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Country: Venezuela
City: Maracaibo
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

CARACAS, THE CARIBBEAN METROPOLIS MERIDA: THE CAPITAL OF TROPICAL ANDES IN VENEZUELA -MARACAIBO THE CITY OF THE SUN AND THE BIGGEST LAKE IN SOUTH AMERICA - THE FASCINATING PHENOMENON: LIGHTNING OF CATATUMBO: GUINESS WORLD RECORD - THE WONDERFUL CANAIMA NATIONAL PARK, HOME OF THE HIGHEST WATERFALL IN THE WORD

One of the tours that contrast the Andes  landscapes with the marvelous natural phenomenon of Catatumbo in the middle of a wild nature in Maracaibo lake, finishing with one of the world well known  spectacularly and beautiful Canaima  National Park ..

CARACAS-MERIDA-MARACAIBO-EL VIGIA-CANAIMA NATIONAL PARK

TOUR CODE: ALB-P110

Tour Highlights

  • The fascinating Catatumbo Lightning.
  • The tropical Andes, the Paramo in Merida
  • Visit the biggest National Park in South America: Canaima National Park, , home of the highest waterfall in the world: Angel falls, a natural wonder .
  • Maracaibo the city if the sun and the biggest lake in south America

(10 Days / 9 Nights)

Day 1: Caracas

Arrival to Maiquetia International Airport, in Caracas located alongside the seashore. Assistance at the airport with an Alborada guide that will provide travel documents and important information about the country. Transfer to the Hotel and overnight.

Day 2: Caracas-Merida (B)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Merida.

(Vigia Airport)  City tour in Mérida: this Andean colorful city surrounded by incomparable landscapes of deep valleys and high peaks covered by perpetual snow, is known for its peaceful, serenity, and the kindness of its inhabitants . Enjoy   the capital of the Venezuelan Andes: the University, the Cathedral, the Archbishop Palace, the Governor Palace, the Colonial Art Museum, and the Indian market. Overnight.

Day 3: Merida (BL)

Discover the charm of the Venezuelan Andes:  the colonial typical villages of Tabay, Apartaderos, Mucuchies and Mucubaji Lake, known for its scenic beauty. Lunch in a typical restaurant. in the mountains  Return to the hotel and overnight. 

Day 4: Merida- Catatumbo Lightning (BD)

Breakfast. Transfer to Puerto Concha a small fishing village. From here, travel by boat through Las Cienagas de Juan Manuel National Park. The flora and fauna is rich and diverse with possibilities of seeing red howler monkey and several endemic species of birds. Arrive at the mouth of Maracaibo Lake. We will spend time in palafitos (houses on the water) and time for a snack dinner while we observe Catatumbo Lightning in the best spot to do it.  Overnight in El Vigia Hotel. (Possibility also to stay in hammocks in the stilts houses. On request) 

Day 5: El Vigia-Maracaibo (B)

Breakfast. Private Transfer to Maracaibo, in this picturesque city at the shores of Maracaibo Lake the biggest one in South America. We will visit Plaza Bolívar Square, the main square of the city, Governors Palace, Casa de Morales, the Cathedral, the Basílica of La Virgen de Chiquinquirá, Archbishop Museum, the Indian Market with lovely handcrafts: hand-knotted carpets in brilliant colors, picturesque dresses and multicolored hammocks made by the local Guajiro´s Indians. Overnight. 

Day 6: Maracaibo-Puerto Ordaz (B)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Ordaz by Caracas, Panoramic sightseeing of Ciudad Guayana to know its residential and commercial zones. The tour will continue to the Cachamay Park to admire the rapids of the Caroni River splashing their way to the Orinoco River we will continue with La Llovizna Falls. Overnight in Puerto Ordaz

Day 7: Puerto Ordaz-Canaima National Park (BLD)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the charter flight to Canaima National Park. Arrival to the imposing Canaima National Park the biggest park in South America (3 million hectares). It is surely one of the most unspoiled locations in the world today. Home of the Angel Falls (the highest waterfalls in the world, 979 mts high), with more than 80 beautiful waterfalls, Canaima is a majestic ancient land of tepuys and one of the oldest formations in the planet (1.8 billion years old) with jungles, savannahs and mysterious rivers of lost legends. Take a canoe ride in Canaima lagoon approaching to the falls that surround the lagoon. Enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon excursion to Sapo Falls where you will walk under the water curtain formed from the falling water. If you wish when you return back  you can enjoy a bath on Canaima  lagoon beach in front of the falls.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Canaima National Park (BLD)

Breakfast. Time to relax and enjoy. Choose the optional excursion you prefer.

Option 1: you can take the Overflight Angell Falls: On small planes enjoy the adventure of flying through the crevices of the Auyantepuy visiting the Devil's Canyon where the Angel Falls flows in to the jungle.  Or you can choose the Option 2: a full day canoe dugout excursion to the Angel falls where you can take a bath in the small pool formed by the falling waters of Angel falls if the level of the water allows us.

Day 9: Canaima National Park-Caracas (B)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the charter flight to Puerto Ordaz and continuation to Caracas, transfer to the hotel in  Caracas littoral  and overnight.

Day 10: Caracas (B)

Breakfast. Enjoy the tropical weather in Caracas Littoral, and if you

have time skipped to relax in the beach near the hotel .Transfer to the airport to take your international flight 

Included:

  • Assistance at the Maiquetia international airport
  • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
  •  Transfer from Merida to Maracaibo
  • Transfer from Maracaibo to Puerto Concha
  • 1 Night in Caracas with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Merida with breakfasts
  • 1 Night in El Vigia with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Maracaibo with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Puerto Ordaz with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Canaima National Park with full board
  • 1 Night in Caracas Littoral with breakfast
  • Excursions:
  • Half Day city tour in Merida
  • Full Day to the Paramo: Sierra Nevada  with lunch in Merida
  • Excursion to the Catatumbo Lightning spot with snack
  • Half Day Panoramic City tour in Maracaibo
  • Half day to the Cachamay Park and La Llovizna falls in Puerto Ordaz
  • Boat ride at Canaima Lagoon
  •  Excursion to Sapo Falls in Canaima National Park
  • Domestic Flights:

      Caracas-Merida-Caracas

      Caracas-Puerto Ordaz

       Puerto Ordaz – Canaima

      Canaima- Caracas    (By Puerto Ordaz)

Not Included:

  • Airport domestic taxes.
  • Entrance fee to Canaima National Park.

We recommend bringing:

  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Hat
  • Sun protector and repellent
  • Set of warming sleeping clothing
  • pair of light shoes or sandals
  • resistant pair of trekking boots
  • poncho or jacket in case of rain
  • A scarf

NOTES:

  • The baggage weight allowed to Canaima it is 10 kilos.
  • If water level is not enough to going to the base of the Angel Falls, the tour ends at Orquid Island

 

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