Calle Boyaca 8, Ciudad Bolivar, 8101, Venezuela
More about Posada Angostura
On the far right of the historic center
Paseo Orinoco on Sunday
Street in historic centre of Ciudad Bolivar
View from Mirador Angostura
roundtrip east Venezuela
we found a rountrip through east Venezuela.
day 1) from the airport to Caracas tranfer to hotel las americas (for 2 nights)
day 2 citytour and afternoon free to spend
day 3 tranfer to airport Caracas flight to Cumana citytour than to Caripe accomandation in El Pueblo Pequeno in Caripe (1 night with breakfast)
day 4 to Bocas de Urocoa with a boat to Orinoco Delta Lodge (1 night with breakfast and diner)
day 5 boat back to Bocas de Urocoa with a bus to Cuidad Bolivar. accomandation Posada Angostura (1 night breakfast, lunch and diner)
day 6 transfer to airport flight to Santa Elena nearby the Brasilian border Yakoo Logde (1 night with breakfast and diner) see the waterfalls Quebrada de Jaspe and La Fria.
day 7 with jeep to Gran Sabana.visite waterfalls Salto Apongwao. Campamento Mantopei (1 night with breakfast and diner)
day 8 tranfer Luepa flight to Canaima (with good weather we can see Angel Falls. lunch. boattour Canaima Lagune. walking to Salto Sapo.
i think we stay one night in Canaima and to have a flight to Caracas. (maybe have to pay extra for this)
this tour will cost us €989 each ($1200?)
includes flights in Venezuela
not includes taxes airport
entrance Canaima National park $12 each.
do you know a trip like this but cheaper and where to book it.
we have to go to Curacao first for a wedding. i think we will be in Curacao from 7 februari till 14 februari 2005
than have a flight to Caracas (maybe stay a few days because this tour above starts on thursday)
do this tour go back to Caracas and have a flight to Amsterdam.
any ideas to have another tour.
what to bring like mesquito spray........
any other ideas or warnings
thanks diana and josé
Travel Tips for Ciudad Bolívar
Expeditions on the RIO CAURA
You can take a tour, or go on your own, all the way to Las Trincheras (4 hours away by car from Ciudad Bolivar) from which u can hop on a curiara (wooden canoe) that will take you up the river to "el playon". From there, you'll get to see one of Venezuela hidden jewels "el salto para". You'll be on Yekwana territory, an indiginous tribe spread in a total of 52 small communities that you'll spot on the river banks.
a warm community
As you'll reach the Caura River, you'll get in contact with the yekwana community. Lots of men have travelled around Venezuela and most of them speak spanish, dress the western way and have some understanding of the venezuelian culture. It's not really the case of women who know little, if not, any spanish and live according to their tribe's tradition (language, body paints, outfits, eating habits...).
Wether you enconter a men or a woman carying her baby around, I've found that all the members of this tribe are trully welcoming and thankfull to foreigners that come all the way get to know them.
"Colonial era city"
Ciudad Bolivar was founded in 1764, at the narrowest point of the river Orinoco, and was originally called Santo Tomas de la Guayana de Angostura, as 'angostura' means 'narrows'.
In 1817, shortly after the town had been liberated from Spanish control, Simon Bolivar made it his base for the final stages of the War of Independence and in 1819 the Angostura Congress, which led to the creation of the unified republic of Gran Colombia, comprising Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia, was held here.
The historic centre of the city is full of old houses painted in bright colours, and is the area of most interest to tourists.
At night it is quite deserted. Our hotel was based there and the staff advised us not to wander at night. One of them even took the trouble to come from the sister hotel where we had dinner to check that we had got back safely. I don't know how real the danger may have been - we certainly saw no one and the streets were lit.
A central place in Southern Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar is described as the central place to arrive before discovering Salto Angel, la Gran Sabana, and Salto Para...
It's also a lovely city where you can enjoy Venezuela at its best. Personally, I love this plaza in front of the cathedral. It's so breezy...
What a pleasure to find this gem of a city!
"Steeped in History"
Ciudad Bolívar es una de las ciudades del país que encierra más historia en sus calles plazas y museos. Conocida anteriormente como Angostura, por estar en uno de los lugares donde el "soberbio Orinoco" es más angosto, fue la sede de varias batallas y una de las primeras zonas del país en ser liberadas de los Españoles durante la independencia. Angostura fue nombrada en 1818, por Simón Bolívar, capital provisional de la república y es allí donde el libertador dio el famoso "Discurso de Angostura", el 15 de febrero de 1819, en el cual renuncia a los poderes absolutos que le habían otorgado y da su visión sobre como debía ser la nueva república que se iniciaba.
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