Roraima Tepui en Akanan

Roraima is a huge and peculiar geological formation with more than 2100 years in age, one of the oldest rock formations of the planet You will enjoy hiking






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   Roraima Tepui

Explore the mysterious and exotic mountain that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the famous novel The Lost World. Roraima is a huge and peculiar geological formation with more than 2100 millions years in age, one of the oldest rock formations of the planet. It belongs to a group of 6 table top mountains that are displayed from east to west.
You will enjoy hiking through the savannah until reaching the almost 3000 feet Wall! The climb begins through the jungle and on a natural ramp where you will find carnivorous plants. Once on top you will feel on another planet with huge rock sculptures molded by water & wind through ages. This is the home of the Roraima frog one of many endemic animals and plants.
If you like Tepui hiking this is the best place to start. Akanan Travel is the company that guided Discovery Channel on the making of the film The Real Lost World.

LENGTH: 8 days - 7 nights

HIGHLIGHTS:
Enjoy seeing the endemic flora and fauna of Roraima, with its carnivorous plants and peculiar animals.
Admire the Quartz crystals in the Crystals Valley.
Walk up to the Triple point: frontier between Venezuela, Brazil & Guyana.
Meet the top of a Tepuy with its astonishing rocky formations molded by the wind through centuries.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS:
Training level: intermediate. Walks of around 4-5 hours daily
Distance: 43 kilometers (one way)

INCLUDED:
Ground transfers from / to Puerto Ordaz, 2 nights lodging at Gran Sabana, Certified guide, Meals as described on itinerary, Tents and camping equipment, Radio communications, Satellite phone for emergencies, Akanan Gift.


Itinerary:
Day 1: GRAN SABANA

Today we will meet at Puerto Ordaz Airport, and from there we will start our ground journey to the south and through the Gran Sabana. We will stay today in the indigenous village called San Francisco de Yururani at Kumaracapay Lodge. This night we will have a briefing of the trekking with the guide. (-,-,D)

Day 2: TEK RIVER CAMP

After a succulent and typical breakfast, we will board a 4WD vehicle. Nearly the entire region, or almost 7.4 million acres including the mountainous areas to the west, has been set aside as Canaima National Park to protect the special ecology of this land of tepuys, waterfalls, and exotic flora and fauna. It is the sixth largest national park on earth! We ll turn off of the main highway and drive over a dirt road to Indian community of Parai-tepuy. We begin trekking, followed by our porters who prefer to use their own backpack-like woven baskets to carry their loads. Directly ahead of us is the mass...




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Destination: Venezuela
Activity: Hiking



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