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BOLIVAR  STATE CAMPS

Camp: Ucaima
* Location 
Canaima national park, on the Carrao River.

* How to get there 
By air to Canaima. From there, land transfer to the embarkation point some 10 minutes away, then a crossing of about 15 minutes in dug-out canoe to the camp on the banks of the Carrao River.

* Introduction

To the North of the Parque Nacional Canaima (Canaima National Park) in the Bolívar State, two kilometers away from the famous Laguna de Canaima (Canaima Lagoon), on the edge of the Carrao River, you’ll find the marvelous tourist jungle camp site established in 1956 by the legendary Rudolf Truffino, also know as JUNGLE RUDY, who, enchanted by the beauty of the region, decided to settle there with his wife, and reveal to millions around the world the pristine secrets and monuments of nature. He named the small camp UCAIMA, a word of Pemon origin that means: “what lures.”

Today, the family tradition continues in care of his daughters, for the enjoyment of the visiting tourists, since its beginning and for the times to come.
So, be one of the chosen few and come witness the beauty that only UCAIMA can offer… You’ll never be the same!

The camp comprises 5 beautiful “cabañas” with comfortable bedrooms: 10 double, 2 triple and 2 single; private bath, balcony with “hamaca” (hammock), excellent ventilation, and surrounded by the unique natural scenery

* Characteristics 
This camp was one of the pioneers in adventure tourism in the country and many people know it by the name Rudy's Jungle, in honor of its founder.
Visitors are attended to by the family of the legendary Rudy Truffino. It is located on the banks of the Carrao River, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip as well as the tranquility and privacy the camp offers. The surrounding landscaped consists of savannah and jungle, typical of the Gran Sabana, with its imposing tepuis in the distance. Diverse half-day excursions are offered to different falls such as Mayupa, El Sapo, El Hacha, Sabanero, and the Moroco River. Visits to indigenous communities and to obtain handicrafts from them. Price includes lodging in double room, land and river transfers between airport-camp, all meals, welcome cocktail, and
excursion to Salto El Sapo.

* Recomendations 
It is necessary to bring identification documents, cédula or passport, light clothing appropriate for the climate and excursions, sweater for the evenings, bathing suit sun screen, mosquito repellent, hat or cap, shoes than can get wet (or 2 pairs of sneakers), camera, flashlight, binoculars, etc.

* Facilities 
This camp, with a maximum capacity of 26, has 4 cabins with 6 double rooms, 4 triples and 1 matrimonial. Each room has fans, private bathroom, and a small porch with hammocks. The central house has restaurant and bar, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served with typical Venezuelan meat, fish, salads, etc.

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e-mail: ucaima@etheron.net


Campament: Akopán
* Location 
In Canaima national park, in the eastern sector of the Gran Sabana, Km.
140, on the El Dorado-Santa Elena de Uairén highway.

* How to get there 
By air or land from Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolívar. From there in
4-wheel-drive vehicles at the camp.

* Characteristics 
The place where this camp is located is very rich in rivers, rapids,
waterfalls, and indigenous communities in an enchanting land which seems
to transport us to another time, another world. It has the advantage of being
situated on a route of easy access to the principal points of interest in the
Gran Sabana. Throughout the region, the enchantment of nature prevails,
exercising a great magnetism over us along with sense of internal peace and
memories that will last a lifetime.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, swim suit, light
backpack for excursions, mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
Wood cabins with double, triple, and quadruple rooms with private
bathrooms. There are separate communal showers with hot water. Dining
hall, game room, clinic, mini-shop, rental of mountain bikes and vehicles
with guide.


Campament: Anaconda
* Location 

Las Claritas, Km. 85 vía Santa Elena de Uairén.

* How to get there 

By land following the route to the south from Puerto Ordaz to Santa Elena
de Uairén.

* Characteristics 
The camp is located on the route to the Gran Sabana. On the way, you pass
by Upata, a town well-known for its natural hot springs; Guasipati, where
there are extraordinary examples of petroglyphs and original cave paintings;
El Callao, one of the mining treasures of the zone where gold trading is
principally concentrated; and El Dorado. The installations are just at the
entrance to a typical mining town, primitive, rudimentary, populated by
fortune hunters, just like it must have been in the American far west. Later,
as you get into the Gran Sabana, there are spectacular waterfalls, places of
historic interest, gorges, rivers, and rapids... all the richness of the region
unique in the world. Price includes lodging, all meals, beverages,
excursions, transfers, and bilingual guide. Tax not included.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit, light
backpack for excursions, mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
13 cabins with double and triple occupancy, private bath, fans and cold
water. There is a restaurant area and bar service.


