The Caura River is the third largest river in Venezuela. You will start in the small village of Trincheras where you are going to take a “Curiara” (aboriginal motor boat). You will travel upstream to El Playon, a sandy beach on the banks of the river, where lives a community of the natives “Yekuanas”. You are going to visit the incredible waterfall, known as Pará Falls, which creates the frontier between the high Caura and the low Caura. An incredible waterfalls of 5.608 meters long and 64 deep. It is the second largest cataract in the world (total width) and the largest in the Americas. The next five days you will paddle downstream, visiting aboriginal communities and sleeping on camps. During the expedition you are going to travel over dark waters of the rivers, paddling 150km of incredible jungle with indescribable scenery. You will have the opportunity to see fresh water dolphins, otters, toucan, macaws, monkeys and more. Some rapids along the way make the trip more exciting.
The portages you will have are from the truck to the native motor boat, to go upstream, from the motor boat to the native village, both in the firs day, and the last day from the end trip beach to the truck.
Throughout the paddling trip there are rapids. Depending on the water level and the experience of the people, the rapids can be navigated or sorted walking through the riverside, there are not medical assistance until 5 days away, bring all medicine you will need, and prevention is the more important tool.
Your travel is self supporting - all equipment, food, and drinking water, must be stored in the kayaks, so you must bring the most essential stuff in small bag. It is a jungle, sometimes raining, but is also hot during the day, the good news is there are NO mosquitoes.
This route is demanding because of the long distance paddling during the day. Requires good physical condition and technical knowledge.