River expedition to
and hiking to Amaurai-tepuy
8 days / 7 nights
from Kavac to Canaima, sailing the rivers Akanán, Carrao and Churún, including the ascent of Amaurai-tepuy
Meeting point at the airport of Ciudad Bolívar where we will board our charter plane, a small Cessna 206 to fly to Kavac, small Indian community located on the Southeast flank of Auyantepuy. We spend the day exploring the famous canyon of Kavac, where one has to swim through a little canyon to reach a nice 20 meters (65 feet) waterfall. We will spend the night in hammocks and mosquito nets in the community.
After breakfast, a short ride in 4x4 to reach Kamarata, another Indian community, where we will board a motorized curiara (Indian made dugout canoe) and sail the Akanán River. We will then take the Kuana River to the typical Indian village of Kuana where will spend the night in hammocks.
After breakfast, we leave Kuana and sail up to Ibanamerú where we will have lunch and then load our backpacks and with our Indian crew accompanying us, start our hike to Amaurai-tepuy.
We will hike for about an hour and a half across savanna before entering a forest that we will cross in about 45 minutes. Then the ascent of the tepuy, difficult for the slippery rocks, holding to roots and a knotted rope we will carry. Night on top.
All morning to explore the surface of the tepuy; we will have excellent sights of the other tepuis of the area and of the Carrao River that we will sail the following day.
After lunch, we will start our descent and hike back to Ibanamerú where we will refresh in the river and camp for the night.
After breakfast, we continue our way to Campo Carrao, where we can observe the remains of a DC-3 that made an emergency landing years ago... further on, we leave the Akanán River for the Carrao, we will have lunch at Kuay and at 4 o'clock will reach Arenal where we will spend the night in hammocks like the previous nights.
Sailing first the Carrao River and then upriver the Churún into the Devil's canyon, in order to reach the island Ratoncito, where we leave the curiara and continue walking up to the base of Angel Falls. Then back on the Churún, and to the campsite Arenal where we will spend another night.
Down the Carrao again to the waterfall El Sapo, where we can walk behind the curtain of water and then Canaima, our final destination. We spend the last night in Canaima.
Leaving Canaima by plane. Magnificent aerial views of the tepuyes
From Ciudad Bolivar, including flights to Kavac and from Canaima, please contact us
From Caracas, including airfare from/to Caracas, please contact us
These prices include:
Bilingual guide, River transportation, 7 nights in Indian churuatas, hammocks and mosquito-nets, 3 meals daily, Entrance to Canaima National Park
These prices do not include:
Insurance of any kind, Optional tours, Gratuities, Airport taxes, Souvenirs, Objects of a personal nature
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