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URUYEN - SALTO ANGEL – CANAIMA

The Angel Falls is the worlds highest waterfall at 979 m (3,212 ft). It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The height of the falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is vaporized by the strong winds and turned into mist. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternately known as the Rio Gauya) which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River. In the indigenous Pemon language Angel Falls is called Kerepakupai merú meaning "waterfall of the deepest place. Its thick jungles, savannahs and endless rivers are some of the incredible landscape that we will find in this unbeatable experience. The region that comprehends the Park and the vast zone that surrounds it is part of the oldest rock formation in the planet. Thousand years of erosive processes have originated the imposing plateaus. From their vertical walls we can see how waterfalls of prodigious height are released. These plateaus are called by the inhabitants of the zone, the pemons: Tepui, which means hill in our language. You will see in the mysterious tops of the tepuyes strange and capricious shapes in the rocks that are the result of the inclement erosion.
Itinerary:
Day 1: You will be met by your guide in the airport who will accompany you to take a private flight to Uruyén, at the base of the Auyantepui. We will start our trip to Uruyén’s canyon with a short vehicle ride, followed by a walk where we will encounter one of the rivers that flow from the Auyantepui, following it up to the tepui’s heart. We will sleep in the indigenous community in Uruyén in simple cabins with a bathroom.

Day 2: Transportation in a vehicle to the river port. In the port we will take a curiara (indigenous boat). We will spend the night in indigenous huts which are called “churuatas” in hammocks with nets in the Iwanameru’s torrent.
Estimated navigation time: 3 hours

Day 3: We will navigate until we reach Campsite Arenal, where we will spend the night in churuatas in hammocks with nets. We will stop at the abandoned mining camp of “Campo Carrao” for a short walk in the savannah.
Estimated navigation time: 5 hours

Day 4: We will navigate up to “Isla Ratoncito” and we will walk to Laime viewpoint from where we can appreciate the waterfall. We will go back to campsite Arenal and sleep in churuatas.
Estimated navigation time: 5 hours

Day 5: We will navigate up the Carrao River until we reach Canaima. Here we will spend the night and sleep in rooms at the Campsite.
Estimated navigation time: 2 hours

Day 6: Return to Ciudad Bolívar or connect with another circuit.


Trip Grading: Easy

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