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'The World of the Delta'

Itinerary map for Venezuela 'The World of the Delta' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Orinoco Delta NP
  • 2 Orinoco Delta NP
  • 3 Orinoco Delta NP
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'The World of the Delta'

DAY 1
D

Orinoco Delta

This morning you are collected from your hotel in Puerto Ordaz (or Ciudad Bolivar or Maturin) and driven (2hr) to a small dock on the edge of the Orinoco Delta. Here you are picked up by boat which brings you down a tributary of the Cano Manamo river arriving at Orinoco Delta Lodge, your base for 3 nights in the secluded world of the Delta. Accommodation is in simple individual thatched cabind, partly open-sided and fully screened, with private bathrooms. You should arrive at the lodge in time for a late lunch. This afternoon and over the next two days you venture into the Delta on the lodge's own excursions which are shared with their other guests. You'll see a lot. There is a mix of unusual flora adapted to the Delta's special conditions, and wildlife such as freshwater dolphin, monkeys, turtles, hoatzin, eagles, herons, kingfishers and parrots. To most people the most impactful experience of all will be to meet and learn from the Warao people who have lived in the Delta for several thousands of years. They live sociable lives in stilt village, get around by dugout before they can walk, are master weavers of moriche palm and much more. It is possible to spend one night at the Lodge's remote hammock camp deep in the heart of the Orinoco Delta, but you will need to let us know in advance if you would like to do this.

DAY 2
BLD

Two full days exploring the Delta

DAY 3
BLD

Two full days exploring the Delta

DAY 4
B

The lodge will take you by boat back to the dock, where your driver meets you and returns you by road to Puerto Ordaz, Ciudad Bolivar or Maturin where this side-trip ends.

Guide prices for 'The World of the Delta'

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Guide Price £525
Prices are per person and include:
  • all transport in Venezuela
  • 3 nights accommodation, meals as indicated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • twice daily excursions while in the Orinoco Delta (shared with others)
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 'The World of the Delta'

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Seasonal information for 'The World of the Delta'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Orinoco Delta NP 29°C rainfall 121mm
2 Orinoco Delta NP 29°C rainfall 121mm
3 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 'The World of the Delta'

Days 1 - 3

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