Campament: Arekuna
* Location 

At the meeting point of the Antabares and Caroní Rivers, in Canaima
national park.

* How to get there 
By air from Caracas or Margarita directly to the camp.

* Characteristics 
The camp is found on the high part of a hill and has a spectacular view of
the tepuis, jungle, and savannas. To take in all of this beauty and observe
the great variety of wildlife, excursions are offered on foot and in dugout
canoes. Leaving early, you can reach the Antabares river in 1 hour, when it
is full of parakeets, macaws, toucans, and other avifauna, in addition to
monkeys and other jungle animals. You have to return before sunset.
Climbing to the summit, there is a majestic view of the savannah and
tepuis. An outing is also offered on the Caroní River with a walk of 1 km.
to reach the waterfalls of Las Babas. If the river isn't too low (in the dry
season), you can visit some petroglyphs. Beyond the waterfalls, there is a
beautiful beach with red water. It is also possible to reach Canaima in a
full-day excursion which includes navigation on the Caroní River, transfer
to the Cucurital and Apamatá Rivers, and then a trip in Jeep to Canaima
and from there another dug-out canoe ride to the falls of Canaima. Price
includes, air plane ticket, lodging, all meals, national beverages,
excursions, insurance, specialized assistance of a guide.

* Recomendations 
Bring lightweight clothing, bathing suit, rain poncho, sun screen, cap or
hat, insect repellent, sneakers, still or video camera, binoculars, etc. For
those who wish to swim, they provide a free light green towel. Please don't
use the dark colored towels from the rooms for this purpose.

* Facilities 
The camp has 15 houses, with 2 rooms each for 2-3 people and private
bath, all in a very primitive style. Open social areas and informal
atmosphere.


Campament: Caurama
* Location 
North-east of the State, reserva forestal Caura (Caura Forest Reservation).

* How to get there 
By air or land to Ciudad Bolívar or Puerto Ordaz. Then by road or on a
private light plane to the camp.

* Characteristics 
A forest area of the Caura river, rich in flora and fauna, with some 400
different species of birds. Daily rides to the Raudales de la Leona, where
you can enjoy a natural pool of Laja Roja (red flagstone); excursions to the
Sipao river and visits to the La Faltriquera farm, which raises Asian
buffaloes. Excursions to the Pará water falls, that lasts approximately 6
days, leaving only on Tuesdays. Reception service at the airport and
ground transportation to the camp, lodging, meals, beverages, excursions,
and bilingual guide.

* Recomendations 
Light clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, sunblock, binoculars, bathing suit, hat or
cap, raincoat, long pants and photographic or video equipment.

* Facilities 
18 double rooms with private bath and ceiling fans. Social areas, restaurant,
churuata-bar and pool. They have their own landing field for light planes.


Campament: Chivatón
* Location 
Canaima national park, in the eastern side of La Gran Sabana, in the road to
Kavanayén Km. 24

* How to get there 
By land following the route that goes from Ciudad Bolívar to Santa Elena
de Uairén. Then there is a detour to Kavanayén by an unpaved road, only
for 4-wheel drive vehicles.

* Characteristics 
Away from everything, it is found halfway between Luepa and Kavanayen,
with tepuis, waterfalls, rivers and savanna everywhere. Nature interpretation
excursions, flora and fauna watching, bathing in the river, walks, etc.
Excursion programs that go from 3 days and 2 nights to 7 days and 6
nights, with visits to important points of interest all along the Gran
Sabana. It includes ground transportation to and from Puerto Ordaz, river
transportation on the Aponwao river, all the meals, snacks, national
beverages, lodging, accident insurance and specialized guide.

* Recomendations 
Bring clothing appropriate for the area (warm for the night) hat or cap, sun
shade, camera, etc. Pack in light waterproof bag which must not exceed 5
kilos.

* Facilities 
Abandoned for a long time, this house has been refurnished with the basic
comforts for lodging. There are 10 rooms with 4 or 5 beds in each room,
linen and private bath. Dinning room for social activities, natural pool,
recreation areas for campfires and barbecues, an area for tents close to the
river and electricity from 6:oo p.m., all in a stone construction, in the style
of the capuchin missioners.


