Osprey Expeditions

Eastern Venezuela

Discover 3 of the beauties of the Eastern Venezuela by joining one of the most interesting and diverse excursions exclusive from Osprey Expeditions. This is a perfect tour to combine with Angel Falls or other destinations.

Itinerary

Day 1. Caracas- Delta del Orinoco

Early flight from Caracas to Puerto Ordaz.  
We travel by road to the Uracoa pier and then by boat to our jungle lodge. The camp is located in the middle of the dense rainforest, on one of the many tributaries of the Orinoco river. From the comfort of your boat you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna – water hyacinths, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, tortoises and red howler monkeys, etc. Along the riverbanks you will see Warao Indigenous villages with their unique raised dwellings (palafitos), built over the river’s edge.
Once under the canopy, your Warao guide will point out edible plants which you will get a chance to taste, or if your stomach is strong enough you can try the juicy grubs that can be found living in the dead trees and vegetation! When you return to the camp, you will relax before dinner. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river from the harbor of the camp.

Day 2. Delta del Orinoco- Cueva del Guacharo

The morning will take you into navigation the Orinoco river in search of various species that live there- among the highlights; there are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds and kingfishers in the skies above. Back to the camp for lunch, you will be taken on a boat trip to some of the Warao villages and palafitos that line the riverbanks in this part of Orinoco. Your guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community’s daily life –a truly fascinating experience. Here, we will have an opportunity to meet some of their craftsmen, and inspect some of their workmanship, first-hand.
After lunch, we will drive to the Valley of Caripe located nearly half way between the Orinoco Delta and the Caribbean Sea at 1000 meters above the sea level.

Day 3. Cueva del Guacharo- Mochima

After breakfast at the posada, you can experience on your own a visit to El Guacharo National Park and Alexander Von Humboldt Natural Monument for nearly 2 hours, within the cave confines, shadows invade the dense humid forest and rocky edges of limestone formations, this cave declared a natural monument in 1975 is inhabited by the largest, known colony of Oilbirds (Guacharos) and is one of the natural wonders of Venezuela. Enjoy a hearty lunch en route to Mochima National Park where you can enjoy fantastic sunset views from the comfort of your room or the swimming pool.

Day 4. Cueva del Guacharo- Mochima

After breakfast, join a boat trip onto the Mochima National Park where you can find an active pod of Long Beaked Common Dolphins in the tranquil waters of the Santuario de Delfines located about 30 minutes by boat to your posada; keep your camera ready all the time as you can get great shots of them quite close to the boat before we reach Manare beach for a relaxation time with lunch included. We will return by 3pm to the posada and driven to the airport of Barcelona for your flight to Caracas.

Includes/ Excludes

  • All meals except Breakfast on Day 1 & Dinner on Day 3
  • English speaking native tour guide
  • All land, boat and air transfers
  • Overnight at standard category lodge with private bathroom for One (1) night
    + One (1) night in hammock.
  • Trip insurance (mandatory)
  • Souvenirs
  • National Park fee and airport taxes, allow US$20 per person
  • Drinks
  • Tips to staff, allow US$ 20 per person
  • Flight over Angel Falls, about US$ 200 per person with minimum 4 participants, payable on spot

Basic Tour info

Total Distance

Hiking: 3 Kms or 1,86 miles
By boat: about 40kms each way

Difficulty

Moderate hiking. The hike to the base of Angel Falls is 3 kms in the jungle, 80% flat and 20% steep walking on wet roots, sand and rocks. Sometimes muddy/slippery trails.

Best time to go

Rainy season is actually the best to see the waterfalls in full.
Best time: June- December
January- April: Dry season
May: Begining of Rainy Season

Climate

Hot and humid.
From 12 to 35 Celsius

Flights over Angel Falls

Only to be arranged on spot.
Minimum of 4 passengers per flight. From US$ 180 to US$ 250 per person. 30 mins approximately.

Book in advance

Contact us to open a departure. We run tours with a minimum of 6 people. Booking in advance will ease things for us and make it more affordable for you.

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