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Trekking Roraima Tepuy
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TREKKING TO RORAIMA TEPUY & SNORKELING IN THE PRISTINE MOCHIMA NATIONAL PARK

Fascinating expedition to one of the strangest places on the planet, the Lost World,  this experience will end in the wonderful pristine Mochima National Park
In this wonderful expedition to Roraima Tepuy you will discover another world.
The Roraima is one of the oldest, exotic and strangest places of the planet. It integrates the group of mountains of the “Macizo Guayanés” with a relief in shape of a table, which were formed about 2 billion years ago. The Roraima Tepuy belongs 80% to Venezuela, 10% to Brazil and the rest to the British Guyana.
For the Indians communities that live in these areas, each “Tepuy” represents a God, for them, they are sacred places that nature has give them as a gift.
Trek across marvelous sites of tropical savannah and amazons jungles, a fauna and flora , preserved  ( 70% endemic life style),thanks to the specific evolution of this formation,arising savannahs to the base of the mountain and to a meadow alive with multi-colored birds and fireflies, considered in guidebooks as being one of the best places in the world !
Explore and feel the rush described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World. The Roraima wall is extremely impressive, rising 2,727 mts directly with the quartz in the rock glittering in the late afternoon sun.

•Classification: Grade VI. It is a demanding challenging adventure with extensive outdoor activity. Requires excellent fitness and endurance, plus previous experience and a degree of skill in trekking . Requires also the collaboration of everyone and a good sense of cohabitation of participants.
•Size of the group: MIN 4 PAX-MAX 15
•Average of trekking: 4-5 hours of trekking per day
•Temperature: Average 25 C° MIN 2°C (at night)
•Personal equipment for the Expedition the max weight allowed is 15 kilos per pax
•Best Season: Nov-April **Ask for departure dates

13 days / 12 nights


Day 1. Arrival to Caracas- Puerto Ordaz
Arrival to Maiquetia International airport, assistance by our bilingual guide.
Who will explain all the details of the expedition .Flight to Puerto Ordaz (45 min) or Ciudad Bolivar. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day  2. Puerto Ordaz – Gran Sabana (BD)
Breakfast. Transfer to La Gran Sabana with stops at places of interest.  Overnight in the camp in Grand Savannah, where you will be able to appreciate the Jaspe Waterfalls with its different tones of color of this semi-precious rock. Overnight.

Day 3. Gran Sabana - Paraitepuy (5 hours / 12 Km.) (BLD)
Breakfast. Meeting with the porters for the trek. Land transfers to Paratepuy . Visit  a small indigenous community of the Pemon Indians.  We begin our trek across rolling grassland of the savannah.  Crossing several streams we then ford the Tek River  where we will camp having a fantastic view of the stark face of Roraima ahead and Kuku nana Tepuy to its left. From here we can also see the pinnacle of rock next to Roraima, like the one by which Conan Doyle’s heroes climbed to the top.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Trekking in Roraima (5 hours / 12 KMS) (BLD)
Trek across rising savannah to the base of the mountain to camp in a meadow alive with multi-colored birds and fireflies at night, is considered in guidebooks as being one of the best campsites in the world!  The Roraima wall is extremely impressive here rising 3,000 feet directly in front of the camp, with the quartz in the rock glittering in the late afternoon sun. 

Day 5. Trekking in Roraima (5 hours / 3 KMS) (BLD)
In the morning we set off up the route that leads diagonally across the face of the Roraima wall.  The narrow trail winds through the mountain rainforests and crosses the small streams where hummingbirds, orchids and brightly colored flowers are abundant.  Higher up, the vegetation changes to pre-historic tree ferns and the trail leads under a waterfall descending from the cliff edge hundreds of feet above. After 4 -5 hours we arrive at the entrance to the summit, guarded by massive greyrocks and emerge at the top – looking back for an incredible view.  We visit the Valley of Crystals, the river-valley of the Arobopo River shaped like an amphitheatre, around which are grouped large dark rounded stone columns.   The river itself runs over a bed of crystals and crystal fragments.  We visit the northern point of Mount Roraima for stunning views from various points on the edge. 

Day 6. Trekking in Roraima (9 hours / 20 Km) (BLD)
Explore Roraima’s summit trekking a long circular route to the triple border point, where Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil meet.  We walk through strange rock formations, surprisingly lush valleys and places where the ground is covered with sparkling quartz crystals.  There are rock pools everywhere and in them you may be lucky enough to see the strange black toads, unique to Mount Roraima.  The plant life is bizarre, as over half the species are unique to Tepuys or to Roraima alone, including several species of orchids and carnivorous plants.  We also visit the Oil Bird cave (Guacharo bird).  

Days 7 y 8 .Trekking in Roraima-Santa Elena de Uairen (6 hours / 14 KMS) (BL-)
In the morning there is still time to explore some more before we descend to the base and continue to Tek River and the next day to Santa Elena de Uairen . Overnight. 

Day 9.  Santa Elena  - Puerto Ordaz (BL-)
Breakfast. Continuation until Puerto Ordaz. In the road you will stop to see the highlights of this wonderful path. Lunch. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight.

Day 10. Puerto Ordaz – Mochima (B-D)
After breakfast, transfer to Mochima National Park which is 600 m. above sea level, northeast of Venezuela, between the cities of Barcelona, Puerto la Cruz and Cumana, and extends along the coast in an area of 94.935 hectares. Its beauty is diverse: spectacular beaches as the Santa Fé Gulf, the Archipelago of the Lush, the Manare Peninsula and the Mochima Bay, and many other islands, some of them virtually untouched, such as Chimaná Islands, with a unique combination of mountains kissing the sea. You can get to all these wonders in typical local boats. Dinner. Accommodation

Days 11-12. Free days in Mochima (B-D)
Breakfast. Mochima bay is one of the favorite places in Venezuela for its calm waters, where sailing enthusiasts find the ideal conditions for practicing such a relaxing sport. This park is also ideal for scuba diving and other water activities, since nearly 80% of its land lies within waters of the Caribbean Sea. Tour to Mochima National Park with lunch. Hopefully you can see the dolphins dancing in the waters around your boat, a wonderful spectacle. Dinner and overnight.

Day 13. Mochima – Caracas (B)
Breakfast. Last day of relaxation to enjoy this natural spectacle. Land transfer to Caracas  airport to take  the international connection. 




Included

• Airport  Assistances
• All Private transfers
• 2 nights in Puerto Ordaz with breakfast and taxes.
• 2 nights in Santa Elena with half board.
• 5 nights in Roraima Tepuy in tents with all camping equipment, porters for food and equipment while trekking in Roraima. Full board and soft drinks.
• 3 nights in Mochima National Park with half board
• Professional bilingual guide
• Domestic flights:
o Caracas - Puerto Ordaz
o Barcelona-Caracas
English –speaking guide

Not included

• Domestic Airport taxes

We recommend bringing

• Passport or identity card
• Sleeping bag and light weight back pack
• Lights hat or cap
• Sweat suit and T-shirts, swimsuit,towel,toilet articles
• Flashlight ,
• Light shirts,light pants,long and shorts 
• Personal medication
• Protection: mosquitoes,sun,rain
• A good pair of hiking boots as well as solid sneakers 
• Windbreaker
• Flashlight, Camera  equipement
Note: All kinds of ecotourism activities depend on adequate weather conditions and accessibility. So, the above mentioned program is subject to modifications if the conditions could endanger the security and comfort of the travellers.
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