Autana Tepui en Akanan

Tepuy, Tepui, Venezuela, hiking, Autana, Cerro, caminata, tour, Amazonas, Venezuela

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   Autana Tepui

The Tepuy Cerro Autana was declared natural monument in 1978. It is located in southern Venezuela with 1.300 mts high. Inside the mountain, there is a cave that measures 395 mts long and 40 mts height which consists entirely of quartz.
On this 4-day boat trip on the Rio Orinoco, Rio Sipapo and Rio Autana we will visit Different Indian communities. At our destination we will take a two-hour hike to the Cerro Urípica from which we will have a beautiful view of the Tepuy Autana and of the Cara del Indio, the sacred mountain of the Piaroa Indians.

LENGTH: 5 days - 4 nights

Hike to Autana overview.
Diferent colring of rivers.
Tarantulas and poison dart frogs.
Tipical indian food.

Training level: intermediate. One 6 hours walk on day 3

Comprehensive pre-departure planning packet and expert advice on preparing for your trip, All ground transfers, Local Guide, All meals indicated on the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Experienced cook, camp assistants, basic group camping equipment: Hammocks/netting, cooking and eating utensils, First-aid kit, Three day dugout Indian canoe ride to Autana Tepui, Akanan Gift.

Today we will be received at Puerto Ayacucho by our local guide, who is going to give you a short City Tour around the city. After all, we will be checked in at the hotel (-,-,-).

Departing from Puerto Ayacucho we arrive to Samariapo port on the Orinoco River where our motorized wooden dug-out canoes with a thatched roof will be waiting for us. As we continue the journey, we leave the Rio Orinoco and enter the Rio Sipapo. We will notice the difference between the brown waters of the Orinoco and the black water here. If we are lucky, we can observe animals such as the Orinoco Cayman. Every now and then we stop and take a refreshing bath in the beautiful waters. After lunch, we will reach the Autana River and see the Cerro Pelota, a sacred mountain where the Piaroa Indians bury their dead. Finally we arrive at Raudal de Ceguera where we will spend the night. Before dinner we will learn about the customs and agri...

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