Orinoco Delta Lodge
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... one of the two motors falls off and sinks, oops. The Indian guy driving looked like he might cry. Eventually another boat comes and we make it to camp 'Orinoco Queen'. After a very late lunch we went out bird watching, saw a few river dolphin, and went for a swim before watching the sunset from our boat. Day two we spent most of our time spotting monkeys, the howler and cappuccino. We stopped for a bit ...
... cayman and massive mosquitoes! We went out hunting for Cayman that night and Luis managed to catch one! it was a small one but still pretty cool to be able to handle what is essentially an aligator! The only bad things about this trip are the insects. We have to wear waterproofs and tuck out trousers into our socks along with wearing repellant to stop bites. They bite through pretty much any clothes!
For the second day we did not kayak anywhere so we had a few ...
... a good deal and not a million miles from budget. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent the next day that his idea of a tour was to stay with his family up the river and also that two days was actually one day and one night - since all we did on the second day was come back.
Now donīt misunderstand: the experience was interesting and I did get to see lots of birds, a tarantula and to fish for piranha - but there was a lot ...
... Brian & L, Andrew & S had done this trip before). We all put on ear-muffs to keep out the roar of the engine. Hardly an auspicious start to our nature weekend. Then we set off at high speed. Almost immediately we entered a Sargasso Sea of floating weed with no breaks in it, completely hiding the surface of the river. Our boat passed through without difficulty (although I kept thinking : "What will happen if we get stuck?") until we reached clear water. Then we ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsOrinoco Delta Lodge Tucupita
With just mesh all around for windows you could see the river and sunrises without leaving the comfort of your bed...which was bliss! Facilities were clean and comfortable and with the local wildlife it made a unique experience.
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