Angel Falls, Roraima & Orinoco Delta

Angel Falls Orinoco Roraima

16 days

Explore 3 of the most fascinating unknown places of Venezuela in a wonderful 16 days full of adventure, pristine rainforest, waterfalls, indigenous communities, wildlife and so much more  Start in Canaima National Park visiting Angel Falls and get amazed by the spectacular table top mountains & dense jungle around.  Roraima will really impress you and will demand effort to reach the top of The Lost World in our 6 days trek (we can make it in 7 days too). End your trip in the swamps of the Orinoco Delta surrounded by green and deep forest with interesting wildlife while the Waraos communities will show you how they live out in the middle of nowhere.

Itinerary

Day 1. Canaima Lagoon

The Angel Falls are located deeply inside Canaima National Park. Your tour begins with a flight from Caracas to the Canaima Lagoon area, from which you can see a group of four different cascades known as Hacha, Wadaima, Ucaima and Golondrina.
After a tasty lunch at a local indigenous village you will be taken across the lagoon and walk along the pink sand banks and up, through the jungle to the majestic Sapo Falls. From this point and on, you may swim in the lake before walking up through the jungle and behind the falls while enjoying a great scenery through a powerful water curtain. Dinner at the camp before going to sleep (beds) to the sound of crickets. Feel free to walk in the Pemon Community. 

Dense jungle of Canaima National Park
Angel Falls
Angel Falls as seen from the shelter

Day 2. Angel Falls

After breakfast, you will walk through the jungle before taking a motorized canoe up Carrao and Churún rivers towards the spectacular Angel falls. As you travel along the rivers for about 4 hours, you will have the time to take in the lush scenery and the fantastic Tepuys, you will enjoy a light picnic lunch afterwards.   At Devil’s Canyon, you can see the Angel Falls cascading 1km down from the top of Auyántepuy and running all the way to Churún river. From here this point, you will walk up through the jungle for about an hour to the Laime viewpoint and then down to the rock pools near the base of the falls. If you get lucky, you may swim in the freshwater of Angel Falls. Have a good sleep in our comfortable hammocks front of the tallest fall in the world, if you have not experienced sleeping in hammocks, your tour guide will show how to get a perfect sleep as local Pemons do.

Day 3. Angel Falls -Puerto Ordaz

After breakfast and coffee at the camp you will travel back down the river to the first camp where you will eat lunch before taking a final flight over the jungle to Puerto Ordaz.   At your arrival to Puerto Ordaz, our representative will meet you there and take you to a hotel by the airport. No dinner included.

Salto Angel
Kusari Tepuy
Camping in the foothill of Roraima

Day 4. Gran Sabana- Santa Elena de Uairen

Breakfast and 700 kms drive to Santa Elena de Uairén with a few stops along the way. After we cross the misty dense jungle road of Sierra de Lema find the stunning Gran Sabana located in the Eastern sector of Canaima National Park with views of the Tepuys Valley, Kama Falls and its inmense Savannahs. Dinner and overnight at rustic camp with beds and private bathroom.

Day 5. Parai Tepui – Tek River

We will drive from Santa Elena de Uairen to Parai Tepuy to hike nearly 14 hours and reach the first base camp located at 1050 meters above the sea level. Our guide and porters will set up the camp for a nice dinner in the foothill of Roraima. (5 hours hiking, all meals).

Roraima Mountain
Kunenan Tepuy in the distance
Roraima Mountain
Tek River

Day 6. Tek River-Roraima base camp

Today we will hike 9kms to the base camp of Roraima located at 1850 meters above the sea level. Enjoy spectacular views of the walls of the mountain and enjoy a refreshing swim in the river nearby the camp. (about 5 hours hiking, all meals).

Day 7. Roraima base camp to the top!

We will have a steep hike for about 3 hours (1,5 kms) through the jungle as we reach the top of The Lost World (2800 masl). Leisure afternoon to enjoy the fascinating views of the surroundings with its interesting rock shapes as result of 2 Billion years of erosion. Our following 2 nights will be in tents in one of the top cavities of Roraima.

The Lost World
You will be here...above the clouds! Isn't it amazing?
Hiking on top can be challenging sometimes

Day 8. Roraima Top

We will explore the top and reach the Crystal Valley where we find strange and beautiful quartz rocks, we will also see the Gran Sabana and Kukenan Tepui window enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural jacuzzi with red, sand and golden colors on its waters. We will relax and get ready for the descend of 7 hours.

