Expedition to the Warao Indians in the Orinoco Delta, Canaima National Park and Angel Falls


November 4 - 14, 2023
Tour Venezuela

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This expedition will go to the most significant places in Venezuela - from the "Indian Venice" in the Orinoco Delta, through the Canaima National Park with its endless rainforests, lagoons and waterfalls, and up to the highest waterfall in the world - Angel Falls.
Dates: November 4 - 14, 2023

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Number of participants: 6 – 12


Everything is included except for:
  • international flight to Caracas
  • medical insurance


1. November 4, 2023. ARRIVAL IN CARACAS

Arrival in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Meeting with the guide at the airport, transfer to the Hotel Villa Playa Grande. Briefing. The rest of the day is free time.

Meals included: dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Villa Playa Grande in Caracas

Recommended flight:
- Turkish Airlines, flight TK 183, departure from Istanbul on November 4 at 2:30 am, arrival in Caracas on November 4 at 13:05 (we recommend getting to Istanbul by a Russian airline flight, this will significantly save on the ticket, but in this case you will exit the transit area, collect your luggage and check in again for a Turkish Airlines flight (please note that there are 2 airports in Istanbul. If you arrive at another airport, you need to allow time for transfer between airports),
- another flight from any city arriving in Caracas at any time on November 4th.


Early flight to Puerto Ordaz and drive to Orinoco (approximately 2 hours), where we transfer to a boat and set off to explore the Orinoco Delta (travel time - 3 hours).
Along the way, you can observe the life of the Indians on the banks of the river. If you're lucky, you can see river dolphins.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Orinoco Queen Lodge

Day 3. November 6, 2023 (Monday). DELTA ORINOCO

Watching wildlife, walking through the jungle (1.5 hours), fishing for piranha, visiting the community of Warao Indians, who still maintain their traditional way of life - they live in houses without walls and sleep in hammocks under a canopy.
It is to the Warao Indians that modern Venezuela owes its name. Warao first made contact with Europeans shortly after Christopher Columbus reached the Orinoco Delta, and one of his companions, Alonso de Ojeda, decided to sail upstream. There, in the delta, Ojeda saw warao huts on characteristic stilts, balanced above the water. Similar architecture has been compared to Venice, with its famous canals below and buildings above. This new meeting extended the name Venezuela ("little Venice") to the whole country.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Orinoco Queen Lodge

Day 4. November 7, 2023 (Tuesday). DELTA ORINOCO - PUERTO ORDAZ

After breakfast, departure from the lodge to Puerto Ordaz.
Along the way, you can observe the life of the Indians on the banks of the river. If you're lucky, you can see river dolphins.
Travel time is 3 hours by boat and 2 hours by car.
If there is enough free time after arrival in Purto Ordaz, a river trip on a catamaran along the Carani and Orinoco rivers, as well as a visit to the Cachamay and La Llovicina parks can be organized.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Hosteria Waipa

Day 5. November 8, 2023 (Wednesday). PUERTO ORDAZ - CARACAS

After breakfast we go to the airport and return to Caracas.
Sightseeing tour of Caracas: changing of the guard of honor at the Mausoleum of Chavez, the Mausoleum of Bolivar and other sights of the city. We will visit the mausoleum of Hugo Chavez, watch the changing of the guard of honor, and then head to the historical center of Caracas, where we will go to the National Pantheon - the resting place of noble Venezuelans, including Simon Bolivar.
We will walk past the Capitol, the Cathedral of Caracas, the Golden Ounce house, which was previously a royal prison, and now houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the city magistrate; see the house where Simon Bolivar was born.
After that, we will pass the famous Petare area - the largest slum (here they are called "barrios", district) and climb to the El Mirador observation deck, which overlooks the business center of the city.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Villa Playa Grande in Caracas

Day 6. November 9, 2023 (Thursday). CARACAS - CANAIMA

After breakfast we drive to the airport and fly to Canaima National Park. Today we are waiting for a boat trip along the picturesque Canaima lagoon, into which 4 waterfalls flow at once. Here we will be able to pass inside the El Sapo waterfall, between the rock and the water curtain. In the dry season, the waterfall almost dries up, but we will be right after the end of the rainy season, so all the waterfalls will appear before us in full glory! Next, we will walk around the island of Anatolia, named after the Russian traveler and explorer Anatoly Pocheptsov. Swimming in the lagoon is optional.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Posada Excursiones Kavac

