The Lost World

Angel Falls & Roraima in 14 days

The Lost World

Join the most rewarding experience of Venezuela:  The Lost World Expedition.
14 days of adventure, unique landscapes, waterfalls and more in some of the most remote areas of Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Itinerary

Angel Falls
The Devils tongue on the way to Angel Falls
One of our groups in the Angel Falls view point
Very Photogenic!
Angel Falls
Dramatic sunset on Carrao River
Kamarata Valley
We may use a Cessna 206 in this tour

Day 1.- Arrival to Venezuela.
Arrival in Caracas. Airport pick up and overnight at a standard hotel, no dinner included.

Day 2.3.4. –  Angel Falls Expedition.
Flight from Caracas to Canaima National Park on Day 2   early in the morning.
All meals  (except Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2, Lunch and Dinner on Day 4).
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 two (2) nights
Flight out of Canaima National Park to Puerto Ordaz on Day 4, no lunch, no dinner included.
Overnight in Puerto Ordaz.

Day 5. San Francisco de Yuruani.
We depart early in the morning to drive 700 km to Yuruani crossing Gran Sabana and Canaima National Park, Kama Falls, Sierra de Lema, Tepuis View point and so much more. Dinner and Overnight at a rustic hotel in Yuruani, the gateway of Mount Roraima.  (D)

Day 6.- Parai Tepui – Tek River
We will drive to Parai Tepuy (1600 above sea level) to hike nearly 5hours through open savannah before reaching the Kukenan Camp at a height of1050m. You will cross two rivers which can be difficult when the Kukenan grows after rainfall. Our guide and porters will set up the camp for a nice dinner in the foothills of Roraima. (14 kilometers hike/ 5 hours / all meals).

Day 7.- Tek River – Roraima Base Camp
Today we will hike 10 km to the Base Camp of Roraimalocated at 1850 meters above the sea level including a challenging walk of around two hours. Cross lowland savannah and beautiful landscapes covered with orchids and fascinating plant life and enjoy spectacular views of the walls of the mountain before taking a refreshing swim in the river nearby the camp.(about 5 hours hiking, all meals).

Day 8.- Roraima Base Camp to The Top
We will have a steep hike for about 3 hours (1,5kms) through the jungle as we reach the top of The Lost World at 2700m.Afterwards we will be exhausted and amazed by the beauty and the overwhelming number of ferns, bromeliads and other rare plants. The sheer wall of Roraima is ahead, and it’s a tough climb to the summit at 2700m. The path continues through jungle and on to the plateau, where there is time to explore with fascinating views of interesting rock shapes as result of 2 Billion years of erosion. The Prehistoric and unusual plants up here are a wonder to behold. Some of the surface looks like walking on the moon and the views from the Summit piercing through the fog are unbelievable. Our tents will be set up in natural caves for2 nights, providing protection from the frequent mists and showers on top. (All meals)

Refreshing in the Roraima Jacuzzi
Be there, do that!

Day 9.10   Roraima Top-Triple Point
We will explore the fantasy land atop Roraima Whose massive summit is 45 kilometers long and 20 kilometers wide. We will visit the Crystal Valley where we find strange and beautiful quartz rocks and a bizarre landscape, hiking up and down, crossing creeks and boggy terrain,passing through natural labyrinths with great views the Gran Sabana and Kukenan Tepui window, enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural jacuzzi with red, sand and golden colors on its waters.  Overnight in tents set in a natural cavity. (All meals)

Day 11-  Roraima Top – Tek River Camp
Today we will hike down 10,5 kms for about 7hours to Tek River enjoying some of the last views of the walls of Roraima. (All meals)

Day 12.-  Tek River Camp – ParaiTepui
We will walk about 4 hours to Parai Tepuy. No Lunch included.  Leisure afternoon to relax.
Overnight in San Francisco de Yuruani.  (Only B)

Day 13.  San Francisco de Yuruani- Puerto Ordaz.
Drive back to Puerto Ordaz. Overnight at standard posada.

Day 14.  Puerto Ordaz- Caracas
Morning flight to Caracas. End of tour.

The Lost World...

The Lost World is absolutely one of my favorites in Venezuela.
For many years, this combination was my best seller. It is a great combination and back then when I started Osprey there were departures everyday so it was so easy to sell and run these tours.  After COVID and all this situation Venezuela is going through, things changed and now we must open a departure every 3 months or so to complete a group. I am optimistic as always, I know people want this experience and I am ready to get it for all my clients. This is by far, one of the best experiences you can take in Venezuela. Enjoy! 

Ben Rodriguez
Director

Tour info

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

Best times of the Year:  

Angel Falls:  May-November. 
Roraima: All year round, although rainy season makes the trek harder.

Interesting facts about Angel Falls! 

Interesting facts about Roraima

Contact us for information of our different departures and prices. 
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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: demanding.  You must be fit.  Read the detailed itinerary here

Angel Falls

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 it worthy: 
A. Yes! It is a lifetime experience. 
 
Why is it 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 difficult times) , 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. 
 

Roraima:

Despite all you can read in other websites, this is very fresh information (2022): ​

No flights from Caracas to Santa Elena de Uairen.

No flights from/to  Canaima lagoon / Angel Falls from/to Santa Elena de Uairen. 

​In our tours: ​
Airport and hotel pick ups in Private Vehicle​. ​
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.

Includes

Excludes

  • Accommodation
    Angel Falls: 1 night(s) in Lodge / 2 nights in shelter camps with hammock
    Roraima:  5 nights in tents. We will use rustic posadas in San Francisco de Yuruani and standard accommodation in Puerto Ordaz and Caracas Airport. 

    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
    Roraima Trek. 

  • 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$ 40

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

Angel Falls & Roraima