Expedition to the lost world. Immerse yourself in a cultural and ecological adventure in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. The region is an unparalleled wonderland from any perspective that one takes. Anthropologists have been enthralled with the indigenous Pemón people, the “society without government,” that are embedded between the ominous, energizing, table topped tepui-mountains that fascinate geologists and poets alike. The tepuis are some of the oldest geological formations on the planet and were first brought to wider public attention in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Lost World.
Clouds bathe the tops of the tepuis, perpetually bursting like giant rain barrels, erupting from every split and notch in the mountain sides. Thousands of waterfalls carve through the lush verdant forests, including the tallest in the world, Angel Falls. Angel Falls cascades for almost a kilometer, 2 1⁄2 times the height of the Empire State Building, and is a breathtaking testament to the height and magnitude of the tepuis. We will explore the awe-inspiring geological wonders, and deep forests that define the primordial, sublime energy of this magical place.
Special tour guide, tropical biologist, Anthony Ippolito, Ph.D.
Anthony Ippolito has been working with the Pemón for 8 years via the organization, Angel Conservation, which he is a full board member. Side by side with the Pemón, he has worked on a variety of educational projects where he is sometimes the teacher, and quite often, the student of the Pemón. The interaction is always a rich and rewarding experience. Anthony has worked in many tropical countries around the world and always with the local and indigenous people of the region. He has been a professor at DePaul University in Chicago for 14 years.
One adventurous week in Canaima National Park, Venezuela: $2,500 USD
Price is for double occupancy. Single supplement in Caracas and Canaima is $50USD per night and US$25USD per night while in Uruyen or Kavak.
Airport transfers, all accommodations and meals as listed in the itinerary above, ground transportation, all domestic flights, Pemón guides.
International airfare to Caracas is not included in the above price. Also not included, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, entrance fee into Canaima National Park, national airport tax, meals not noted in the above itinerary, tips are not included but encouraged.
To reserve your spot, please fill out a form and send a $500 deposit. Checks can be made out to: Every Adventure LLC. Credit cards are accepted via PayPal. The balance must be paid at least 1 month before the start of the trip.
ANGEL FALLS VIA CANAIMA – SAMPLE ITINERARY
day 1 - arrive in Caracas, city tour of Caracas, overnight in Caracas
day 2 – Caracas to Uruyen – afternoon hike to Yurwan Canyon (B,L,D)
day 3 – Uruyén to Kavak – hike through the savannah and rainforests visiting local Pemón village, hike to Kavak Canyon, cultural event (a suggested donation of $30-35 per person). (B,L,D)
day 4 - – Kavak, morning hike to El Murey and La Toma, afternoon free
day 5 – flight to Canaima, afternoon hike to Sapo Falls *(B,L,D)
day 6 – Canaima to Angel Falls – dugout canoe to Angel Falls – hike to Laime’s Point – Overnight in hammocks (B,L,D)
day 7 – return from Angel Falls to CanaimaKamarata,
day 8– flight to Caracas via Cuidad Bolivar. Caracas to home. Transfer to airport for international flight back home. (B,L)
*Meals Included: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
All tours are lead by tropical biologist, Anthony Ippolito, Ph.D.
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