The tour departs in the morning either from Santa Elena or Ciudad Bolívar, travelling by small aircraft to Canaima. The flight takes about one hour and on a clear day you have excellent views over Gran Sabana. After you leave your bag in your accommodation near the airstrip, you begin to explore the stunning Canaima Lagoon and the five waterfalls that empty into it. You pass the waterfalls closely in a small boat, and disembark at Sapo Falls to walk behind the huge curtain of water. Later in the day, you have a hot meal in your hostel by the lagoon and relax in preparation for the trip to Angel Falls the following day.
After an early morning light breakfast, the excursion begins with a four hour trip along the Carrao River in a motorised Indian canoe. In the dry season is it possible that you will have to carry the boat for a little where the water level is low. As you enter the Devil’s Canyon you have stunning views of the flat-topped table mountains. Then the hike to the Falls begins at Ratoncito Island and after about 90 minutes, you arrive at the base of the world’s highest waterfall – Angel Falls. You eat lunch by the river and you can swim in the refreshingly cold water that forms a pool at the bottom of the falls. After exploring for the rest of the day, you have a hot dinner and spend the night in a hammock in the camp opposite the falls.
After breakfast you begin to retrace your journey towards Canaima, first by foot and then by boat back along the river. You should arrive around 11am, with just enough time for a final swim in the Lagoon before taking the plane back to Ciudad Bolívar in the afternoon.