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“Day trip to Kavak” 5 of 5 stars
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Kavak
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
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Owner description: A trip to this village consists of traveling through a rainforest, then swimming into a cave that opens into a grotto containing a splendid, 300-foot waterfall.
Sunshine Coast
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“Day trip to Kavak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My husband and I are Australians in our early sixties and we had a day trip from Waku Lodge in Canaima Nat. Park to Kavak. It was a fantastic experience and although we speak little or no Spanish we had no trouble communicating with our local indigenous guide, Ceasar. One of the best things about this little know place is that we had a group of only 8 people on our wonderful 'hike' along the river. We were amazed by the beautiful rock pools where we could jump in and swim and the amazing waterfalls, particularly when we got up to the BIG waterfall in Kavac Cave - it was awesome. On our return we had a nice lunch at the village and then set off in our little 4-pasenger Cessna to fly to Salto Angel. Although we were there in April (officially still the dry season), we were lucky that there was water pouring over the Falls and it was spectacular!! Flying over the whole area was amazing as we were able to get so close to the huge Tepuis which are pretty awesome themselves. What a trip!! If you are planning a trip to Venezuela, do not miss this great place! Moira Duncombe, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Asutralia.

Visited April 2012
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Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“share with the indigenous people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

very interesting to share with the indios and enjoy the stay, you can either rent a churuata or hut, which are very basic but clean or sleep in your own tent.

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“The best campament in the Gran Sabana.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

There are many other campaments, but this one is operated by the family that founded this campament 25 years ago. Ask for owners, and don't miss the granma Ines, the wife of the founder. they will trest you like part of their family. They have the best rooms available, confortable bed, shower, toilete,etc you will new expect to find this clean and lovely place in the middle of nowere... Contact me if you want to visit the gran sabana, I can give you some tips before your start your expedition

Visited February 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Best shower we came across!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

One of the attractions of the tour to Kavac was the opportunity to overfly the Angel Falls. We set off in lovely weather around the Auyan Tepui - the wrong side, and was told by the pilot we´d do the falls on the return. OK. He knows what he is doing?
However a different pilot flew us back and because the weather had closed in we returned the same way.
Major disappointment - Carpe diem!

The wet way through the canyon to the waterfall was fun, wear something with a good grip, it´s very slippy, but little else…

Visited November 2011
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caracas
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“WAOH!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

What a place!! LIke in the movies, and going with the plane over the area, was so great! If you go to Canaima, include in your budget this trip, because it is absolutely worthwhile. You can even spend a night there, in order to make another great excursion.

Visited December 2011
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