against the emerald green that surrounds it, and, in the distance, the azure silhouette of the Nonoy Tepuy. You can take pictures and enjoy a refreshing bath. After this stop, we find another waterfall called Sapito, which despite its diminutive is not less spectacular in its beauty. On the way back, we will do the same route to the camp. Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight at Waku Lodge.

Day 04. Canaima / Caracas (D)
After breakfast, transfer to the Canaima airstrip to do the over-flight of Angel Falls. To start the excursion, we will board the aircraft that will head to the East. Below, the streamer of the Carrao River sketches its meanders in the tapestry of the jungle. Once again, comes up the Auyantepuy block, usually covered by a crown of clouds which brings it frequent and copious rains. From the air we can appreciate the forest clearings, normally, round in shape. They are plots for crops, or areas of land, where the indigenous grow plantains, banana trees, manioc, sweet potato, yam, and other fruits and tubercles which are the basis of their food diet. The plane overflies the irregular summit of the plateau. Near the Western wall we find the Valley of the Thousand Columns, an area in the summit of the Auyantepuy, where air and water carve rare sculptures. It would seem as if nature had taken great pains in creating these formations in order to encourage the imagination of explorers. In between the rocks there are hidden bright red streams due to the high content of tannin in a landscape that seems to have come out of a science fiction story. In spite of a physical environment that seems extremely hostile to vegetal life, the Auyantepuy is a box of Pandora, where endemic species prevail. As a matter of fact, 77 per cent of the 800 or so species of plants that inhabit this unusual kingdom is not found anywhere else in the planet. On account of its peculiar shape, this flora constitutes one of Venezuela’s most important biological riches, since it represents a genetic patrimony highly specialized and it is unique in the world. In addition to that, the vegetal cover of the great tepuy massifs plays a huge regulating function in such an important hydrological balance in the basin of the Caroní River. The aircraft overflies Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world with 980 meters of height. At the end of the tour, we will take the flight to Puerto Ordaz connecting with Caracas. Reception at Maiquetía National Airport. Transfer to selected hotel by the airport (Eurobuilding). Overnight.

Day 05. Depart Caracas
At the time agreed, you will be driven from the hotel to Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía for you to take your flight back home, or your next destination.

END OF SERVICES

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

• Assistance and reception at Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía and transfer to hotel
• One (1) night at accommodation in Caracas with daily breakfast
• Transfer hotel / National Airport to take the flight to Canaima
via Puerto Ordaz
• Flight Caracas / Puerto Ordaz
• Assistance at Puerto Ordaz to take the flight to Canaima
• Flight Puerto Ordaz / Canaima
• Reception at Canaima and transfer to selected camp
• Two (2) nights at accommodations in Canaima with all meals included
• Boat ride in Canaima Lagoon
• El Sapo Waterfall excursion
• Angel Falls over-flight
• Flight Canaima / Puerto Ordaz / Caracas
• Reception at Maiquetía National Airport and transfer to hotel in Caracas
• One (1) night at accommodations in Caracas
• Transfer hotel / Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía to take your flight back home, or to your next destination

 

COST PER PERSON: Double US$1483; Single US$1870

 

DEPOSIT: $300 at the time of booking.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 45 days before departure

 

USA CITIZENS NEED VISA TO ENTER VENEZUELA

 

 

 

BEST OF VENEZUELA

Exploring Caracas, Angel Falls, Canaima and Margarita Island

 

Itinerary

 

8 days/7 nights

 

Daily departures
 

Day 01: USA-CARACAS:

Meeting upon arrival and transfer to hotel selected (see below).
 

Day 02: CARACAS

Caracas  is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). The city was founded on July 25, 1567 by the Spanish Captain Diego de Losada as Santiago de Leon de Caracas. Today, Greater Caracas had an estimated population of about 5 million inhabitants. Morning visit to the city of Caracas including the main points of interest in the historical city - Bolivar's birthplace, the Pantheon where his remains lie, the Plaza Bolivar, the Cathedral, and very picturesque constructions reminiscent of Spanish colonial days.
 

