Venezuela Highlights

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Run by: Rainbow Tours

Reference number: ITN-VEN001

From: £3190.00

This 11-day itinerary takes you to the lost world of Canaima National Park and the Angel Falls, the Orinoco Delta and the stunning Caribbean islands of Los Roques.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Venezuela's capital Caracas via Europe and overnight at the Marriott Playa Grande hotel which is located a short distance from the airport on the coast.

Day 2 Return to the airport for the early morning flight to Puerto Ordaz and onward to Canaima National Park. Airport assistance will be provided to transfer between flights. On the flight to Canaima there are spectacular views of the unique 'Lost World' tepuy landscape. You really do feel like you have stepped back in time! Transfer to Waku Lodge which is about 5-10 minutes from the airstrip and located on the banks of Canaima Lagoon. In the afternoon take an excursions to El Sapo waterfall which is 20 metres long and 120 metres wide. The wind has formed a path which allows you to walk under the cascade without touching the water.

Day 3 Travel by dugout canoe upstream on the Carrao river to the hammock camp at the base of spectacular Angel Falls. The journey takes approximately 4 hours and part of it will be walking through the beautiful savannah landscape. In the afternoon trek around 2 hours through virgin rainforest to the viewpoint. The hammock camp is very simple with shared facilites.

Day 4 Return to Canaima Lagoon by dugout canoe which downstream takes around 2 hours. Overnight at the Waku Lodge and spend more time exploring the lagoon area and small town.

Day 5 Fly to Puerto Ordaz and travel by road to Boca de Uracoa where you embark the boat which will take you through the maze of Orinoco waterways, The Delta carries water from the mighty Orinoco River all the way to the Atlantic and is home to the local Warao Indians. The typical Warao dwelling is the 'palafito', a pile house perched on the trunks of Moriche palms sunk in the mud.

Day 6 After breakfast navigate by fast boat to the most remote and primitive areas of the delta with stops to visit the Warao communities. Afternoon walk in the jungle to discover the local flora and fauna with your local guide.

Day 7 Early morning canoe trip around the camp area and time for piranha fishing! Transfer by boat to Boca de Uracoa and then by road to Maturin airport for the short flight to Caracas. Overnight at the Marriott Playa Grande hotel as before.

Day 8 Early morning flight to Los Roques in the Carribean Sea. Spend the next three days relaxing on the stunning white beaches of the Los Roques archipelago, staying on Gran Roque, the only inhabited island where most of the streets are made of sand and houses are decorated in bright, joyful colours. All meals are included at your hotel along with boat trips to the nearby cayes. Enjoy the fantastic scuba diving and water sports.

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Day 11 Return to Caracas from Los Roques. Depending on your connection time you may wish to include a day tour to explore Caracas and take the cable car to Mount Avila for fantastic views of the valley where the city is situated. Overnight flight to the UK.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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