The Orinoco Delta is the delta formed by the mouth of the Orinoco River, one of the largest in the world. Its large size led the early Spanish explorers to believe it was a sea. It is considered a place of great natural wealth for the great variety of flora and fauna it. It is located in Delta Amacuro state, eastern Venezuela.
Most of the islands that form, are the result of the steady accumulation of materials that the Orinoco river has dragged through its waters with input from its tributaries and to the extent that the sea was withdrawing from the foothills of the Sierra Imataca, forming an immense gulf with a mouth about 350 Kms. Not all islands are the result of the accumulation of sediments; some were formed by the accumulation of sludge from the eruptions of mud volcanoes such as Cedral hill.
It is a region dominated by mangrove forests, wetlands, rainforests, rivers and canals and it has developed a diverse amount of wildlife. We will see an amazing variety of animals among them piranhas, tiger fish, shad, eels, monkeys, sloths, alligators and variety of birds.
The delta formation goes back to the Tertiary age, thousands of years there was land it was all covered by the sea, but as ocean currents forced water to recede slowly but surely the Delta would be formed. In this area it is important to highlight the action of the tides, which constitute a valuable resource for navigating the Orinoco and its channels, at the time there were no motors these methods of tidal navigation were essential. The tides are also used to catch fish in river arteries of low depth, when the tide is low it becomes much easier to catch fish.
Tucupita Edo. Delta Amacuro
3 days 2 nights
Departure from the Manamo pier, national guard spring. We sail about 3 hours by the Caño Manamo to Guacajara of Manamo sector, Caño Bujana. On the way we can observe different species of animals such as birds, monkeys, and reptiles.
We will arrive at the beautiful camp "Cheo" for Lunch. Then take a break and enjoy the sounds of the jungle in the Orinoco Delta. In the afternoon we sail through the various pipes to observe the flora and fauna and watch a beautiful sunset in the Caño Manamo.
We will be waking up to the sound of birds and other animals, and then a delicious breakfast and coffee. Again we ride the boat to navigate Caño Bujana to observe different species of birds like toucans, macaws, parrots, parakeets, herons, hoatzin, Cora Cora, hawks, eagles and others, as well as the chance to see howler monkeys and cappuccinos.
Subsequently, we take a different route and visit some Warao communities, learning a little about their culture, gastronomy and crafts and you will have the opportunity to purchase some handcrafted souvenirs.
We return to camp for lunch and some rest. In the afternoon a day of fishing is done in the fabulous Orinoco Delta, and if conditions permit we can take a walk through the jungle.
Before dinner we prepare ourselves for a night safari, a safari which we will have the opportunity of observing different types of snakes,alligators, bats, tarantulas among others. Then we proceed to have dinner.
After eating a delicious breakfast and a having a cup of coffee, it is time to return home. End of our service.
The order of the tour may change without notice; This does not alter the above described program.
If you want to take with rechargeable batteries and / or chargers for your cell phone / camera, the camp has an electric plant that is utilized for certain periods of time during dusk / dawn. It is suggested that toiletries be biodegradable: bath soap, shampoo, etc.