Day 03: CARACAS-CANAIMA

Transfer to the airport for flight to Canaima. Arrive and transfer to Waku Lodge or Hoturvensa Lodge. Afternoon visit to the Canaima Lagoon where many falls will be seen on the way to Sapo Falls (Frog Falls).  It is a beautiful site where you will have a chance to walk under the falls which are about 60 feet high and about 360 feet wide...time for a bath and pictures.... Return to the Waku Lodge or Hoturvensa Lodge. (L.D)

 

Day 04: CANAIMA-ANGEL FALLS

Morning flight over Canaima National Park located on the table top mountain region of Venezuela -they are called Tepuis- and rang from 1,000 feet to 8,400 feet tall....absolutely a spectacular site, never to be forgotten. Here you will see the "Cristal Mountain" called Roraima Tepui...which is about 2 billion years old.  Next area is "Angel Falls" or Salto Ángel which is the world's highest free-leaping waterfall at 979 meters (3,212 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2,648 feet). It is located on the Auyan Tepui river. The river that forms the drop is the Kerepakupay, in the Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Afternoon at leisure. (B,L,D)

 Day 05: CANAIMA-MARGARITA ISLAND
Transfer to the airport for flight to Margarita island. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected.
 

Day 06, 07: MARGARITA ISLAND
Days at leisure to explore this fun island on your own.
 

Day 08: MARGARITA-CARACAS-MIAMI
Transfer to the airport for flight to USA.

 

INCLUDING:

Hotel accommodations with room taxes and services charges, all transfers and ground transportation, meals as mentioned in itinerary (AB= American breakfast), tours with English speaking tour guide and entrance fee when necessary. Local airfare Caracas-Canaima-Margarita-Caracas.

NOT INCLUDED:

Venezuela airport departure taxes of $20.00; insurance, passports, meals not mentioned, passports, insurance. USA departure tax. International airfare.

LAND TOUR  RATES 2017 (includes local airfare Caracas-Canaima-Caracas)

 

HOTELS

Double

Triple

Single

Pestana in Caracas & Bella Vista in Margarita (4*)

US$2960

2870

3970

 

**SEASONS: Valid all year, except Christmas and New Years

Approximate cost airfare Miami-Caracas-Miami US$500-700. Please call your travel agent for an update.

 

DEPOSIT: $300 at the time of booking.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 45 days before departure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Land/air coverage is US$159-200 per person (See information on our insurance section....click here ).

 

USA CITIZENS NEED VISA TO ENTER VENEZUELA

 

 

 

LOS ROQUES MARINE NATIONAL PARK

Los Roques Archipelago National Park was created in 1972 to protect a marine ecosystem of exceptional beauty and ecological value dominated by coral reefs, mangroves, and sea grass beds. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful natural areas of Venezuela. The park, located about 80 miles (128 km) north of the port of "La Guaira" in Caracas (45 minute flight), covers 221,120 hectares (546 acres), making it the largest marine park in the Caribbean Sea.

The coral reefs host some of the most beautiful underwater fauna and flora of the Caribbean. The park has exceptionally beautiful beaches of white sand and multicolor, crystal warm waters which makes diving, sailing and fishing a paradise.

8 days/7nights

Daily Departures

Seasons 2017 Apr.1-Dec 22

Double 

Triple

Single

Children 2-11

Bequeve Lodge  -All meals US$2199 2051 3290 1222

 

From August 01 to 31 please add US$250 per person.

 

USA CITIZENS NEED VISA TO ENTER VENEZUELA

 

INCLUDING: 

Local air Caracas to Los Roques. Round trip transfers  to/from airport to hotel. 1 night in Caracas by the airport, 6 nights  at the  Bequeve Lodge  an all-inclusive resort with  buffet and a la carte dining,  domestic drinks, 3 day excursion by boat to nearby keys… Room taxes and service charges & all transfers. - ALL RATES PER PERSON

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare. USA departure tax. Venezuelan departure tax $25, insurance, imported drinks, room service, laundry. Telephone and communications. Car rental. Air taxi...and any other service not mentioned in the all inclusive section.

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI :

US$500-700

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS :

Add $200 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHL, WAS & ZONE 3; Add $250 from ATL, DFW, HOU, MSY, ORL, TPA, ZONE 1 & ZONE 2; Add $350 from CHI, CLE, DEN, DTT, SJU and ZONE 4; Add $400 from LAX, SFO, SEA, JAC & PDX. 

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREKKING MOUNT RORAIMA

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

9 days/8 nights

Locally escorted

 

Day 01. Caracas  

Reception at the Maiquetía International Airport and transfer to the Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas in Caracas. Overnight.

 

Day 02.  Caracas / Puerto Ordaz(Santa Elena) (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast, at a convenient time, transfer to Maiquetía National airport to take the flight to Puerto Ordaz toward Santa Elena de Uairen. We pick you up at The Puerto Ordaz airport and overland transfer to the “Posada” in Santa Elena. It takes around 8 hours to get to the hotel. After lunch we’ll visit Jaspers falls, whose riverbed is solid red jasper a semiprecious stone. Then, on to Yuruany falls. Returning to Santa Elena for overnight.