Campament: Diamante Inn
* Location 
South of Lake Guri, in the banks of the river Paragua, 500 m. from La
Paragua.

* How to get there 
By land from Ciudad Bolívar following the way to La Paragua. By air in
light planes to small landing strip of 1,200 m.

* Characteristics 
Considering its location, this is almost a luxury camp. The main attraction
is getting on a launch and navigating the Paragua river toward its original
sources. During the trip, you pass along La Gran Sabana as well as areas of
Amazon jungle. Those who wish to tempt fortune may also look for their
own diamonds in the mines of the region. Sports lovers have a good chance
of fishing huge peacock bass and payara. There are also excursions to the
Angel Falls, Kavac, visits to indigenous communities, etc. Price includes
lodging, meals and national drinks. Excursions are not included in the
price.

* Recomendations 
Bring lightweight clothing, bathing suit, rain poncho, sun screen, cap or
hat, insect repellent, sneakers, still or video camera, binoculars, etc.

* Facilities 
4 churuatas (indigenous-style structure) with full size or double beds, some
with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water, refrigerator, mini-bar,
Swimming pool, etc.


Camp: Hamaca
* Location 
Canaima national park, behind the camp of Hoturvensa

* How to get there 
By air or land to Puerto Ordaz, and from there in light plane to Canaima.

* Characteristics 
Located in Canaima national park, it is surrounded by all the beauty this
privileged zone offers. Facilities are not the same as in other more
comfortable camps nearby, but if you are not looking for luxury, this is an
opportunity to go there and see the same thing, but at a lower cost.
Handicrafts are sold in the village and the locals organize excursions to the
lagoon of Canaima, where it is possible to swim in the pretty beaches of
colored sand, or in the waterfalls near El Sapo, El Hacha, El Yuri, etc.
Price includes lodging, 3 meals daily, excursions. Air passage not
included.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit, light
backpack for excursions, mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
Primitive environment where sleeping is only in hammocks, with capacity
for 60. There is one dining room where all meals are offered. Communal
bathrooms, cold water only.


Camp: Kamoirán 
* Location 
Road to La Gran Sabana, 178 th Km. 

* How to get there 
By land, between Puerto Ordaz and Santa Elena de Uairén.

* Characteristics 
Located alongside the road, it allows you to see the attractions of the area,
where the water falls, nearby towns and rivers stand out. Ecotouristic
activities dedicated to the contemplation or interpretation of the local
landscape, flora, fauna and culture. Optional excursions to the tepuis,
mountain bike, kayacs or helicopter tours.

* Recomendations 
Light clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, sunblock, binoculars, bathing suit, hat or
cap, raincoat, long pants, sweater or jacket and photographic or video
equipment.
* Facilities 
16 double, triple and quadruple rooms with private bathroom and capacity
for 45 people. Electricity and natural ventilation. Restaurant and room for
social activities.


Camp: Mantopai
* Location 

In Canaima national park only 20 km, from Kavanayén.

* How to get there 
By land following the road Ciudad Bolívar-Puerto Ordaz-Santa Elena de
Uairén. Take the detour to Kavanayén, by a dirt road only for 4-wheel drive
vehicles.

* Characteristics 
Located at the foot of the tepuy Soro-Ropan, it has a pretty view of the
western Gran Sabana. There is a river nearby where you can bathe which
has a small waterfall. Not far away is the indigenous community of
Kavanayén, the falls Torón and Toroncito and Aponwao. Price includes
transportation, lodging and meals.

* Recomendations 
Bathing suit, adequate clothing for the zone, sport shoes, mosquito
repellent, camera, hat or cap, etc.

* Facilities 
Lodging in comfortable stone cabins with a porch and bathroom
incorporated, with capacity for 24 people in double or individual beds. It
also has restaurant service.


Camp: Río Caura
* Location 

In the Amazon forest reserve of the Caura River, close to the community of
Las Trincheras.

* How to get there 
By air or land, to Ciudad Bolívar or Cai-cara. From there, by road, toward
Maripa.

