Roraima - The Lost World - 6 days

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The Roraima Expedition of 6 days and 5 nights. The magical and mystical Roraima is one of the most representative Tepuyes visitors due to its easy ascent and descent that requires no prior training or age limit, just excellent health. Being as visually exciting hikes might not realize the hours or distance traveled due to the distraction that encourages different and changing points of view.

Day 1
• The adventure starts early in the morning, take a 4x4 jeep from the village of Santa Elena to the Indian Community of Paraitepuy about two hours.
• Then continues with a walk of 4 hours which passes through small forests, during which it will make the lunch.
• Nearing the end of the afternoon the river and camped Tek where you can take a refreshing swim in the Rio Cenaq and Pernot.

Day 2
• After breakfast heading out to the base camp, if there is good weather you can admire the falls Kukenan, which is the second highest in Venezuela and the fourth highest in the world with an altitude of 610 meters.
• When approaching the Tepuy observe that there is a change of vegetation.
• Lunch next to the base camp.
• Arriving at the base of Roraima, organizes the camp, dinner and Pernot.

Day 3
• Early departure to the summit of Roraima in a walk of 4 hours.
• On the road you can see orchids, bromeliads, lichens and various types of ferns. It's amazing the change in vegetation between the base and top.
• Lunch in the Roraima wall, just where is a water point where you can recharge the bottles of pure, healthy and refreshing water, there will be a break and then continue to the top of Roraima.
• Once at the top will be greeted with a spectacular view of rock formations that were the carved by erosion in billions of years, even some are famous and have names like the Flying Turtle, The Camel, The monkey, between others.
• Continue the walk to the Caves Open often called "hotels" where will the camp, this place provides protection against the cold, rain and wind. Dinner and Pernot.

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• After breakfast prepare an expedition, having several alternatives, depending on the weather, an alternative is a long walk to the "Triple Point" border (Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana), The Valley of the quartz crystals, a rare formation called "Pit" or Arapo Valley, among other places.
The other option, is less demanding, which is very interesting, is to visit "The Pit" or "window" where you can see a panoramic view of La Gran Sabana, sighting the tepuy Kukenan and the Amazon Rainforest.

• On the way they conduct a lunch and the return will take something hot (tea or chocolate), dinner and Pernot.

Day 5
• After breakfast walk 7 to 8 hours due to Rio Tek at base camp will have a lunch and rest.
• Once we reach the base camp, take a refreshing swim in the river, making a delicious dinner and Pernot.

Day 6
• After breakfast walk down to the Indian community where you'll Paraitepuy a lunch and cold beers.
• After a 4x4 vehicle anger to Santa Elena. End of the Expedition.

Note: It is very important to notify before travel if someone travels vegetarian food with any other indication, as well as allergies, medical indications, not to forget their medicines.

What to Bring:
Mosquito repellent.
Waterproof walking shoes (NO NEW) with thick socks.
A plastic bottle or aluminum can recharge water along the way with pure spring water.
Shorts and light.
Cold weather clothing, once we reach the summit is approximately the temperature at night from 6th to 4th grades and on the day between 16 º to 18 º.

It is important to wear the backpack as light as possible to walk as comfortable and in harmony with your body.roraima_2010

Soap for personal hygiene or preferably organic blue panel, do not bring high pH soaps because they are harmful to the environment and the high mineral content of water, this may not be removed easily from the body, leaving him with a soapy feel .

Bilingual guides, transportation in 4x4 vehicle, first aid, all meals, cooking, dishes, knives, forks, drinking rate, food and waste carriers.

There is a conservation program for the Roraima which is lower all biodegradable solid waste and that may alter the biology of the ecosystem, ie soil pH, and that this environment is poor in nutrients, including Roraima was returning from feces human faeces are carried portable toilets with lime bags are then carefully stored in a container to be moved to the village.

