KAVAC & THE KAMARATA VALLEY

WE TAKE YOU TO A CLOSER VIEW OF THE AUYAN TEPUY, AND BE PART OF THE WONDERS OF THE SAVANNAS AND JUNGLES IN THE CANAIMA NATIONAL PARK. RIVERS, CAVES AND WATERFALLS: WONDERS OF NATURE! FINISH WITH AN OVERFLIGHT OF THE ANGEL FALLS!
Description: 

The turistic village of Kavac is an initiative of tourism management of the Pemon Indians and is an endearing and heavenly place, still pretty much off the beaten track. It's¬†perfect for exploring into the wonders of the savannas of the Canaima National Park. It is located in the Valley of Karamata, at the foot of the Auyan Tepui, the table¬†mountain, from which the Angell Falls, the highest in the world, descent.¬†It¬īs located very close¬†to amazing caves, canyons, rivers and waterfalls. The word Kavac¬†translates ¬†"Macaw" or "Papagayo" and clearly this area¬†is as colorful and exotic as this birds. The Pemon camps for the accommodation of visitors are on the banks of the Kavac river, this will be our base to explore these beautiful places. Where you'll be given the opportunity to have a genuine interaction with the hospitality of the Pemon people

For those who don't have much time to go deeper into the Valley of Karamata and also want to visit the area of the Canaima Lagoon and the Angel Falls, the ideal is to combine a visit to Kavac with the 3 days tour to Canaima and the Angel Falls, resulting in an unforgettable experience of 4 days and 3 nights, which shows you the most beautiful attractions in Canaima. Click here to view the program - Kavac, Canaima & Angel Falls -

Here we suggest two different tours to Kavac, for either 2 or 3 days. Both can be combined with more destinations, as Uruyen or the village of Karamata. At the end you'll have and overflight to the Angel Falls, which makes this tour an interesting option for the dry season, when the rivers are too dry to navigate to the bottom of the fall.

AVAILABLE TOURS TO KAVAC & THE KAMARATA VALLEY

 

1.- TOUR TO KAVAC AND OVERFLIGHT TO THE ANGEL FALLS: 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Length: 3 days and 2 nights
Difficulty: Easy - Medium 
Enjoy this unique and remote landscape of the Canaima National Park, finishing with a panoramic flight over the Angel Falls!
Day to day program: 
  1. Day 1: Early morning transfer to Ciudad Bolivar's airport, you'll board a Cessna plane for 5 people, and go on an amazing flight over part of the Canaima National Park and the Auyan Tepui, having stunning views of the virgin forest, savannas and majestic tepuys. You'l reach Kavac at noon, having time unpack, and exploring the village. After lunch, in the afternoon you'll be taken for a hike to the Kavac Canyon, which will lead to a nice and powerful waterfall. Takes about an hour to finish the hike and it's certainly a marvelous experience. Once you enter the canyon you'll be surrounded by its ancient walls, getting gradually into the water until swimming right before reaching the waterfall. We just need our swimwear, comfortable shoes or trekking sandals and protected our camera from the water. Enjoy the views, bathing in the natural pools and a brief but unique jungle trek. We return to the camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in beds. (L/D)

  2. Day 2: After breakfast we are going hiking again, this time toward the first Auyan tepuy plateau. Once here we continue towards the path to La Toma, always at the edge of natural pools and waterfalls where you can freshen up.In Kavac is prohibited to leave the camp without your swimsuit! Arrive at La Toma and enjoy this amazing natural waterslide and an overlook of the Kamarata Valley. There is going to be some time to relax and have a snack. From here we continue to another waterfall, known as "La Cara del Indio" what translates "the Indian face" it is about 50 meters high. Here the bravest can venture into the waterfall and jump into the natural pool bellow. Return to Kavac in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight (B/L/D)

  3. Day 3: Time to say goodbye to this magical place, we will have breakfast and have time to enjoy the village at Kavac, then take the flight that will take us back to Ciudad Bolivar, but before going overflying the Angel Falls (only if weather conditions permit) and making a flight that will show the greatness, of this world's landmark! After the flight will continue onto Ciudad Bolivar. (B)

