Expedition to the "lost world" of table mountain Roraima

VENEZUELA


November 14 - 25, 2023
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Our expedition will go to the flat top of the table mountain Roraima, overcoming several climatic zones at once and discovering several endemics. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, at the junction of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, the Roraima tepui once served as the prototype for Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, and today is a Mecca among climbers on the most beautiful routes.
SCHEDULE & COST:
CaracasDates: November 14 - 25, 2023

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights

Number of participants: 7 – 12

Cost per person:
- 2590 USD subject to 11-12 participants,
- 2690 USD subject to 9 – 10 participants,
- 2850 USD subject to 7-8 participants.

10% early booking discount (in case you book before June 14, 2022)

SPECIAL DISCOUNT 10% in case of booking expedition "Venezuela: Orinoco, Canaima and Angel Waterfall"


Everything is included (including 2 domestic flights and full board meal) except for:
  • international flight to Caracas
  • medical insurance

Estimated flight cost from Moscow to Caracas roundtrip is about 1800 USD.


Single supplement: 280 USD (provided during all itinerary)







TRAVEL PROGRAM: TOUR TO VENEZUELAN AMAZONIA


Day 1. November 14, 2023 (Tuesday). CARACAS - PUERTO ORDAZ

Arrival in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Meeting at the airport and in the afternoon connecting flight to Puerto Ordaz. Arrival in Puerto Ordaz, transfer. Overnight at the hotel.

* Recommended flights:
- Turkish Airlines, flight TK-223, departure from Istanbul on November 14 at 2:00 am, arrival in Caracas on November 14 at 8:00 am you will need to 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 with arrival in Caracas before 11:00 am on November 14th.

Meals included: dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Villa Playa Grande


Day 2. November 15, 2023 (Wednesday). PUERTO ORDAZ - SANTA ELENA DE WAIREN

After breakfast, we have a long bus ride (12 hours, 600 km) to Santa Elena de Airen. Check-in and overnight at the Posada Villa Fairmont.

* For an extra charge, a charter flight on a propeller plane (6 seats) from Puerto Ordaz to Santa Elena de Airen is possible. The availability of the flight is negotiated separately if there are those who wish (about $ 250 per person).

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Posada Villa Fairmont Hotel

Day 3. November 16, 2023 (Thursday). SANTA ELENA DE WAIREN - PARAI TEPUI - TEQ RIVER

We will drive 25 km to Parai Tepui (1600 m above sea level), from where we will start trekking (5 hours) through the savannah to the Kukenan camp at an altitude of 1650 m. During the trek we will have to cross two rivers.
In the evening our guide and porters will set up camp for a nice dinner at the foot of Roraima.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: tents

Day 4. November 17, 2023 (Friday). TEK RIVER - RORAIMA BASE CAMP

Trekking 10 km (5 hours, climb - 200 meters) to the base camp of Roraima, located at an altitude of 1850 meters above sea level.
Our path will go through the savanna, on the way we will be surrounded by stunning prehistoric landscapes: orchids, bromeliads, ferns, palm trees, fluttering hummingbirds.
After trekking we will have a refreshing swim in the river next to the camp.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: tents


Day 5. November 18, 2023 (Saturday). TEK RIVER - BASE CAMP - RORAIMA TOP

We will have a steep hike of about 3 hours (1.5 km, climb 850 meters) through the jungle, after which we will reach the summit of the Lost World at an altitude of 2700 m.
Here we will see interesting rock formations - the result of 2 billion years of erosion. We will be surrounded by amazing prehistoric unusual plants. This is the real Lost World. Most of the plants here are endemic and found nowhere else.
Some sections here look like lunar landscapes, and the views from the top through the mists to the savannah spread below are simply incredible.
Our tents will be set up in natural caves for 3 nights, providing us with protection from the frequent fogs and downpours from above.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: tents


Days 6 – 7. November 19 – 20, 2023 (Sunday – Monday). RORAIMA TOP

We will explore the fantasy country at the top of Roraima. The peak extends for 45 km in length and 20 km in width. We will visit the Crystal Valley, where we will see strange and beautiful quartz rocks and a bizarre landscape that rises up and then descends.
We have to cross streams and wetlands, passing through natural labyrinths. As well as stunning views of the savannah will open before us.
We will have the opportunity to swim in natural jacuzzis with water of red, brown and gold colors.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: tents


Day 8. November 21, 2023 (Tuesday). RORAIMA TOP - TEK RIVER

Today we will descend 10.5 km to the Tek River (1850 meters above sea level) in 7 hours. Along the way we will be able to enjoy the last views of the walls of Roraima.
Camp on the river Tek.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: tents


Day 9. November 22, 2023 (Wednesday). TEK RIVER - PARAI TEPUI

We will walk about 4 hours to Parai Tepui. Free time after lunch.
Night bus to Puerto Ordaz (600 km, approximately 12 hours).

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: night on the bus


Day 10. November 23, 2023 (Thursday). SANTA ELENA DE WAIREN - PUERTO ORDAZ

In the afternoon we arrive in Puerto Ordaz. If there is enough free time, 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.
Overnight at the hotel.

* For a fee, a charter flight on a propeller plane (6 seats) from Santa Elena de Airen to Puerto Ordaz is possible. The availability of the flight is negotiated separately if there are those who wish (about $ 250 per person).

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


Day 11. November 24, 2023 (Friday). PUERTO ORDAZ - CARACAS

Departure from Puerto Ordaz to Caracas at 10:00 am. Arrival in Caracas around 11 am. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel, a sightseeing tour of Caracas or, if you wish, free time.

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


Day 12. November 25, 2023 (Saturday). CARACAS - FLIGHT BACK


Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and return international flight.

* Recommended flights:
- Turkish Airlines Flight TK-183, departing Caracas on November 25 at 14:45, arriving in Istanbul at 9:30 am on November 26, or
- another flight from Caracas to any city departing from Caracas at any time on November 25th.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation included: no




Cost includes:

∙ 2 domestic flights: Caracas - Puerto Ordaz - Caracas
∙ 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)
∙ tents in the camping on Roraima on a single (SNGL) or double (DBL) basis for couples
∙ 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
KEY FEATURES:
TOUR TO AMAZONIA, VENEZUELA
Venezuela

Best season: September – March




The pristine Amazon Rainforest. We will see plants and animals that others have only read about or seen on TV.

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.

We will make the best photos and video footage.
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