 

Day 03: Gran Sabana (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast, the trek begins to the base of Mount Roriama where we will make camp for the night. We spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing, watching how the immense sandstone wall before us changes colors. The view of the Savanna below and all around is breathtaking.

Altitude gain approx.800 meters (2,400 feet).

 

Day 04. Gran Sabana (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

We leave the base after breakfast and trek to the summit of Roraima. This takes approx. 4 hours. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the area around the camp. Roraima’s summit is one of the world’s most unusual and surreal places. One look at it and you will see why an indigenous guide must accompany all groups

 

Day 05. Gran Sabana-Roraima (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Today we hike to the Roraima “Triple Point”. This is where Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana meet. We leave at 8:00 AM. This long day hike is for those who are feeling quite fit today. About 3 hours into the hike, we come to the Crystal Valley, followed soon by the triple point. After we have had  lunch we will return to camp.

 

Day 06. Gran Sabana-Roraima (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

We descend to the base of Mount Roraima, leaving after breakfast and walk for 6 to 8 hours as far as the River Tek (the first river we crossed on our way to Roraima).

 

Day 07. Gran Sabana-Santa Elena (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Leave camp at 8:00 AM and walk to Paraitepuy Town , where the jeep will be waiting with lunch and a few cold drinks. Then, back to Santa Elena Hotel to spend the night.

 

Day 08. Santa Elena-Puerto Ordaz-Caracas (Breakfast included 

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Puerto Ordaz airport to take the return flight to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz. You will be met by a guide to provide your transportation to the Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas in Caracas for overnight.

 

Day 09. Caracas (Breakfast included)   

At a convenient time, transfer to the Maiquetía International Airport for your flight out

 

END OF SERVICES

 

CLIMBING INCLUDES:

 

** Eight (8) night hotel accommodations, including room taxes and service charges.

** Airline tickets Caracas/Puerto Ordaz/Caracas and local flights departure taxes

** Round trip overland transportation (4x4) Santa Elena/Paraitepuy/Santa Elena (Paraitepuy is the town in which the trek begins).

** English speaking tour guide who is specialized in Mount Roraima (he knows about the flora, fauna and everything related to Mount Roraima).

** Native porters for tents, stoves, food, etc.

** All meals,

** Tents

** Cooking Ware

** Lamps.

** Portable bathroom.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

** Airline tickets for International flights

** Sleeping bags nor isolators (each member has to bring his/her own).

** Porters for personal equipment.

** Alcoholic beverages or personal expenses, for instante, travel insurance, phone calls, tips to tour guides, drivers, porters, bellboys,

   chamber maids, etc.

 

2017 PRICE PER PERSON (land services and airline tickets Caracas/Puerto Ordaz/Caracas): $ 2,194.00

 

USA CITIZENS NEED VISA TO ENTER VENEZUELA

 

 

 

 

 

DELTA DEL ORINOCO / CANAIMA NATIONAL PARK

Orinoco, Canaima, adventure

7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 01: Arrival in Caracas

Day 02: Departure for the Orinoco Delta

Day 03: Scheduled excursions in the Orinoco Delta

Day 04: Departure from the Orinoco Delta to Canaima. Boat ride in Canaima Lagoon.

Day 05: Scheduled or optional excursions in Canaima

Day 06: Angel Falls over-flight. Return to Caracas

Day 07: Departure from Caracas

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrive Caracas. Reception at Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía. Transfer to  hotel Eurobuilding by the aiport in Caracas. Overnight.

Day 02 Caracas / Orinoco Delta (B/L/D)

At the convenient time, transfer to Maiquetía National Airport to take the flight to the Orinoco Delta via Maturín or Puerto Ordaz. Reception at the Airport. From there, we will take the road that will lead us to the dock where we will board a curiara (dugout canoe) in order to sail for approximately an hour and a half to the camp. During this trip we will have the chance to appreciate the fauna and flora of the Delta and some indigenous communities. Upon arrival at the camp, we will enjoy a welcome drink, and after registering in the rooms, we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will go out on canoes to row through the narrow and beautiful caños (channels) to watch the flora and fauna. Then we will go piranha fishing the traditional way. On the way back we will enjoy a spectacular sunset. When we return, we could be visited by the indigenous people that go to the camp to exhibit and sell their crafts. Dinner. Overnight at Orinoco Delta Lodge or Boca de Tigre

