NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

  1.  Trip only open for EU & UK passport holders or any nationality that doesn’t require a visa. 
  2. US & Canadian citizens need a visa, so if you want to attend, please apply in the Venezuelan Embassy in Ottawa. The process is extremely difficult. 
  3. We will host two Expeditions. Expedition I in July 13-20th (8 days) and Expedition II in July 20-29th (10 days). In your application, choose your preferred one or list them both if you can attend both. 

EXPEDITION #I ITINERARY

Trip dates: July 13-20th  2021. Total of 8 days / 7 nights.

Day 1: Arrival in Caracas.

We will all fly together from Madrid on the Air Europa flight that lands around 7pm in Caracas. Airport pick-up and welcome dinner in the city. 

Dinner and overnight stay in a four star hotel in downtown Caracas.

Day 2: Exploring Caracas.

Full-day exploring Venezuela’s lively capital. We’ll visit the city’s most famous landmarks, walk around the Old Town and see Bolivar’s house, as well as the daily lives of local Caraqueños. We’ll venture into a Barrio, humble neighbourhoods where street art and culture takes over, and we’ll wander to the best viewpoints in town. From there, we will experience some of the quirks of Venezuela like its super inflation and almost free gas. Of course, when in Caracas, we’ll have time to feast on the best Venezuelan gastronomy. 

Dinner and overnight at our four star hotel in downtown Caracas.

Day 3: Laguna de Canaima & Sapo Falls

In the early morning our Expedition heads to Maiquetía Airport, to catch a small charter flight to the rainforests of Canaima NP, where the infamous Salto Angel Waterfall lies. Upon our arrival in Canaima, we will settle in our comfortable lodge and venture out to explore the Lagoon of Canaima, as well as Sapo Falls, a great appetizer of what’s to come in the next few days.  

Dinner and overnight camp at our Canaima Lodge. 

Day 4: Journey to Angel Falls.

After a delicious Venezuelan breakfast, we’ll start our journey to Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the World, towering at 979m over the forests of Canaima. It will be a river expedition that will take a few hours crossing the incredibly photogenic jungles of Canaima, rich in biodiversity. After a short hike, we’ll reach the base of the falls, where we will overnight. Usually tours go back to the lodge on the same day, having just a brief visit in Angel Falls. However, we’ll try to maximize our time at the falls and enjoy a sunset and sunrise there. A night you’ll never forget under the stars, the falls and the sounds of the jungle!

Dinner and overnight in an adventurous hammock camp at the base of Angel Falls.

Day 5:  Angel Falls and Canaima.

After breakfast, we’ll make our way back to Canaima following the course of the winding rivers coveted by the jungle canopy. A cruise you’ll always remember! On arrival at the lodge, we’ll feast and celebrate and attend a Pemon Indigenous cultural show. 

Dinner and overnight our Canaima Lodge.

Day 6: Canaima & Caracas.

We’ll enjoy an easy morning, with a much needed downtime after our Canaima adventures before catching our private charter flight back to Caracas. In the city, we’ll go out for dinner and if the situation permits, find a nice rooftop bar for a toast or two. 

Overnight at our four star hotel in Caracas.

Day 7: Choroni NP.

In early morning we drive to the beach in Choroni NP. It’s close enough to Caracas but it will feel like a different World. The beaches here are wild and jungly, with just a handful of local inns. We’ll explore them all day long and swim and snorkel in the Caribbean waters of Venezuela, another gem in this rich Latin American country. 

Dinner and overnight at a four star inn.

Day 8: Choroni NP & fly out.

Since our flight out of Venezuela is at 21.40pm, we have ample time to stretch our last day at the beach and bask under the balmy Caribbean weather. Our adventure is not over, since we’ll be taking a boat back to Caracas instead of the road we came in. It will be the perfect way to finish our Expedition, cruising along the Venezuelan coastline. Before our flight, we’ll have a chance to take a shower and grab some food. 

EXPEDITION #2 ITINERARY

Trip dates: July 20-29th 2021. Total of 10 days / 9 nights.

Day 1: Arrival in Caracas.

We will all fly together from Madrid on the Air Europa flight that lands around 7pm in Caracas. Airport pick-up and welcome dinner in the city. 

Dinner and overnight stay in a four star hotel in downtown Caracas.

Day 2: Exploring Caracas.

