3 days tour: Orinoco Delta + Canaima + Angel Falls

This tour package starting from your hotel on Isla Margarita or in Caracas brings you first to the Orinoco Delta, where you will explore the wildlife and indigenous communities, then to the Canaima National Park with its beautiful lagoons and famous waterfalls. You will explore the Lagoon and rivers and hike close to the Angel Falls. The tour ends at your hotel.

Warao style hut in the Orinoco Eco-camp Group departing camp Visiting a small Warao community Warao children Hoatzin bird (Opisthocomus hoazin) in the Orinoco Delta Small airplane before takeoff to Canaima Canaima Lagoon and waterfalls Angel Falls viewed from river Angel Falls

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Early in the morning we fly from Isla Margarita or Caracas to Maturín. Then a 1 hour transport by road to the port of San José de Buja where our boat will waiting on the river to take you to the Orinoco Eco Camp. During the half hour boat trip, and throughout the time in the delta, there will be many opportunities to observe the wildlife in the area. There are macaws, toucans, caymans howler monkeys, dolphins as well as, butterflies. There is also a collection of fauna indigenous to the orinoco delta.

When we arrive, there will be a small tour of the camp to familiarise yourself with your surroundings. Then, after you have made yourselves at home, we will provide you with poles and bait the hooks with raw meat to fish for piraña. If you catch one, our kitchen can prepare it for a snack. After lunch we take an excursion by boat to visit the Warao indians and learn about this native South American tribal community. Later, a Warao guide will locate an ideal place in the jungle where you will take a walk and get a feeling of life inside this unforgiving environment. You will notice pungent odours weaving their way through a tapestry of crawling plants and giant trees racing towards the sky for sunlight. A perfect non-human system in an imperfect human world.

At the close of day we will witness an inspiring sunset over the orinoco delta, then return to camp for dinner. There will be an option for a night trip to search the nocturnal world of alligators and snakes. This will be available before or after dinner depending on river conditions.

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Day 2

Early in the morning we will leave from the Orinoco Eco Camp to Ciudad Bolívar where we will serve breakfast on the way. When we arrive at Ciudad Bolívar we take a small aircraft and fly to Canaima. The flight lasts for around an hour, and will give you a birds eye view of Canaima and the Gran Sabana. After we land, we will take you to the picturesque Canaima Lagoon, which is the source for the four waterfalls in the area and makes for some inspiring photography.

We then take a small boat and travel past these waterfalls at a close distance. Here you will be able to get a feeling for the energy they produce. After the boat trip we will walk for approx 20 mins until we reach the impressive Sapo waterfall. When we arrive we will prepare to walk behind this waterfall and you will get wet, cool down from the hike and experience the power of this natural phenomenon.

We will take a boat trip on the Carrao river where we will serve a light lunch. If you are here in the dry season the water levels are lower and so it is possible that we will have to push the boat. While negotiating this river you will experience views of the unusual flat top Tepui mountains which are found only in South America. After this 4 hour ride in a dugout we reach the island Raton There will be a warm dinner in the evening and an overnight stay in a comfortable hammock opposite Angel Falls.

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Day 3

Early in the morning coffee is served then we hike for around 90 mins until we reach the base of Angel Falls. Here your feelings will tingle from the awe inspiring nature of this record breaking wonder. We then return to the camp on Isla Raton where breakfast is served.

Following breakfast there will be one last chance for photographs of Angel Falls. We then head back to the airport at Canaima and fly back to Ciudad Bolívar, where you will once again enjoy the birds eye view over some of Venezuela's most beautiful landscapes. If there is time we will have a short colonial tour around Ciudad Bolívar the historical heart of Venezuela. Following this brief excursion we take a drive to puerto Ordaz where we will fly you back to Isla Margarita or Caracas.

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Price 3 days / 2 nights 445 US$

approx. price per person

What is included?

  • All transportation by air and on the ground
  • Bilingual guides
  • Meals
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation

What is not included?

  • Airport tax
  • Entry in the Nationalpark (approx. US$10)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips

What you need to bring

  • Valid passport/identity card
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Repellent
  • Sun protection (hat, sunblocker)
  • Photography equipment (the camp has an electricity generator to recharge camera batteries)
  • Long-sleeve shirt, long trousers and socks to minimize insect bites in the evenings
  • Swimming suit
  • Snacks (nuts, crisps, chocolate – not available at the camp)
  • Any medication you may need