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Tour | Rio Caura

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Rio Caura is a quite unknown river in the center of Venezuela with lots of animals and still unexplored river arms.

Day 1:

Start in Ciudad Bolivar to Maripa by four-wheel drive for about 4 hours. Lunch in Maripa and afterwards we pack the boat and for about 4 hours we go up the river to the first camp. There we have dinner.

Tag 2:

After breakfast, we continue the way up the river and reach the Indio village Niachare, where we will meet the natives of Yekwana. We will explore the village and its Conuco (Yuka plantation). We will fish in the river. Dinner and overnight stay in a side rive 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 invites to bath. Overnight stay and dinner will be in the camp.

Tag 4:

Today we will walk for about 7 km to the exciting waterfall Salto Para after breakfast. 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, we go back by boat to Maripa after breakfast and with the four-wheel-drive to Ciudad Bolivar where we will arrive at about 6pm.


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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: 300,- 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, hat, swim wear, light clothing, good walking shoes, flashlight and your passport.

How to get to Ciudad Bolivar:

Rutaca 航空会社でカラカスから飛行 (片道US$80)。

Expresos Occidente, Los Llanos、または Caribe 社のバスをご利用ください。交通時間はご覧通りです:

Other info:


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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