Endemic Vegetation

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Endemic_PlantsThe variety of different climates and altitude levels together with the geographic diversity makes the Canaima National Park a place where you will find diverse and lush

vegetation. Forests and savannas are the most characteristic of the area. We can also observe adorned rivers gallery forests and savannahs morichales very characteristic vegetation of the table mountains. According to the vegetation map of Venezuela, we can cite the following groups of vegetation: montane evergreen forests, cloud forests, montane forests, forests basimontano evergreen shrub herbaceous vegetation, open grassy savannas, open grassy savannas, savannas herbasales grasses, grassy savanna complex woody vegetation and high tepuy subtepuyana.

Canaima National Park will find a very diverse flora. A number of orchids and bromeliads grace the forests and jungles, on the summits of many endemic plants grow tepuyes. Among the most interesting species are carnivorous plants that trap insects to obtain nutrients necessary for food. Among them are: Heliamphora nutans, roraimae Drosera, Utricularia quelchii. Other species that adorn its colors and forms these places are: Stegopelis guianensis, S. ptaritepuyensis, Bonnetia Steyermarki, B. sessilis, Gongylolepis pendunculata and Brocchinea reducta, among others.

The variety of reptiles that can be seen in this park is immense, including some of the species are: savanna Chameleon (Anolis auratus), smooth baba Hocico (Paleosuchus trigonatus) iguana (Iguana iguana), wild tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) . Many snakes live in both the savanna and in the forests and near the rivers, among them we can mention: old woman (Leptotyphops sp.) Vine (Oxybelis fulgidus), false coral (Anilius scytale) tragavenado (Boa constrictor) anaconda (Eunectes murinus), litmus Boa (Epicrates cenchria). The poisonous are: coral (Micrunus lemiscatus) cuaima pineapple (Lachesis muta), mapanare (Bothrops lichenosus) and the rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus).

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Henrik Linde
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  • Alejandro LaimeAlejandro Laime The Hermit - came from Latvia, he came to Venezuela after World War II, one of the first travelers in this virgin forest. He was the first man to make a map of the entire area around the Angel Falls. He lived here for over 40 years on Orchid Island in front of the Angel Falls.

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Angel Falls Adventure of 3 days

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This is The Classic, and the original Adventure Tour - when visiting Angel Falls in Canaima (Higly Recommended)!.

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A full VIP scheduled tour of 3 days and 2 nights with all meals and guides included, accommodation, all tours to the best spots in the park, including waterfalls, rivers, + the natural attractions in this part of the world, and of course a visit to the Angel Falls.

angel-falls-adventureThere are different options for accommodation and tours, from the simplest to the most comfortable for the most demanding. One can distinguish three categories of accommodations and rates.

- Adventure Tour: With one overnight in a Standard room in the community of Canaima, near the lagoon with private bathroom and fan. Complete with all meals included, great attention by the indigenous natives (Pemon Tribe) of the area. Including the second night sleeping in a hammock at the base camp in front of the Angel Falls -with a great view of Angel Falls.

With this option as a additional detail and if the weather conditions are favorable, we are including a visit to the water fall "Salto Hacha" an incredible experience - discover the strength and majesty of nature.

- Deluxe Tour: An intermediate alternative, with a comfortable over night's stay in front of the Canaima Lagoon room with private bathroom and air conditioning. The view of the landscape is very beautiful here, and with the famous Lagoon beach in front for a refreshing swim. The other night accommodation in the same lodge since the visit to Angel Falls is a full day tour so you can come back to stay two nights in your favorite lodge with all the comforts of a lodge next to the lagoon.

- The VIP Tour: Overnight stay in the best Lodge with the best location at the Canaima Lagoon with the most comfortable rooms to offer, with private bathroom and air conditioning. The restaurant offers all meals included, gourmet, a la carte or buffet. A visit to Angel Falls is included where you at the second night will be sleeping in a hammock at the base camp in front of the Angel Falls -with a great view of Angel Falls..     

Day 1:

sailing• Arrival in  Canaima by plane from Puerto Ordaz.

• The Angel Adventure Guide will assist at the airport.

• Transfer to the camp, lunch and the beginning of the expedition.

• After lunch, take a guided tour of Ara-Meru Falls where you can swim and walk in natural formations of Jade.

• Our next walk will take us to Sapo enjoying your fabulous curtain of water that can be enjoyed during the rainy season.

• The walk continues to Salto Hacha, followed by a half-hour walk through the jungle.

• Return to camp at the Anatoly Island for dinner, bath and rest.

Day 2:

• Depending on the conditions and the level of the waters of the Rio Churum we went by boat to get closer to Angel Falls.

• We arrived at Mouse Island (Island in front of the Falls) for camping and sleeping in hammocks.

• We walk an hour to get to where you can observe Angel Falls in all its splendor and bathe in her lap. Return the camp at noon for lunch.

• Dinner is served at Isla Raton followed by different accounts of the history of Canaima.

Day 3:

• Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

• Daily departures from Canaima to Puerto Ordaz en private plane. adventure_for_3_days

Prices include: Sightseeing, lunch, soft drinks and guides. Stay in the Orchid Island in hammocks at the camp, recommended as the best located camp, with nice people, and conditioning for the more adventurous travelers.

All options included with your stay a typical boating (canoe) from the Canaima Lagoon to see the falls of: Sapo, Ucaima, Wadaima and Axe.

Prices may vary according to season, fares and availability. Contact us for updated prices or a tailor made tour: Angel Falls Friends!

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