Gran Sabana Jeep Tour 5d
The mysterious, mist-shrouded Tepuis that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the “Lost World” are some of the oldest rock formations on earth. Rising several thousand feet above the surrounding plains of Venezuela’s Gran Sabana, the near vertical, rose-coloured cliffs of these table-top mountains, from which sparkling waterfalls plunge into a dense ring of tropical forest, are a dramatic and inspiring sight.
Day 1: We embark on our journey overland to the Gran Sabana and we will visit Cachamay Park or the Plaza del Agua in the Macagua Dam. Then we continue our journey for approximately 500km passing the mining villages of Upata, Guasipati, El Callao and Tumeremo where we will have lunch. Then the route passes El Dorado, Las Claritas and Kilómetre 88 where the ascent to Sierra de Lema begins. We will have a short stop in Piedra de la Virgen and El Soldado Pionero. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the camp where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: We leave after breakfast to cover the journey north which brings us to the indigenous hamlet of LiwoRiwo; here we will travel by small boat for 25 minutes. We arrive at Chinak Meruwaterfalls where we can enjoy the beautiful countryside; afterwards we will begin our descent on foot from the waterfall back to LiwoRiwo where we will have lunch. The route then continues to the indigenous community of Kanavayen. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the camp where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 3: After breakfast we follow the route south which takes us to Santa Elena de Uairen. During the day there will be time to stop at several waterfalls and ravines (quebradas): Kaui waterfall,Kama Meru waterfall (we will have lunch here), valley of the tepuis and Quebrada de Pacheco. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the camp in Santa Elena de Uairen where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 4: We leave camp after breakfast to travel to the border with Brazil where we can enjoy views of both countries. Then we turn north where we visit several waterfalls: Agua Fría,Kako Paru (Jaspe), Cortina de Yuruani and the Piscinas de Pacheco among others, to swim and take short walks. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the camp where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 5: After breakfast we leave camp to start our return journey to Puerto Ordaz. We will stop at the Balcon de la Escalera then we will go to the village of El Callao to visit the gold mines and gold shops in the region. The route then takes us to Guasipati where we will stop for lunch before finishing our tour in Puerto Ordaz.