Full-day exploring Venezuela’s lively capital. We’ll visit the city’s most famous landmarks, walk around the Old Town and see Bolivar’s house, as well as the daily lives of local Caraqueños. We’ll venture into a Barrio, humble neighbourhoods where street art and culture takes over, and we’ll wander to the best viewpoints in town. From there, we will experience some of the quirks of Venezuela like its super inflation and almost free gas. Of course, when in Caracas, we’ll have time to feast on the best Venezuelan gastronomy. 

Dinner and overnight at our four star hotel in downtown Caracas.

Day 3: Journey to Isla Margarita.

This day will be a special one. It’ll be all about traveling overland across the country to Puerto La Cruz. A fantastic opportunity to see more of the off the beaten parts of Venezuela, away from the capital and the tourist hotspots. From Puerto La Cruz we’ll embark on a ferry to Isla Margarita, the biggest island in the country, sitting in its beautiful Caribbean shores. We’ll settle in our hotel there and enjoy a much needed tropical beach time. 

 Dinner and overnight at our four star hotel in Isla Margarita.

Day 4: Wandering the island.

Full-day exploring Isla Margarita’s wonders. From it’s photogenic beaches to water activities and rich culture. Life is laidback in the Venezuelan Caribbean and we’ll see the diverse contrasts with the capital we just came from.

 Dinner and overnight at our four star hotel in Isla Margarita.

Day 5: Isla Margarita & Caracas.

We’ll make the most of our last day in these Caribbean shores before heading back to Caracas on a domestic flight. Depending on the schedule, we’ll make the most of our extra time in the fabulous Caracas, where life never stops, no matter the time of day. Truly one of the most special capitals in Latin America. 

Dinner and overnight at our four star hotel in downtown Caracas.

Day 6: Laguna de Canaima & Sapo Falls

In the early morning our Expedition heads to Maiquetía Airport, to catch a small charter flight to the rainforests of Canaima NP, where the infamous Salto Angel Waterfall lies. Upon our arrival in Canaima, we will settle in our comfortable lodge and venture out to explore the Lagoon of Canaima, as well as Sapo Falls, a great appetizer of what’s to come in the next few days.  

Dinner and overnight camp at our Canaima Lodge. 

Day 7: Journey to Angel Falls.

After a delicious Venezuelan breakfast, we’ll start our journey to Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the World, towering at 979m over the forests of Canaima. It will be a river expedition that will take a few hours crossing the incredibly photogenic jungles of Canaima, rich in biodiversity. After a short hike, we’ll reach the base of the falls, where we will overnight. Usually tours go back to the lodge on the same day, having just a brief visit in Angel Falls. However, we’ll try to maximize our time at the falls and enjoy a sunset and sunrise there. A night you’ll never forget under the stars, the falls and the sounds of the jungle!

Dinner and overnight in an adventurous hammock camp at the base of Angel Falls.

Day 8: Journey around Angel Falls.

We will have extra time at the Falls, and probably head to Orchid Island. More hikes, more river cruises and more jungle fun. 

Dinner and overnight in an adventurous hammock camp at the base of Angel Falls or at the lodge (to be determined).

Day 9:  Angel Falls and Canaima.

After breakfast, we’ll make our way back to Canaima following the course of the winding rivers coveted by the jungle canopy. A cruise you’ll always remember! On arrival at the lodge, we’ll feast and celebrate and attend a Pemon Indigenous cultural show. 

Dinner and overnight our Canaima Lodge.

Day 10: Canaima & fly out.

We’ll enjoy an easy morning, with a much needed downtime after our Canaima adventures before catching our private charter flight back to Caracas. In the city, we’ll grab a bite to eat and freshen up before our international flight departs around 21.40pm.

The trip includes:

The trip doesn’t include:

Whats the difference between Expedition I and II?

Asides from the obvious difference in dates:

HOW TO APPLY and be one of the fortunate travelers selected for the Venezuela Expedition:

  1. Understand the destination and the risks involved.
  2. A negative COVID test will be required for everyone’s safety prior to visiting.
  3. Make sure the dates work for you! You need 100% assurance that you can take off on those dates.
  4. Let us know which Expedition you prefer! Expedition I or II. If you can join both, this would increase your chances of joining.
  5. Click on “Join Trip” below and email us your travel resume and background information (nationality of your passport, city you are based in, age, previous travel experience, usual travel style and any valuable info of why you are a great candidate!). Take time to write your application as it’s the first filter of our selection process! Be yourself and convince us of why we should pick you!