Explore the massive table top mountain of Auyan Tepuy, the cradle of the magnificent Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, with almost 1,000 mts High. The magnificence and imposing energy of this mountain mass is unique.
Along the hike, the stunning views of the savannas will free your mind, and you will be able to enjoy the vertical walls of this colossal Tepuy. The red water rivers, full of colors and shapes are particularly beautiful and special. And the sensation of immensity is unique. For the lovers of good photography, the landscapes are varied and sublime.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Simon Bolivar International airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Airport reception and accommodation in hotel near airport (D)
Flight to Puerto Ordaz and Connection to Canaima and Uruyen. During the flight to Uruyen, enjoy spectacular views of the huge pristine rain forests. Flight over the Devils Canon enjoying the enormous walls of the Tepui, until reaching the impetuous Angel Fall. Continue enjoying the aerial views of the amazing rock formations, crevices and colored rivers. Lodge at Uruyen in typical Indian huts set in front of the Tepui – an almost unreal sight of peace and beauty. Afternoon short excursion and cold bath in the Uruyen Caves. (B,L,D)
Start Hike towards Auyan Tepuy, where we will cross rivers bordered by a vast forest of Palma de Moriche. A steep hike will come in order to get to the first plateau, where our camp Guayaraca waits. (B,L,D)
Continue hike entering the dense forest of the base of the Tepui, hiking uphill to the second plateau, until arrival to El Danto, a rock conglomerate ideal for lunch and rest. Afterwards, cross high underbrush vegetation until we arrive at El Peñon, a gigantic rock where we will spend the night in tents under the overhanging rock. (B,L,D)
Today we arrive to the summit. The trekking develops walking through rocks and dense vegetation. In 2 hours we make our first contact with the main wall. After a rest, we continue the ascent to the final part sorting huge rocks with the help of ropes. Close to the summit we arrive to a beautiful huge rock monolith surrounded by a garden of orchids, bromeliads and other peculiar unique plants of the Tepuy. After lunch and brief rest we keep walking up to Orange River or El Oso to arm our camp. (B,L,D)
Getting out of the tent is getting stunned by the hugeness of the Tepui. To the North we can see the view of the second wall where Jimmy Angel walked back in 1935. After breakfast we will have all day for explorations over the summit discovering the mysteries of the Tepui. This is a day for walking, making photography and relaxing. (B,L,D)
After saying goodbye to the Tepuy, we take our path back stopping at El Peñon and El Danto, until we arrive to Guayaraca Camp, where the warm climate invites us to a refreshing river bath. (B,L,D)
Last hiking day! When we arrive to Uruyen a delicious lunch waits for us. After lunch flight to Pto Ordaz and Caracas. Private transfer to hotel near the airport. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Airport.