West Venezuela Tour, Clouded forests, rum tasting, cacao plantations, old colonial towns, Los Andes, Venezuela Amazon wildlife, Virgin beaches and the Capital of Venezuela, Caracas city.
01 Day: Arrival in Maiquetia Airport Caracas. 2 hours Car ride with private Chauffeur to Maracay, accommodation in 4 star Hotel in Maracay including B&B.
02 Day: Optional Day Tour to Hacienda Santa Teresa, a 250 year old rum factory. one night hotel In Maracay with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Visit to the famed Hacienda Santa Teresa Rum factory. A tour of the rum making process followed by a rum tasting and lunch.
03 Day: Optional Day Trip Cloud forest & Beaches. O/n Hotel In Maracay. B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Visit the (El Rancho Grande Biological Research station) for a short walk in the cloud forests of the Henri Pittier National Park. We then cross the mountains towards the Caribbean coast arriving at Cata beach for lunch.
04 Day: Optional Day Trip Colonial History, Afro Caribbean roots and home to the best cocoa in the world. One night Hotel In Maracay with B&B
Optional Trip Description: Crossing the mountains of the Henri Pittier via a different route of the previous day, we arrive at the colonial town of Choroni. After a visit to the village we take boats to the village of Chuao famed for producing the best cocoa in the world. A visit of the village, the cocoa plantations and drying yards is followed by a return trip to the colonial town of Choroni for lunch and the return journey.
05 Day: Morning city tour, then transfer to San Felipe stopping at Exotic Tropical Flora Park for lunch. O/n Hotel In Barquisimeto B&B.
06 Day: Morning transfer To Merida Stopping en route at the village of Tintorero, home of the Venezuelan Hammock and the original arts & crafts market and lunch. O/n Merida Hotel B&B
07 Day: Optional Day Trip to The world’s longest and tallest cable car. Afternoon city tour of Merida. One night Hotel in Merida with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Rising to 4800 meters above sea level the cable car takes you deep into the Sierra Nevada National park. Upon return to Merida we take lunch and visit local landmarks and the famous ice cream shop named in the Guinness book of world records for having the greatest variety of ice creams in the world, over 3000 flavors' !
08 Day: Optional Day Trip. A morning visit to the local market and an afternoon at a colonial coffee farm. One night Hotel Merida with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: In the morning we visit the local produce, arts and crafts market, and we also have lunch. We continue traveling through the charming colonial village of Jaji en route to the ‘El Carmen’ coffee farm to see the production process and coffee tasting. This is followed by a stop at the ‘La Victoria’, the first coffee farm in the land now turned museum, before the return to Merida.
09 Day: Morning transfer to Barinas stopping en route in high Paramo (The highlands) for lunch and to visit highland lagoons nestled between the Andean peaks on foot and horseback. One night in Hotel in Barinas with B&B.
10 Day: Optional Day Trip to local wildlife ranch in the Llanos or flatlands. One night in Hotel in Barinas with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Explore the famed Llanos and safari vehicle to see, crocodiles, capybara, ant eaters, jabiru stalks, spoonbills, hoatzin birds and many many others among the 1000’s of wildlife species species found in this area known as the ‘Serengeti of South America’. Lunch is at the wildlife ranch and is followed by further wildlife watching by boat and piranha fishing. The day end with a BBQ while watching a famed Llanos sunset.
11 Day: Morning transfer to Chichiriviche In the Morrocoy national Park stopping for lunch en route. One night in Hotel in Chichiriviche with B&B.
12 Day: Optional Day Trip to local cays for a day at the beach and to see flamingoes. One night in Hotel in Chichiriviche with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Explore by boat the mangrove lagoons of Morrocoy passing by the island of birds ( home to Flamingoes and Scarlet Ibis ) then continue on to local cays for lunch on a sand bar and a rest on the beaches.