* Characteristics 
The camp is on the banks of the Caura River, in one of the most ancient
territories on the planet, with typical savannah landscape, surrounded by
rivers which supply water to the bordering area where plants abound. Here,
one breathes the intense air typical of humid tropical forests, with
impenetrable jungle, and unique native flora, all within an environment of
great visual and ecological value. Specialized excursions can also be
undertaken for bird watching, photography, to go to the impressive falls,
Salto Pará, all with lunch and bar service. All of the camps within this
chain offer a unique concept of great ecological respect, down to the
smallest detail, where everything must be natural, even the mosquite
repellent. In addition to lodging, the package includes breakfast and dinner,
excursions in boat and walking, etc. Discount of 50% for children under 12.
There is a 50% surcharge for single occupancy in a room.

* Recomendations 
Bring appropriate clothing, including sneakers, light clothes that protect
you from insects, bathing suit, hat or cap, sweater, rain poncho, etc., in
addition to camera and binoculars.

* Facilities 
5 double bedrooms with private bathroom, churuata style, hammocks with
mosquite netting; as well as double and triple rooms . Capacity 35.
Open-air dining and social areas. Natural patio with panoramic view of the
Caura River.


Camp: Tomás Bernal
* Location 

Anatoly island, Canaima national park.

* How to get there 
By air to Canaima, then by boat to the camp.

* Characteristics 
Immersed in the Canaima Lagoon, it gives you the possibility of visiting
beaches with colorful sands and water falls such as El Hacha, El Sapo and
El Yurí, 3 days excursions to the Angel Falls. It includes lodging, meals
and rides.

* Recomendations 
Light clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, bathing suit, hat or cap, raincoat, long
pants, sweater or jacket and photographic or video equipment.

* Facilities 
Spacious churuata with hammocks, for lodging from 20 to 25 people.
Common bathrooms and dining room.


Camp: Turístico Gran Sabana 
* Location 

Las Claritas, Km. 85, on the route Ciudad Guayana-Santa Elena de Uairén.

* How to get there 
By land, following the way south from Puerto Ordaz to Santa Elena de
Uairén.

* Characteristics 
This camp, located in a typical mining town, has spacious green areas that
extend all the way to a great forest. It is located very near the Gran Sabana,
good departure spot for excursions.

* Recomendations 
Fresh clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or camping shoes, still or
video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, swimming suit, small
back-back for the excursions and mosquito repelent.

* Facilities 
omplex of cabins, with 5 available rooms, each with a full-size bed, private
bathroom, cold water and fan. Located in a woodland area, it has a churuata
(indigenous construcion)- style restaurant and parking lot.


Camp: Wentuna
* Location 
Of the road to La Gran Sabana, 303th km.

* How to get there 
By road between Puerto Ordaz and Santa Elena de Uairén.

* Characteristics 
Located 5 minutes away from Santa Elena de Uairén. Visits to the nearby
water falls, towns and rivers. Ecotouristic activities of contemplation and
interpretation of the local landscape, flora, fauna and culture. Optional
excursions to the tepuis, helicopter, mountain bikes or kayak rides.

* Recomendations 
Light clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, sunblock, binoculars, bathing suit, hat or
cap, raincoat, long pants, sweater or jacket and photographic or video
equipment.

* Facilities 
8 double, triple or quadruple rooms with capacity for 24 people, all with
private bath. Electricity, natural ventilation and a restaurant.


Camp: Yokore
* Location 
Yokore island, Puerto Jabillal, Caura River.

* How to get there 
By land from Ciudad Bolívar to Puerto Jabillal. Then, by river in dug-out
canoe from the port some.

* Characteristics 
Here, the main attraction is the jungle and landscape which can be enjoyed
navigating on the river or on walks. This is the region with the greatest
rainfall in the country (3,280 mm per year) which accounts for the great
flow of the rivers and exuberant, captivating flora. The Caura River which
serves as host in the camp, is one of the principal feeders of the Orinoco
River and its black waters cut through jungles and mountains which have
yet to be explored by man. The Yekuana and Makiritare Indians inhabit the
region. You can navigate as far as Salto Pará, camp in the middle of the
river on a sand bank called El Playón, climb up to the hydrological
sub-station where you can appreciate the beauty of the falls, and above all,
look and look to remember it eternally. Price includes transfer to the camp,
lodging, and meals.

* Recomendations 
Bring appropriate clothing, including sneakers, light clothes but that
protect you from insects, bathing suit, hat or cap, sweater, rain poncho,
etc., in addition to camera and binoculars. Equipment should fit in a
lightweight, waterproof bag which does not exceed 5 kilos.

