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Venezuela: Orinoco Delta

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The river Orinoco is one of the world’s great river systems, though it is much less well known than its counterpart to the south, the Amazon. The waterway, in places 20km wide, splits into a labyrinth of 40 caños (channels), creating hundreds of mangrove-fringed islands in an immense delta (now a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve). Here indigenous tribes live simply on the banks of the spider’s web of dark, sluggish waterways.  

Our insider tips for Orinoco Delta

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

A few days staying at a lodge deep in the delta wilderness. The lodges consist of simple wooden cabins constructed in harmony with the environment and the riverside dwellers’ pace and style of life. You have the chance to slow down and share the experience.

Lina

Lina Fuller

Taking guided excursions into the rainforest: canoe trips, bird-watching and piranha-fishing― you’ll have an authentic jungle experience.

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