(Caracas, Canaima, Margarita Island)
Your spirit will soar with the world’s highest waterfall as you feel the cooling spray on your face while taking in incredible views of Angel Falls from a rocky ledge high above the Venezuelan jungle.
Soak in city life in Venezuela’s bustling capital of Caracas and ready yourself for a natural adventure beyond compare. Take a motorized dugout canoe up the Carrao River on to tranquil Mayupa Lagoon and the roaring Arautaima rapids. Follow Churun River through spectacular Devil’s Canyon and after a final bend in the river you’ll encounter gushing Angel Falls – the highest waterfall on earth. Here, you’ll climb to a rocky ledge for a view that will render you speechless, and then restore your senses with a refreshing dip in the waterfall lagoon. You’ll also dip a toe in the fabled ‘well of happiness’ at Pozo de la Felicidad; view the table-top mountain Auyantepuy from Orchid Island; and enjoy some downtime on the pristine Caribbean beaches on Coche and Margarita Islands.
Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will keep you safe and sound while leading you into remote virgin rainforest to reveal some of the most stirring sights on the planet. Almost as beautiful is the collection of luxury accommodation you’ll enjoy throughout that spans luxury city hotels, exotic rainforest lodges and Caribbean beach resorts worth writing home about.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver.
Welcome to Gran Meliá Caracas Hotel –a beacon of luxury and refinement in the mist of the captivating city. Bathed in elegance, adorned with majestic décor, the 5-star hotel in Caracas is a principal destination for the world's elite, who celebrate the hotel's unequivocal grandeur and international stature. 430 opulent guestrooms, 236 apartments 28 lavish convention centers, a luminous grand foyer, 3 world-class restaurants and a multilingual staff comprise Gran Meliá Caracas' imperial attire.
Fly from Caracas to Canaima with a stop in Puerto Ordaz (you may be required to deplane). Flight time is approximately 2.5 hrs. Please note: Flights rate and availability are subject to change until booking
Enjoy a shared transfer between the Canaima airstrip and your lodge (or vice versa).
The new Waku Lodge (4*) in Canaima is an oasis surrounded by exotic nature. The camp is located a few minutes from the Airport of Canaima, right in front of the Canaima Lagoon and with a spectacular view of the water falls “El Hacha” and “Golondrina”. Inaugurated in the year 2001, Waku offers 12 confortable rooms with beautiful views of the surrounding nature with personalized attention. Rooms contain private bathrooms, hot water, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Direct TV is available in the lobby. The hotel also contains a restaurant which offers samples of delicious local flavours.
Early in the morning we board our motorized dugout canoes or “curiaras” in the Pemón Indian language. We travel up the Carrao river, and cross Mayupa lagoon and the Arautaima rapids, always surrounded by the spectacular landscape of Canaima National Park. We enter Churún river, winding its way through the spectacular Devil's Canyon. One more turn, and we see the highest waterfall on earth! We leave our canoes, and walk for an hour through virgin rainforest, until arriving at a rocky ledge. We suddenly stand before the magnificence of the Angel Falls, a few hundred meters away, becoming drenched by the frenzy of spray. A truly unforgettable and awesome sight! We can take a refreshing bath in the lagoon at the base of the fall. Lunch. In the afternoon return to Canaima.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
Early in the morning we board our motorized dugout canoes or "curiaras" in the Pemón Indian language. We travel up the Carrao river, and cross Mayupa lagoon and the Arautaima rapids, always surrounded by the spectacular landscape of Canaima National Park. We make a stop at the Pozo de la Felicidad (the Well of Happiness) to take a refreshing bath, and finally arrive at Orchid island. From here we have an incredible view of the massive table-top mountain Auyantepuy. We will explore the jungle of the island, and after a delicious barbecue we return to Canaima.
Fly from Canaima to Margarita Island (Stop in Puerto Ordaz). Duration is approxiamtely 2 hours.
Transfer airport - hotel or v.v. (Private RT, with spanish speaking driver)
Lagunamar is an impressive tourist complex, bordering Caribbean Sea coast at Apostadero sector, 15 minutes from Porlamar and 40 minutes from Santiago Mariño International Airport. A world of complete comfort awaits you, surrounded by tropical beauty. The hotel features more than 400 comfortable and luxurious rooms, with panoramic views and equipped with central air conditioning, cable television, safe-deposit box, fridge, telephone and room service.
