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THE ANGEL FALLS AND THE CARIBBEAN MOCHIMA NATIONAL PARK (13 Days / 12 Nights)

Day 1. Caracas: Caribbean Metropolis
Arrival to Maiquetia International Airport, located alongside the seashore. Assistance at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel in Caracas. Overnight.


Day 2. Caracas-The Plains (BD)
Breakfast. Tour around the sites of greatest interest in La Gran Caracas. Visit the historic, political and administrative buildings, The Historical-Colonial central area, with its famous Plaza Bolivar where one can still appreciate the cobbled streets and colonial balconies; The National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral, Bolivar´s Home and The National Pantheon, where the remains of the great Latin American hero rest. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Barinas. Assistance and transfer to the Hato in the Plains. Dinner and overnight.


Day 3. Venezuela Plains (BLD)
Located in the heart of the country, The Plains region is home to one of the largest wildlife nature reserves in the world. Its weather, vegetation, rivers and isolation makes this an increasingly attractive haven for animals and wild vegetation. The area shares a vast and diverse ecosystem, home of several breeds and animal species in their natural habitat: jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, alligators, monkeys, anteaters, iguanas, anacondas, and of course the capybara, rodent World's largest; and thousands of species of birds.
Breakfast. Jeep Safari Tour to get in touch with the animal life. River navigation. Dinner and overnight.


Day 4. The Plains – Puerto Ordaz (B)
Breakfast. Last Photo Safari tour. Transfer to Barinas airport to take the flight to Puerto Ordaz via Caracas. Transfer to the hotel in the shores of Caroni River. Overnight.


Day 5. Puerto Ordaz - Gran Sabana (BLD)
Breakfast. Excursion to the Grand Savannah, The trip continues passing through the towns of Upata, Guasipati, the Callao, Tumeremo, Las Claritas and the legendary town El Dorado. All these villages conserve the structure of mining towns with own cultural expressions of the time of the colony. In Tumeremo we will stop to have lunch in a Creole typical restaurant. The initial panoramic view will welcome you with a thick forest and humid jungle. We will continue trip passing by the town of 88 Km the Imataca reserve in "La Piedra de la Virgen" (the Stone of the Virgin) Danta falls, up to the Monument to the Pioneer Soldier we will stop to observe this natural monument. From this point we will ascend until the 1,400 mts to arrive at La Gran Savannah. Enjoy an extensive view of the Great Savannah, part of Canaima National park, the third largest in the world, covering an area of 32,000Km2. Dinner and overnight in a Camp with beds and private bathrooms.

 

Day 6. Grand Savannah (BLD)
After breakfast we will continue the trip towards the indigenous population of Iboribo. Cross the river in dugout canoes and prepare yourself for a hike to the impressive Chinak meru Falls (105 meters) or Salto Aponguao. Soon we will undertake our walk of return passing through Pozo Escondido (the Hidden Well) and Pozo de los Enamorados (The Lovers Well) where you can take a refreshing bath have a picnic lunch. And enjoy the beautiful scenery .Observation of the exotic flora (much of it still unclassified) and with luck the local fauna: tapir, Jaguar, Akurima and rare tropical birds like the Golden Cock of the Rocks. After lunch, return by the national road with stop at kaimoiran rapids and Kama-Meru falls (40meters). Dinner and overnight at the camp.


Day 7. Grand Savannah (BLD)
Breakfast. The trip continues to Santa Elena de Uairen stopping occasionally to visit interesting places like Salto Kavvi, Salto Kama Merú, viewpoint El Oso, where you will have the opportunity to take photos to the tepuyes, Quebrada Arapan and Quebrada Soroape. At this point we will take our picnic lunch to continue to Salto Yuruani, Quebrada El Jaspe, a stream and water falls with a beautiful red jasper floor (named after the famous precious stone). The sunlight makes of this place a fantastic kaleidoscope. To end the day we’ll take a quick jump to the border with Brazil where we can browse and shop for souvenirs. You will visit La Línea, where you will appreciate the limits of both countries. Dinner will be at the lodge located on a hill that gives a majestic view of the Great Savannah. Enjoy the dinner in the silence of this hidden place. Accomodation will be in rooms with hot running water.


Day 8. Grand Savannah - Canaima National Park (BLD)
Breakfast. Transfer to Santa Elena airport. Charter Flight to Canaima National Park. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenario presented in the window: The Amazon River and its mysterious tepuyes. Arrival to Canaima´s lodge. This ancestral and mystic place is a land of tepuys, magic and sacred mountains of the Indians. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will cross the Canaima lagoon in Indian canoes conducted by Indians. We pass the Ucaima, Golondrina and Hacha waterfalls that fall spectacularly into the lagoon. We take a short walk through the light tropical forest and savannah to the base of the Sapo waterfalls. Here we have time for a short bath in the refreshing waters. We continue the excursion walking behind the curtain of water (some 200 meters) that descends from the dashing Carrao River. Climbing to the top of the falls, we have an excellent view of the savannahs surroundings tropical forest and the tepuys: unexplored majestic and prehistoric tabletop mountains considered the oldest rocks formations of our planet. We return to the Camp facing the Hacha waterfalls and the pink sandy beach of Canaima Lagoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 9. Angel Falls (BLD)
Early departure on an expedition to Angel Falls. Trekking and navigation in Curiara, accommodation in hammocks in the jungle in front of the falls. Enjoy the spectacle offered by the majestic Angel Falls on top of Auyantepuy. Overnight.


Day 10. Canaima – Puerto Ordaz - Mochima (BL)
Breakfast. Early in the morning walk the road to Puerto Ucaima. From here board a boat that will take you to a trip across the Carrao River along one side of Auyantepuy or Devil's Mountain. Arrival to Canaima. Transfer to airport to flight to Puerto Ordaz. Private transfer to Mochima land (4 hours). Accommodation in a Posada near the sea.


Days 11-12. Mochima National Park (B)
Breakfast. Mochima Bay is one of the favorite places to visit in Venezuela for its calm waters. This park is ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling and other water activities since nearly 80% of its land lies within waters of the Caribbean Sea. Take an excursion on a typical boat to Mochima National Park (optional). Visit one of the pristine islands that make up this National Park. Typical fish lunch in Playa Blanca, with soft drinks throughout the journey. Return to the Posada at the end of the afternoon.


Day 13. Mochima National Park - Caracas (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport of Barcelona. Flight to Caracas and connection with your international flight.


Included:
Assistance at the airport.
Private transfers In/Out.
1 Night in Caracas with breakfast.
1/2Day City Tour in Caracas.
2 Nights in the Hato with full board and daily excursions.
1 Night in Puerto Ordaz with breakfast.
3 Nights in La Gran Sabana with full board and excursions
1 night in the base of Angel Falls in hammocks
1 night in Canaima in the lodge with full board.
Excursion to Sapo Falls.
3 Nights in Mochima with breakfast.
Flights:
Caracas-Barinas-Caracas.
Caracas-Puerto Ordaz-Canaima-Puerto Ordaz.
Barcelona-Caracas.
Local Guides


Not included:
Entry fee to Canaima National Park
Domestic Airport taxes

 


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