13 Day: Optional Day Trip. Colonial city of Coro ( World Heritage site ) and to Coro sand dunes One night in Hotel in Chichiriviche with B&B.
Optional Trip Description: Visiting the colonial heart of the city of Coro to admire the magnificent colonial architecture and stop for lunch. This is followed by a stop to see the moving sand dunes of the Paraguana isthmus before the return.
14 Day: Optional Half Day boat trip to Yaracuy river delta see a virgin habitat teeming with wildlife. Afternoon transfer to Caracas. One night in Hotel in Caracas with B&B
Optional Trip Description: An early morning boat trip to the Yaracuy river delta gives you the chance to see caiman, howler monkeys and macaws amongst others.
15 Day: Optional Half day Caracas City Tour and cable car trip to Avila mountain for lunch.– Early afternoon departure for PAX taking extension – remainder of PAX transfer to Caracas Airport for International Departure.
Optional Trip Description: A visit to the city’s Colonial heart and plaza Bolivar. Here there is a chance to explore the gold market before taking the Metro to the cable car station. After rising high into the Avila National Park with amazing views of the city below we venture to the unknown picturesque Village of Galipan for lunch.
Eastern Venezuela Extension, Caves with endemic birds, Orinoco delta, and indigenous communities, Canaima national park Angel falls and Caracas city.
15 Day: Afternoon Flight to Maturin transfer to Caripe one night Caribe Lodge with full board.
16 Day: Walk through the Guacharo Caves home of the endemic Guacharo oil birds. Transfer to Hacienda One night in Hacienda FB.
17 Day: Optional Day canoe trip to Southern Orinoco Delta ( Morichal River ) to see wildlife and indigenous communities. One night in Hacienda FB.
Optional Trip Description : We take a short ride to the riverbanks of the Morichal River, then continue in dugout to visit Warao Indian communities. Navigating through the canals gives you the opportunity to see red howler monkeys, scarlet macaws and many other birds before reaching the stilted homes of the Warao, The Warao, famed basket weavers, display their wares and their is the opportunity to make unique souvenir purchases. This is followed by lunch and later an opportunity to fish piranha before the return journey.
18 Day: Morning Trf Ciudad Bolivar visiting La Llovisna ( the drizzle ) waterfall park and Macagua hydroelectric eco-museum for lunch. O/n Hotel Ciudad Bolivar B&B. Optional evening Orinoco boat trip.
Optional Trip Description: A short boat trip traveling under the Angostura bridge to see the sunset on the river Orinoco and if lucky enjoy the spectacle of freshwater dolphins playing at dusk.
19 Day: Fly to Canaima National Park ( the worlds sixth largest park )and the entrance to Sir Arthurs Conan Doyle’s Lost world and the Tepui ( tabletop mountain ) region. After settling in and lunch we take a walk behind the waters of Sapo Falls and then take a boat trip around the Canaima Lagoon for an amazing spectacle of waterfalls and mists. One night in Canaima Camp FB
20 Day: Optional Day Trip We travel by dugout canoe and walk to base of Angel Falls. One night in Canaima Camp FB
Optional Trip Description: A trip to see the worlds tallest waterfall. Named after Jimmy Angel, American bush pilot who discovered it; Angel Falls’s waters descend 979 meters before collecting into pools allowing visitors to refresh themselves in its chilly waters, before the return trip.
21 Day: Optional Morning flyover Angel falls in small aircraft Afternoon Fly to Caracas O/n Caracas Hotel B&B
Optional Trip Description: A 1 hour over flight Angel falls and once in a lifetime views of this unique tepui ( tabletop ) region.
22 Day: Optional Half day Caracas City Tour and cable car trip to Avila Mountain for lunch. International Departure.
Optional Trip Description: A visit to the city’s Colonial heart and plaza Bolivar. Here there is a chance to explore the gold market before taking the Metro to the cable car station. After rising high into the Avila National Park with amazing views of the city below we venture to the picturesque Village of Galipan for lunch.
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