25 September 2016
You will see the world's highest waterfall on this memorable eight day tour to two of Venezuela's beautiful national parks. The trip begins and ends in the capital Caracas from where you fly into Canaima National Park which sprawls over three million hectares in the south-east of the country along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Here, rolling savannas, palm groves, montane forests, and dense river woodlands join sheer cliffs and astounding steep flat-topped mountains from which fall spectacular cascades of water. This is where you will find the Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. Then it's on to the equally spectacular Los Roques National Park for more adventures in this magical archipelago.
Your tour begins in Caracas where you will be picked up from the airport and taken to a reception at your hotel. Caracas is located under the Avila, a mountain that reaches 7,800 ft and while in the city it is worth taking a cable car to the top because of the beautiful views and the nice cool weather. If you like hiking you can also make a three to four hour excursion, and return by cable car.
You will be picked up early from your hotel and taken to the airport for your short flight to Canaima, where you will be met and driven to the Waku Lodge which stands on the banks of the amazing Canaima Lagoon and facing the imposing Hacha waterfall. After settling in and enjoying lunch, you will have a canoe adventure on the lagoon with the chance to see nature at its finest.
Today is free for you to explore this beautiful national park, the second largest in Venezeula. What you do will depend on the time of year, but today is the day to take an excursion to see the mighty Angel Falls in all their glory on a full day trip to Salto Angel Base. There is an incredible variety of tropical wildlife in the area, including monkeys, poison arrow frogs and hundreds of species of orchids. The falls were named after US pilot Jimmy Angel who crash-landed in the area while searching for gold in 1937. Instead, he found the spectacular waterfall.
After breakfast you are picked up and driven to the airport where you have the opportunity to take a spectacular flight over the Angel Falls getting a unique view of one of the world's natural wonders. After this awesome trip you catch another flight back to the capital Caracas where you will be met at the airport and taken to your city hotel. Tonight is free for you to explore and dine out.
The second leg of the tour begins today when you are picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport for your short flight to Los Roques National Park. Here you will be staying in a posada and one of their representatives will be at the airport to meet you and make the transfer. After checking in you complete the day with an excursion to the neighbouring islands of Fransisqui and Madrisqui.
The first of two days of adventure in the national park. You may wish to take a boat back out to the islands of Fransisqui and Madrisqui to relax or take one of a number of other optional excursions to one or more of the other islands in the archipelago where you can enjoy sports activities including diving, snorkeling, windsurfing which can be booked locally. Overnight back at the lodge.
Another full day in this archipelago National Park, which was created in 1972 to protect a marine ecosystem of exceptional beauty and ecological value dominated by coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful natural areas of Venezuela and the largest marine park in the Caribbean Sea. The coral reefs host some of the most colourful underwater fauna and flora of the Caribbean and the park has exceptionally lovely beaches of white sand lapped by multicolour, crystalline warm waters.
Your wonderful tour to two of the world's most stunning national parks comes to an end today. Possibly time for a last swim or dive before breakfast or some last minute sightseeing before you are picked up at the lodge and driven to the airport for your flight back to Caracas. Here you can stay on and explore more of the city, catch an onward flight, or begin your journey home.
Standard rate fr £1817pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated