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

Sierra Merida Adventure

This itinerary has been designed around the adventure playground of the Sierra Nevada de Mérida, the highest mountain range in Venezuela, part of the northern extent of the Andes Mountains. We'll enjoy safaris on land and by boat in a landscape of flat plains interlaced with rivers, teeming with tropical birds, animals and reptiles (including the anaconda). This area is renowned for its fauna, said to be as abundant as the Pantanal in Brazil! Our adventure moves to the water as we white water raft along two different river systems under the guidance of our expert rafting guides. Meeting our high mountain guides at the trailhead in Mucuy National Park, we commence the trekking component of our adventure to Lake Coromoto, an area of beautiful cloud forest vegetation, huge ferns, tall trees, bamboo, streams and rivers. We continue high above the tree line to Verde and Timoncito Lakes to enjoy the stunning views of the high peaks, before ending our trek in the picturesque Andean village of Los Nevados. Returning to the city of Merida, a flight to Caracas and road transfer brings us to a beautiful area near Morrocoy National Park to enjoy the azure waters dotted with coral islands. Our journey culminates in Colonial Tovar, a unique town set in cloud forest featuring Black Forest style architecture which was founded in 1847 by a group of German settlers and a charming place to end our trip.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Caracas
DAY 2 Fly to Barinas, transfer to Canafistola Ranch
DAY 3 Safaris by vehicle and boat
DAY 4 To the Acequia river for an afternoon of white water rafting
DAY 5 White water rafting, transfer to Apartaderos
DAY 6 To the trail head in the Mucuy National Park trek to Lake Coromoto
DAY 7 Trek to Lake Verde
DAY 8 Trek to Lake Timoncito
DAY 9 Trek to Los Nevados
DAY 10 Drive to Merida
DAY 11 To Fly from El Vigia to Caracas, drive to Chichirivichi
DAY 12/13 In Morrocoy National Park, visiting coral island beaches, optional snorkelling
DAY 14 Drive to Colonia Tovar
DAY 15 In Colonia Tovar, trip concludes

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Trip Code: VMT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Wildlife Safari Rafting Multi Activity
Next Trip:  14 June 2014
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price: $4,490.00 NZD

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Internal flights valued at: $175 USD
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