The River Caura is a quite unknown river in the centre of Venezuela. It is a hidden paradise with a great beach, an amazing waterfall and lots of opportunities to observe wild animals.
In the morning we start from Ciudad Bolivar in our 4x4 Toyota to Maripa. The drive takes about 4 hours. In Maripa we have lunch and pack the boat in order to get to our first camp. This boat ride also takes about 4 hours. On the boat ride there will be plenty of time to observe some animals and enjoy the great nature. In the camp we have dinner.
After breakfast, we continue the way up the river and reach the Indio village Niachare. Here we will meet the natives of Yekwana. We will visit the village and its Conuco. This is the place where they plant their Yuka. Yuka is used for their special bread and their beer. In the afternoon we will go fishing in the river. Dinner and overnight stay is in a side river of Rio Caura.
After breakfast we will go to "El Playón" at the lower end of Rio Caura. It has a beautiful beach and the rapids invite you to a refreshing bath. Our overnight stay and dinner will be in the camp.
You won’t forget the beautiful sunsets in the night and the next morning.
Today we will walk for about 7 km to the exciting waterfall Para.
The walk is easy and the nature really overwhelming. During rain season the waterfall has more water than the well known Iguassu Falls.
At the afternoon we return to "El Playón" and will have dinner.
Time has come to say goodbye to this paradise. After breakfast we go back by boat to Maripa and have the chance to see some wild animals on the way. In Maripa we have lunch and later we return with our Toyota to Ciudad Bolivar where we will arrive at about 6pm.
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