Early morning transfer and assistance to Caracas National Airport. Flight to Canaima National Park via either Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolivar (possibly both). Onward to Purpurken, a tiny Pemón community, deep in the heart of Canaima National Park. Excursion to a small waterfall (40-50 mins), Kui Meru, enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural “swimming hole” before returning back to the village. Overnight in Purpurken. (D)
Note: an over flight of Angel Falls maybe be possible for 4 or more people at an extra charge.
Breakfast, hike about 11kms (3-31/2hrs) to Prada River where we will rest, take a swim and enjoy a snack en route to our base camp (11/2 – 2hrs further) on the other side of the foothills / forest. Set up base camp – overnight in tents / hammocks. (B,L,D)
Breakfast in the jungle, hike to Ghost Canyon and Kavanarupa water fall. Lunch and relaxation before returning to base camp. (11/2hrs approx. each way). Overnight at base camp in tents / hammocks. (B,L,D)
Breakfast before returning to Purpurken village. Stopping en route at Prada River for a snack and refreshing dip (4-5hrs). Cultural ceremony performed by the children of Purpurken. Overnight in tents or hammocks. (B,L,D)
Breakfast before setting off to Salto Aicha (Aicha Falls) overlooking Kamarata Valley. A long hike (5-6hrs) with a break enroute alongside Purpur River. Through savannah, rainforest, climbing foothill to the first level of Auyantepui before reaching the top of Aicha Falls. Overnight in tents or hammocks. (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Climb down through the rainforest on foot to Kamarata Valley below, stopping enroute at “Kaneparu”, a conuco (farm) owned by a local shaman and his family – its located at the foot of the tepui on the edge of a river and deep inside the rainforest. Visit the conuco and take lunch / snack. Fresh fruits beckon! Continue our hike to Uruyén or Kavak (total 5-6hrs). Overnight in Uruyén or Kavak. (B,L,D)
Optional hike to Kavak (2 hrs) visiting local communities Uruyén and Santa Marta en route or Uruyén Canyon / rest up and wait for flight to Ciudad Bolivar or Puerto Ordaz (possibly via Canaima). Transfer by plane to Caracas. (B,L). End of program.