SHA-10: The Gran Sabana Tour 4 Days
Highilghts ot THE GRAN SABANA leaving from Santa Elena / 4 days CODE: RTGS4D
-Visit lo ElPuiiji -
- Drive through the Gran Sabana with destinations Kavanayén and the Chinak-Merú, Kama-Merú, Agua Fría, Suruape, and Quebrada de Jaspe waterfalls-
We meet you in Santa Elena de Uairén and take you to your lodgings. We begin the tour either that day or the next, depending on the check-in time.
The tour begins in our lana cruiser, dn vi ng the rough ana muddy road aiong the green tíray.nian oorder towards "El Paujf'. Along thüi way, we pass the Indian huts and camps of gold and diamond minees, whoni we may see working in the jungle rivers. The road passes through spectacular natural beauty of rivers, roliing hills, jungle, and waterfalls where we may stop for a swim. We amve at "El Paujf around lunchtime. The lifestyics and housc constructions bespeak of the yery individual charactcrs of thü residents. Many ot them live in part from mining. Either by hand or using smaíl pumps, they search tor gold and diamonds in particular. As long as it is not a holiday, we bave the opportumty to visit a miptí and try panning for gold ourselvcs. Later in tlw aftemoon, we hikc past strcams, orchids, and forcst up to the edge of "El Abismo" (the abyss) where a breathtaking view of the endiessiy wide and shimmering Brazilian jungle awaifcs us. We retum to the viltage for dinner at a small restaurant where the locáis gather. We spend the night in the camp Maripak-Tepuy.
2nd dav (-/L/D):
After breakfast, we drive back past the border town of Santa Elena de Uairén and across the endiess, shimmering Gran Sabana with its legcndary tepuis (table-top mountains), tree-lined deán rivers, jungles, and palm grovcs. The sabanna climatc is coolcr than that of the scorchin^ lowlands, and a frcsh brcczc oftenblows. A WOnderful stretch across the Gran Sabana lirs bríorr us alony which wc vi.sil Ihc 50 m high "Kama-Merú", swim in the pool ot the marvelous "Agua Fría", showcr in the "Quebrada de Jaspe" (watcrfall and rivcr that runs ovcr a bcd of semi-prccious, red jasper), and visit the rapids at "Suruape" or
"Pacheco". Wc arrivc at the Kamoirán posada in the aftemoon, where we stay in simple rooms.
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After breakfast, we drive to the Indian viliage ot íbonbó, iocated 31) minutes by foot irom the "Chinak-Merú" waterfall. The thundering, 105 m tall waterfall is an overwhelming spectade. A swim in the pool below is pleasanÜy refreshing. Wc arrive back to the paved road to Santa Elena after 45 minutes and spend the night in Yakoo Lodge.
4th dav (B/-/-h
After breakfast, we drive to Santa Elena and you may take a bus or flight from here to either Caracas,
Puerto Ofdaz or Ciudad Bolívar.
ServiCCS: * all transfers as per programme
* ail ovcmight accommodations as per programme
* accommodations as per programme
* qualified tour leaders (English- and Sparüsh-, or German-speaking)
Airport faxes, aud additional drinks in hoteis and restaurants are not íncluded.
It is possible t start and end the tour in Caracas or Puerto Ordaz with flight connextions on the Ist and 4st day of the tour.
* running shoes or light hiking boots
* swim suit, towel, toilet articles
* long sieeve shirt and pants (light wear)
* something warm for the rúght, i.e. track suit
* protecüon against mosquitoes, sun, & rain
* a light hat or cap
* camera equipment
* personal medication
* cash (Bolívares)
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