Let Angel-Eco Tours be your guide on this two or three day exploration of Catatumbo / Lake Maracaibo and the surrounding areas in Western Venezuela – visiting a number of different ecosystems along the way.
The wildlife in this region is abundant and colourful, as are the locals that live in the palafitos or stilted houses on the edge of this expansive Lake Maracaibo.
Experimente o fenômeno Catatumbo que, segundo a Wikipedia – Catatumbo relâmpago (Catatumbo relâmpago) is an atmospheric phenomenon which occurs strictly in an area located over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it flows into Lake Maracaibo.
The frequent and powerful flashes of lightning over this relatively small area are considered to be the world’s largest single generator of tropospheric ozone, that is ozone that does not necessarily replenish the atmospheric ozone layer. Origina-se de uma massa de nuvens de tempestade que criam um arco voltaico em mais de 5 kms of height, during approximately 140 para 160 nights per year, 10 horas por dia e de até 280 vezes por hora. Ela ocorre sobre e em torno do lago Maracaibo, typically over the swampish areas formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake.
Departure from Caracas or Mérida. Visit a typical coffee plantation, zipline in the Andean forest and enjoy some wildlife spotting / observation..
Then take a boat on to the lake of Maracaibo to experience the nighttime Catatumbo lightning phenomenon.
Basic accommodations in hammocks.
Early boat ride back to the pier and drive to Mérida, Barquisimeto or Maracaibo for overnight or flight back to Caracas.
Overnight on day 2. Spend an extra day exploring the area, even go butterfly hunting in the local rainforest (by boat). .Afternoon depart.
Visit the Andes or Los Llanos (wildlife safari) or fly back to Caracas and take a flight the following day to Canaima National Park. Boat trip onto Canaima lagoon and hike to Sapo or Hacha Falls. River expedition to the base of Angel Falls.
Accommodation in hammocks in front of Angel Falls for one (1) noite + beds for two (2) nights at a local standard lodge / acampamento.
Flight from Canaima to Caracas.
All meals (except lunch and dinner on last day). English speaking guide.
End of services.
Catatumbo: 1 night in rustic stilt house.
Andes: standard posada with beds and private bathroom.
Transporte: travel by private vehicles, pé, barco, internal flights (4).
Refeições: umas outlined in the itinerary (B,O,D)
Excursões & Atividades
– Catatumbo lightning. Andean treks.
– Angel Falls River Expedition+ Canaima Lagoon + Sapo Falls and / or Hacha Falls + all transfers IN & FORA
– Optional additional tour: Angel Falls: 3 nights in camps with hammock/tents
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