A little way from the marina in Puerto Cabello, the rustic local bus arrives and the journey to Caracas takes almost three hours. Expect many undesignated stops along the way for passengers…
…Taking the dodgy and uncomfortable overnight bus from Caracas to Cuidad Bolivar, you arrive at your destination around 12 hours later, if all goes to plan…
…Much prefer booking with a local company so that the money stays in the country and hopefully goes to locals. Typically, indigenous guides are used for Angel Falls as their knowledge of the riverways is far more superior….
It’s such a treat to reblog Nilla’s blog post about Angel Falls in Venezuela! 😊
Pleasant warning – it is long!
You can skim through it, or savor it over several days. Either way, it is worth it! The details and images will stay with you!
…turning into the Rio Kerepakupai Merú for a little while longer in the dugout, our sore backsides welcome our covert campsite finally coming into view after 5 hours. Nestled within the thick selva (jungle), this is home for the night.https://imageearthtravel.com/2019/10/20/angel-falls-venezuela/
I lost accurate count, but not counting a handful of mini-maps of the journey, there’s over 30 images!
Probably what I enjoyed as much as the imagery and details, was the authenticity of the post. I’ve never been to Venezuela myself, but I’ve done enough mini-hikes and treks to sense the realness of this trip to Angel Falls 😊
The crude camp’s kitchen is where magic is created for hungry travellers ready to devour everything in sight. Freshly made golden arepas (corn flour pancakes) and wonderful tasty rice accompanies the tender BBQ chicken. Flasks of good coffee are filled continuously.https://imageearthtravel.com/2019/10/20/angel-falls-venezuela/
I hope you’ll give Nilla a look at her post on her site, Image Earth Travel.
And I also highly recommend the comment threads from folks who seem to know what it’s like to journey to other lands w/much differing circumstances than those here in our U.S. The conversations themselves I thought were very interesting!
Thanks everyone! 💕