Orinoco Delta & Angel falls

(9 days)

Orinoco Delta & Angel falls

One of the most popular of combinations that combines two very different indigenous cultures the Warao and the Pemón, Canaima offers great landscapes with spectacular waterfalls and the Orinoco Delta abundant exotic wildlife.

From the dense rainforest of the Orinoco Delta to the tallest Waterfall in the World, Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Orinoco Delta

Here are local Warao families that tend to visit the lodge whilst you are staying there. 

The tropical sun slaps the waters of the Orinoco River as you lazily drift in a canoe under a lush canopy of trees. Suddenly, the jungle explodes with sounds as a howler monkey’s screech scares hundreds of colourful birds into flight. You grab for your binoculars while your travel companion focuses her camera. 

Flying above the sky is full of macaws and there are toucans, pelicans, parrots, kingfishers and dozens of exotic species that you have never seen before. The sounds of squawking and screeching and flapping wings then subside. The jungle quiets down once again beneath the steamy noontime sun. 

As you drift in your canoe, you may see a bottle-nosed river dolphins jump out the water. This is why you left your home to visit Venezuela. 

Orinoco Delta - Venezuela
Crimson Crested Woodpecker.

Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Caracas – Maturín – Delta Orinoco – Caracas

Day 1. Fly to Maturin for overnight at standard hotel. No meals included.

Day 2 & 3. Orinoco Delta: Activities include piranha fishing, canoeing, wildlife observation, jungle walk and a visit to a Warao indigenous community.

Overnight at rustic accommodation in beds + private bathroom (2 nights in Orinoco Delta). All meals and soft drinks included. 

Overnight in Maturin on day 4 at standard hotel, no dinner included. 

Flight to Caracas in the morning and overnight at standard hotel by the airport, no meals included.

Orinoco Delta - Venezuela
Red Howler moneys.

Orinoco Delta - Venezuela                                       Warao family in canoe.

A Warao woman weaves a hammock

How Can you Help The Local Warrao?

Here are local Warao families that tend to visit the lodge whilst you are staying there. 

We would suggest you save a little cash, preferably dollars to buy some goods from them so no-one will be disappointed – every little helps them and their families. You can even negotiate with bags of rice, cooking oil, olive oil and even medicines. The children here suffer from bad nutrition, headaches and sadly, diarrhoea, so any medicines you could bring would also be really appreciated.

The Warao families are quite large, often with large families of 6-10 children so even clothing for adults and children are very much appreciated. 

For your  comfort and peace of mind – we suggest that you bring some bottled water with you, Loperan tablets and a strong mosquito spray (non-deet if possible) to be comfortable. There are mosquitos and these are prevalent on the jungle / canopy tour and especially at dusk. Loperan is a medicine for the prevention of tummy sickness such as diarrhoea – not to worry unduly but if you are sampling “delights” from the jungle then it may help. 

Photo Gallery – Delta orinoco

Angel Falls

One of the world’s eight natural wonders – Angel Falls – the icon of Venezuela

The tallest waterfall in the world standing at 979 metres / 3,212 feet, located deep in Canaima National Park. The falls were named after an American Bush pilot – Jimmie Angel – for more information visit: www.jimmieangel.org 

 

Angel Falls, Venezuela - the tallest waterfall in the world
Canaima Lagoon with its 8 waterfalls.

Days 6, 7, 8, 9: Canaima National Park. Angel Falls.

Flight to Canaima National Park on day 6 at about 8:30am.

All meals (except breakfast and lunch on day 6 / dinner on day 9). English speaking guide. Boat trip onto Canaima lagoon and hike to Sapo Falls or Hacha Falls. River expedition to the base of Angel Falls. Accommodation in hammocks in front of Angel Falls for one (2) nights + beds for two (2) nights at your chosen lodge 

Flight out of Canaima National Park at 10:30am on day 9, arrival to Caracas around 11:30am. No lunch included. 

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Photo Gallery – ANGEl falls

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