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Country: Venezuela
City: Roraima National Park
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

In this wonderful expedition to Roraima Tepuy you will discover another world.

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The Roraima is one of the oldest, exotic and strangest places of the planet. It integrates the group of mountains of the “Macizo Guayanés” with a relief in shape of a table, which were formed about 2 billion years ago. The Roraima Tepuy belongs 80% to Venezuela, 10% to Brazil and the rest to the British Guyana.

For the Indians communities that live in these areas, each “Tepuy” represents a God, for them, they are sacred places that nature has given them as a gift. Trek across marvelous sites of tropical savannah and amazons jungles, a fauna and flora , preserved  ( 70% endemic life style),thanks to the specific evolution of this formation, arising savannahs to the base of the mountain and to a meadow alive with multi-colored birds and fireflies, considered in guidebooks as being one of the best places in the world!  Explore and feel the rush described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World. The Roraima wall is extremely impressive, rising 2,727 mts directly with the quartz in the rock glittering in the late afternoon sun. 

  • Classification: Grade VI. It is a demanding challenging adventure with extensive outdoor activity. Requires excellent fitness and endurance, plus previous experience and a degree of skill in trekking. Requires also the collaboration of everyone and a good sense of cohabitation of participants.
  • Size of the group: MIN 4 PAX-MAX 15
  • Average of trekking: 4-5 hours of trekking per day
  • Temperature: Average 25 C° MIN 2°C (at night)
  • Personal equipment for the Expedition the max weight allowed is 15 kilos per pax
  • Best Season: Nov-April **Ask for departure dates

DESCRIPTION

10 days / 9 nights

Day 1. Arrival to Caracas- Puerto Ordaz

Arrival to Maiquetia International airport, assistance by our bilingual guide, who will explain all the details of the expedition. Flight to Puerto Ordaz (45 min). Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day  2. Puerto Ordaz – Gran Sabana (BD)

Breakfast. Transfer to La Gran Sabana which is inhabited by indigenous people of Pemon linguistic The expedition will stops at places of interest like: Jaspe waterfalls where you will able to appreciate the different tones of this semi-precious rock.  Overnight in Santa Elena.

Day 3. Santa Elena - Paraitepuy (5 hours / 12 Km) (BLD)

Breakfast. Meeting with the porters for the trek. Land transfer to Paratepuy: a small indigenous community of the Pemon Indian. Visit the small community.  We begin our trek across rolling grassland of the savannah.  Crossing several streams we ford the Tek River where we will camp having a fantastic view of the stark face of Roraima ahead and Kukunan Tepuy to its left. From here we can also see the pinnacle of rock next to Roraima, like the one by which Conan Doyle’s heroes climbed to the top.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Trekking in Roraima (5 hours / 12 KMS) (BLD)

Trek across rising savannah to the base of the mountain to camp in a meadow alive with multi-colored birds and fireflies at night, and is considered in guidebooks as being one of the best campsites in the world!   The Roraima wall is extremely impressive here rising 3,000 feet directly in front of the camp. With the quartz in the rock glittering in the late afternoon sun.

Day 5. The Exploration in Roraima (5 hours / 3 KMS) (BLD)

In the morning we set off up the route that leads diagonally across the face of the Roraima wall.  The narrow trail winds through the mountain rainforests and crosses the small streams where hummingbirds, orchids and brightly colored flowers are abundant.  Higher up, the vegetation changes to pre-historic tree ferns and the trail leads under a waterfall descending from the cliff edge hundreds of feet above. After 4 -5 hours we arrive at the entrance to the summit, guarded by massive greyrocks and emerge at the top – looking back for an incredible view.  We visit the Valley of Crystals, the river-valley of the Arobopo River shaped like an amphitheater, around which are grouped large dark rounded stone columns.   The river itself runs over a bed of crystals and crystal fragments.  We visit the northern point of Mount Roraima for stunning views from various points on the edge.

