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Canaima_LagoonKanaima or Canaima, voice of the indigenous group "Pemón" Caribbean Amerindian groups inhabiting this area, have been named one of the most important National Parks of the earth.

Canaima The word derives from spiritual beings that exist in this "present world", which through the magic have introduced discord, deceit and diseases to man and finally death.

For them living in the clouds and the "Tepuyes" as amesetados called the high hills that are part of the peculiar geography.

Kanaima Pemon is because for the principle of all evil, curious meaning for the name of a national park is far from that.

On the contrary, this scenario where the park sits, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary scenic beauty of the planet, where scientists attribute to be the oldest geological formation of the earth and is blamed for between 1,500 and 2,100 million years of existence.

Canaima National Park, was declared "National Park" on June 12, 1962 only 7 years after the Camp canaima was buildt , and registered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Heritage of Humanity since 1994 and approved as such by UNESCO.

Area:
3,000,000. hectares.
It stands on the plateau of Guiana and in turn on the geological shield of the same name, considered the formation of the oldest metamorphic rocks of the earth.

Age:
Between 1,500 and 2,100 million years, with mountainous outcrops amesetados called Tepuyes. "

The landscape is dominated by two major configurations: the impenetrable dense forest, characteristic of the Guiana Shield in the western area and the stunning Gran Sabana in the eastern sector.

It has the highest waterfall in the world (karepakupai-vein), known as Churum merú or "Salto Angel" with 1,000 meters of free fall from the hill Auyantepuy.

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Vegetation:
This covered by grasslands, tropical wet forest morichales.

More than 6,000 plant species are present in the National Park of which are about 500 species of orchids.

Wildlife:
The fauna is very diverse, but not very abundant. There are about 150 species of mammals, 550 birds, 72 reptiles and 55 amphibians.

Hydrology:
The abundance of water that are born and run through the park, is such that form an artificial lake of 3919 square kilometers and leading to the second largest hydroelectric dam in the world: The Guri dam, with a production of 10,000 megawatts of electricity.

Housing, food and crafts of the Pemón:

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Housing:
The size varies considerably Pemon villages, while some are made up of a single family of 13 people about six other host families can have an average of 50 members.

If conditions permit, Pemon, prefer to build their homes near a river.

The typical house is constructed pemón adobe walls, which support a roof covered with palm leaves, carefully interspersed to prevent leaks during the rainy season.
There are some houses in a circle and usually undivided in its interior.

In Canaima, the Pemon settled in the area, have been introduced for the construction of other, more modern homes, as are concrete blocks, rebar, etc. and even have changed the structure of housing, adding divisions to the same inside, identifying specific areas: rooms, kitchen, living room or receipt, etc.

Food and culture:
For thousands of years, have cultivated their land Pemon to meet their food needs.
They practice shifting cultivation, where they grow cassava, which prepared the cassava (Indian bread).
They also prepare a spicy called "Cumache", which along with fish, is the basis of their diet.
Also know the art of processing cassava fermented drinks and Paracari Cachiri calls.

Other food sources include peppers grown, mapuey, sweet potato, taro, bananas, pineapple, etc.

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Crafts:
Modern participation in tourism while working their craft.

The Pemon also take advantage of environmental resources for timber, fiber and clay, which together with the production of cotton, provides the raw material needed to produce an extraordinary craft, oars or paddles, a variety of baskets, beds or hammocks, pottery, carved animal figures, etc.

The native canoes called "curiosity", are used as means of transportation in hunting and fishing and as a vehicle for passenger excursions.

Realities - myths - and more culture

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Henrik Linde
 
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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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