* Facilities 
The basics for lodging in indigenous-style structures (churuatas), sleeping
in hammocks or in tents. It is located on an island in the middle of the
river. There is no electricity or other facilities. Primitive and authentic.


Camp: Canaima
* Location 
Canaima Lagoon in Canaima national park.

* How to get there 
By air at the camp.

* Characteristics 
It has a privileged location set in the jungle with a spectacular view of
Canaima Lagoon, an important waterfall, and beaches of golden sand. Here,
it is possible to fully enjoy, in total comfort, the magic of the Gran Sabana,
observing first-hand the oldest geological formation of the planet, called
Islands in Time by Charles Brewer and the National Geographic. There are
different places where indigenous crafts can be purchased in the vicinity.
From this point, several 1-day excursions with specialized guides are
organized, to the falls of Mayupa, El Yuri, El Sapo, El Sapito, El Hacha. It
is also possible to visit the famous Angel Falls at Auyantepui, the highest
waterfall in the world (980 m.), on an 3-day excursion in dug-out canoe and
walking, with lodging in jungle refuges, sleeping in hammocks. Price
includes lodging in double room, transfer airport-camp-airport, all meals,
welcome cocktail, ride in a dugout canoe in the lagoon, overflight of Angel
Falls if weather allows it.

* Recomendations 
Identification documents, lightweight clothing appropriate for the climate
and excursions, sneakers (at least 2 pairs), bathing suit, hat or cap, sweater,
sun screen, mosquito repellent, rain poncho, flashlight, camera, binoculars,
etc.

* Facilities 
Comfortable, functional camp with 97 double and triple rooms with fans
and private bath. A large indigenous-style structure (churuata) serves as a
dining hall with complete service of lunch and dinner, bar, etc. Professional
hotel service. It was one of the pioneers in the country with the concept of
adventure tourism.


Camp: Chimantá
* Location 
In the center of El Paují, in the south of the state, along the frontier with
Brazil.

* How to get there 
By air or land as far as Santa Elena de Uairén, then by land following a dirt
road in terrible conditions which continues as far as Icabarú. Only for
4-wheel-drive vehicles. There is a small landing strip in El Paují.

* Characteristics 
The settlement of El Paují, formed by a few rustic houses, is in a large,
open zone located along the southern limits of the country, just where the
Gran Sabana ends and the Amazonian jungle begins. From some places, it
is possible to observe the contrast between the two landscapes, defined by a
difference in altitude of some 900 m., but significant when it comes to
determining the flora and fauna. In the vicinity, there are a lot of very
primitive mining exploitations - of gold and diamonds - where subsistence
conditions are marked by discomfort and risk. In the area by El Paují, peace
reigns supreme, above all when the breeze is blowing and the tepuis are
seen in the distance, totally free of their eternal crown of clouds. Cost of
meals, beverages, excursions, bilingual guides not included in the price.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit, light
backpack for excursions, mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
It has 8 cabins with double rooms and private bath. All can hold 1 or 2
extra beds if necessary. In the rear part of the houses, there is a social area
with comfortable bar and view of the surrounding natural setting.


Camp: El Paují
* Location 
In the center of El Paují, on the Plaza Bolívar.

* How to get there 
By air or land as far as Santa Elena de Uairén, then by road following a dirt
road in terrible condition which continues as far as Icabarú. Only for
4-wheel-drive vehicles. There is a small landing strip in El Paují.

* Characteristics 
The settlement of El Paují, formed by a few rustic houses, in a large, open
zone located along the southern limits of the country, just where the Gran
Sabana ends and the Amazonian jungle begins. From some places, it is
possible to observe the contrast between the two landscapes, defined by a
difference in altitude of some 900 m., but significant when it comes to
determining the flora and fauna. In the vicinity, there is very primitive
mining exploitation - of gold and diamonds - where subsistence conditions
are marked by discomfort and risk. In the area by El Paují, peace reigns
supreme, above all when the breeze is blowing and the tepuis are seen in
the distance, totally free of their eternal crown of clouds. Meals, drinks,
excursions and bilingual guides are to be paid separately.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit, light
backpack for excursions, mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
This comfortable camp, has a spectacular view. Lodging is in cabins with 2
rooms, capacity for 5, private bath and lots of windows for an unlimited
view of the landscape. There is also a social area with bar and restaurant.