Day 7. November 10, 2023 (Friday). CANAIMA - ANGEL WATERFALL

Today we are going on a river expedition to the foot of the Angel Falls. On the banks of the river we will be surrounded by impenetrable jungle, and above them - towering tepui. Interestingly, all tepui are about the same height, with sheer-smooth walls, covered almost to the middle with tropical forest. We will make stops in the most picturesque places. In one of them we will have a picnic.
Travel time will greatly depend on the water level in the river. Approximately 5 - 6 hours of travel.
After arrival, accommodation in a hiking camp with a gorgeous view of Angel, the highest waterfall in the world!
Today and next night we have to spend like real Indians - in hammocks under a canopy. Accommodation in hammocks on the banks of a picturesque river overlooking Angel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: in hammocks under a canopy

Day 8. November 11, 2023 (Saturday). ANGEL WATERFALL

Today we are going to hike to the waterfall. After a simple two-hour trek, we will find ourselves on the observation deck, which will open, perhaps, the best view of the highest waterfall on Earth! Here it will be nice to refresh yourself by swimming in the lagoon at the foot of the waterfall.
Accommodation in hammocks on the banks of a picturesque river overlooking Angel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: in hammocks under a canopy

Day 9. November 12, 2023 (Sunday). ANGEL WATERFALL - CANAIMA

Return along the picturesque river Kerep to the Canaima lagoon. This time the road will take us less time, because we will go downstream. Approximate travel time is 4 hours.
After lunch, free time in Canaima.

* A helicopter tour to Angel is available today or tomorrow morning for a fee. All the beauty that we observed from the boat can now be seen from above. During this tour, we will make several stops, including landing on Auyan tepuyi, and standing right where Angel falls down.

Estimated cost 2000 - 2200 dollars for a 4-seat helicopter. Accordingly, with 4 people, the cost per person will be 500 - 550 dollars.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Posada Excursiones Kavac

Day 10. November 13, 2023 (Monday). CANAIMA - CARACAS

Departure from the Canaima National Park to Caracas, hotel accommodation, free time or a city tour of Caracas (what we did not have time to see on day 5).
Overnight at a hotel in Caracas.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Villa Playa Grande

Day 11. November 14, 2023 (Tuesday). CARACAS

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight home.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation included: no

* Recommended flights:
- Turkish Airlines Flight TK 224, departing from Caracas on November 14 at 11:40 am, arriving to Istanbul at 6:20 am on November 15, or
- another flight from Caracas to any city departing from Caracas at any time on November 14th.

Cost includes:

∙ 4 domestic flights: Caracas - Puerto Ordaz - Caracas and Caracas - Canaima - Caracas
∙ all boats with minders
∙ all ground transport according to the program in all cities
∙ Accommodation in hotels in Caracas, Puerto Ordaz and Canaima on a double basis (TWIN / DBL)
∙ lodge accommodation in the Orinoco Delta on a single (SNGL) or double (DBL) basis for couples
∙ accommodation in hammocks at the campsite at the foot of Angel Falls
∙ camping equipment: hammock, other equipment, dishes
∙ three meals a day throughout the route
∙ drinking water everywhere along the route
∙ chef, local guides and helpers throughout the route
∙ all entrance fees according to the program
∙ all activities and excursions according to the program
∙ local professional specialized English and Spanish speaking guide
∙ English-speaking team leader, translation into Russian.

Cost excludes (to be additionally paid) :

• international flight to Caracas and back
• international medical insurance
• Venezuelan visa (not required for Russian citizens)
• single occupancy
• soft and alcoholic drinks and personal expenses
• tips
• gifts to the local population/porters

To take with:

· 3 sets of clothes: trousers, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt, underwear, socks, sun hat;
· comfortable and hard wearing shoes: 1) light ones for the city; 2) trekking snickers or shoes;
· light trekking jacket;
· raincoat;
· swimsuits;
· sun glasses and sun protection cream;
· personal medical kit (analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, intestinal, multivitamins, rehydration, court plaster, your personal medicine);
· personal hygiene means: towel, soap, wet tissues;
· forehead torch;
· sleeping bag for warm weather,
· anti mosquito net (is a must!);
· various anti mosquito repellents;
· anti malaria prevention medication (up to you to decide but recommended against Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax);
· yellow fever certificate;
· waterproof case for the documents;
· photo-, video cameras,
· additional batteries for cameras and power bank,
· waterproof case for camera would be appropriate,
· COVID certificate or negative PCR test made no earlier than 72 hour before arrival
· backpack for luggage
· light backpack for personal belongins

Best season: September – March

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The unique nature of the South American Llanos zone is "the lost world" of the Tepui table mountains, Cerro huge rocks and thousands of rivers and creeks of the great Amazon basin.

An exciting boat trip to the fast rivers with rapids, along the Casiquiare River – the world's most famous bifurcation connecting the two great rivers – Orinoco and Amazon (through the tributary of Rio Negro), river dolphins and other wildlife along the route.

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