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Venezuela Gran Sabana

La Gran Sabana or the great plain, is a region in southeastern Venezuela. Its known for its unusual landscapes with waterfalls, gorges and savannahs. The region is dominated by unique table top formations, that the Pemon Indians called Tepuys, believed to be dwellings of their gods. Mount Roraima the highest with a 41sq km top, can be climbed in a strenuous eight-day trek. La Gran Sabana forms part of the Canaima National Park that encompasses Angel Falls.

The Gran Sabana terrain along with Amazon form the dominant rainforest terrains, that play host to an exotic myriad of flora and fauna, as well as native, tribal communities. Explore the eastern edge of this terrain from Puerto Ordaz to Santa Elena, a small, friendly town and a good base for treks to Roraima. Next fly to the centre of Canaima National Park that spreads across the south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY GRAN SABANA ADVENTURE…
And, view Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world.
 

What We Love
  • Canaima National Park is home to the highest waterfall in the world, the Angel Falls
  • View spectacular flat-topped mountain plateaus, known as 'tepuis' and grand, surging rivers.
  • Travel across the great plains of the “The Lost World”, as coined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's local activity providers in each destination.
  • Some accommodation on this tour will be simple lodges or camping basis. 
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

Venezuela Gran Sabana

Puerto Ordaz, Gran Sabana, and Canaima National Park
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Caracas/ Puerto Ordaz Meet and greet on arrival and assistance ted with your check-in for the flight to Puerto Ordaz. Meet and greet and private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Roraima Inn.

Day 2 – Private Transfer
Gran Sabana Take a private transfer to Gran Sabana, passing through some significant ‘Gold Rush’ towns, including El Dorado, famous for its prison camps including the one where the famous Papillon was imprisoned.

On approach to the Gran Sabana, the vegetation will suddenly change from a dense clutch of vegetation to the great plains of the “The Lost World”, as coined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  In the late afternoon reach the northern boundary of the mystic Gran Sabana.
Overnight at camp in Rápidos de Kamoirán (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Gran Sabana After breakfast we explore the Gran Sabana! We drive to the Pemon Indian village of Liworibo, and from there take a 30-minute dugout-canoe ride to beautiful Chinak Meru, the highest waterfall in the Gran Sabana. We will stop at the water holes, where we'll enjoy our picnic lunch and have time for a refreshing bath. In the afternoon return to Kaimorán.
Overnight at camp in Rápidos de Kamoirán (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Adventerous Transfer
Santa Elena (Brazilian border) Today we head south to the Brazilian border, driving along clear streams and waterfalls, through rolling savannah and forest, always accompanied by the impressive scenery of the Tepuys (table top mountains).

We will stop at the many waterfalls enroute and at view points for amazing views and picnic lunch. Then continue along shallow streams flowing over a wide bed of pure, semi-precious jasper, in sheets of glowing yellows, oranges and reds. In the afternoon we arrive at the border town of Santa Elena de Uairén.
Overnight in simple Yakoo Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Transfer
Canaima Fly to Canaima village, in the middle of Canaima National Park. Enjoy an amazing and active 2-night stay at Waku Lodge, inspired by Pemon Indian architecture, located on the banks of Canaima Lagoon.
Overnight at Waku Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Private Touring
Canaima Take a morning excursion to Sapo Falls. We board a dugout canoe at Canaima beach and cross Canaima lagoon with impressive views of its seven waterfalls. After a short walk through savannah, walk behind a magnificent curtain of water of the impressive Sapo Falls! It is truly an exhilarating experience: a cliff to the right, the roaring falls to the left, and water spray everywhere. Once on the other side of the curtain, walk to the top of the falls for a wonderful view of the Tepuy landscape.

Later, return to Canaima beach to spend the afternoon at your own leisure. You may just relax at Canaima lagoon and enjoy the magical surroundings, or choose from a variety of optional excursions.
Overnight at Waku Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Depart
Canaima Today you will take a scenic flight over the spectacular Angel Falls!
Mid-afternoon you will depart for Margarita Island where you will take your connecting flight to Caracas, or beach-stay in Margarita Island.

Today you can either fly from Canaima via Puerto Ordaz to Caracas for your connecting flight back home, or you can fly directly from Canaima to Margarita Island for a beach extension.
 

 
Venezuela Gran Sabana Venezuela

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There The Avior and SBA Airlines offer direct flights to Miami but not to any other US or European destinations. European carriers such as Air France, Iberia and Air Europa operate direct flights from mainland Europe. Nearly all international visitors arrive at Caracas' Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar in Maiquetía, 26km from Caracas. The national carrier is Conviasa.

When to go Venezuela’s proximity to the Equator allows few climatic variations making it a year-round destination. The best time however, is the dry season, which runs from December to April. The wet season runs from May to November and is not all that bad for some sights, including the famous Angel Falls that are certainly more impressive in the wet season.

In Los Llanos, wildlife spotting is much more abundant during the dry season, when the animals congregate at the few watering holes, and hordes of pesky mosquitoes make walking very unpleasant during the wet season. Also Guayana region is more comfortable during this dry season, though Angel Falls tends to be fuller and more spectacular during the wet season.