The Tepuy of Roraima is a sandstone plateau that stands 2810 meters above the plains of La Gran Sabana forest, being the highest point within a radius of 549.44 kilometers, located in the extreme southeast of Canaima National Park. Geologically it is one of the oldest places on the planet about two billion years ago, dating back to the Precambrian.

The first explorers in the area found that many local indigenous "Pemones" referred to this mountain as "The mother of all waters," aptly named because since its peak fall many waterfalls, which are the source of the Orinoco, Essequibo and Amazon.

Its name is derived from two words in the language Pemón: Roro - Ima: Roro: blue-green, Ima: Great. Therefore the meaning of Roraima and depending on the translation to be made to Pemón can be: The Great blue-green, Rolling Rock or Fertile Mother of the torrents.

Reports of Victorian expeditions to this mountain inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his classic 1912 adventure novel "The Lost World", of which there have been several film versions.

The estimated time to raise any Tepuy takes a day to reach the base of the plateau, and another to climb up La Rampa, the natural rock staircase that goes straight to the top. Another two days are typically needed for the return. Many people spend an entire day at the top of the mountain, which totals five-day excursion, depending on the time the most feasible plan to visit, but the different points may be visited with a couple of days. Although the climb all the way is well marked and passed, it is very easy to get on top because there are few existing trails become blurred, and the constant cloud cover makes it difficult sometimes making visual references so is important to come up with a guide to the area.waterfalls

The Tepuy Roraima is a common destination for backpackers. The rise is gentler on the Venezuelan side, any other ways require special climbing equipment and advanced practical knowledge. The mountain was crowned both Guyana and Brazil, where both paths of rock climbing difficulty.

Alternatively you can hire a helicopter tour departing from Santa Elena de Uairen to fly or to walk on the table, walking on a day tour or hiking or camping to lower return on the same helicopter.

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Canaima Uruyen and Kavak of 5 days

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Angel Falls - El Sapo - Yurwan Cave - Salto Akareupa - Kavak Caveuruyen_kavak

1 Day: You will arrive in Canaima, from here you are beeing transported to the pier of Puerto Ucaima, where we board our canoe, where we will cruise the Carrao River for about 20 minutes, you can admire the unique ecological performance of Canaima, an ideal opportunity to take pictures.

After 20 minutes, we stop at La Sabana de Mayupa, where we walk around 30 minutes, then we continue cruising the Carrao River. From here you will start to feel the magically atmosphere of the jungle, you start looking more closely at the Auyan Tepuy (Audán Tupu), one of the biggest table mountains in the National park, with several waterfalls in the rainy season. Navigation continues, up to the River Bank of Carrao, we will be in El Pozo de La Felicidad (Saropá Kupaí), a small waterfall with a natural swimming pool, ideal for swimming and a good lunch.

Later about 1 hour, we will approach with our boat, the walls of the Auyan Tepuy; and start navigating the Churúm River, the cruise on the river, takes 2 hours or so, in the midst of rapids and deep waters, on the way and about 30 minutes before you arrive, you may spot the Angel Falls (Kürepákupö vein - in Indian language), that, if the clouds permit, we will continue and sail the Churúm River to La Raton Island.

After docking up on the island, we will begin an arduous hike of 1 hour, climbing through the jungle toward the Lookouts of Angel Falls. From this natural view, you can also see the Angel Falls (almost 1 km high), the highest waterfall in the world, if we have more time available, continue for a few minutes more, until you reach the foot of the Angel Pozo, to take us a swim in its cool waters, the Angel Falls can also be seen while swimming.

We return to the Island of  Raton, after a walk of 1 hour through the same path down the middle of the jungle, we board our boat again, to cruise to our rustic camp, only a minutes sail down the river. After living a full day of adventure, night falls and dinner is served at the table, a hearty and delicious roast chicken (The best I can recall to have been eaten ever!), with their respective boundaries in the rustic camp having bathrooms and- showers we will sleep in beds with blankets, in front of the Angel Falls.

