Journey into a land that time forgot and conquer the pre-Cambrian tabletop summit of Roraima. The stunning mountain is sacred to the region's indigenous people and is said to have inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Lost World." Take time to explore the unique flora and fauna – some of which is completely unique to the mountain. The trek itself takes six days start to finish but this two-week adventure also includes canoe trips in Canaima National Park and a thrilling trek to Angel Falls. If you're fit and want to get off the beaten track, this adventure will take you to new heights.
Conquer the summit of Roraima, explore Canaima National Park, witness the power of Angel Falls, discover a 'lost world' amid tabletop mountains.
Days : 15
Price : From AED 10,356*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Basic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Note: Entry laws have been changed. Foreign visitors must be able to show they are covered by travel insurance. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
After departing Caracas in the morning, head east along the Caribbean coast before turning south to Ciudad Bolivar. Along the way you will be able to spot some of the country's largest oil refineries which finance the country's economy and keep gas prices down to about 10 cents per litre. Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 550km) Overnight bus (9.00-10.00 hours, 700km)
Free time to relax or explore the city while preparing for the trek.
Begin the trek through the prehistoric wilderness heading for the summit of Roramia. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Trek Day 1 Transport: Drive out to the start point of the Roraima trek. Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Continue trekking through the Gran Sabana to reach base camp. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Trek Day 2
Guided hike up the mountain with a full day and a half spent at the summit to appreciate the unique ecosystem and spectacular views into neighboring Brazil and Guyana. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Trek Day 3 Mount Roraima Summit
Continue to explore the wonders of this remote landscape. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Summit
Continue trekking down from Roraima. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Trek Day 5
End the trek in Paraitepuy. Return to Santa Elena in the afternoon. Included Activities: Mount Roraima Trek Day 6 Transport: Walking Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 50km)
Travel by bus to Ciudad Bolívar. Transport: Local bus
Fly to Canaima National Park. Continue by boat and hike to the view point of Angel Falls before returning to a jungle lodge for a night in hammocks. Included Activities: Canaima National Park (Parque Nacional Canaima) Visit Angel Falls (Salto Ángel) Visit Transport: Plane Boat Boat
Our day in the area allows us time for maximum enjoyment on the beautiful river beaches and plentiful walking paths.
Fly back to Ciudad Bolivar. Free afternoon or optional city tour. Transport: Plane
Return to Caracas for some last minute shopping or visit the city’s museums or churches. Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 550km)
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, though be prepared for rain and thunder storms in the wet season, especially in the Amazon. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A large daypack is also essential.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
- Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Local currency - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film / memory card - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Hiking pack and cover for backpacks - Flashlight - Concealable money belt - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Sunglasses - Water bottle - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - Small towel and swim suit - 2 pairs of shorts - 1 pair of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals - Sunblock - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Watch or alarm clock - Insect repellent - Refillable water bottle - Sleeping bag liner - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). Note: Tents, sleeping bags and foam mattresses are provided however it is possible to upgrade locally to an inflatable mattress. Porters will carry food and shared camping equipment but you are responsible for carrying all of your own gear including tent, sleeping bag and mat. Porters can be hired for USD 40 per day and can carry up to 25kg so it is possible for one porter to carry the gear of two hikers. Additional luggage can be left at the hotel in Santa Elena.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights