Duration: Various. Minimum 3 Days – 2 Nights
Minimum Group: 2
The Amazon, the largest and densest rainforest in the world, reaches the southernmost state of Venezuela. Stretching far and beyond the eye can see, the wonders of this forgotten land can be explored from the base of Puerto Ayacucho, itself a fascinating town of indigenous routes, with an exceptional Indigenous Museum and Handicraft market, which sits on the bank of the River Orinoco, a stone’s throw away from Colombia. Using the only forms of transport available in the Amazon, dug-out canoe and small plane, you will be able to observe the breath-taking views of the rainforest laid out before you, the vast collection of wildlife that hides within, and some of the thickest vegetation in the world.
We can also take you deep into Amazonas to visit some local tribes. You will have the chance to observe their local customs, local medicines, religions, tongues, hunting and cooking techniques, and building structures, as well spending your nights’ accommodation in their camps and at their hospitality
Accompanied at all times by a fully professional bi-lingual guide, who will point out the caiman, the poisonous snakes and spiders, the dolphins, the vast array of birdlife as well as explaining some of the history and local myths of the region, you will be able to learn a lot about the famous Amazon Rainforest.
The geography of the Amazons itself contains an incredible array of Tepui’s (table top mountains), waterfalls, rivers, huge prehistoric rocks, and of course the thick jungle! The shear views themselves are worth the trip alone!
There are 4 standard routes to explore the Venezuelan Amazonas, but depending on your preferences, we can arrange longer or shorter expeditions to see the jungle from a trek, from a plane, or from boat.
The main routes are:
3 Days- 2 Nights River Cuao.
This tour is a boat based tour taking you down the Samariapo and Orinoco Rivers to visit some indigenous Piaroa tribes. Further on, down the Sipapo River and River Cuao. It also includes some trekking through the jungle, to find some of the hidden waterfalls and cascades and the famous Tobagón, as well as observing the wildlife from inside the forest.
3 Days- 2 Nights Tepui Autana.
This tour is also river based, taking you down the River Orinoco, River Autana, and Sipapo and via the indigenous Piaroa settlements of Isla Raton, Pendare, Caldero, Monte Negro, and Mapoy. It also includes some trekking to get to the viewpoints of the Tepui.
5 Days- 4 Nights Cascada Yutajé.
This is a river and plane based trip to visit some of the local indigenous tribes, such as San Juan de Manapiare, and finally onto the important waterfalls of Yutajé and CoroCoro. You will be taken down the Rivers Manapiare, Guaviarito and Camaguan, to observe the river wildlife.
10 Days- 9 Nights Brazo Casiquiare.
This is the full Amazonas experience. Based in plane, you will fly over the Amazon, deep into its hidden villages and Tepui’s. You will visit villages such as San Carlos del Rio Negro and San Rafael on the other side of the River Negro in Colombia. Further trips down the Rio Negro, Rio Orinoco, and Rio Guiania take you to some of the most preserved wildlife sites in the Amazon. It also includes trips to numerous indigenous villages including the famous Yanomani de Coromoto tribe, and small treks to some of the most famous rocks, such as the Curimacare Rock and the Chapazón Volcano.
- All meals from lunch day 1 until lunch the last day
- All drinks (non-alcoholic)
- Professional bi-lingual guide (English/Spanish)
- All activities
- All nights’ accommodation in typical Amazonian camps
- All permits needed to enter the National Parks
- Mosquito repellent
- Sufficient clothes for the heat
- Strong shoes
- Sun cream lotion
- Yellow fever certificate
- Please inform us if you are vegetarian
- Although not a problem recently, it is still advised that visitors to the State of Amazonas take Malaria precautions.
- There are restrictions on entering the national Parks in the Amazonas. We will need copies of your passports and yellow fever forms to get the permits required.