SHA-04: Kavak Gorge & Salto Angel & Canaima Tour
KAVAK GORGE &RIVER EXCURSIÓN TO
SALTO ÁNGEL & CANAIMA 5 days
Highiights of the tour as follows:
-Flight over the Gran Sabana -
- Visít to the cavem ofKavak -- Trip by Indian canoe to Ángel Falls -- Visit to Canaima and Salto Sapo -
One of South America'8 most impressive natural displays, the Gran Sabana lies in southeastem Venezuela, bordered by neighboing Brazil and Guyana. Parí of the 450.000 square kilimeter Guyana Shield/ it is one of the oidest land formations on earth. The layers of sandstone deposited over this gigantic masa o£ yanite have been eroded over the course of miüions of years by water and wind, this forming the table-top mountain terrainof peculiar anuniquebeauty. Savana plateus skirted by torest, deán rivers, palm groves, and tropical forest sunound these majestíc mountains, or Tepuis which means "houses of the Gods" in the language of the nativo Indians.
The most impressive of these mountains is the Auyantepui, a towering monument to the planefs geological history.
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The tour bayas with an early flight in a propeller-driven airplane from Ciudad Bolívar to Kavak, during which there is a marvelous view of the underiying savanna and jungle landscape. With good weathcr, we fly over Auyantepui which, with a surface of 700 sq.km and a height of 2400m, is one of the biggest tablemountains in Venezuela. We fly between the steep cliff walls of the "Cañón del Diablo" (DeviPs canyon) andón to the endwhere the longest free-falling waterfall in the world,"Angel Falls", plunges almost 1000 m down to fonn the Churún river. The view of the falla, weather permitting, is always the absolutc tughiight We land in Kavak, an idylic village of palm-thatched huts that lies at the base of the massive table-top mountain, "Auyantepui".
From here we make our way to the Kavak Cavem. A narrow path takes us to the high-wailes gorgr, and the last part of the way we must swim. We arrive after about 21) minutes to the end of the gorge where a glorious 20 mhigh waterfall plunges into the pool below. For those who wish to hike on further, there is süll the Toma de Agua" to visit. This littie visited waterfall lies about an hour up the mountain. riere one can nave a roarvelous swim under the waterfall, as well as a fantastic view of the underiying landscape. We spend the night in a simple camp in hammocks with mosquito oets.
After Techeddng all the preparations for our riverexcursion, a jeep will take us to Kamarata. We leave Kamarata in motorized Indian canoes and head down to the Akanan river, passing jungle and savanna on our way around the tepui. This river later flows into the black-watered Churun river, the way to the foot of Ángel Falls. We pass through truly impressive landscapes as we journey past Auyantepui's vertical slopes.
Depending on the water levef at times we may have to get out of the boat and walk while the Inians manage the canoes safely through the turbulent waters. Ángel ralis is, with almost 1.000 m , the longest free-falling waterfall on the earth. We have another honras hike through thc jungle to arrive at the best "view of '(he faü, and at tilis point we are in the middie of the Devil'a canyon surrrounded by jungle. We spend the night In simple, covered huta in hannínock". We will havc lu pays suinc vcry imprcasing gorges and it may happen that we rnight have to walk while the Indians manage the canoe safely through the turbulent waters.We spend the night in simple huta in hammocka.
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After breakfast we break up camp and go down the river towards Canaima. The haze of the early moming makes the high diffs seem mysterious and one is almost indined to believe the tales of the Indians. One Üring is sure: soroe ofthe tops never have been visitedby anyone and many of the animáis and flowers there are still unknown to ns. In Canaima, where the Carrao river falls down into the lagoon with its seven cascados, we'U have an enchanting experience, visiting the Salto Sapo. This is a small waterfall whidí lets us cross behind the curtain of water and gathers into a black lake-Aroundnoonweretumby plañe toCSudad Bolívar or any other dty.
• transfers from /until Ciudad Bolívar
- complete accomodation during the whole trip as mentioned in the program
- meáis as mentioned in the program
- qualified english speaken local guides
- equipment like blankets, hammocks, mosquito nets
lí is possible to start and end tlie tour in Caracas with flight connextims on the Ist doy and m the 5sth doy tolfrom Ciudad Bolívar.
- a good pair of light trekking boots or solid sneakers
- light pants, long and short
- light shirts, long and short
- swün suit and shoes, towel, toilet artides
- light hat or cap
- protection: mosquitos, sun, rain
- camera equipment
- personal medication
- cash (Bolívares)
- valid passport and visa
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