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Tours | Kavac

A touch of paradise... A small Indian village at the foot of the flat-top mountain "Auyan Tepui". Still a secret in the Gran Sabana! Just a 15 minute flight from Canaima but almost no tourists. Enjoy canyons, waterfalls and jungle.

Day 1:

Transfer to the airstrip from Ciudad Bolívar and two hours flight, in a small airplane, to Kavak. After lunch you start the first excursion to the Kavak canyon. You walk for about 30 minutes through the jungle to reach the Kayak canyon. It is impossible to describe the feeling when you swim through the canyon which is just 1,5 m wide, around 30 metres high and 100 meters long. If you get tired, just grab the safety rope in the water to rest. The canyon ends at a wonderful waterfall. On the way back you visit another waterfall in the jungle. Overnight stay and dinner in the Indian village in hammocks.

Day 2:

After breakfast you start a 15 minute walk uphill to the first table from the Auyan Tepuy. You will see beautiful canyons and waterfalls. Half the way up you rest at an natural pool. After another 15 minutes uphill walk you reach La Toma where crystal clear water and sandstone build a natural waterslide above a waterfall surrounded by rainforest. 

After enjoying this place, you walk for another 10 minutes and arrive at the cara del indio. A 50 m high waterfall ends in a pool where you can swim or climb up the wall for three meters, climb behind the waterfall and jump into the waterfall. An unbelievable feeling! You have a light lunch at the top and then head back to the Indian village. 

Day 3:

After breakfast is the flight out of Kavac into the devils canyon to see the Angel fall. This depends on the weather conditions, safety first! Later the flight continues to Ciudad Bolivar.


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Key information:
Number of days: 3
Price per person: 570,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1=easy  5=difficult)
Minimum 3 persons required

What's included:
Transportation in dugout
Professional Tour guide, bilingual
Two breakfasts, two 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 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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