Caribbean, Angel Falls & Orinoco delta, 13 -14 days | Latinamerica Journeys | Travel Design

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Caribbean, Angel Falls & Orinoco delta, 13 -14 days

Day 1 .  Arrival to Venezuela. 
Airport pick up and overnight at standard hotel by the airport. (No dinner included)

Day 2. Mochima National Park
Breakfast.  Car drive to Mochima National Park for about 5 hours. Check in and lunch at standard lodge overlooking the Caribbean sea. 
Afternoon excursion by boat to a nearby island. Enjoy the blue and green water colors of this remarkable place. Return at about 4pm to your place where you can enjoy fantastic sunset views from the comfort of your room or the swimming pool. Dinner included

Day 3. Mochima National Park
After breakfast, join a boat trip onto the Mochima National Park where you can find an active pod of Long Beaked Common Dolphins in the tranquil waters of the Santuario de Delfines located about 30 minutes by boat to your posada; keep your camera ready all the time as you can get great shots of them quite close to the boat before we reach Manare beach for a relaxation time with lunch included. We will return by 3pm to the posada.

Day 4 Mochima National Park - Guacharo Cave
Breakfast and drive by the Eastern Venezuela coast up to the the mountains of  the Turimiquire Massif with a few stops along the way. After that, you can experience on your own a visit to El Guacharo National Park and Alexander Von Humboldt Natural Monument for nearly 3 hours.
Within the cave confines, shadows invade the dense humid forest and rocky edges of limestone formations, this cave declared a natural monument in 1975 is inhabited by the largest, known colony of Oilbirds (Guacharos) and is one of the natural wonders of Venezuela. Enjoy the local restaurants in Caripe at dinner time. Overnight included at local standard hotel.

Day 5.   Guacharo Cave-  Orinoco Delta
Breakfast and departure by car to the Orinoco Delta with a few stops along the way.
Boat trip from Uracoa pier featuring wildlife observation on the way to the lodge. Lunch at arrival, 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. Upon arrival at the camp, you will be shown to your private cabins, and afforded some time to relax before lunch and your first excursion.  Dinner and overnight at standard lodge in the dense forest with private bathroom, mosquito nets and beds.

Day 6. Orinoco Delta
Canoe ride onto a small river tributary.  After breakfast, it’s time to take a leisurely walk through the rainforest that surrounds the Orinoco. Here you will experience the wild, natural habitat of the virgin jungle. Once under the canopy, your 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. If you wish, you may swim in the river by the camp, or just sit and observe one of the fabulous delta sunsets. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp.

Day 7 Orinoco Delta - Ciudad Bolivar.
The morning will take you into navigation 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. Your 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. After lunch you will be taken out 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 Ciudad Bolivar for overnight at a local posada.

Day 8 Ciudad Bolivar – Canaima National Park
The Angel Falls are located deeply inside Canaima National Park. Your 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 9 Angel Falls
After breakfast, you will walk through the jungle before taking a motorized canoe up Carrao and Churún rivers towards the spectacular Angel falls. As you travel along the rivers for about 4 hours, you will have the time to take in the lush scenery and the fantastic Tepuys, you will enjoy a light picnic lunch afterwards. At Devil’s Canyon, you 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, you will walk up through the jungle for about an hour to the Mirador 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. After this magnificent experience, you will have a delicious, freshly meal prepared by a local Pemon at the base camp. Have a good sleep in our comfortable hammocks by 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 10   Angel Falls-Canaima Lagoon-Ciudad Bolivar
After a quick breakfast at the base camp, you will travel back down the river to Canaima town, lunch will be ready for you before taking a final flight over the jungle towards Ciudad Bolívar airport. Tour ends after arrival.

and from here you have 2 different choices to complete your journey:

With Los Roques:

Day 11
Caracas – Los Roques

Our tour starts with a 45 minutes flight from Caracas to Gran Roque in Los Roques Archipelago early in the morning; after meeting our representative you will walk for a few minutes to our selected accommodation for check in.
Our tour starts with a boat trip to a nearby key where you can relax and enjoy the sea from the comfort of your chair protected with an umbrella and enjoy our boxed lunch. Go out for snorkeling to explore the island’s waters by swimming among schools of tropical fish and other marine life. Return to Gran Roque and balance of the afternoon on own. Dinner and overnight at your chosen posada.

Day 12
Los Roques

Go out in an early walk around Gran Roque and enjoy the Sea Gulls, Pelicans and Boobies diving in the sea looking for fresh fishes with the sunrise light before breakfast. Feel free to visit a nearby key in an optional boat trip that starts around 10am. Boxed lunch on the beach, chairs and umbrella are included. Boat returns by 4pm, Dinner and overnight at your chose posada.

Day 13   Los Roques Caracas
Breakfast. Leisure day on your own. Flight to Caracas with spectacular views of Los Roques from the air.
Airport pick up and overnight at standard hotel.

Day 14   Caracas
Breakfast, Join our Caracas city tour as optional and get ready for your next destination.

Or, with Choroni- Henri Pittier National Park

Day 11  Caracas – Choroni
Our tour departs early in the morning from Caracas crossing Maracay city and the Henri Pittier National Park in a 150 kms journey. We will drive through the rainforest of the Coastal Range reaching 2200 meters high and driving down all the way to the fishermen village of Choroni. Check in upon arrival and leisure afternoon to explore the town and visit Playa Grande beach and or enjoy the sunset from the view point overlooking the whole village. Dinner at the posada.

Day 12   Choroni – Tuja
After breakfast we will embark to Tuja beach for about 40 minutes enjoying views of the coast and different unhabited and isolated beaches. Once you reach Tuja, we will set up the camp and get ready for the Paddle Surf instruction plus get time to go our snorkeling in the surroundings of the beach. BBQ Lunch with a tasty and fresh fish with soft drinks and cocktails, we will enjoy the balance of the day relaxing on the sand with a pleasant view of the green waters of Tuja beach, you will also have time to explore the little village and see how the fishermen spend their time working or relaxing. Don’t miss a picture from the Tuja view point. We will return to Choroni with the sea current by 4pm. Balance of day on own, dinner at the posada.

Day 13   Choroni Caracas
After breakfast we will enjoy a morning free to explore the village and we will drive back to Caracas after lunch.

Included:
– Accommodation in bedrooms with private bathroom in standard lodges
– 1 night in hammocks/ camping place front of Angel Falls
– All land, and boat transfers in the tours
– All meals as outlined in the itinerary
– English speaking local guides in all the different destinations
– Assistance 24/7

NOT Included:
–  Airport taxes, allow US$ 20 per person
– Soft and alcohol drinks
– Gratuities to staff
– Souvernirs
– National Park fees in Canaima and Los Roques
– Travel Insurance

Additional Information
– Join this trip all year round, even better during the dry season of Canaima National park between December and May.
– This tour can be shortened or even extended, ask us how!
– Departures every day except Saturdays
– We depart with minimum 1 passenger and maximum 8 participants
– We can arrange hotel accommodation in Caracas or other cities where you start and or finish this trip