During the first four days of this journey you will travel along the Orinoco and Autana Rivers, at the heart of the Amazon. There you will visit the community of Piaroas Indians and get to the closest point by water to the Autana Tepui. This is followed by a hike through the jungle to get an even closer view of Autana. The journey continues with a flight to the other side of the Amazon, to Canaima National Park, for visits to its magnificent waterfalls and tepuis.
Starts daily except Friday
Best time to travel is between May and December
Standard accommodation in Canaima in hammocks with overnight at the base of the falls
Superior accommodation in Canaima in hotels without overnight at the base of the falls (day trip only)
Our regional tours are particularly designed to give visitors the greatest variety of options to discover the most interesting and difficult to reach areas of Venezuela. These tours are a combination of individual trips, split into zones. What is and isn’t included is outlined for each itinerary. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer your queries.
Day 1:Arrival in Caracas We will meet you on arrival at Simon Bolivar International Airport, in Maiquetia, and transfer you to a hotel close to the airport where you will spend the night. We will also give you all the necessary documents, including air tickets and vouchers. Meals (---)
Day 2: Transfer to Maiquetia airport – flight to Puerto Ayacucho – tour of Autana We meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Puerto Ayacucho. We then travel by jeep to Puerto Samariapo where we begin our journey along the Orinoco River. We leave the Orinoco and continue along the Sipapo River. We stop at a particularly beautiful spot to swim and have lunch before continuing to the mouth of the Autana River. We spend the night in a village belonging to the Piaroa tribe where we will have time to explore the surrounding area and learn a little about their daily lives. Overnight in a hammock. (Transfer from Ayacucho to Samariapo 1 hr) (B,L,D)
Day 3: Tour of Autana continues At 8.30 we start to sail along the Autana River until we reach Raudal de Ceguera, the closest point to the Autana tepui. We visit the local community then start to hike through the forest escorted by a local guide who will give us an insight into life on the river. We return to Ceguera to overnight in a hammock. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Tour of Autana continues At 0830hrs we start our return journey along the Autana River until we join the Sipapo River where we stop for lunch. Here we pay a visit to a local community to find out about their culture before cruising along the Orinoco to Puerto Samariapo. Here we pick up jeeps to take us back to Puerto Ayacucho where we overnight in a hotel. (B,L,D
Day 5: Transfer to Ciudad Bolivar After breakfast we drive to Ciudad Bolivar. En route we will see indigenous villages and their delightful surroundings. We overnight in a hotel close to the airport. (10hr drive) (B)
Day 6: Transfer to Ciudad Bolivar – flight to Canaima – tour of Canaima This morning we will transfer you from your hotel to the domestic airport for your flight to PuertoOrdaz. On arrival transfer to your accommodation (superior standard) along the Laguna de Canaima where you will enjoy spectacular views. After lunch the excursions begin. We leave the pink sands of the Laguna de Canaima's beach to tour this delightful area, getting close to the raging, tumbling water of the Sapo waterfall. Here you get the chance to take some of the best photos of the dramatic scenery in the national park. We then return to camp to enjoy a delicious evening meal. Overnight in a hammock and admire the night sky of the southern hemisphere. (L,D)
Day 7: Carrao River – Angel FallsAfter breakfast we cruise for 3.5hrs along the Carrao River until we reach our camp at Angel Falls on Raton Island. We then hike to the base of the falls. When we get back to camp we will have a traditional barbecue prepared by our Pemon hosts. After an exhilarating trip through the rapids, we reach the camp at around 1700hrs where we will overnight in hammocks. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Canaima camp – Pozo de la Felicidad - Canaima – flight to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz We return to Canaima camp, visiting the Pozo de la Felicidad en route. We reach camp at about 1100hrs and collect our belongings for the transfer to the airport. There will be time to stroll through the local shops. Return to Caracas via Puerto Ordaz. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the hotel. (B)
Day 9: Transfer to Maiquetia Airport (Simon Bolivar International Airport) Transfer to the airport for your international flight or to connect with one of the following extensions. (B) Possible extensions: Los Roques, Choroni, ranch stays in the Llanos, Paria Peninsula. It is also possible to join up with our other regional tours to create an itinerary that suits your interests and the time you have available.