From the Amazon Basin to the Table Mountains
Discover Venezuela with this amazing 7-day tour where you'll be immersed in wild nature and sorrounded by fascinating sceneries. You'll get in close contact with local populations while visiting picturesque towns such as Puerto Ayacucho and Ciudad Bolivar, but you'll also explore the Amazon forest, the jungle and its rivers, its mighty waterfalls and incredible mountains. If you love nature and adventure, you won't be disappointed by this unique experience.
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 to your lodge, 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 24 hours.
After breakfast, you will start your journey across a savannah dotted with enormous, black granite rocks part of the Guayana Plateau. After 8 hours, you will continue your journey south along a red trail, through a dense jungle to the village of Las Trincheras, where our host will be awaiting you at your lodge, which is situated in middle of the National Reserve Río Caura.
After breakfast, you will go upstream on a “curiara” (native motorised canoe) to reach a virgin jungle and visit typical native villages, where you will learn about native traditions. You will continue your journey to the Cerro Cangrejo, a huge rock ashore the Caura. After a two-hour hike you will enjoy a fantastic view over the river and the deep green jungle. On the way you will have the possibility to see several diverse plants like orchids, bromelias, the quinine tree and the Vanilin plant. With some luck you might even see parrots and toucans. In the afternoon you will visit an Indian village and you will learn about natives' customs and traditions, such as the production of Casabe, Indian manioc bread.
After breakfast you will drive back to the paved road for approximately 3.5 hours to your next accommodation situated in the colonial center of Ciudad Bolívar. In the afternoon you will have time to explore this contemplative small town on the Orinoco River with its very well preserved colonial city centre.
You will fly from Ciudad Bolívar to Canaima. Weather permitting, you will have the unique opportunity to overfly the highest water fall of the world, the Salto Angel. In the afternoon you will have free time that can be used for optional excursions.
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