Expedition to the "lost world" of table mountain Roraima


November 13 - 24, 2024
Tour Venezuela

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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.
Dates: November 13 - 24, 2024

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights

Number of participants: 6 – 12

Cost per person:
- 2950 USD subject to 11-12 participants,
- 3050 USD subject to 9 – 10 participants,
- 3190 USD subject to 7-8 participants.
- 3390 USD subject to 6 participants.

10% early booking discount (in case you book before June 13, 2024)

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

Estimated cost of the flight Moscow – Caracas – Moscow: from $1800 USD
Estimated cost of the flight Madrid – Caracas – Madrid: from $800 USD
Estimated cost of the flight Paris – Caracas – Paris: from $600 USD

Single supplement: 300 USD (provided during all itinerary)


Day 1. November 13, 2024 (Wednesday). 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 13 at 2:00 AM, arrival in Caracas at 8:05 AM.
- Another flight from any city arriving in Caracas before 11:00 AM on November 13.

Meals included: dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Villa Playa Grande

Day 2. November 14, 2024 (Thursday). 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.

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

Day 3. November 15, 2024 (Friday). 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 16, 2024 (Saturday). 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 17, 2024 (Sunday). 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 18 – 19, 2024 (Monday - Tuesday). 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 20, 2024 (Wednesday). 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 21, 2024 (Thursday). 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 22, 2024 (Friday). 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.

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

Day 11. November 23, 2024 (Saturday). 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 24, 2024 (Sunday). CARACAS - FLIGHT BACK

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and return international flight.

* Recommended flights:
- Turkish Airlines, flight TK-195, departure from Caracas on November 24 at 2:15 PM, or
- Turkish Airlines, flight TK-224, departure from Caracas on November 24 at 11:50 AM, or
- Another flight from Caracas to any city with departure from Caracas at any time on November 24.

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

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