Camp: Hato las Nieves
* Location 
In the Serranía de la Cerbatana, in the western part of the state, near Apure
and Amazonas.

* How to get there 
By air, in charter flights from Caracas airport. From the airport in Caicara
del Orino-co, directly to the landing strip of the camp.

* Characteristics 
Far from all pollution, lost between plains and jungle, this camp has an
impressive presence, thanks to the natural environment around it. Here
everything is native and fully part of the jungle forest, rivers and plains
which can be traversed on horseback, mountain bikes, kayaks, and canoes
at the disposition of guests. In the morning and at dusk, you can take
walks to observe the varied avifauna. Lovers of sports can do everything
from playing ping pong to riding mountain bikes, work on your tan by the
pool or take a dip in the lagoon with the water buffaloes, go on photo
safaris - in other words, whatever your imagination allows. Operated by
people who know their work and the environment. Recommended in every
way. Price includes 1 breakfast and 1 dinner per night and daily excursions.
Transportation is separate.

* Recomendations 
Identification documents, light clothing appropriate for the climate and
excursions, sun screen, mosquito repellent, hat or cap, at least 2 pairs of
sneakers, rain poncho, flashlight, camera, binoculars, etc.

* Facilities 
This comfortable camp has 12 rooms and 4 suites with ceiling fans or a*c,
private bath, hot water, a churuata-dining room, a churuata-bar, a
churuata-living room with hammocks, pool, stables and tennis courts.
Maximum capacity of 44 people.


Camp: Kavac
* Location 
North of Kamarata in Canaima national park.

* How to get there 
By air from Porlamar and Ciudad Bolívar to Kavac.

* Characteristics 
The only way to get here is by light plane and the best welcome possible
is the overflight of the impressive Angels Falls prior to landing in this
minuscule, but tidy and cute indigenous settlement at the base of
Auyantepui. On clear days, the entire tepuy can be seen. Once there, it is
best to follow the call of nature and take the excursions guided by Indians,
skirting rivers and waterfalls, to arrive at the impressive Kavak canyon
whose vault contains a magnificent view of the sky and a cascade enclosed
by stone walls. To observe this waterfall is practically a mystical
experience. There are also visits to the indigenous community of Santa
Marta, where the Indians work on handicrafts, etc. You can also go to the
village of Kamarata, set in a valley with 2 tepuis forming an unreachable
natural portal, and to the La Toma falls. Kavac has the magic to impose
calm and peace to even the most hyperkinetic of spirits. Price includes
airline ticket, lodging in double room, all meals, national beverages,
excursions, guide, insurance.

* Recomendations 
Identification documents indispensable for boarding the airplane - cédula or
passport, light clothing appropriate for the climate and excursions, sweater
for the evenings, towel, sun screen, mosquito repellent, hat or cap, shoes
than can get wet (or 2 pairs of sneakers), camera, binoculars, etc. It's
recommended to carry light equipment in waterproof hand-carry bags.

* Facilities 
Lodging in a large indigenous-style dwelling with earthen walls (a wipa)
containing 8 double rooms with private bath and beds with mosquito
netting, in addition to 10 rooms with external shared bath. Open area for
social activities, dining, and living room.


Camp: Kawaik
* Location 
10 km. from the village of El Paují, in the southern part of the state, along
the frontier with Brazil.

* How to get there 
By air or by land as far as Santa Elena de Uairén. Then by road following
an uneven road to El Paují and then a dirt road to Icabarú. Only for
4-wheel-drive vehicles. There is a small landing strip in El Paují.

* Characteristics 
The camp is located along the southern limits of the country, just where
the Gran Sabana ends and the Amazonian jungle begins. From some
places, it is possible to observe the contrast between the two landscapes,
defined by a difference in altitude of some 900 m., but significant when it
comes to determining the flora and fauna. In the vicinity, there is very
primitive mining exploitation - of gold and diamonds - where subsistence
conditions are marked by discomfort and risk. In the area by El Paují, peace
reigns supreme, above all when the breeze is blowing and the tepuis are
seen in the distance, totally free of their eternal crown of clouds. Price
includes lodging, 3 meals, transfer from El Paují to the camp, and
excursions.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit,
mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
There is a wood and stone house with 2 quadruple rooms, a smaller house
for 2, and another for 4 people, all with private bath. Capacity for 16
people.


