Falls, Tepuis, Rivers, Camps, Expeditions, and much more.
An excellent place for birdwatching, the Yakoo Ecological Camp is located on a hill and close to a forest in the very tranquil outskirts of Santa Elena de Uairen, a frontier town nearby the Venezuela-Brazil border.
The very attractive and modern indian style cabins with two rooms each are spacious and feature porches or balconies plus private bathroom with hot water. The main building was designed to take advantage of the finest and most spectacular savannah views in the area (on a clear day, portions of Roraima and Kukenan tepuys are visible) and houses the social areas, including the dining and living rooms and a bar. The food ingredients are carefully selected to bring you both healthy and tasty meals.
Spa services are available on request and a dammed pool makes for a refreshing swim after a adventure-packed day of excursions.
Opened in October 2001, Wakü Lodge is Canaima's newest accommodation facility. Located in the western sector of the Canaima National Park at the edges of the famous and scenic Canaima Lagoon, it affords great views of the lagoon's falls: Hacha (Hawk), Golondrina (Swallow) and Ucaima ("What attracts" in the Pemon language)
A VIP lodge with luxury finishings, Wakú Lodge offers only 15 welcoming and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot water plus your own porch with hammock, ample windows that overlook the Canaima Lagoon falls, generous gardens with walking paths where guests can benefit from the region's landscapes and catch a glimpse of the typical fauna. The restaurant is a big open "Churuata" (indian hut) featuring varied meals both a la carte and buffet. The social area has satellite TV service and a selection of local and imported beverages.
Excursions to the Carrao River and to Angel Falls are available as day trips and overnights. Side excursions to several other nearby waterfalls are offered, including Sapo and Yuri Falls, as well as Angel Falls overflights and full day excursions to Kavak.
The largest lodging in Canaima, with 109 rooms, this ‘campamento’ (it’s in fact much more of a hotel than a camp) has lovely palm-thatched duplex cabañas that are virtually on the lagoon beach. A large open churuata picks up the breeze at the pricey buffet restaurant, but the view from the bar across the lagoon to the waterfalls is truly spectacular – even if you don’t stay here, make sure you come for a drink.
This camp is located in the heart of Canaima National Park in Bolivar state, only a few miles from Kerepakupay Vená (Angel Falls).
The room of 5 people is rented around Bs.F200. In the house of the owners, the standard room is rented Bs.F130 and the large one Bs.F160. Outside some churuatas of three people is available.
The best hotel in Santa Elena and a perfect starting point for excursions to the Gran Sabana. Just minutes from the border between Venezuela and Brazil in privileged Canaima National Park and the Gran Sabana, at 1350 kilometers from Caracas.
Quick Kamoiran Camp is strategically located for the night and go to visit tepuis, falls and rapids emblematic Gran Sabana, including: Aponwao, Mirador del Oso, Quebrada Pacheco (Arapan Meru), Matawi-Tepuy among others or use it as a stop en route to Santa Elena de Uairen. Their restaurant is nice and varied Creole menu.
Provide 32 single rooms with bath, cold water and electricity 6pm to 12am, 10 cabins shaped tent for two people, also has an area for tents with new bathroom shared use, a small shop, E / S POS and Restaurant.
It is the most visited and one of the largest (but not the highest) tepuis in the Guiana Highlands, with a summit area of 666.9 km2 (257.5 sq mi) and an estimated slope area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi). The uneven, heart-shaped summit plateau of Auyán-tepui is heavily inclined, rising from around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) in the northwest to a maximum of 2,450 m (8,040 ft) in the southeast. It is incised from the north by a vast valley, the Cañón del Diablo (Devil's Canyon), formed by the Churún River. The larger western portion of the plateau is partially forested, whereas the eastern part comprises mostly bare rock with only patchy vegetation cover. The mountain hosts a number of extensive cave systems.
Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall in the world, drops from a cleft near the summit. The falls are 979 meters (3,212 ft) high, with an uninterrupted descent of 807 meters (2,648 ft) — a drop nineteen times higher than that of Niagara Falls.
Auyán-tepui achieved international fame in 1933 when Angel Falls was accidentally discovered by Jimmie Angel, a bush pilot searching for gold ore. Attempting to land on the heart-shaped mesa in 1937, Angel crashed his small Flamingo plane on top of Auyán-tepui and was forced to hike down the gradually sloping backside, a trip that took him and his crew 11 days to complete; he was immortalised when the waterfall was named after him.
Aponwao (Chinak Meru) is located 210 km. Santa Elena de Uairen via Kavanayén, waterfall is the most important of jumps available in this area of Canaima National Park, pose Aponwao 4 and a height of 110 meters in free fall, and to reach it we have to take a native boat (Curiara), which after a journey of about 20 minutes through Aponwao River takes us to the pier located about 500 meters before the jump.
This jump is one of the most Aponwao falls is the area's tourist attractions, and a place that we should not help admiring.
If the water flow is increased we will have the opportunity to witness a unique natural spectacle, which will remember forever.
Very near from Canaima Lagoon, from a branch of the Carrao river, you will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all the region: The Sapo (Frog) Fall. The amount of water is really impressive, specially in the rainy season (May to November).
A visit to Sapo falls, doesn't end here. You can cross to the other side. During the dry season, walking over some stones, during the rainy season, below. Yes, below! One of the great frustrations that the author of this page has, is the impossibility to describe the feeling you get walking behind the curtain of water, with the fresh water making you completely wet, unable to see because of the water.
