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Our 'grand tour' of Venezuela, featuring all the classic highlights and many little-known gems.
A memorable adventure among magnificent table mountains in Venezuela's 'Lost World'.
Discover the secluded natural world of the Orinoco Delta.
Time in the Paria Peninsula, probably our favourite place in South America.
A cabinet of curiosities, with quirky surprises at every turn.
Table mountains, waterfalls, the world of the delta and time at a beautiful Caribbean beach.
Follow an ancient path from the high mountains to the Llanos lowlands.
Away from it all in the mountains. Gorgeous day walks and a hike beneath dramatic peaks.
Experience one of the most impressive lightning displays on the planet.
Off-the-beaten track in the surreal landscapes of the Gran Sabana.
Venture deep into the Orinoco rainforest.
Your own private trek to the summit of the 'Lost World'. Dinosaurs anyone?
Year-round sun, white coral sand and clear blue-green waters, in refined 'barefoot' style.
Year round sun on a holiday island with great beaches.
Sandy coves below lushly forested mountains.
Two weeks in the sun, Venezuelan style.
Beach time - with a twist.
Our small group holiday to Venezuela with great wildlife, magnificent scenery, local life - and the world's tallest waterfall.
Our small group expedition to the summit of Mt Roraima, with a river trip to the foot of Angel falls.
The classic coverage of Venezuela's birds.
Harpy Eagle, Cock of the Rock, 15 cotingas, tepui endemics and more.
Helpful advice and expert knowledge is just a phone call away.
Best times, busiest times, and times to avoid.
Getting the best from the options available.
Ways to get about within Venezuela.
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Destinations that combine well.
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High farmlands and villages nestled beneath dramatic peaks.
A region of wide skies, slow rivers and enormous plains.
Angel Falls is the worlds tallest waterfall.
A land of romatic and spectacular table mountains.
One of Venezuela's hidden gems, hills, farms and isolated hamlets.
Narrow channels that seep between palm forest islands.
Dense rainforests fill most of Venezuela south.
A modern capital with some impressive architecture.
The regional capital of Venezuela's Andes.
Important trading towns.
Spain's first city in South America.
Over 50 coral islands, and numerous low reefs and sand flats.
Venezuela’s resort island, with a wide choice of hotels and restaurants.
Tucked between the Caribbean and the mountainous cloud forests.
A succession of bays offer some wonderful beaches.
You will be met on arrival at Caracas airport and transferred to a mid-range hotel on the coast for a positioning night.
Early a.m. transfer back to Caracas airport for a morning flight to Puerto Ordaz.
You will be met on arrival at Puerto Ordaz by your English speaking local trekking team. Set out by 4x4 vehicle driving south down the Transamazonica highway at first through an agricultural region, then through lush lowland rainforest before the road heads up 'La Escalera' escarpment onto the vast grassland plateau of the "Gran Sabana", part of the Guiana Shield. It is a wide sweep of open savannah, scattered with elegant stands of moriche palms and waterfalls. Here you have your first views of the distant, mysterious, mist-shrouded table mountains (tepuis). Some of the oldest land forms on earth, comprising sandstone sediments laid down long before the continents drifted apart. Subsequently eroded by wind and water over aeons of time they now stand as flat-topped sentinels—witnesses of the world’s beginnings—islands lost in time.
Here the local gold and diamond mining also reflect the time when this corner of South America and Africa where joined.
Stay overnight at a tourist lodge in the Gran Sabana.
Today you have time to explore some of the waterfalls on this southern section of the National Park including the Rapidos de Kamoiran, the Kama Falls and the beautiful Jasper Falls. Bathe at the Soruape cataract and perhaps try the local epicurian delicacy - a firey ant and termite sauce with lunch. Then you leave the black-top road and head by 4x4 to the Pemon village of Paraitepui to meet your camp porters. From here there are good distant views of Mt Roraima. Overnight in their village (either their local guesthouse or your first night in a tent).
This morning you set out on the first day of the trek walking over rolling grassland towards Roraima. You will need to ford the Tek river and later the Kukenan river - if there has been heavy rain this may be high enough that ropes are needed to cross it, but usually it can be waded quite easily. At 2,810m it is the tallest tepui. Its walls are so sheer and high that repeated Victorian expeditions claimed it was unscalable and it inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the "Lost World". It's name means "Mother of all Waters" in the Pemon language as waters from its summit drain into three river basins: the Orinoco, the Essequibo and the Amazon.
Today you continue walking across the rising grassland towards the base of Mount Roraima. You camp in a meadow at the foot of the tepui, alive with fire flies and strap leaved plants that reflect the moonlight.
From this already somewhat elevated base you have a 1,700m ascent to the top. A diaganol scar along the Venezuelan face of the mountain takes you through ancient, primitive tree-ferns, up through the clouds and on to the top. No ropes or actual climbing are involved. Its like climbing a staircase as you gain altitude with every step.
A full day of exploring at the summit. Imagine combining tors and limestone pavements on a mighty scale. You will need to carefully step from one block of rock to another amid weirdly eroded rock formations, strange endemic plants (carniverous sundews, pitcher plants and bladderworts), valleys carpeted with crystals, and endless labyrinths. A triangulation point on the summit marks the boundries of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.
Today and tomorrow are perhaps the toughest day for knees and ankle joints.
This morning there will be time to explore at the top some more before you must descend the way you came, down the diagonal 'staircase' to the base. Then start your return hike back across the grassland.
This morning you trek back into the village of Paraitepui where you bid farewell to your camp porters. A vehicle will be waiting to transfer you by road all the way back to Puerto Ordaz (approx 8hr drive).
[Note: optional upgrade is possible for the two nights while in Puerto Ordaz e.g. to Eurobuilding Guyana @ £30pppn x 2 nights = £60pp]
Transfer to the local airport for a day trip by plane to visit Canaima in the heart of the Gran Sabana with a sightseeing flight over the Angel Falls (weather permitting).
a.m. transfer back to the airport for a flight to Caracas and an onwards journey to the beach area of your choice. Choose between:
- Margarita Island for relaxation in comfortable accommodation with swimming pool and a/c (good weather all year)
- Los Roques* (coral archipelago) 'barefoot luxury', simple stylish small posadas (no a/c, no swimming pools), strong sunshine all year round and opportunities for snorkeling and diving.
- Choroni/Puerto Colombia - lush mainland coast for a slice of local village life, sleepy midweek, lively at weekends (best weather here: Nov-Apr)
*throughout August and at the peak national holidays of Christmas/New Year, a six night minimum stay requirement prevails at most posadas in Los Roques, prices are also higher at this time too, contact us for details of the supplement required.
Relaxation at the beach.
Return to Caracas airport in good time for late afternoon international departures back to Europe.
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