Camp: Marypak
* Location 
In the center of El Paují, at the south of the state, near the frontier with
Brazil.

* How to get there 
By air or land as far as Santa Elena de Uai-rén, then by land following a
dirt road in terrible conditions which continues as far as Icabarú. Only for
4-wheel-drive vehicles. There is a small landing strip in El Paují.

* Characteristics 
Similar to those of El Paují and the vicinity. Located along the southern
limits of the country, just where the Gran Sabana ends and the Amazonian
jungle begins. From some places, it is possible to observe the contrast
between the two landscapes, defined by a difference in altitude of some 900
m., but significant when it comes to determining the flora and fauna. In the
vicinity, there is very primitive mining exploitation -of gold and
diamonds- where subsistence conditions are marked by discomfort and risk.
In the area by El Paují, peace reigns everywhere, above all when the breeze
is blowing and the tepuis are seen in the distance, totally free of their
eternal crown of clouds. Excursions to the mountain El Abismo and the
natural pools of El Paují, Esmeralda and Catedral, are offered. Only lodging
included in the prices. Food, beverages, guides and excursions are separate.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit,
mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
They have 5 cabins with double bedrooms and private bathroom. There is
also a restaurant which offers service even to other camps, since here,
everyone is like one big family


Uruve Camp
* Location 
Located in the Uruve valley, southeast of Ciudad Bolívar, in Canaima
national park

* How to get there 
By air or land, to Puerto Ordaz. From there, in light plane to Uruve, a
flight of 1 hour and a half. By land, following the pretty highway, in good
conditions, which joins Puerto Ordaz with Santa Elena de Uairén, crossing
the Gran Sabana. After San Ignacio de Yuruaní, turn off to the right. The
camp is 9 km. from the paved road.

* Characteristics 
The camp is located in one of the oldest regions of the planet with unique
geological formations. Roraima and Kukenán tepuis are found not far from
here, forming a landscape full of mystery and enchantment. In addition, the
facility of touring this magic land in helicopter, on mountain bikes,
paragliding, in canoes, or on foot is offered. Five minutes from the
installations, crossing a gallery forest, one encounters Salto Rue Merú,
which emerges from an underground section of the river, flowing over red
and yellow jasper, with a cascade of some 37 m. (over 100 ft.) which falls
in a beautiful natural pool. Please do not take the rocks as a souvenir since
this deteriorates this mysterious ancient place. Price includes lodging, land
transportation from Puerto Ordaz in completely equipped vans, assistance of
bilingual guides, all meals, national beverages, and local tours.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit,
mosquito repellent. Do not make campfires, stay on the trails, do not open
new routes with double traction vehicles, etc.

* Facilities 
Lodging in native-style constructions (churuatas) or tents with hammocks
or sleeping bags. Sanitary facilities in the churuatas and place to store your
clothing and equipment. Well-prepared meals and local tours with
specialized guides. Capacity: 18 in hammocks or 42 and more in tents.


Camp: Wareipa
* Location 
Canaima national park

* How to get there 
Fluvial route on the Cucurital River. By air, to Canaima. From there, in
four-wheel-drive vehicle to the pier and 2 hours in dug-out canoe to the
camp.

* Characteristics 
Pure nature removed from civilization. The transfer via the Cucuritán River
to the camp is a spectacular excursion where you can observe indigenous
communities, landscapes of gallery forests with savannas, tepuis in the
distance, and the wildlife of the zone. From the camp, there are excursions
on foot and in dug-out canoes in the region to observe nature free from
pollution. You can find nearby, the lagoon of Wareipita, formed by a
natural pool of the Cucuritán Rivers, where you can enjoy a refreshing
swim. Price includes land transfer to the dock and in dug-out canoe,
lodging in hammocks, all meals and excursions.

* Recomendations 
Identification documents, light clothing appropriate for the climate and
excursions, bathing suit, 2 towels, 2 pairs of sneakers, sun screen,
mosquito repellent, hat or cap, rain poncho, camera, flashlight, binoculars,
etc. Lightweight baggage in hand-carry bags, preferably waterproof, since
they can easily get wet in the trip by boat.

* Facilities 
This camp has a huge open indigenous-style structure (churuata) with a
maximum capacity of 30 people sleeping in hammocks, in addition to
dining area and bathrooms.