Day 2: After breakfast, we set our route back towards the town of Canaima, on the same path once again plying the river Churúm for 1 hour and Rio Carrao for 2 hours and then with a walk of  30 minutes in the Sabana de Mayupa, then and finally sailing for twenty (20) minutes up the river of Carrao.

We will disembark at the Port Ucaima, where we go to our camp, around noon in Canaima. The camp will serve lunch, plus you will be given your room.

In the early afternoon, from the shores of the beach at Canaima, we board a canoe (typical boat), will cross the waters of Laguna de Canaima, for a short time, getting to know the waterfalls of: Ucaima, Golondrina and El Salto Hacha Wadaima , ("Ukaimö vein", "Köuchipa vein", "Wadaima vein" and "Waka vein").

We will land on Anatoliy Island where we will hike for 20 minutes through the forest and savanna visiting El Salto El Sapo ("Pöröpá vein").

Having reached the Valley of the Salto El Sapo, visitors have the opportunity to swim in the little Beach, if it, is accessible. Then we will go to the waterfall and it will introduce us to walk on the rocks, end to end, behind the jump, eddies of water-laden air, and tons of falling liquid mass, a few inches from you, make this natural tunnel or passageway, a deafening roar, a walk to get completely soaked exciting. It is noteworthy that in the summer season, El Salto El Sapo reached quite completely dry.

After this and at the other end, behold the power profile of the Salto El Sapo, a perfect time to take good photographs; continue for about 5 minutes, through a short way up, until you reach the summit a small jump, call: Jumping The Toad, then we will go to the summit or Mirador del Salto El Sapo. El Mirador Salto El Sapo, flatters stunning natural scenery, a unique ecological scenery, aside from the Salto El Sapo and its lagoon, are: the vast savannah, dense jungle, the mighty tepuyes, all the exotic elements of Canaima, mixed and gathered in one place, spectacular views of nature, they can not escape from your camera or camcorder, we are a little while to observe and take a short relaxation.

After the walk, back to the pier, walking for 20 minutes, between the savannah and the forest we will take our boat and return. Although there is the possibility of walking behind another waterfall if you like, El Salto Hacha (Waka Vein), if we have more time available, and whether El Salto Hacha, is not dangerous, we will visit and walk behind it, culminating this, we return to our camp across the lagoon again. At night, we will dine and stay in Canaima.

3 Day: Breakfast. Uruyen flight, Around The Auyan Tepuy, by 30 minutes. Overflight Angel Falls. Immediate Tour arrival and visit the Cave of Akareupa Yurwan and coat. Walks in Savannah, forest, creeks and streams. Picnic lunch. Return at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and overnight.

4 Day: Breakfast. Visit to the Indian Community Santa Marta, noting Indian Life System. Kavak cross the river in small boat. To finally get to Kavak. Walk Hard Nearly 3 hours. the trip to "Kavak Cave" ("Kavak Yeutá") begins, during the voyage will explore a stretch of savannah and gallery forest, which is located along streams, originating from Auyan Tepuy, as it is, "The Well Of Love" ("Kawaiköden"), among others.

Walking on slippery rocks and stones, holding on to ropes and more, are also part of this great adventure. Up to a small lake, which is named: "The Well of The Anaconda" and being the entrance to a canyon, inside which is a leap of 20 meters or so, better known as "The Kavak Cave. " At the foot of this waterfall, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in its cool waters.

Returning, we will see in the way: "La Quebrada de La Avispa" "Tewanarempa." Lunch and Return to Uruyen. Dinner and Overnight.

5 Day: Breakfast. Free morning waiting for the return flight to Canaima. Arrival and immediate return from Canaima to Ciudad Bolívar.


All Meals and drinks: Lunch From Day 1 to Breakfast Day 5

A Night at Hammock (Angel Falls).

One night in bed, private bathroom with fan.

Two Nights in Hammock (Uruyen).

Overflight Angel Falls.

Air Ticket: Canaima  - Uruyen - Canaima.

Experienced Bilingual Guides.

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