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Tours | Autana

The Autana mountains are situated in the South West, home to most of the Indian tribes living in Venezuela.

Day 1:

Departure from Puerto Ayacucho at 09:00am by car to Samariapo. You pass through the Savannah with great views of the lajas (big granite rocks). When you reach the Orinoco river, you go down-stream in a small boat to a little island called "Raton". After seeing some medicinal plants and orchids you continue the trip to the Siapo river. While your guide prepares your lunch, you can swim in the river! After lunch, you continue the boat ride to the village of the Piaroa Indians, where you learn about their traditional agricultural methods. Dinner and overnight stay in hammocks.

Day 2:

After breakfast you go down the river Autana to Raudal de Ceguera, opposite the Autana mountain. From there you start a beautiful walk through the jungle for about 4-5 hrs to get the best view of the mountain Autana!! After a break to relax and take some photos you continue to another Indian village where the Piaroa tribe live. Overnight stay in hammocks.

Day 3:

After breakfast you start the return journey. On the way you can spot birds, tarantulas or even snakes if you are lucky! Then you go back to Puerto Ayacucho. End of the trip!


Photos... (You will find more photos in our Photo Gallery)

Autana harbour with dougout Autana jungle walk
Autana table top mountain  
Key information:
Number of days: 3
Price per person: 240,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1=easy  5=difficult)
Minimum 2 persons required

What's included:
Transport ation in 4WD and small boat
Professional Tour guide, bilingual
Two breakfasts, three lunches and two suppers
Excursions as listed
What to bring:

insect repellent
sun protection
swim wear
light clothing
good walking shoes
pocket knife

How to get to Puerto Ayacucho:

To Puerto Ayacucho do Conviasa fly daily. (145,- $US one way). From the most bigger cities there are also comfortable busses. (Caracas - Puerto Ayachucho about 20h) We recommend the busses of Expresos Occidente, Los Llanos and Caribe. If not available you can also use "Turgar" or "San Cristobal".

Other info:

We also provide a pick up service or assistance at the international airport in Caracas or Porlamar (Isla de Margarita).

Furthermore we have printable travel brochures for you.

Recommended books:

Recommended Travel map from Int. Travel maps,, ISBN 0-921-46359-6

Guidebooks from Lonely planet, Footprint or Bradt Travel Guide

"into the heart" an Amazon love story from Kenneth Good ISBN 0-241-12792-0. One of the most fascinating books I read over a anthropologist who felt in love with a Yanomami woman in the unexplored Amazon jungle. Read it!!!

"The lost world", Arthur Conan Doyle, ISBN 0-812-97213-9


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