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Tours | Orinoco Delta

The Orinoco Delta extends over 40.000 km² and has 375 river arms that lead the water from the Orinoco to the Atlantic. The delta is very rich in wildlife. Here you have the chance to observe parrots, toucans, hoatzin birds, piranhas and caimans. The Indian tribe “Warao” lives in this region. The name “Warao” means “man with boat”.

Day 1:

Early in the morning we drive from Ciudad Bolivar or Puerto Ordaz to Tucupita, the capital of Delta Amacuro. On reaching the village of San Jose de Bujas , From the comfort of our boat you have the chance (with a little luck) to observe a wide variety of flora and fauna - water hyacinth, pink dolphins, giant river otters, anacondas, and side neck turtles. Along the riverbanks you will see Indian villages. Upon arrival at the Camp you will be shown to your private rooms. After lunch you will experience the wild, natural habitat of the virgin jungle from inside of a small wooden canoe. When you return to the camp, you will be able to relax before dinner. If you wish, you may take a swim in the river (in winter time, when there are not so many Piranhas), or just sit and observe one of the fabulous delta sunsets. After a delicious dinner you will have the chance of enjoying the silence of the Orinoco river and listen to the dolphins, some days playing in front of the place.

Day 2:

The morning will see you navigate the Orinoco in search of the various species that live there - among the highlights are river dolphins and spectacled caiman in the water, capuchin and red howler monkeys up in the dense foliage, hummingbirds and kingfishers in the skies above.

After lunch on a beautiful spot inside the Delta, it’s back into the boats for a trip to some of the Warao villages (palafitos) that line the riverbanks in this part of the Orinoco. Your guide will explain about Warao culture, and the flow of the community's daily life – a truly fascinating experience. In the afternoon, just before returning we make a stopover to pick up our dinner. We will go out to a quiet spot in the river to do some Caribe fishing (this is the Venezuelan name for the Piranhas).

Back to camp and another evening trip around the lagoon we will have a special dinner and wait for the nightfall.

Day 3:

At daybreak we go along the channels of the Delta to watch and hear awake the jungle. This is the time of day when the animals are most active facilitating observation. After having breakfast we make another roundtrip to places we haven't seen before and to learn everything about the flora of the delta.
After another delicious lunch, we take our boat back to our transportation. Tour starts and ends in Ciudad Bolivar, Puerto Ordaz, Maturin or Carupano.

The Tour may change, depending on water- levels, rainfalls and other natural forces.

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

Orinoco Delta Houses / Pfahlbauten Orinoco Delta harbour / Orinoco Delta Hafen
Boat People / Indianer im Delta Flotel
Orinoco Delta landscape / Landschaften Fisher men at work / Fischer bei der Arbeit
Orinoco Delta 3 days in jungle delta with animals, indians and plants
Key information:
Number of days:
 
3
Price per person: 290,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1=easy  5=difficult)
1
Minimum 3 persons required

What's included:
Transportation in small boat
Professional, bilingual tour guide. 
Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners
Excursions as listed.
What to bring:

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

How to get to Piacoa:

The most airlines fly from Caracas to Puerto Ordaz, also there are comfortable busses of Expresos OccidenteLos Llanos and Caribe. Once in Puerto Ordaz you can take the taxi to Piacoa. If wanted you can also use our pickup service.

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, www.itmb.com, ISBN 0-921-46359-6

Guidebooks from Lonely planet, Footprint or Bradt Travel Guide

Books:
"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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