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'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

Itinerary map for Venezuela 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Caracas
  • 2 Margarita Island
  • 3 Margarita Island
  • 4 Margarita Island
  • 5 Margarita Island
  • 6 Puerto Ordaz
  • 7 Canaima
  • 8 Canaima
  • 9 Canaima
  • 10 Caracas
  • 11 Los Roques
  • 12 Los Roques
  • 13 Los Roques
  • 14 Los Roques
  • 15 Los Roques
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

DAY 1

Caracas

Met at the airport on arrival, stayat a 3* hotel on the coast near Caracas airport in Macuto for a positioning night.

DAY 2
B

to Margarita Island

a.m. transfer back to Caracas airport Fly Caracas/Porlamar VH302 10.00/10.45 (20kg weight allowance) You will be met on arrival and transferred to a boutique hotel on the quiet NE corner of the island x 4 nights Rest of the day free for relaxing by the hotel's pool or down at the local beach Note: in high season when there is a chef in residence we recommend clients book this property on a half-board basis, a supplement applies.

DAY 3
B

Free day relaxing on Margarita. The hotel has a lovely pool and rooms have a/c and is a 10 minute walk from the local beach where lunchtime snack bars can be found. The lodge has its own loungers and "club" facilities - showers, toilets down at the beach.

DAY 4
B

Relaxing by the pool or at the beach

DAY 5
B

Relaxing by the pool or at the beach

DAY 6
B

to Puerto Ordaz

a.m. transfer back to the airport for flights via Caracas to Puerto Ordaz on the Caroni River, a tributary of the Orinoco, in Eastern Venezuela for a positioning night. Fly Porlamar/Caracas e.g. R7784 11.30/12.20 (daily) assistance to change planes in Caracas Fly Caracas/Puerto Ordaz e.g. R7745 16.00/17.00 (daily) You will be met on arrival at Puerto Ordaz airport and transferred to a hotel for a positioning night. Note: prepare to store some luggage here as there is a weight restriction of just 10kg pp on the light planes which operate in/out from Canaima.

DAY 7
BLD

to Canaima National Park

a.m. transfer back to Puerto Ordaz airport for a flight by light plane to Canaima, landlocked in the heart of the Gran Sabana, only accessible by air. Fly Puerto Ordaz/Canaima 09.00/10.30 daily (10kg luggage weight restriction pp) you will be met on arrival at the landing strip and transferred to a local guest house in Canaima where you stay for three nights. P.m. boat ride on the Canaima Lagoon to Hacha Falls and walk behind mighty Sapo Waterfall (be prepared to get wet!).

DAY 8
BLD

Free day based at Canaima from where there are wonderful views across the sandy shored lagoon to Hacha Falls and distant table mountains. A range of optional, shared, excursions can be booked locally. The choice of tours available will depend on the riverl levels and visitor demand as minimum numbers are required for some activities. All year: ===== - sightseeing flight over Angel Falls (allow USD 90 pp - full day river trip to Orchid Island (allow USD 75 pp) - full day tour flying over Angel Falls and visiting Kavac Canyon (allow USD 150pp) May - Oct (possibly in Nov & Dec too - if river levels remain high enough) ====== - a very long, full day boat trip to reach the foot of the Angel Falls (starts pre-dawn, ends after dusk) allow USD 120pp or - a two day/one night river trip to foot of Angel Falls with a night in a shared hammock dormitory in the jungle near the Angel Falls (this should be pre-booked by us so that we can release your reservation at the guest house tonight in which case, the overall supplement to our Grand Tour price to do this is: £65pp Both of these boat tours are run locally at a basic backpacker level and require a minimum number of participants to operate.

DAY 9
BLD

Second free day based at Canaima for relaxation / optional excursions.

DAY 10
B

Return to Caracas area

a.m. transfer to the landing strip at Canaima for a flight back to Puerto Ordaz Fly Canaima/Puerto Ordaz Tras 11.30/13.00 (10 kg weight allowance) assistance to change planes and catch an onwards flight back to Caracas for a positioning night as there are no late afternoon / early evening flights to Los Roques. Fly Puerto Ordaz/Caracas 14.00/15.00 (20kg baggage allowance) or 18.00/19.00 You will be met on arrival and transferred back to the hotel where you stayed on your first night, on the coast near Caracas airport. Rest of the day is free to relax by the hotel's pool.

