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'Two Adventures and a Beach'

Itinerary map for Venezuela 'Two Adventures and a Beach' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Caracas
  • 2 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP)
  • 3 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP)
  • 4 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP)
  • 5 Puerto Ordaz
  • 6 Orinoco Delta NP
  • 7 Orinoco Delta NP
  • 8 Orinoco Delta NP
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Two Adventures and a Beach'

DAY 1

Arrive Caracas

You will be met on arrival at Caracas airport and transferred to a mid-range hotel on the coast for a positioning night.

DAY 2
LD

to Canaima in the heart of the Gran Sabana

Early morning fly from Caracas to Puerto Ordaz where you can store any excess luggae. Fly Carcas/Puerto Ordaz 06.00/07.00 airport assistance to change planes and fly onwards to Canaima, land-locked in the heart of the Gran Sabana and 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 lodge in Canaima where you stay for three nights on a full board basis P.m. boat ride on the Canaima Lagoon to Hacha Falls and walk behind mighty Sapo Waterfall (be prepared to get wet!).

DAY 3
BLD

Free day based at Canaima. From the lagoon here there are wonderful views across the tanin stained waters 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 (and may also be possible 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 Bote that both of these boat tours are run locally at a basic backpacker level and require a minimum number of participants to operate.

DAY 4
BLD

Second free day based at Canaima in the heart of the Gran Sabana.

DAY 5
B

to Puerto Ordaz

Late morning flight from Canaima to Puerto Ordaz Fly Canaima/Puerto Ordaz 11.30/13.00 (Daily) You will be met on arrival, reunited with any stored luggage, and transferred to a hotel for a positioning night. Afternoon mini tour of Puerto Ordaz perahaps starting with a visit to the La Llovizna falls Cachamay Park (time permitting - as this park shuts at 16.15 and is closed all day on Monday) and to see the rapids on the Caroni river.

DAY 6
BLD

to Orinoco Delta

a.m. you will be drive to the dock at Boca de Uracoa, then transferred by boat to the Orinoco Delta Lodge on a tributory of the Cano Manamo river in the Orinoco Delta. This is your base for three nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon excursion (shared with other guests). Accommodation is in simple individual thatched cabins with private bathrooms.

DAY 7
BLD

A full day exploring the Delta for a mix of unusual flora and wildlife such as freshwater dolphin, monkeys, turtles, hoatzin and parrots, with insight into the life of the Warao people. They live in stilt villages, travel by dugout, and are master weavers of moriche palm. It is possible to spend the middle night at the Lodge's remote hammock camp called in the heart of the Orinoco Delta (let us know in advance if you would like to do this).

DAY 8
BLD

Second full day for further excursions in the Orinoco Delta flooded forest habitat.

DAY 9
B

to beach of your choice

a.m. transfer by boat back to the dock, then by road (3hrs drive) to Puerto Ordaz airport for a flight to Caracas and an onwards journey to the beach area of your choice x 6 nights. Fly Puerto Ordaz/Caracas R7744 14.00/15.00 (Daily) 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. Note: if you are not beach people this itinerary would also combine well with our Venezuelan North Eastern Discovery itinerary.

DAY 10
B

Relaxation at the beach.

DAY 11
B

Relaxation at the beach.

DAY 12
B

Relaxation at the beach.

DAY 13
B

Relaxation at the beach.

DAY 14
B

Relaxation at the beach.

DAY 15
B

Return to Caracas, depart Venezuela

Return to Caracas airport in good time for late afternoon international departures back to Europe.

Guide prices for 'Two Adventures and a Beach'

*Beach at Los Roques 1 night in Macuto + 5 nights full board in Los Roques inc daily boat taxi to nearby coral islands

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Beach at Choroni 2 people sharing £1,685 £1,685 £1,720
Beach at Choroni 2 people sharing £1,650 £1,650 £1,650
Beach at Margarita 2 people sharing £1,715 £1,785 £1,925
Beach at Margarita 2 people sharing £1,895 £1,995
Beach at Los Roques* 2 people sharing £2,325 £2,325 £2,555
Beach at Los Roques* 2 people sharing £2,570 £2,570 £2,795
Beach at Los Roques* 2 people sharing £2,675 £2,715 £3,135
Prices are per person and include:
  • all transport in Venezuela
  • all accommodation
  • 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 'Two Adventures and a Beach'

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Seasonal information for 'Two Adventures and a Beach'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Caracas 25°C rainfall 30mm
2 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP) 26°C rainfall 70mm
3 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP) 26°C rainfall 70mm
4 Gran Sabana (Canaima NP) 26°C rainfall 70mm
5 Puerto Ordaz 30°C rainfall 27mm
6 Orinoco Delta NP 29°C rainfall 121mm
7 Orinoco Delta NP 29°C rainfall 121mm
8 Orinoco Delta NP 29°C rainfall 121mm

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 'Two Adventures and a Beach'

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 - 4

Parakaupa Lodge

Canaima
rating

Average rating 4.7 (6 ratings)

Located at a short distance from the Laguna Canaima, the Parakaupa Lodge offers a distant view of the water falls of Laguna de Canaima from the edge of its property.

All rooms have a  private bathrooms and ceiling fans, ice makers, and mineral water.

There is  a dining room, bar and a communal living area

Parakaupa Lodge
Day 5

Venetur Orinoco (former Intercontinental de Guyana)

Cachamay Park
rating

Average rating 4.4 (5 ratings)

Nationalised recently by Chavez this 4* hotel (formerly the InterContinental)  is situated beside the impressive boiling rapids of the Cachamay Park with fine views of Llovizna Falls. This was the furthest point Sir Walter Raleigh could navigate up the Orinoco River.

All the mod cons are available as one would expect from what was until recently a major international chain hotel. Rooms have a/c, cable TV, mini-bar, private bathroom. There are two restaurants, a swimming pool, gym and spa.

We use it because of its great location.

Venetur Orinoco (former Intercontinental de Guyana)
Days 6 - 8

Orinoco Delta Lodge

Orinoco Delta
rating

Average rating 4.3 (16 ratings)

The lodge is situated on the banks of Caño Guamal in the Orinoco Delta. It comprises of 37 bungalows, all built in traditional local style, with wooden walls and palm thatched roofs. Some are on stilts in the river, connected to the communal areas by raised wooden walkways.  Access is solely by motorised river boat along the Caño Manamo.

Guests stay on a full board basis including daily excursions with resident guides (shared with others). Windows are screened with mosquito netting. The Lodge helped set up and now helps run a school for local Warao children.

Orinoco Delta Lodge
Exterior
Days 9 - 14

Posada Las Garcia

Choroni
rating

Average rating 5.0 (5 ratings)

Posada Casa de las Garcia is a restored colonial house, and was originally part of a cocoa-producing hacienda. It has a lovely flower-filled courtyard garden and a swimming pool.  The 15 rooms have private bathrooms, ceiling fans and a/c and antique furnishings.

The posada has a tranquil, country setting between the seafront village of Puerto Colombia & Choroni. It is a 15 minute walk to the village of Puerto Colombia where there are bars and restaurants and from where  fishermen offer boat transfers to beaches which can only be accessed from the sea.  Or you can walk via the village to the broad local beach. Candle lit dinners can be served in the garden (pre-book locally).

Posada  Las Garcia
Hotel