Me (aged 72), my wife (aged 48) and our daughter (aged 15) had a most incredible stay at Jungle Rudy's. Our guide had a sophisticated sense of humor - upon arrival he told us it was his first day! It certainly was not his first day. He was an expert who measured our interests and abilities taking us behind waterfalls, arranging a fantastic flight - make that flightS - back and forth in front of Angel Falls and carefully guided us up the canyon to Kavak Falls. The accommodations were top notch - we had a room right by the river; the food, while simple, was very tasty and served in abundance; all the personnel were personable; the variety of non-human guests provided entertainment - never knew iguanas could jump so far, did not know that tarantulas came in white, and then the birds and more birds. The owner-manager, Gabby, was relaxed, but attentive.
A note about costs. We booked and paid for everything before leaving the U.S. That was a big mistake. You see the official exchange rate is 1 U.S. dollar to 6 Venezuela Bolivares. The easily found street rate was 1 U.S. dollar to 24 to 30 Venezuela Bolivares (now more). That means we paid up to 5 TIMES the real cost. So book your reservation directly with Rudy's and then exchange your dollars after you leave Caracas. Of course, be aware that it is illegal to exchange money on the streets and you could be thrown in the clink. But you can weigh your options when you get there. Asking a few innocent questions in Puerto Ordaz may save you several thousands of U.S. dollars!
- Also Known As:
- Jungle Rudy`s Ucaima Camp Hotel Canaima National Park