Ucaima Camp "Jungle Rudy's" , Venezuela

Ucaima Camp offers tranquility and personalized service. Accommodations are in comfortable cabanas with private bathrooms.

Jungle Rudy's Ucaima Camp is a small rustic lodge in Canaima National Park located on the banks of the Carrao River, above Hacha Falls with views of three tepuis and the Auyantepui in the distance.

The transfer from the Canaima airstrip to the lodge involves a five-minute jeep ride followed by a five-minute dugout canoe ride to the lodge.

The grassy area in front of the lodge is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy the unique backdrop of Canaima National Park, and Canaima lagoon's cool, dark but clear water offers refreshing respite from the Gran Sabana's mid-day heat.

 Jungle Rudy's Ucaima Camp

Your time in Ucaima Camp is free to explore on your own or to sign up for additional excursions. All meals are included during your stay.

Excursions available at an additional expense include:

Full day Excursion to Angel Falls - Rainy season only (June-November)
After early morning coffee and light snack, board a motorized dugout canoe (curiara) and set off up the Carrao River, which is lined by luxuriant vegetation.

After another short jeep trip around Mayupa rapids, continue up river, stopping to view the spectacular scenery of the "Lost World." Giant tepuis loom over the savannah and jungle below and countless waterfalls gracefully descend the face of Auyan-tepui.

The journey continues passing by Arautaima rapids, Pozo de la Felicidad and Orchid Island. Upon arrival at Orchid Island, breakfast will be served. Afterward, continue upriver, leaving the Carrao River behind, and proceeding up the Churun River. After about one hour, you will reach Ratoncito Island, from where you can observe Angel Falls.

From Ratoncito Island, a one hour hike leads to El Mirador, a lookout point offering superb views and photographic opportunities (weather permitting) to capture the massive rocky face of Auyan-tepui and "Salto Angel" in the warm morning sun. The rest of your morning will be spent exploring this "Lost World" on your own, and after a barbeque lunch return to Ucaima Camp in time for dinner.

Angel Falls Over Flight
Depart in a charter flight for a thrilling 45-minute over flight of Angel Falls and the Devil's canyon. En route you will enjoy views of the Gran Sabana and Auyan Tepui.

Half-day trip to Mayupa and Sapo Falls
Shove-off in motorized dugout canoes up the Carrao River to the Sabana (plain) de Mayupa. You'll explore Sapo and Sapito Falls and take a refreshing swim under the waterfalls before continuing up the Caño Moroco stream to see El Venado (the deer) and El Zamuro (the vulture) mesas.

Half-day excursion to Yuri Falls
Depart Ucaima by vehicle for a 20-minute drive across the savanna to Puerto Verde where you board a motorized dugout canoe and head down the Carrao River. Arriving at Puerto Yuri, a 15-minute walk through the jungle leads to the falls and beaches of Yuri where you will have plenty of time for swimming and exploring.

Full-day trip to Kavak
After breakfast, board a single or twin-engine plane for a 20-minute flight to the Pemon Indian outpost of Kavak located at the base of Auyan-Tepui. En route, you'll catch a spectacular birds-eye view of Angel Falls and Devils Canyon in the heart of Canaima National Park.

Arriving in Kavak, you will be led by a native Pemon Indian on a hike across savannah and through lush rainforest to a series of spectacular waterfalls and the Kavak gorge. There is plenty of time for exploring this remarkable area, including a swim up the narrow canyon into an ancient waterfall "bowl" carved into the jungle and rock by thousands of years of relentless stream flow. Returning to Kavak, enjoy a grilled lunch and refreshments before boarding our return charter flight to Ucaima.

 

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