South American Adventure

Thanks for a marvelously organised trip. We're sure we can speak for all our group about the fantastic time we had in South America. We were most impressed with your people on the ground who did everything they could to make our stay a wonderful experience. We are now looking forward to our next andventure with World Expeditions.

Chris and Tim Rounds | Victoria, Australia
 
 

Venezuela - The Lost World and Angel Falls

When Arthur Conan Doyle wrote ‘The Lost World’, he was inspired by the Table Mountains of Southeast Venezuela. A series of mysterious mountain tops almost inaccessible from the surrounding jungle was to capture the imagination of a generation of armchair travellers. Similarly inspired, we travel to this remote corner of Venezuela to combine an ascent to the summit plateau of Auyan Tepui, followed by a river journey to the base of the Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. From our jungle base, we follow trails through tropical forest before gradually ascending a series of boulders (requiring fixed rope in places) to the summit plateau of Auyan Tepui. Marvelling at the views of the vast jungle canopy, we undertake day walks to appreciate the rich diversity of flora and fauna that would have staggered early explorers. After our foray we enjoy a memorable river journey to the foot of the Angel Falls and visit a number of remote Indian communities along the way, before travelling to the beautiful Caribbean Coast.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Caracas
DAY 2 Drive to Ciudad Bolivar
DAY 3 Fly to Uruyen, commence trek
DAYS 4/6 Trek on Auyan Tepui
DAY 7 Descend to El Penon
DAY 8 Complete trek to Indian village of Uruyen
DAY 9 At Uruyen, day walk to Yuruan Canyon
DAY 10 Drive to Kamarata and boat on Akana river to Arenal
DAY 11 To Angel Falls
DAY 12 To Canaima
DAY 13 Fly to Puerto Ordiz and Caracas, drive to Caribbean coast
DAY 14 Day at leisure on Caribbean coast and beach
DAY 15 Drive to Caracas airport where trip concludes

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Trip Code: VLW
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  04 July 2014
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price: $4,590.00 NZD

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Internal flights valued at: $435 USD
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