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Venezuela Trekking and Local Discovery

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Do you like hiking? This route was made for you! During 18 days, you’ll discover the nicer treks of Venezuela. First, you’ll walk across the Andean cordillera (Mucuposada’s hiking) and then, you’ll climb the famous “Lost World” of Roraima Mount.

Your group tour

Day 1: Arrival in Venezuela And Transfer To The Andes

Arrival day of your international flight. You’ll take a national flight to El Vigia. Your luggage arrives in Caracas at the international lobby, and you'll get them back after coming out of the plane. Once you’ve passed customs, you must follow the indication “Transit flight”. At the national hall, proceed to check-in for your national flight. Anticipate 10 min to go to the national hall from the international hall.  A driver will pick you up at the airport of El Vigia, and take you directly to your Posada in Mérida.

El Vigía Caracas Mérida
Hacienda Colonial Buenaventura (Mérida)

Day 2: Beginning of Mucuposada’s Hiking

Two hours of transfer on a rustic vehicle from Mérida to the Gavidia’s Community (3350m). In the heart of the “páramo”, you’ll have a typical Andean lunch with the locals. In this place, you’ll discover the characteristic Andean landscapes, a potato and carrot culture as well as trout farming.

Mérida Gravidia
Night at Rosalia et Romulo (Gavidia)

Day 3: Route By The “páramos” And The Mist

Route across the “páramo” of Gavidia, right in the middle of the typical bush vegetation: “coloraditos” (Polylepis Sericea) and the strange “frailejones” (Espeletia spp) plants with thick rosettes of leaves arranged in spirals that often surpass two meters in height. You’ll reach the highest point of this journey, The Alto de Micarache (3.640 m) where we contemplate the beautiful landscape of Llano del Trigo.

​Accommodation: Camping at Los Morritos


Day 4: From Brilliant Páramos To Pristine Jungles

In the morning, continue the descent from to the Los Colorado páramo to the Sierra Nevada National Park where exuberant cloud forests populated with bush fern and bamboo, passing through exciting hanging bridges over foamy creeks to the Los Colorado páramo. You pass through a long and impressive hanging bridge above a turbulent river.  Arrive at the El Carrizal de Misiquias village, a small island in time.  We are in a land of legends of ancient indigenous inhabitants, the Misiquias tribes of War of Independence fame and of the famous geographer, Agustín Codazzi. Lodgings in the Mucuposada El Carrizal, where Don Mario, its owner, will delight you with his incredible anecdotes. Very close by you may photograph the emblematic Gallito de las Sierras (Rupicola Peruviana).

El Carrizal
Night at Catalina et Alirio (El Carrizal)

Day 5: Travel In Pristine Jungles

Begin your journey again in the midst of beautiful jungle mountains. You pass through a long and impressive hanging bridge above a turbulent river. We’ll arrive at the San José community (1400m).

San José
Night at Rafael et Enoe (San José)

Day 6: Descent Through Coffee Forest 

At dawn, an impressive concert by multiple birds. You may photograph and observe them very close. During our descent, we'll cross through cultures, grazing and Andean cloud forests. You'll attack the rise across the traditional coffee plantations and some isolated hamlets. We will arrive in the Santa Maria de Canagua community, at the Cordillera de Mérida's foot.

Santa Maria de canagua Los Samanes
Night at Gladys et Richard (Santa Maria de canagua)

Day 7: Mucuposada’s Hiking End

In the morning, you will discover the natural beauty of the mountains. You can go for a walk to the Curbatí River and enjoy a refreshing bath in crystal turquoise waters in the middle of luxuriant forests. A thatch roof hut with hammocks invites you to relax. In the afternoon, transfer to Barinas and to your posada in Merida.

Barinas Mérida
Hacienda Colonial Buenaventura (Mérida)

Day 8: Transfer To Ciudad Bolívar

In the morning, transfer from your posada in Mérida to the airport of El Vigia in order to take a flight to Caracas and then to Puerto Ordaz. A driver will wait for your arrival at Puerto Ordaz airport and take you to your posada in Ciudad Bolívar (1 hour).

El Vigía Caracas Puerto Ordaz and San Felix Ciudad Bolívar
Posada La Casita (Ciudad Bolívar)

Day 9: Crossing Over The Venezuelan South from Ciudad Bolívar To Santa Elena

Free day at Ciudad Bolívar. You can enjoy this free day while visiting this colonial city that's just aside the Orinoco river. You can plan some visits by yourself (not included) in order for you to meet the lovely and city center. You can also enjoy eating some fresh fish next to the fish market in one of the many small restaurants. In the evening, you need to go to the bus “terminal” for a private transfer in Santa Helena (14hours ride).

Day 10: Briefing At Santa Elena

When you arrive, you need to go by yourself to your posada. During the afternoon, you’ll participate at the day-before Roraima trek’s briefing at your Posada.