2.- TOUR TO KAVAC AND OVERFLIGHT TO THE ANGEL FALLS: 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

Length: 2 days and 1 nights
Difficulty: Easy - Medium
The two days programe offers the same activities but done in less time and taking more advantage of the morning of the second day.
Day to day program: 
  1. (Same text as the three days tour) Day 1: Early morning transfer to Ciudad Bolivar's airport, you'll board a Cessna plane for 5 people, and go on an amazing flight over part of the Canaima National Park and the Auyan Tepuy, having stunning views of the virgin forest, savannas and majestic tepuys. You'l reach Kavac at noon, having time unpack, and exploring the village. After lunch, in the afternoon you'll be taken for a hike to the Kavac Canyon, which will lead to a nice and powerful waterfall. Takes about an hour to finish the hike and it's certainly a marvelous experience. Once you enter the canyon you'll be surrounded by its ancient walls, getting gradually into the water until swimming right before reaching the waterfall. We just need our swimwear, comfortable shoes or trekking sandals and protected our camera from the water. Enjoy the views, bathing in the natural pools and a brief but unique jungle trek. We return to the camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in beds. (L/D)

  2. Day 2: After breakfast we are going hiking again, this time toward the first Auyan tepuy plateau. Once here we continue towards the path to La Toma, always at the edge of natural pools and waterfalls where you can freshen up. In Kavac is prohibited leave the camp without your swimsuit! Arrival at La Toma and enjoy this amazing natural water slide and a beautiful overlook of the Kamarata. From here we continue to "La cara del indio" or the "Indian Face" a waterfall of about 50 mts. Here the bravest may venture into the waterfall and jump into the natural pool below. Return to camp in Kavac at noon for lunch and for our return flight. Back to Ciudad Bolivar flying over Auyan Tepuy and enjoying the breathtaking views of Angel Falls. (B/L)

     KAVAC GEAR LIST:

You can copy and paste this list into a text file and use it as a "checklist" before the trip
  • [ ] Passport or original identity document
  • [ ] Swimsuit (very important since you'll spend a lot of time in the water)¬†
  • [ ] Sun protection (cream, sunglasses and hat)¬†
  • [ ] Raincoat¬†
  • [ ] Flashlight¬†
  • [ ] Closed shoes and sandals¬†
  • [ ] Towel¬†
  • [ ] Short and long trousers¬†
  • [ ] Light clothes - for hot wheather during the day
  • [ ] Long sleeves for the night (the temperature drops a little)¬†
  • [ ]¬†Insect repellent.¬†
  • [ ] Ensure sufficient charged batteries and storage for your¬†photographic gear (generators are not always available)

 THE KAVAC TOURS INCLUDE:

  • Roundtrip Flight from Ciudad Bol√≠var to Kavac or if required, from Puerto Ordaz.¬†
  • Overflight to the Angel Falls¬†(only if weather conditions permit)
  • 2 nights of accommodation in rustic camp at Kavac.¬†Rooms for two or more people with private bathroom.¬†
  • All meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the day of return (According to legend: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)¬†
  • Soft drinks
  • Local bilingual guide¬†
  • All activities described in the program.

 THE KAVAC TOURS DON'T INCLUDE:

  • Ciudad Bolivar Airport Tax: 101.60 BSF¬†
  • Entrance fee to Canaima National Park: BSF.150 ADULTS, STUDENTS BSF. 100 CHILDREN BSF. 50¬†
  • Alcoholic drinks¬†
  • Tips¬†
  • Any form of transport or activities not mentioned in the program.

REMARKS & NOTES:

  • For the tour to Kavac a minimum of 4 participants is required, we'll gladly inform you, upon request, about our availability.¬†
  • This itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions at the time and the influx of visitors.¬†Kavac is a destination that can be visited all year round.
  • Although they might seem long in the descriptions, hikes in Kavac are simple, enjoyable and of a great scenic value.

 POSSIBLE TOUR COMBINATIONS:

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