DAY 11
BD

to Los Roques coral archipelago

a.m. transfer back to Caracas airport for morning flight to the coral archipelago of Los Roques Note: prepare to store some luggage in Caracas - at extra cost locally Fly Caracas/ Los Roques Chapi 09.00/09.30 daily (10 kg luggage allowance) or earlier if preferred e.g. 0600 daily except Sun. You will be met on arrival at Los Roques' landing strip and transferred to a guest house for a stay of four nights on a full board basis.

DAY 12
BLD

Relaxing at the beach. Each day the lodge provides trips to nearby coral islands for swimming, sunbathing and optional snorkelling, with your own sun umbrellas, deck chairs and a cool-box with refreshments and picnic lunch. The local dive school offers ‘baptism’ dives for beginners and a range of options for certified divers. It is possible to pay locally to be transferred to more remote islands in the archipelago. There is also windsurfing rental out on one of the cayos.

DAY 13
BLD

At Los Roques - with a transfer by boat to one of the nearby coral islands with a cool box of refreshmenst, sun umbrella and deckchairs for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming and optional snorkellling.

DAY 14
BLD

Full day relaxing at Los Roques with transfers by boat to one of the nearby coral islands.

DAY 15
B

Morning free at Los Roques Return flight to Caracas mid in the afternoon Fly Los Roques / Caracas e.g. Chapi Air 16.00/16.30 (Saturday service) or an early a.m. flight Airport assistance to help catch onwards afternoon international flight home

DAY 16

Arrive back in the UK

Guide prices for 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Pure Beach with a dash of adventure: mid range accommodation 2 people sharing £2,065 £2,120 £3,075
Pure Beach with a dash of adventure: upper range accommodation 2 people sharing £2,450 £2,615 £3,530
Pure Beach with a dash of adventure: upper/top range accommodation 2 people sharing £2,690 £3,055 £3,795
Prices are per person and include:
  • all travel in Venezuela
  • all accommodation in Venezuela
  • meals as indicated B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Prices do not include:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • airport and departure taxes
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
  • any optional excursions you may buy locally

Customer reviews for 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

Recent reviews are shown here from holidays based on this initial design. In each case the itinerary may have been modified (a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.

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Seasonal information for 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Caracas 25°C rainfall 30mm
2 Margarita Island 30°C rainfall 84mm
3 Margarita Island 30°C rainfall 84mm
4 Margarita Island 30°C rainfall 84mm
5 Margarita Island 30°C rainfall 84mm
6 Puerto Ordaz 30°C rainfall 27mm
7 Canaima 30°C rainfall 43mm
8 Canaima 30°C rainfall 43mm
9 Canaima 30°C rainfall 43mm
10 Caracas 25°C rainfall 30mm
11 Los Roques 29°C rainfall 50mm
12 Los Roques 29°C rainfall 50mm
13 Los Roques 29°C rainfall 50mm
14 Los Roques 29°C rainfall 50mm
15 Los Roques 29°C rainfall 50mm

Typical weather for January

rainchart

Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'Pure Beach with a Dash of Adventure'

Day 1

Ole Caribe

Macuto
rating

Average rating 4.1 (24 ratings)

Due to its convenience for Caracas airport, the coastal town of Macuto is the ideal place to stay for a positioning night. All the hotels here are rather characterless. Ole Caribe is the best of the 4* options, but nothing special. All the rooms have: Satellite TV, a/c, mini-bar, hair-dryer, security box and the hotel has a swimming pool.

Ole Caribe
Hotel
Days 2 - 6

Casa Caracol (Chiara)

Playa Caribe, Margarita island
rating

Average rating 4.9 (7 ratings)

This is our favourite hotel on Margarita Island, located on in a remote part of the island it is the perfect place to relax with a stock of books. It is a stylish small 6 roomed hotel situated in a walled garden stocked with flowering tropical plants, set around a lovely swimming pool 7 mins walk from Playa Caribe Beach.   Each "house", has an upstairs, galleried bedroom with a living room and bathroom downstairs. These all have air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar, telephone, TV / VHS and a private patio with hammock. A spacious palm-thated churuata (airy round structure) houses a bar area and small restaurant for hotel guests. The hotel has its own "beach" club on Playa Caribe.

Casa Caracol (Chiara)
Days 7 - 12

Posada La Cigala

Los Roques
rating

Average rating 4.7 (3 ratings)

Situated one sandy street from the beach this posada has a lovely relaxed beachcomber ambience.

Guests stay on a full board basis and are taken out to one of the nearby coral islands with a sun umbrella, picnic lunch and deck chairs each day. Delicious Italian home cooking. Very caring and personable owners who are often in residence.

Posada La Cigala
Room