Posada Los Pinos (Santa Elena de Uairén)

Day 11: Tek Camp In Roraima

Transfer from Santa Helena to Paratepuy in 4*4, where your trek will begin. At this point, last travel arrangements and lunch will take place. You'll begin your 4-5hours hike in the afternoon and you'll arrive at the Rio Tek camp, where you'll have an astonishing view of the Roraima Mount. You'll be able to take a bath at the Teck river.

Accommodation: Overnight in tents at Tek river camp

Santa Elena de Uairén Paratepuy Monte Roraima

Day 12: Base Camp This time

After a great breakfast right when the sun goes up, you'll cross the savanna until arriving to the Kukenan river. Going through the river can get a little difficult if the water level is high. Your guide will help you get through. Depending on the weather conditions, you may be requested to wait a few hours in order for the water level to get a bit lower. Either way, you'll get wet! After a 5 hour walk, you'll arrive to Roraima’s base camp. Your tent will be installed in front of a very impressive view of the savanna on one side and the Roraima Mount on the other side.

Accommodation: Overnight in tents at Tek river camp

Monte Roraima

Day 13: Climb Til The Top

The day we've all been waiting for has arrived: you'll walk till arriving to the top of the Roraima tepuy (4-5h walk) through a rocky and vertical pathway. After passing by the "lagrimas" you're going to walk under a waterfall. You will have to put your luggage inside of some plastic bags! Once you're on the top, along with your guide, you'll be able to observe the plants and other geological attractions. These landscapes are more than amazing. You'll get through the night in a "natural hotel" which is actually a prehistoric cave.

Accommodation: Overnight in tents at a natural cave "hotel"

Monte Roraima

Day 14: On The Top

This day, you'll be able to discover all the landscapes and species you can find at the top of the Roraima Mount (Visit of the crystal valley and optional climb until the highest point 2723m). You will also be able to take a bath in the natural Jacuzzis and to observe the amazing view from the "La Ventana" cliff. Anticipate a 4 hours walk in order to get there. Attention: the top of the Roraima Mount can be dangerous, because there are some very deep cracks and misleading landscapes.

Accommodation: Return to the camp and overnight in tents

Monte Roraima

Day 15: Descent to the Tek river

After taking an early breakfast, one big walk is ahead of you during the day before arriving to the Tek camp (6-7 hours walk). You'll have to take the same path backwards, so you'll pass once more through the Kukenan river.

Accommodation: Overnight in tents at Tek river camp

Monte Roraima

Day 16: Back To Paratepuy

4 hour walk to Paratepuy, then, you'll return to Santa Elena in a 4*4 transport (with a lunch stop at Paratepuy). Night transfer through a night bus to Ciudad Bolivar. Night in "night bus".

Paratepuy Ciudad Bolívar

Day 17: Rest Day At Ciudad Bolivar

You’ll arrive at Ciudad Bolívar at the end of the morning. You can enjoy this rest day in Ciudad Bolívar as you please. You can either stay at your Posada or go to the city’s downtown in order to buy souvenirs, look down for handmade goodies or just enjoy the warm weather from a local restaurant.

Ciudad Bolívar
Posada La Casita (Ciudad Bolívar)

Day 18: Back to the Airport

Transfer by the road from Ciudad Bolívar to Puerto Ordaz’ Airport (1h30h 150km). From here, you’ll take a national flight to Caracas’ airport. Once you get there, you’ll be able to get on board on your international flight. Please, notice that we recommend you to be at the check-in counter of your international flight with 5h of anticipation. 

El Vigía Caracas Mérida Gravidia El Carrizal San José Santa Maria de canagua Los Samanes Barinas Puerto Ordaz and San Felix Ciudad Bolívar Santa Elena de Uairén Paratepuy Monte Roraima

Price and dates for group departures

Approx. $1,890 / 18 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy
Please contact Agency for available Dates

Included in price:

  • All the transports, flights, boat, 4*4, taxis from Caracas and until Caracas except the taxi transfers from Ciudad Bolívar to Santa Helena Posada/Bus Terminal and the night bus
  • All the accommodations in shared rooms while in the regional towns except for the days 9 and 18
  • Meals when they are specified (B-L-D) = (Breakfast-Lunch-Diner)
  • The guides specialized for each excursion speaking English and Spanish
  • All the excursions and safaris cited into the program except for Ciudad Bolívar

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Park Canaima’s taxes (20euros/p)
  • The airport taxes (about 5euros/pers/flight)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals specified free (by yourself) (--) = no meal included
  • The English speaker guide private during your travel
  • The transfers at Puerto Ordaz and Santa Helena Posada- Bus terminal and night bus
  • The personal expenses
  • All sorts of insurance
  • If it isn’t specified « this price includes»

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