As your light plane weaves through the tight rock walls of Devil’s Canyon, you’ll catch your breath as you bank sharply amidst untouched rainforest to reveal the cascading waters of the world’s highest waterfall.
Experience all the color and character of Caracas – Venezuela’s bustling capital – and prepare yourself for a natural adventure that will feel worlds away from the sights and sounds of city life. In Canaima, step into your dugout canoe and paddle across Canaima lagoon with impressive views of its seven waterfalls. On shore, hike through savannah to reveal a path that leads behind the impressive water curtain of Sapo Falls en route to expansive views of the Tepuy landscape. You’ll also paddle down the Carrao River and hike through dense jungle to discover Yuri waterfall where you’ll have time to relax on the pink sandy beach at the bottom of the fall. But the highlight will undoubtedly be your scenic flight into Devil’s Canyon and on to soaring Angel Falls – the highest waterfall on earth.
In addition to revealing the secret life of the jungle and its abundant wildlife, your team of experienced local guides will also share with you the colorful legend of Jimmy Angel – the down-on-his-luck bush pilot who discovered the world’s highest waterfall while lost in the wilderness following a gold prospecting expedition gone wrong. You’ll have a much easier time than Angel, however, as you enjoy all the comforts of a luxury range of accommodation throughout your trip.
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.
The Pestana Hotel is located in a privileged area, the new financial center, near Parque del Este and close to the exclusive area of Los Palos Grandes, home to some of the most distinguished shops, restaurants, banks, and a few of the main business centers in the city of Caracas, and facing the subway station. The Pestana Hotel in Caracas has 195 fully equipped rooms and suites, an international cuisine restaurant with 130 seats, lobby bar, conference rooms, meetings and events, together with the most roomy, modern and innovative multipurpose room in all the city of Caracas.
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.
We board our dugout canoes at Canaima beach, and cross Canaima lagoon with impressive views of its seven waterfalls. A short walk through savannah, and we start walking behind! the impressive water curtain of Sapo falls. It is a truly exhilarating experience: a cliff to the right, the roaring falls to the left, and water spray everywhere. Once on the other side of the curtain, we walk to the top of the falls for a wonderful view of the Tepuy landscape. Return to Canaima beach. The fall might have less water in the dry season.
We board our 4x4 vehicle that will take us through the savannah to the port of Puerto Verde. Here we board our dugout canoes and navigate down the Carrao rive. A short walk through the jungle, and we arrive at beautiful Yuri waterfall. Time to relax at the pink sandy beach at the bottom of the fall, surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Canaima National Park, and to enjoy a refreshing bath! Return to Canaima.
Departure from Canaima airstrip, and flight over the spectacular landscape of Canaima National Park. After approx. 20 min. we enter the impressive Devil's Canyon, and soon we see the highest waterfall on earth: Angel Falls. It was 1935, when a stranger offered Jimmy Angel $5000 to fly him to an uncharted mountaintop in southern Venezuela, and the bush pilot, down on his luck, jumped at the chance. He flew his mysterious passenger to this mountaintop, and set up camp by a stream. In three days, they found 75 pounds of gold. Returning to Caracas, Mr. Angel lost contact with his passenger. Trying to return, but without his treasure guide, he fruitlessly scoured the vast wilderness for the golden stream. One day he crash landed on top of a 2400 meter high mountain. Two weeks later the exhausted adventurer emerged on foot, bearing with him knowledge of a secret the local Pemón Indians had guarded for centuries: Churún Merú, the world´s highest waterfall.
Fly from Canaima to Caracas, please note there will be one stop in Puerto Ordaz, you may be required to change planes. Flight time is approximately 2.5 hr.Please note: Flights rate and availability are subject to change until booking
Depart from Caracas Airport. End of itinerary.
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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