Canaima National Park, one of the largest national parks in the planet, named a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is renowned for being a natural reserve that has abrupt relief special and unique around the world, the tepuis, which are a kind of table-top mountain millions of years old, with vertical walls and almost flat tops. These constitute a unique biological environment and are also of great geological interest. Their sheer cliffs and waterfalls create spectacular landscapes.
Be carefull: For the Angel Falls you are not allowed to carry more than 10Kg of luggage per person. You can leave the rest of your luggate at your “posada” in Ciudad Bolivar.
Air ticket: Our agency charters directly a plane for this trip. It’s not a regular airline. A boarding pass will be handed to you at the airport by your guide in exchange for the airport taxes. We recommend our travelers to enjoy the check-in waiting time while having lunch at the airport once you have your boarding pass on your pocket.
Important remark on dry season: The itinerary by pirogue, from Canaima to Angel Falls, going along the Tepuy Auyantepuys, is a wonderful trip. At the base of a 1km high cliff of, through many waterfalls, you’ll find the Angel Falls at the end of the itinerary, the path is beautiful. The river, which goes along this face, is on the 2/3 of its lenght a large river, accessible the whole year. But the last 1/3 of the nautical itinerary is done on a small branch of the river, and sometimes due to lack of water, this crossing is impossible (from mid-January to mid-April). If this last segment is too dry, the nautical itinerary stops close to the junction between the principal river and the second branch. A base camp will be improvised at the water-front for a night (Orquidea Island). If the access to the 1/3 of the itinerary is not possible, you will not see the Angel Falls. In order to see the highest waterfall of the world during the dry season, we always include a flight over the Angel Falls.
Important: the order of the excursions in the Angel Falls might be changed depending on the weather.
Important note regarding the Angel Falls guides: For obvious reasons, the Venezuelan government ask travel agencies to give priority to work with the native guides of the Canaima area, which are Venezuelan indigenous people. It is important that travellers take into account that the culture of these people teaches them to be honest, healthy and discreet individuals, and that for this reason, they are particularly shy. We recommend that travellers do not hesitate to make the first move when they want to have something explained, in order to establish contact with a rich human ancient culture.