Angel Falls – Venezuela

The Challenge

This trip to Angel falls is an unbelievable 6 day trip. Imagine you are on the scene of a TV documentary. After flying to Caracas or Bolivar, the capital of Venezuela, you travel in a small plane to a landing strip deep in the jungle. After staying overnight in a hotel, you have breakfast then board a dugout canoe. This is a long narrow boat which has an outboard motor.

Soon you are going up a tributary of the Orinoco River passing table top mountains and the sets of the film ‘The Lost World’. We leave the canoes to walk past an Indian village and huts then back in the canoes again to complete the journey up several more tributaries, passing dense jungle on both sides to a point near Angel Falls.

We sleep in hammocks for the night and after a barbeque meal, we set off next morning to walk through the jungle to the viewing point just below Angel Falls. After stopping for photographs, we walk back to our previous camp and set off back down the river to the 3 huge waterfalls beside the lagoon and hotel.

Arriving at the waterfalls, we step out onto a small island then walk behind the waterfall to the far side before taking another boat across the lagoon back to base. We then go the short distance to the airport and board the plane back to Caracas or Bolivar.

Evening and next day is free time to look around Caracas or Bolivar flight times permitting, and then it is back to the UK. after an amazing trip.

Before the event, on registering and in the lead up to it, full support on training and preparation, kit list and general advice will be given.

This is not a hard or long walk but just an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Children over age 9 are welcome with an adult/parent.

 

Challenge Details

Duration : 6 days

Grade : Easy

Challenge Date

Dates to be confirmed

Price is based on a minimum of 8 walkers 

Challenge Prices

Self Funded :  Registration fee of £250, plus a balance of £1,645

Fundraising : Registration fee of £250, plus a fundraising Target of £3,250

What is Included

All accommodation

Transport

All meals

qualified guides

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing

Boots

Day Rucksack

Sleeping bag

Recommended spending money – £200

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;