 

Day 03 Orinoco Delta (B/L/D)

At dawn we will sail through the Delta caños (channels) to enjoy the awakening of the jungle. At this time of day is when animals are more active, and it is easier to watch them. We will return to the camp, and after breakfast, we will go out on boats to a point where we will start the walk through the swampy jungle by the hand of our expert indigenous guides. They will show us how they get from plants and animals their food, drinks, medicine, and the raw material to make their crafts and the materials to build their dwelling. At noon, after we return, we will have lunch at the camp. After resting a little in the facilities of the camp, we will go fishing piranhas the traditional way, and at the end of the afternoon we will have the chance to watch a great number of bird species that look for shelter to spend the night. During the return trip to the camp, we will enjoy a spectacular sunset. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 04 Orinoco Delta / Canaima (B/L/D)

At the convenient time, transfer to Puerto Ordaz. Arrival at Puerto Ordaz and immediate connection to Canaima, where our representative will welcome you for your transfer to the selected camp. Lunch at camp. In the afternoon we will leave for the ride around Canaima Lagoon on board of the typical indigenous boats called curiaras (dugout boats). The Canaima Lagoon is a huge backwater formed by the turbulent waters of the Carrao River at the foot of the waterfalls before beginning again its run towards the Caroní River. The first thing that attracts our attention when sailing on these currents is the foam that borders the surface of the lagoon and the peculiar color of their waters: black in the deepest areas and red and yellowish on the riverbank. That unique coloring is due to the concentration of fulvic and humic acids, product of the vegetal decomposition in the headwaters of the rivers. The foam formed in the waterfalls is the result of saponin, another substance byproduct of the decomposition of vegetal material. Then the curiara (dugout boat) heads for the Ucaima, Golondrina and Hacha falls, whose foam and haze whirlwinds of pulverized water can be seen from the shore. When the boat gets close to where the dense liquid curtain breaks, the sensation of its furious and endless energy overwhelm us. In the distance, the tepuys Kurún, Venado and Kuravaina create a backdrop curtain to this superb aquatic amphitheater. These colossi raise their vertical hillsides of pink sandstone over stretches carpeted with dense forests, while their summits are covered with herbaceous vegetation. Return. Dinner at the Waku Lodge camp. Overnight.

 

Day 05 Canaima (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will leave the camp to do the scheduled excursions. Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight.

 

Day 06 Canaima / Caracas (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the Canaima airstrip to do the over-flight of Angel Falls. To start the excursion, we will board the aircraft that will head to the East. Below, the streamer of the Carrao River sketches its meanders in the tapestry of the jungle. Once again, appears the Auyantepuy block, usually covered by a crown of clouds that brings it frequent and copious rains. From the air we can appreciate the forest clearings, normally in a circular shape. They are plots for crops, areas of land where the indigenous grow bananas, banana trees, yucca, sweet potato, yam and other fruits and tubercles which are the foundation basis of their food diet. The plane overflies the irregular summit of the plateau. Near the Western wall is located the Valley of the Thousand Columns, an area in the summit of the Auyantepuy, where air and water carve rare sculptures. It would seem nature had taken great pains in creating these formations in order to encourage the imagination of the explorers. In between the rocks there are hidden bright red streams due to the high content of tannin in a landscape that seems to come out of a science fiction story. In spite of a physical environment that seems extremely hostile to vegetal life, the Auyantepuy is a box of Pandora, where endemic species prevail. As a matter of fact, 77 per cent of the 800 or so species of plants that inhabit this unusual kingdom cannot be found anywhere else in the planet. On account of its shape, this peculiar flora constitutes one of the most important biological riches of Venezuela, since it represents a genetic patrimony highly specialized and unique in the world. In addition to that, the vegetal cover of the great tepuyan massifs plays an important regulating function in such an important hydrological balance in the basin of the Caroní River. The aircraft overflies Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world with 980 meters of height. At the end, we will take the flight to Puerto Ordaz connecting with Caracas. Reception at Maiquetía National Airport. Transfer to Hotel Eurobuilding by Caracas airport. Overnight.

 

Day 07 Caracas

Transfer to Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía for you to take your flight back home.

 

END OF SERVICES

LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON
Double US$2176; Triple $2095; Single US$2995

 

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

 

·       Assistance and reception at Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía and transfer to hotel

·       Two (1) nights at accommodations in Caracas with daily breakfast

·       Full day excursion of the city of Caracas with lunch included

·       Transfer hotel / National Airport to take flight to the Orinoco Delta via Maturín or Puerto Ordaz

·       Flight Caracas / Maturín or Puerto Ordaz

·       Transfer to the Orinoco Delta. Reception at the selected camp.