Extra Day in Roraima?

Do you want to boost this experience to a real exploration of Roraima summit? 
Osprey Expeditions makes it happen! We are ready to get you even a greater experience!
The extra day on top allows you to reach the Triple Point where Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana meet after crossing a bizarre landscape, hiking up and down, crossing creeks and boggy terrain, passing through natural labyrinths.
Let us know you want to add this or even 2-3 days extra and we will take care of it.

Angel Falls Roraima
Unique rock shapes...they can only be reached in a 7 days trek

Day 9. Roraima Top- Tek River camp

Today we will hike down 10,5 kms for about 7 hours to Tek river enjoying some of the last views of the walls of Roraima.

Day 10. Tek River – Santa Elena de Uairen

We will walk about 4 hours to Parai Tepuy where will be collected to get driven back to Santa Elena. Dinner and overnight in a comfortable posada with bedrooms and private bathroom.

Roraima Mountain
Dense jungle in Roraima foothill
from Puerto Ordaz to Yuruani you have to drive about 650 kms

Day 11. Santa Elena de Uairen- Ciudad Bolivar

We depart early in the morning and drive all the way back to Puerto Ordaz. Overnight at standard hotel in town, no dinner included.

Day 12. Ciudad Bolivar -Orinoco Delta

We travel by road to the Uracoa pier and then by boat to our jungle lodge. The camp is located in the middle of the dense rainforest, on one of the many tributaries of the Orinoco river. From the comfort of your boat you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna – water hyacinths, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, tortoises and red howler monkeys, etc. Along the riverbanks you will see Warao Indigenous villages with their unique raised dwellings (palafitos), built over the river’s edge.
Once under the canopy, your Warao guide will point out edible plants which you will get a chance to taste, or if your stomach is strong enough you can try the juicy grubs that can be found living in the dead trees and vegetation! When you return to the camp, you will relax before dinner. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp.

Orinoco kids say hello to our group of travelers
Wooden canoes are the most used transportation in the Orinoco

Day 13. Orinoco Delta

The morning will take you into navigation the Orinoco river in search of various species that live there- among the highlights; there are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds and kingfishers in the skies above. Back to the camp for lunch, you will be taken on a boat trip to some of the Warao villages and palafitos that line the riverbanks in this part of Orinoco. Your guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community’s daily life –a truly fascinating experience. Here, we will have an opportunity to meet some of their craftsmen, and inspect some of their workmanship, first-hand. In the evening, you will be offered a hearty meal and maybe even a few beers or local Rum with Coca Cola! Night tours available at extra cost, ask your tour guide.

Day 14. Orinoco Delta – Puerto Ordaz

This morning you will be taken out to a quiet spot in the river to do some Piranha fishing and after lunch we travel by river one last time to Uracoa pier and drive up to Puerto Ordaz.

Orinoco Delta
Water buffalos visit a Warao Community

Tour info

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Angel Falls 
Suitable for people of most ages who have a basic fitness level. Elevation gain of less than 800 meters.

Roraima:  About 50 kilometers hike in total. You must be in good conditions! it is not impossible and there are always ways to make it easier for you. You can hire a porter and simply have our water and camera in your hands.

Airport and hotel pick ups in Private Vehicle,
Wooden motorized canoe in the excursions.
Flights to Canaima from Caracas in Embraer 190

We may ocassionally fly in a Cessna 206

Airport and hotel pick ups in Private Vehicle,
Always private services.
We may use a shared taxi to Santa Elena de Uairen /Roraima depending on logistics and dates.
We will always provide the best solutions in all destinations.

Safety is always our priority + good drivers (they all must be family guys) + reliable people.

We take care of it! 

Well selected tourist category hotels in between all destinations.
Angel Falls: Rustic / Hammock front of the falls.
Canaima Lagoon:  standard lodge with private bathroom and beds. 

Roraima: Tents + mats+ sleeping bags included.  Portable toilette.

Orinoco Delta:  Watch our video here  

Includes

Excludes

  • Accommodation
    Angel Falls: 1 night in hammock + 2 nights in local standard lodge with beds and private bathroom.
    Orinoco Delta: 2 nights in bedrooms with private bathroom.
    Roraima: 5 nights in tents + mat + sleeping bag

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

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

  • 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

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