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Tour | Rio Caura

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.

Day 1:

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.

Tag 2:

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.

Tag 3:

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.

Tag 4:

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.

Tag 5:

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.


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

creek crossing at Rio Caura tour / Flussüberquerung Tree in Rio Caura
green Colibri bird at Rio Caura tour 24h ant / 24 Stunden-Ameise
dusk view at Rio Caura tour / Abenddämmerung am Rio Caura jungle beatle / Urwaldkäfer
Sunset at Rio Caura
Key information:
Number of days: 5
Price per persons: 330,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1 = easy  5=difficult)
Minimum 2 persons required.

What's included:
German, English or Spanish speaking Guide
4x breakfast, 5x lunch und 4x dinner
Excursions as listed
What to bring:

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

How to get to Ciudad Bolivar:

Daily plane to Ciudad Bolivar by Rutaca (80,-euros one way) from Caracas, Santa Elena and many other local airports.
Bus connection from Caracas (12h), Puerto Ordaz (1h) and Santa Elena (11h). We recommend the comfortable busses from Expresos OccidenteLos Llanos. 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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