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Venezuela

The 'Lost World' Plateau Trek

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6 to 9 days as part of a tailor-made holiday

Confirmed departures from Santa Elena de Uairen:

  • 19 to 25 May 2014
  • 03 to 08 Jun 2014
  • 26 July to 31 July 2014
  • 13 to 18 October 2014
  • 05 to 10 December 2014
  • 09 January to 17 January 2015

Camping in Roraima

The hike up the tableland mountain of  Roraima is one of the most compelling on the continent. You have to be fit, and there are plenty of bugs, but the rewards at the top make the effort well worthwhile. It really is another world at the top - pools, tiny plants, lunar rocks; and from there you can survey the tropical forests and grassy plains stretch out to the horizon far below.

Regular departures from Santa Elena
8 days, 7 nights

Following a night in the Venezuela- Brazil border town of Santa Elena, drive by jeep into the savannah to reach Paraitepuy, the Pemon indian village from which you set out for the base camp. Start the trek the next day:a 5-hour hike across rolling grasslands, fording streams, with ropes if necessary.  The savannah rises steadily towards the base of Roraima.

After a night under canvas, climb through the rainforest, through broken rocks and luxuriant flora, sheltering from waterfalls above, to reach the top (5 hours). Explore the surface of the plateau, an otherworldly land of huge rocks, water and bogs. Descend to the campsite at the Río Tek. On arrival in Paraitepuy, return by jeep to Santa Elena. Depart from Santa Elena airport.

Our Comment

 

Read about our own experiences climbing Mount Roraima. Journey Latin America Marketing Executive Julia Ross has done just that - and found it to be an exhilarating experience. She loved it - and she's not even  a particularly keen trekker!
Mount Roraima Trek

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