Beatriz
Trip offered by Beatriz Travel expert in Venezuela

Description

During this amazing tour you'll get in close contact with the wild nature of Amazonas in Venezuela. You'll sleep in a comfortable lodge on the banks of spectacular Orinoco river, you'll walk through local villages and markets, getting to know more about Indian tribes. You'll also have time to swim and relax on beautiful beaches and explore the jungle and navigate on streams among animals and thick vegetation. If you love adventure and nature, you'll surely love this unique experience.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Caracas
    Day 1
    Caracas

    Meet at Caracas airport where you will be welcomed. You'll spend the rest of the day and night in this amazing city.

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  • 2
    Caracas - Puerto Ayacucho
    Day 2
    Caracas - Puerto Ayacucho

    At noon you'll catch the flight from Caracas to Puerto Ayacucho. You will be transferred to the shore of the Orinoco River, where you'll enjoy a walk to a nearby viewpoint which offers you a wonderful view over the river.

     

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  • 3
    Amazonas
    Day 3
    Amazonas

    Today you will visit the fish market, where you can observe the every day activities of the Indigenas. Afterwards you will visit the interesting ethnological Museum at Puerto Ayacucho, which provides a very good overview about the different Indian tribes, their history, life-style and their development until today. Then you will have a walk through the Indian market where you can buy arts and crafts. On your way back, you will pass two immense black granite copulas. From a certain point of view both copulas appear like head and body of a tortoise, therefore, they are called "Piedra de la tortuga"In the afternoon, you will visit a Piaroa village, to learn about native agriculture and various local plants. During the walk through the jungle you might even see the famous “24-hour ant”, whose bite hurts for 24 hrs. The Indians produce a very sharp sauce of the head of the "Bachaco Culón" ant.

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  • 4
    Amazonas
    Day 4
    Amazonas

    Boat trip on the Orinoco. Starting from the camp, you will go on a boat trip down the Orinoco River to explore little streams with abundant vegetation. With a little luck, you might see fresh water dolphins and otters. There is time to swim and sunbathe on the beautiful beaches, which are formed during dry season.

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  • 5
    Amazonas - Rio Caura
    Day 5
    Amazonas - Rio Caura

    After breakfast you will be brought to Puerto Ayacucho from where you will take a public bus to Maripa. From Maripa a private transfer will drive south along a red dirt trail, through a dense jungle to Las Trincheras.

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  • 6
    Rio Caura
    Day 6
    Rio Caura

    Boat trip upstream to unspoiled jungle areas. You will visit a Yekwana Makiritare Indian village to learn about their customs and traditions, such as the production of casabe, Indian manioc bread, the production of natural pigments for baskets and their basket weaving techniques, as well as, the manufacture of other arts and crafts. You will also visit a field, where the Indians cultivate diverse fruits and vegetables. You will continue your boat trip, passing through several small rapids, until arriving at the starting point for the hike up to Cerro Cangrejo. You will hike uphill through the jungle for approximately two hours, observing a large variety of plants, such as, orchids, bromeliads, chinin trees and vanilla plants. Finally, you will arrive at an enormous rock, from where you'll have a fantastic panoramic view of the dark-green, unspoiled jungle. 

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  • 7
    Rio Caura
    Day 7
    Rio Caura

    You will navigate two hours downstream towards the Orinoco River. On the way, you will visit a Guahibo Indian village, whose inhabitants migrated from the Amazon area. You will continue your boat trip and bend into Caño Mato, the second largest tributary of the Caura River, a haven for birds, manatees and river dolphins which, with luck, can be observed.

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  • 8
    Rio Caura
    Day 8
    Rio Caura

    You will go on a 15 minute boat ride to a several lagoons, located in the flooded areas of the Caura, to watch the alligators basking on the banks of the lagoons and marvel at the rich bird life of the area; parrots, grey and white herons and cormorants are a few of the species you will see during this excursion. During the dry season (November - May) a short walk in the jungle is included, to observe the varied flora of the tropical rainforest. The jungle walk will not be possible during the rainy season; the tour is therefore carried out entirely by boat. In the afternoon leisure time. 

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  • 9
    Rio Caura - Ciudad Bolivar
    Day 9
    Rio Caura - Ciudad Bolivar

    After breakfast you will drive back to the paved road for aproximately three hours towards Ciudad Bolívar. In the afternoon you have time to explore this contemplative small town on the Orinoco River with his very well preserved colonial city centre.

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  • 10
    Ciudad Bolívar – Tacarigua de la Laguna National Park
    Day 10
    Ciudad Bolívar – Tacarigua de la Laguna National Park

    After breakfast, you will drive northwards to the Tacarigua de la Laguna National ParkBoat trip over the lagoon.

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  • 11
    Leisure time on the beach
    Day 11 - 12
    Leisure time on the beach

    Leisure time at the beach. You can either relax and swim or also go on optional excursions (not included) to observe the birds of the National Park like the red ibis.

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  • 12
    Tacarigua de la Laguna - Caracas
    Day 13
    Tacarigua de la Laguna - Caracas

    After breakfast a boat trip over the lagoon will bring you back to the fishing place and from there you will take your transfer to Caracas.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Overnights and meals as indicated
    • Transfers and excursions as indicated
    • All domestic flights
    • Local guidance (Caracas: German/ Puerto Ayacucho and  Caura English)
    • Excursion with English speaking guide

    Price does not include

    • Local and international airport taxes
    • Beverages to the meals
    • Porterage  
    • Personal expenses and tips