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Roraima & the Angel Falls – 12 days walking in Venezuela

2nd February 2011 Print

Walks Worldwide has introduced a new small group trip to Venezuela for 2011 entitled Roraima & the Angel Falls. Mysterious Roraima towers above Venezuela's Gran Sabana, a vast region of wild savannah and tropical forests and said to be the inspiration for Conan Doyle's novel, ‘The Lost World’; a land where the dinosaurs still roam.

The reality is still equally exciting in this land of giant table-topped mountains known as Tepuys that rise above the land below. The plateau summits of these Tepuys are certainly an entirely different world.

The journey takes you into this mystical area of Venezuela, across the Gran Sabana on foot, through open plains and cloud forest to reach the seemingly impenetrable, sheer rock walls of Roraima, the highest and most famous of the Tepuys.

A hidden pathway takes you up to Roraima's summit plateau (assisted by porters) where you spend a full day exploring this ‘other world’ fantasy landscape of bizarre, eroded rock formations and exclusive flora.

Descending back into the realm of the jaguar, you'll then undertake an exciting journey by canoe to the foot of the highest waterfalls in the world, the Angel Falls – discovered by US aviator Jimmie Angel who first flew over them in 1933.

The falls are 15 times the height of Niagara and they plunge almost 1000m from the northern cliffs of "Devil's Mountain". This really is a "once in a lifetime" experiences.
Walking is graded as ‘strenuous’ although daily distances are relatively moderate (around 5-6 hours walking each day).

The trek is relatively low-level but there is still a fair bit of ascent over the trekking days to reach Roraima itself and the heat and humidity will add to the challenge.

The holiday departs on 7 May, 29 October, 12 November and 17 December 2011 and costs from £1355 pp (two sharing). Price with international flights is from £1995 pp. This includes all transportation, 11 nights’ full-board, guide and porters.

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