Camp: Wei - More
* Location 
On the edge of Los Altos de El Paují, at the south of the state, along the
frontier with Brazil.

* How to get there 
By air or land as far as Santa Elena de Uairén, then by land following a dirt
road in terrible conditions which continues as far as Icabarú. Only for
4-wheel-drive vehicles. There is a small landing strip in El Paují.

* Characteristics 
The settlement of El Paují, formed by a few rustic houses, is in a large,
open zone located along the southern limits of the country, just where the
Gran Sabana ends and the Amazonian jungle begins. From some places, it
is possible to observe the contrast between the two landscapes, defined by a
difference in altitude of some 900 m., but significant when it comes to
determining the flora and fauna. In the vicinity, there is very primitive
mining exploitations - of gold and diamonds - where subsistence
conditions are marked by discomfort and risk. In the area by El Paují, peace
reigns supreme, specially when the breeze is blowing and the tepuis are
seen in the distance, totally free from their eternal crown of clouds.
Beverages, excursions, bilingual guides separate.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, swim suit, mosquito
repellent.

* Facilities 
There are 4 cabins with double rooms and private bath, with space for an
additional bed. The construction is rustic, but it has special characteristics
where you can see the hand of its owner and designer, who is an architect.


Camp: Wuey Tepuy
* Location 
In the village of Canaima, behind the Hotur-vensa camp, in Canaima
national park.

* How to get there 
By air to Canaima. From there, by road to the camp.

* Characteristics 
Located in the village of Canaima, it provides all the natural advantages of
the region, the same as all of the camps of this sector, with the only
difference being in the comfort of the installations. Here, it is possible to
fully enjoy the magic of the Gran Sabana, observing firsthand the oldest
geological formation of the planet, called Islands in Time by Charles
Brewer and the National Geographic. There are different places where
indigenous crafts can be purchased in the vicinity. From this point, various
1-day excursions with specialized guides are organized, to the falls of
Mayupa, El Yuri, El Sapo, El Sapito, El Hacha. It is also possible to visit
the famous Angel Falls at Auyantepui, the highest waterfall in the world
(980 m), on an 3-day excursion in dug-out canoe and walking, with
lodging in jungle refuges, sleeping in hammocks. Price includes lodging, 3
meals daily, and excursions.

* Recomendations 
Lightweight clothing, sun screen, hat or cap, sneakers or hiking boots, still
or video camera, personal toiletries, sweater or jacket, bathing suit,
mosquito repellent.

* Facilities 
It has capacity for 32 in rooms with private bathroom and fans. Dining
room. All of the installations are simple, but well maintained.


Camp: Ya - Koo
* Location 
3 km. from Santa Elena de Uairén, on the way toward Sampay.

* How to get there 
By air or land to Santa Elena de Uairén. From there, follow the street
which goes to the Centro Frutícola, then take the dirt road to the camp.

* Characteristics 
Santa Elena de Uairén, the last Venezuelan city before the Brazilian border,
a base camp for different excursions in the zone. From here expeditions
depart to climb Roraima or Kukenán, the most important tepuis on the
borders of Brazil and Guyana. A double-traction vehicle is needed to arrive
at the base, and later guides, from the region, climbing equipment, etc.
Other possible excursions are to the west, toward the gold and diamond
mining area of Icabarú on a very deteriorated road where only
double-traction vehicles can pass at a speed of 10 km. per hour. En route,
one passes the ecological settlement of El Paují, famous for its honey,
where various residents offer lodging in their own houses. You can also go
to the town of La Linea, in Brazil, some 20 km. away, for which a permit
from the National Guard in Santa Elena is required.

* Recomendations 
Identification documents, light clothing appropriate for the day and a
sweater for the nights when temperatures drop, sun screen, mosquito
repellent, hat or cap, at least 2 pairs of sneakers, rain poncho, flashlight,
camera, binoculars, etc. Those who go in cars should drive carefully when
it rains, since the curves are pronounced, especially in La Escalera sector.

* Facilities 
6 cabins that combine modern and traditional construction, with 14 rooms
with private bathroom, hot water, porch. In the center of the camp there is a
small churuata with dinning room, living room and reception and at the
end of the field there is a brook that forms a natural pool, rimmed by an
exuberant forest. Permanent electricity and telephone in the camp. By
reservation only.

 


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