Pick-up at hotel and transfer to the port for a fun cruise to Coche Island. After approximately 1.5 hours, we arrive at a beautiful unspoiled beach for some relaxing in the sun (sun chairs and umbrellas provided), and a variety of activities including snorkeling (equipment provided), beach tennis, and banana rides (optional). Lunch and open bar. Party time on the cruise back to Margarita. A great sun and fun day.
Enjoy time at leisure on Margarita Island. Choose from a plethera of optional activities including; snorkelling, hiking, scuba diving, sailing tours, and more! Activities listed are not included in your itinerary and are subject to availability and additional costs.
Fly from Margarita Island to Caracas. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
Scott Parks ,
November 05, 2013
Sandy and I are back from Peru and had a wonderful time. Kensington seems to have the best contacts in each country and Peru was no exception. I wanted to take the time to give you some specific feedback on each segment of out trip.
The “Hotel B” in Lima is fantastic. It’s an old house that has been turned into a small Hotel. The people are great and the location in Barranco is just what we like.
The Inkaterra Amazonica is probably the best place place to stay in the Amazon region. The rooms give a real feel of the sounds of the rain forest.
The hotels in both Cusco and Aquas Calientes were perfect with great locations. We added an additional day in Aquas Calientes which gave us three days in Machu Picchu. For us, this was well worth it and gave us the time we wanted to see all aspects of Machu Picchu. Pictures did not do justice to the site, although we got some great pictures.
The trip to see the Nasca Lines was, also, worth the time. Our guide added some side trips including lunch at a local winery which we really enjoyed. The Hotel Paracas was an unexpectedly high quality resort and a great way to end our trip.
Thanks for your help we look forward to next year
June Murray ,
August 20, 2013
"Buenas Noches Brandi-
I filled out the survey but I wanted to send you a note to say thank you. Our trip was the stuff lifelong memories are made of and I mean every part of it. From our time spent in Quito, to the Safari Camp and Isla Isabela. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff at our accommodations and the expertise of all our guides (most especially Tanya Helmig at the Safari Camp). We hope to go back for an extended stay.
I have attached 2 photos for you of Bart and I. I think the joy is clearly evident- thank you for making it possible.
Barbara Mackey ,
July 22, 2013
"We just completed a family trip to Costa Rica, with three families traveling from different locations. All the coordination efforts were made easily and efficiently by our Kensington representative, Brandi Merchant, who was wonderful; an absolute delight to work with. All the accommodations were first class and the guides knowledgeable and very punctual. We will be using Kensington again!
Cindy Thoene ,
July 22, 2013
What an AMAZING trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously…the trip of a lifetime!
We returned late on Thursday and had out of town visitors through the weekend and we are just now unpacking and getting back to non-vacation reality.
I will share my feedback and get pictures sent to you soon.
Thanks for everything….truly a perfect trip!
July 24, 2013
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time, wish we could have spent more time. In fact, I now know I would have spent more time in Cuzco and the Machu Picchu area.
Machu Picchu was fabulous.
Margot, our guide, and the driver, were absolutely wonderful, low key, very personable, very accommodating, really good. We didn't end up with enough time on the last morning in Cusco to finish the tour, but got a feel- of Sacsayhuman, Qengo, Koricancha. We saw Ollayantatambo, and went to Moray and Maras, and Wayra ranch which was also outstanding, on the next day, but did not do Pisac and the market. We got tired and ran out of time so cut a couple things. Louis the coordinator was good as well.
Would love to go back and learn more some time.
The coordinator in Lima was extremely nice too, and very helpful.
In fact, we loved the food, the people and everything. The Libertador Palacio , the Tambo del Inka and the Sanctuary were indeed outstanding hotels. LAN was all on time, great service.
Thank you again for all your help.
Nick Baxevane ,
July 08, 2013
"The trip to the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu and Easter Islands was exciting, relaxing, active, social, exhilarating and that is just the start.
Everything was planned out smoothly and went smoothly. The only disappointment I had with this trip was it ended too soon.
Congrats to Kensington Tours...GREAT JOB IN PLANNING."
Beth Jones ,
June 20, 2013
"Hi Cindy – just returned from our trip of a lifetime!
Thought of you several times…. The logistics were smooth, the hotel choices luxurious, the personal tour guides a highlight.
I’ve already referred you and Kensington to a few people for planning a similar trip.
Thanks again for making the trip easy and accommodating my personal preferences!
Looking forward to working with you again!
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