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Hiking and Cultural Trip to Angel Falls in Venezuela

Anthony Ippolita, a professor at DePaul and leader of the Southern Brazil adventure trip I went on a couple years ago is leading a trip to Venezuela in June. Price is $2,050 plus air. His email address is [masked]. Please contact him if you want further details and to complete your sign up. I know you'll enjoy it if you go, as he's a great guide.


Ignite Your Primal Connection: Energizing Cultural and Natural Adventure In The Lost World

Canaima National Park, Venezuela, June 7 – June 15, 2014

Special tour leader, tropical biologist, Anthony Ippolito, Ph.D.

Join us on this expedition into the remote and unique Kamarata Valley within Canaima National Park in Southeastern Venezuela. The region is an unparalleled wonderland from any perspective that one takes. Anthropologists have been enthralled with the indigenous Pemón people, the “society without government”, that are embedded between the ominous, energizing, table topped tepui-mountains that fascinate geologists and poets alike. The tepuis are some of the oldest geological formations on the planet and were first brought to the wider public attention in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Lost World. Clouds bathe the tops of the tepuis, perpetually bursting like giant rain barrels, erupting from every split and notch in the mountainsides. Thousands of waterfalls carve through the lush verdant forests, including the tallest in the world, Angel Falls. Angel Falls cascades for almost a kilometer, 2 ½ times the height of the Empire State Building, and is a breathtaking testament to the height and magnitude of the tepuis. Explore with us amidst this wonderfully friendly and humble culture, awe-inspiring geological wonders, and deep forests that define the primordial, sublime energy of this magical place.

June 7th
- arrive in Caracas, overnight in Caracas by the airport
June 8th – Caracas to Cuidad Bolivar – tour of historic section of the city
June 9th – Ciudad Bolivar to Uruyén - hike to Yurwan Canyon (B,L,D)
June 10th - Uruyén to Kavak - hike through the savannah and rainforests visiting local Pemón village, hike to Kavak Canyon, Special cultural evening (groups of 6 or more). (B,L,D)
June 11th – Kavak - hike to La Toma and La Cueva de
Los Indios, cultural event (a suggested donation of $30-35 per person). (B,L,D)
June 12th - Kavak to Arenal Camp – transfer to Kamarata, dugout canoe to Arenal Camp, overnight in hammocks (B,L,D)
June 13th - Arenal to Angel Falls – dugout canoe to Angel Falls and hike to Laime’s Point, Overnight in hammocks. (B,L,D)
June 14th - Angel Falls – Canaima – Caracas. Journey
home begins. Overnight in Caracas. (B,L)
June 15th - Caracas – home, Transfer to airport for
international flight back home.

PRICING - One fabulous week in Canaima National Park



Airport transfers, all accommodations and meals as listed in the itinerary above, ground transportation, all domestic flights, Pemón guides


International airfare to Caracas is not included in the above price.

Also not included, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, entrance fee into Canaima National Park, national airport tax, meals not noted in the above itinerary, tips are not included but encouraged


Every Adventure

“Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing!”

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  • Trupti

    Unable to contact you at the email provided above. I do have many questions

    January 26, 2014

    • Marie B

      Trupti, I sent you a message via meetup. Did you get it?

      January 29, 2014

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