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  Why the Orinoco Delta?

Typical Warao house
Typical Warao house

The Orinoco Delta in Venezuela is accessible yet still virgin. Its web of countless small and big rivers allows us to venture deep into spectacular galleries of untouched beauty. We use fast strong boats to get as deep as the Delta permits. Then we change to smaller boats with smaller motors, and finally we do it just like the Warao Indians did it for thousands of years, we penetrate 1-2 meter canals by dug-out canoes. With the blasting sounds of the Howler Monkeys and the sharp curious screams of the Blue and Gold Macaws protesting our invasion, the effects are unforgettable.

What is the perfect time to visit the Orinoco delta?

Any time, all year around rainy or dry season we are always privileged to have few brief refreshing showers.

How many days should we spend in the Orinoco Delta?

A good average stay in the lodge is 2 nights. This will give you a fair exposure to the Delta attractions. Another option is to combine the lodge with our deep jungle Simoina Camp. It requires 3-4 nights program spending the first and the last night at the lodge. For detailed description check our excursions section.

How about mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are public enemy #1. They are everywhere. We tend to have a bit more and we learned to live with them. Long baggy pants, thick socks, boots, oversized long sleeve shirts, and a good repellent high on DEET should take care of them. That does not mean you can not wear shorts or swim in the river. It always depends on the time of the day and the place. At the lodge you will be staying in clean well designed comfortable cabins totally sealed against mosquitoes with beds and private bath. At Simoina Camp and for some mysterious reason mosquitoes are almost nonexistent. Anyway you will be sleeping in hammocks with netting. Few beds are available for emergencies.

A beautiful caño
A beautiful caño
Programs
2 Nights 3 Days Expedition
3 Nights 4 Days Expedition
4 Nights 5 Days Expedition

Day One
  • Pick up from your hotel to airport
  • Flight to Maturin (30 minutes)
  • Pick up by car from Maturin airport to Boca De Uracoa port on the Orinoco River (2 hours)
  • Boat ride to the Orinoco Delta Lodge (1 hour ride)

Depending on how many days you will spend in the Delta,
the following information covers all aspects of your program.

Near by Expeditions, 2nights/3days

All the excursions will be around our base camp (Orinoco Delta Lodge). This includes visiting the Indians and taking a glimpse of their way of living and a jungle walk with experienced guides to venture into this mysterious world of the Warao Indians. Here you can touch and smell what you usually see only on television, the tropical rainforest.
A boat trip to observe the fauna and flora of the area, a quiet canoe ride in a small river, fishing for Piranhas, a spectacular sunset with cocktails on the boat, and a night trip in a canoe with spotlights to blend in the delta darkness.
Accommodations in comfortable cabins with beds and private bath (2-4 persons).

Included; All flights and river transportations. Land transportations hotel-airport Maturin Boca De Uracoa and back. All excursions, night canoe trip, meals, soft drinks on excursions, accommodations, guides, towels, long rubber boots (up to size 12/45).

Not included; Drinks at the bar, tips.

For more info please contact us at orinocodelta@cantv.net
or our office 0287-7210801 / 7211953 Cellular: 0414-7898343 / 8790044

Warao indians in a curiara
Warao indians in a curiara

Far out Expeditions, 3-4 Nights

One year ago we decided to venture a little more into the delta. The result was the construction of a second camp called Simoina. The name comes from Simoina River which means "Land of Honey" in the Warao Indian's language (Simo means Honey and Ina means Land).
Simoina camp is a simple and rustic structure situated deep inside the jungle. It consists of a few typical Indian style dwellings, one big thatched roof house for sleeping, dining room with a bar overlooking the river, a kitchen and shared bathrooms. Here you can rough it up "Indian style" as much as you want – anything goes.

Sleep in a hammock* (mosquito netted), fish for Tarpon** in a small tributary in the jungle and search for caimans with spotlights at night. Cross the jungle in a canoe through a 1-2m wide canal which was dug out by the Indians about 80 years ago to access some rich fishing and hunting grounds.
On this excursion you will spend the first and the last night in our base camp (Orinoco Delta Lodge), the other night(s) in our rustic camp Simoina (approx. 2½ hours from the lodge).

This trip starts from Boca de Uracoa or Tucupita. Please contact us for further information on how to get there.

Included; All flights and river transportations. Land transportations hotel-airport Maturin Boca De Uracoa and back. All excursions, night canoe trip, meals, soft drinks on excursions, accommodations, guides, towels, long rubber boots (up to size 12/45).

Not included; Drinks at the bar, tips.

For more info please contact us at orinocodelta@cantv.net
or our office 0287-7210801 / 7211953 Cellular: 0414-7898343 / 8790044

* Few beds with mosquito nets are available for emergencies.
**Tarpon fish is abundant in the Simoina Camp Area.


Last Day:
Back to Margarita Island. Just reverse day one above.

 
 
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