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Calle Urdaneta,
Santa Elena de Uairen,
Edo. Bolívar,




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Bike and walking Tour Gran Sabana | El Pauji

Different ethnic groups like people from Venezuela, Indians and immigrants live together in El Pauji. It is a small village 75km west of Santa Elena and surrounded by beautiful rainforests. Small gold and diamond mines are abundant here, giving us a real feeling of adventure.

Day 1:

We will depart from Posada Backpacker at 9am on your bike, accompanied by your guide and other group members. We head north and the first 10 km of riding are on standard tarmac roads. We will then head east on a natural track to the Indian Community of San Carmilo de Kukenan. Around noon we reach the Raúl Waterfall which is 100m high and this is where we stop for a light lunch. After lunch we set off for our next destination which is the Morok-Meru waterfall. It will take us about 2 hours riding to reach this waterfall and this is the location where we rest and camp for the night.

Day 2:

After breakfast we ride our bikes for approximately 3 hours to Zeita waterfall which has a height of 105 meters. We have the chance to enjoy the scenery and after lunch we return via bicycle to Posada Backpacker in Santa Elena..

Day 3:

After breakfast we leave by 4x4 to visit El Pauji and ascend the small Table Mountain, "El Abismo" which has a wonderful view of the Brazilian Rainforest and the Gran Sabana. The duration of the walk is about 3 ½ hours and lunch is provided. In the evening we return to Posada Backpacker in Santa Elena..


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excursion a la gran sabana
El Pauji
Key information:
Number of days: 3
Price for 2 persons 385,- EUR
Price for 3 persons 360,- EUR
Price for 4 persons 330,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1=easy  5=difficult)
Minimum 2 persons required
All prices are per person.
What's included:
Professional Tour guide, bilingual
2 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinner, all drinks but  non alcoholic drinks.
Excursions as listed
1 night camping and 1 night in the posada Backpacker
Mountain Biking
Camping equipment - tent, sleeping bag and ground mat.
What to bring:

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

yellow fever vaccination!

How to get to Santa Elena:

Daily plane from Ciudad Bolivar to Santa Elena by Rutaca (80euros one way).
Bus connection from Caracas (22h), Ciudad Bolivar (9h) and Puerto Ordaz (8h). We recommend the comfortable busses from Expresos OccidenteLos 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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