El Salto Kawi (Kawi Meru) is a waterfall located at km 198 of the road between El Dorado with Uairén Saint Elena, in the eastern part of Canaima National Park in Venezuela.
Comprising a huge slab of jasper spanning three neighboring water jumps, very close to the camping area, is a beautiful sight and a strategic location for camping in relative proximity to other major attractions in the Gran Sabana.
A narrow and steep dirt road leading to the main waterfall stones, about 9 meters high falls into a lake of average depth of 8-10 meters. The step-like jump is and the average temperature is 10-12 degrees. Walking up the river, about 200 meters away is another jump of nearly two meters high, next hop is possible to reach a third, about 100 meters upstream described like this.
The location of the jump at Km. 198 makes it strategic to be almost halfway between San Isidro and Santa Elena de Uairén. About 40 kilometers separate the rapids of Kamoirán (service station, pub and restaurant) and about 120 kilometers separate St. Helena Uairén, head of the municipality Gran Sabana.
The Paují, is a community that is about 80 Km. from Santa Elena de Uairén.
The road to this village is divided into two sections, the first paved and well maintained and then the other half is quite shabby and unpaved, whether paths fallen in some bridges, so rustic is the best option to reach there. It is a community of native, non-indigenous, living in the freedom of the land south of Venezuela where tranquility is your best neighbor.
The Paují consists of middle-aged person in general who have come from various parts of Venezuela and the world and have decided to stay and live in these places, enjoying nature, working on crafts and various tourism occupations.
Today Paují has a communications center that makes it easier for this community is dynamically related to the outside. a quiet and peaceful place for sightseeing, for which it has sufficient lodging and attractions around and guides.
The Roraima has very interesting points. The “Maverick”, called like this due to its likeliness to the figure of the car with this name, is the highest point reaching 2725 meters above sea level. The “Jacuzzis” are some small circular natural pools.
The Day Rafting tour held at the Gran Sabana by Wild Road is one of the best experience you can perform in the Gran Sabana, either with your family, alone or with your fellow travelers.
According to the conditions of the group adapted the activity to each of them, because the river can make or pause the route to walk or go on the more difficult parts if we are with our children, or through the biggest rapids if we are with our best group adventure, no matter which group you are in, we'll take care of security for you to live an unforgettable and safe experience, are over 15 years of experience and we have an excellent team of professional guides.We conducted Rafting with children ages 8 to adult 80 years, despite being a river with good volume and good rapids (level III and IV), it is very safe because they are giant slides jasper where we can even throw without Balsa Body Rafting and walk inside the curtains Jump Yuruani.
If you are looking for the adventure of your life this is the tour for you and your family. The best season is from June to January.
Dare to share with us a very special day adventure that will make you feel all the power and beauty of nature.
The Tour begins in Santa Elena de Uairen, where we will go by car 4x4 for about an hour to the Rio Yuruaní. In this place, prepare the equipment (life jackets and helmets), give instructions and lessons and carry out the activities.
The first activity will be a walk behind the Falls Yuruani which is 60 meters wide and five meters high. It is to start with a bit of adrenaline and acclimate to contact with water.
The second activity will be Body-Surfing, you will let slide by the force of natural water slides and fast travel without a boat, only with life jackets and helmets.
The third activity will be rafting, an exciting journey through rapids class III and IV to make you feel the full force of nature.
Our Gran Sabana Extreme MTB Expeditions are expeditions that combine all the skills of XC (Cross Country) and AM (All Mountain) Mountain Biking. Only for die hard Mountain Bikers, these expeditions lead us across the “Gran Sabana”, through the “the Lost World”, the land of “Tepuys” and across savannas, valleys, streams, rivers, sand bars, jeep tracks, and indigenous single track footpaths to amazing waterfalls such as the Toron, Karuai, Hueso & the mighty Aponwao Falls. Surely, an epic ride that you will never forget for this is the stuff memories are made of.
Fly in Paramotor is a unique experience, do it in the Gran Sabana becomes something truly magical, we offer flights in a Paramotor Tandem, which is nothing more than a very light and transportable equipment where you can feel a motor launch to take up and then turn off the engine and enjoy the free flight, this flight we can do in the very early morning to watch the sunrise and see the haze of the savannah. If you wish to see in the evening sunset is also possible, in any way do not miss this experience, call for details.
In the Auyantepui we combine two sports to take you on to a legendary and diverse experience. We will start with a trek that ascends to the Auyantepui, or the island of time by the Souht side, once we are in its neraly flat summit, we will cross to the north side in a journey of discoberies to reach the point of greatest adrenaline and emotion on the North wall where the slope of the Angel Falls or "Kerepacupai Merú"; this jump is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls, 980 meters of water in freefall.
When climbing Mt. Roraima, most people take two days to summit and two days to return, making the trip four days if just reaching the summit and back. At least five days is recommended so that you can spend at least one day on the summit plateau. In recent years, you also need a permit from inparques, which you can get with a touring company. The only time to safely make this trek is December through March, which is the "dry" season. The river crossings would be very dangerous in any other season. The Paratepui Route, is by far the most popular route on the mountain is is probably use by at least 99.999% of the people climbing the peak. This is also the only non-technical route available for climbing the mountain. The route crosses the Gran Sabana and climbes a rugged and slippery route to the summit.