Day 6. Triple Border View (9 hours / 20 Km) (BLD)
This is the most exhausting and important stage of the climbing, shall lead to the summit through miniature orchids, mysterious birds, rocks and waterfalls to discover the spectacular landscape of the Lost World. Walk on the tepuy towards the triple landmark that marks the border of three countries Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana, passing through the valleys of Rock crystal and Quartz, and gardens of stone. We explore Roraima´s summit trekking a long circular route. We walk through strange rock formations, surprisingly lush valleys and places where the ground is covered with sparkling quartz crystals.  There are rock pools everywhere and in them you may be lucky enough to see the strange black toads, unique to Mount Roraima.  The plant life is bizarre, as over half the species are unique to Tepuys or to Roraima alone, including several species of orchids and carnivorous plants.  We also visit the Oil Bird cave (Guacharo bird).   

Day 7- Roraima-Paratepuy (6 hours / 14 KMS) (BL)

Breakfast .Hike down at a slow pace for 7 hours to the Tek River. Sleep in tents at the Tek´s shore. 

Day 8  Paratepuy - Santa Elena de Uairen  (BL)

Breakfast. In the morning there is still time to explore some more before we descend to the base and continue to Paratepuy to be met by our driver with fresh supplies of beer, soft drinks  and a large lunch  . Overnight.  

Day 9.  Santa Elena - Puerto Ordaz (BL)

Breakfast. Continuation until Puerto Ordaz. On the road you will stop to see the highlights of this wonderful path. Lunch. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight.

Day 10. Puerto Ordaz – Caracas (B-)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Caracas.

Included:

  • Airport  Assistances
  • All Private transfers airport-hotel-airport.
  • 2 nights in Puerto Ordaz with breakfast and taxes.
  • 2 nights in Santa Elena with half board.
  • 5 nights in Roraima Tepuy in tents with all camping equipment, porters for food and equipment with Full board and soft drinks.
  • Excursions:
  • Trekking to Roraima Tepuy.
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Domestic flights:
    • Caracas - Puerto Ordaz - Caracas

Not included:

  • Domestic Airport taxes

Additional Information:

  • Total travel distance: 40-45 km trekking up and the same for the descent.
  • You will be able to leave some luggage in Santa Elena. We recommend bringing lock or security device to close the bags.
  • The return is made walking to Paraitepuy and then by car to Santa Elena.
  • About the visit to Piedra Pintada y Valle de los Cristales: Are located about one hour away (walking) and the group have to start de descent before noon. This can be done if the group is not too tired, most people usually just walk a little around.
  • People can bath in rivers and streams along the way; the higher you are, the cooler is the water. (Jacuzzis are the only bath option in the top)
  • Food during the trek:

Includes:

5x breakfast with cereal, bread, arepas (typical corn bread), cheese, ham, jam, coffee and juice.

6x light lunch with bread and various salads 5 x dinners.

  • Carriers have the equipment and food. We strongly recommend that you carry a food supplement (chocolates, cookies, candies, to recharge)
  • Sleeping bags: We recommend people to bring their sleeping bag and padding. Sometimes the ones rented are not in very good condition.
  • There is always humidity and nights are cold. The weather at the top of Roraima has been calculated at 4 degrees at dawn. During the day it is usually windy with 21 degrees and humidity.  At night, down to 10 or 9 degrees.
  • You cannot throw garbage in any area of the National Park.
  • In case of a serious emergency of one passenger, the only way out of the national park by helicopter. .
  • The passengers should have a good physical condition, since some days there are up to 7 or 8 hours of hiking.
  • It is possible to hire indigenous carriers to have the backpacks and personal effects. Each one can carry up to 15 kilos at a price of $ 30 per day per carrier. It can be a carrier for 2 people while not exceeding 15 kg luggage.

We recommend bringing:

• (01) internal or external armored backpack, waterproof in case of rain.

• (01) good sleeping bag.

• (01) resistant pair of trekking boots.

• Lantern.

• (02) Pairs of batteries.

• Personal medicaments.

• Sweets or chocolates to re-gain energy.

• Camera.

• Plastic bags to keep everything dry inside the backpack

• Large plastic bags to protect your backpack from the rain. (Or Backpack Cover)

• (01) set of warm sleeping clothing.

• (01) hat.

• Moisturizer, repellent for insects.

• Sunscreen.

• (01) pair of sun glasses.

• (01) sweater (thermal sweater or similar).

• (01) poncho or jacket for the rain.

• (01) bathing suit and a towel.

• (01) pair of light shoes or sandals.

Note: All kind of ecotourism activities depend on adequate weather conditions and accessibility, so the above mentioned program is subject to modifications if the conditions could endanger the security and comfort of the travelers.

 

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