·       Two (2) nights at lodge in the Orinoco Delta, including all meals.

·       Scheduled excursions in the Orinoco Delta

·       Transfer Orinoco Delta / Puerto Ordaz to go to Canaima

·       Flight Puerto Ordaz / Canaima

·       Reception at Canaima and transfer to selected camp

·       Two (2) nights at lodge in Canaima with all meals included

·       Boat ride in Canaima Lagoon

·       Angel Falls over-flight

·       Flight Canaima / Puerto Ordaz / Caracas

·       Reception at Maiquetía National Airport and transfer to hotel in Caracas

·       One (1) night at accommodations in Caracas

·       Transfer hotel / Simón Bolívar International Airport at Maiquetía to take your flight back home or to your next destination

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

·       To go to Canaima, it is necessary to spend one night in Caracas, because flights to Canaima leave in the morning and there is no chance to make an immediate connection with any other international flight.

·       The Orinoco Delta is formed at the estuary of the Orinoco River. It covers an area of approximately 25.000 km, which made the first explorers think it was a sea. It is made up of a huge number of channels which flow into the Atlantic Ocean along 350 km of coast. It is located in Delta Amacuro State, to the East of Venezuela. Most of the islands that make up the delta are the result of the constant accumulation of materials that the Orinoco River dragged over its millenary existence with the contribution of its tributaries, and as the sea withdrew from the foothills of Sierra Imataca, where it had reached, and formed an immense gulf with a river mouth of approximately 350 km. Not all of its islands are the result of the accumulation of sediments. Some were also formed by the accumulation of mud resulting from eruptions of mud volcanoes. The formation of the delta dates back to the Tertiary Era, and thousands of years ago it made up a geographic space covered by the sea, but, because of the action of sea currents, the waters of the sea withdrew and formed the delta. Its climate is characterized for having an average temperature of 26.7 °C, the highest average temperature reaches 32.3 °C, and the lowest average reaches 23 °C. The rainfall goes from 900 mm up to 2,500 mm, in between minimum and maximum respectively. The tides made up for a valuable resource for navigating the Orinoco River and its caños (channels) when there were no motors. They are also useful to catch fish in fluvial arteries of short length and little water level. To do that the mouth of these arteries are closed, and, when the tide goes down, the fishing becomes easier. They do an important cleaning function during the ebb tide where the houses are built on wooden sticks in the aboriginal shantytowns and populated areas that are located at the margins of the caños (channels). The Orinoco Delta is inhabited by the indigenous community Waraos (man of the canoes). On board of the local motored canoes called falcas starts the journey on the Delta through a real Atlantic jungle, crossing wide and narrow passages in the channels of the jungle.

·       The majestic Canaima National Park has a surface of 3 million hectares. On account of its extension, it is considered one of the biggest national parks in the world. Canaima National Park is characterized by having some of the oldest rock foundations in the world. Prehistoric erosion processes have carved these lands, leaving exposed very high plateaus called tepuys with various heights that go from 450 to 2,800 meters above sea level. Some of the attractions that you will enjoy in Canaima are the Roraima Tepuy, the oldest rock formation in the world that dates back to the Precambrian Era and it is 2 billon years old, Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world with a little more than a kilometer of height, the Canaima Lagoon, where you will enjoy a boat ride in the local canoes that plow through its red waters along the edge of magnificent cascades that go by the name of Hacha, Golondrina and Ucaima, the sailing excursion at the foot of Angel Falls for those with a more adventurous spirit who are willing to see up close this natural spectacle with its free waterfall of 980 meters, the Kavac Canyon, a crack in the wall of a tepuy that hides a cascade inside a multicolor vault of jasper, and the placid beach of Arekuna with white sands due to the convergence of the Cucurital and Caroní rivers, where there are abundant emergences.

 

 

For questions or further information on Venezuela or  about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us

reservations@taratours.com

 

 

 

ABOUT VISA FOR USA CITIZENS TO  ENTER VENEZUELA

 

According to the website of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, U.S. citizens should plan to apply for a visa three months in advance of travel.  U.S. citizens should expect to pay $30 for a one-year, multiple-entry visa good for a 90 day stay in Venezuela.

 

For further information go to:

http://caracas.usembassy.gov/m-visa-entry-venezuela-update-15.html

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