Destination: Potaro-Siparuni & Venezuelan borderlands
Essence of the trip:
This extraordinary expedition, to one of the most remote areas of jungle on the South American continent, gives you the unique opportunity to undertake not one but two world first experiences. From the top of Kaieteur Falls abseil to the jungle floor before forging a new path behind the cascade to explore the ‘yet to be visited’ cave. Soar by helicopter over the dense rainforest to land on Mt Roraima and abseil off the prow into the jungle.
This trip will give you:
The opportunity to become the first person ever to enter the cave behind Kaieteur Falls; the world’s largest single drop waterfall. The cave is reputed to be home to thousands of swallows.
The chance to abseil from the prow of Mt Roraima, on the Venezuelan border, 1,500 ft down to the jungle floor, a feat never before achieved by man.
The experience of camping on self made sleeping platforms in the tree tops of the dense Guyanese rainforest.
A dramatic helicopter extraction from the dense rainforest and a breathtaking flight over the virgin jungle canopy.
Travel by private light aircraft from Guyana’s capital Georgetown through the heart of the western Guyanese rainforest to the Potaro-Siparuni region ; the location of Kaieteur Falls. Kaieteur is the largest single drop waterfall in the world and on this exclusive expedition, you will have the opportunity of abseiling from the top of the falls 741 feet down towards the jungle floor. Few humans have ever accomplished this unique feat and the free drop (with no rock wall or supports to lean against) gives you the unique sensation of floating in mid air. At all times ex Special Forces and IRATA certified guides will be on hand to ensure you are comfortable and entirely safe. Once down in the jungle, you and your guides will attempt a world’s first by entering the cavern directly behind Kaieteur Falls. Once the guides have established a safe route through the water, you will edge your way behind the torrent and be the first to lay eyes on the cavern where thousands of swallows are reputed to nest.
After a night spent camping by the the plunge pool, a dramatic helicopter extraction will see you and your team flying low over the jungle canopy towards the Venezuelan border. At 9,219 feet Mt Roraima is the highest Tepui (table-top mountain) in South America and is said to be the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel ‘The Lost World’. The helicopter will land on the summit of the Tepui and you will have the opportunity to explore the unique ecosystem, studded with sink holes and home to unknown numbers of endemic species of flora and fauna. Your support team will set up fly camps on the summit of Roraima and a private chef will prepare all your meals for the duration of the Tepui stay.
Your expedition will move across the plateau, using Tyrolean traverse and abseil techniques to negotiate the huge fissures in the rock. Upon reaching the prow of the Tepui, you will have the adrenalin inducing opportunity to become the first to ever abseil 1,500ft off the prow of Roraima. Having reached the jungle floor spend the next couple of days trekking out of the jungle, along the way sleeping high up in the emergent tall trees in expedition hammocks and on sleeping platforms. Arriving at your rendez-vous point you will then be transferred back to Georgetown for the end of your epic adventure; safe in the knowledge that you have forged a pioneering route to visit a part of the world that remains uncharted and totally wild.
If you are interested in taking this trip and would like to discuss it with our team of experts please enquire here or call us on 0207 426 9899 (UK) or 1-888 341 9663 (US).
Duration: 12 days
Best Time To Travel: Feb - April
Flights: Epic Tomato can organise international flights from anywhere in the world to this destination and offers both scheduled and private charter services.
Flight prices are not included here but we can organise or advise on these as part of our service, wherever in the world you are departing from.
Price: From £24,969pp
Price Includes: The price stated is based on 4 people travelling and covers extensive trip planning and consultation, expedition set-up and all in-country logistics.
The latter will include a world-class head guide who is a specialist in the chosen environment, an extensive local guiding support team, all on-trip training and technical equipment, all domestic travel including any flights required as part of your expedition and your accommodation. Most meals and drinks will also be included, but specific details will be provided on quotation.