Catatumbo & Angel Falls

8 days

Catatumbo & Angel Falls
8 days

Join this exciting 8 days combination starting in Western Venezuela discovering Catatumbo Lightning and Andes to reach the tallest waterfall of the World, Angel Falls.
This journey is a perfect blending of nature, wildlife, culture and adventure going from the West to the East of Venezuela in a very active, authentic and photogenic expedition.

8 days

Catatumbo
Catatumbo
Merida Venezuela
Day 1. Catatumbo
Departure from Caracas or Merida
Visit to Coffee plantations. Zipline in the andean forest.  Wildlife observation.  
Visit to Maracaibo lake and Catatumbo Lightning Phenomena observation + accommodation in hammock

Day 2. Catatumbo
Early boat ride back to the pier and drive up to the Andes mountains. 
Visit to Sugar cane plantations. 
Downhill hike to Los Nevados and overnight at local posada. 
 
Day 3.  Los Nevados- Merida
Morning hike visiting different villages in the mountains of Sierra Nevada National Park. 
Paragliding (as optional US$ 40/ 30 mins flight)
Leisure afternoon to relax in the city of Merida. 
 
Day 4.  Merida- Caracas
Visit to the Hummingbirds garden. 
Visit a local market and walk in Merida downtown. 
Flight to Caracas in the afternoon. 
Overnight at local standard hotel by the airport. 
 

Day 7.8.9.10 Angel Falls Expedition
Flight to Canaima N.P on Day 7 .
All meals  (except Lunch and Dinner on Day 10). English speaking guide.
Boat trip onto Canaima lagoon and hike to Sapo Falls.
River expedition to the base of Angel Falls.
Accommodation in hammocks in front of Angel Falls for one (1) night  + beds for two (2) nights at your chosen lodge
Flight out of Canaima N.P on Day 10.  No lunch included.
End of services.  

Catatumbo Angel Falls

Thanks for showing interest in one of my favorites combinations in Venezuela​
In this ​unique​ ​journey​, we will ​witness the Catatumbo lightning phenomenon over the Maracaibo Lake ​and head from there to the highlands of the Venezuelan Andes full of beautiful landscapes, national parks, outdoor activities and authentic people that live in this region of the country.
Angel Falls...we will do it in the "Old School" style: my way! Forget about those boring "lodge tours" that you nowadays find in instagram, let me get you deeper in nature and show the best around Auyan Tepui in Canaima National Park.

​Will you join us?

Ben Rodriguez
Director

Tour info

Read/ Download our “What to pack?” Checklist here

Best times of the Year:  

Angel Falls:  May-November. 
Catatumbo:  October- December

 

Our blog says it all! Click here! 

Wooden motorized canoe in the excursions with a 48 HP Yamaha engine. 

Commercial flights from / to Caracas are in an Embraer 190 for 120 passengers.  

Departures only on Thursdays and Sundays. 
Different schedules:  830am / 1030am / 1230pm
We include flights in all our deals. You will not find them online. 
5 kilos as hand luggage + check in bags 20 kilos 
 

Flights can vary anytime so please take this only as a reference. 

Flight over Angel Falls  by helicopter
Only to be arranged and paid in Canaima lagoon.
Minimum of 4 passengers per flight. The whole flight costs from US$ 1900 to US$ 2200.
About 1 hour or more flight. Please take these rates as a reference, they can fluctuate anytime.  

Our clients always ask/ we answer: 

 
Is the helicopter tour worthy? 
A. Yes! It is a lifetime experience. 
 
Why is the helicopter tour so expensive? 
A.  Canaima National Park is a remote place. Venezuela is still going under some difficulties and fuel can be a big issue plus they have no competitors / not too many pilots available (they all fled overseas during our crisis) , etc, etc. 
 
Can you include it in the tour? 
A. Yes! 
 
I am traveling alone! I don’t want to pay for the full helicopter. What can I do? 
A. Get to Canaima, ask our guide and he will do his best to find others. Once the group is completed you can split expenses. We will do our best to help. 

 

Catatumbo, Andes

Private car transfers

Glass Fiber boat with 40 HP Out of boards. 

Includes

Excludes

  • Accommodation
    Angel Falls: 3 nights in shelter camps with hammock/tents
    Catatumbo:  1 night in rustic stilt house

    Andes: standard posada with beds and private bathroom. 

    Transportation
    Travel by Private vehicles, foot, boat, Flights x 4

    Meals
    As outlined in the itinerary (B,L,D)

    Excursions & Activities
    Angel Falls River Expedition+ Canaima Lagoon + Sapo Falls and/or Hacha Falls + All Transfers IN & OUT Catatumbo lightning.  Andes hikes.  

  • Gratuities
    Porters
    International and domestic air tickets to the gateways of Canaima
    Travel insurance (mandatory)
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks,
    limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras

    National Park fee in Canaima US$ 20

    PCR Test is mandatory wth negative result 48 hours prior the Angel Falls Expedition. 

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