Trip Start Jul 09, 2011
111Trip End Jul 09, 2012
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Another early start in Bolivar, up at 6:30, Breakfast and then got a taxi to the Airport, checked in and got on a small 20 seater plane down to Canaima. It took 40 minutes, we were met by our guide Tony and took a 5 minute stroll to the camp. We were given our itinerary and then given 2 hours for ourself. The camp was right beside this riverside beach with a view of a waterfall...an nice introduction to Canaima!! We chilled out, went for a swim, walked over to a powerstation and then went back for lunch at 1, which in true Venezuelan tradition was 45 minutes late!!
After lunch, we then took a boat from the river over in front of two waterfalls, we then got off the boat and trekked 40 minutes to another waterfall, which because of low rainfall allowed us to walk out on top of it and take some pictures
It was an amazing day, and the main event is coming the next day!!! Played cards with the aussies and a london girl and had another early night!! Another early start ahead!!
The big day!! Up at 8, got breakfast and made our way up on top of the nearest waterfall, and got on a small boat. We took a 15 minute boat ride and then a 45 minute trek and then another 2 hour boat journey. Every turn we took there was another waterfall, there was some incredible scenery on the journey up. After two hours, we turned a corner and saw Salto Angel, it was incredible. We then got off the boat and took a 50 minute trek through the jungle up to the base of the falls. We then made our way down to the pool at the base of the falls, swam for about 1 hour and then made our way back down through the jungle and made our way to our camp, had dinner and watched a massive storm outside!! Played more cards that night and was in bed at 9...boring or what???
Didn't get a wink of sleep due to some guy in the camp snoring all night, it was quite an effort by the guy, he kept 40 people awake the whole night long
Got up early and went to visit all the sights in Ciudad Bolivar, we were finished fairly soon as there is very little to do or see in the city. Booked bus tickets to Maracay and then onto Merida as we could not go by Barinas and grabbed lunch in an Arabian restaurant and got some supplies for the night bus. Chilled in the hostel and got some pictures with the Posada's Toucan and then made our way to the bus terminal for the night bus to Maracay with the Aussies.