Our Expeditions


 

What to expect

Useful Information

 

 Videos

For a first impression of the beauty of the delta and our magnificant environment take a look to our videos.

Orinoco Delta Experience

Morning inside the Orinoco Delta

Red Howler Monkey

Orinoco Delta from german television

 Excursions

Organized tours to the delta are becoming increasingly popular. Day trips can be arranged, but most trips encompass at least one night's stay in the heart of the jungle. Accommodation varies from hammocks under wooden shelters to luxury camps with dining and bar facilities, private cabins, running water and electricity. The latter are constructed in the same style as the nearby Indian houses and blend in well with the surroundings. From the camps, tourists can take boat trips around the delta to observe the remarkable wildlife, hike through the jungle and visit Warao Indian families, some of which sell their crafts. The delta's rich waters are excellent for fishing, especially for piranha and catfish.

Two nights to 3 nights will allow you more time to enjoy and appreciate this land of outstanding beauty.

The delta is vast. We use fast boats to cover as much area as possible so you can experience the diversity of Fauna and Flora.
Excursion on the Delta
Excursion on the Delta

 What to expect

Arriving at the lodge
You can arrive at one of two ports, either Tucupita or Boca de Uracoa where our boats will be waiting at a prearranged time to ferry you to the Orinoco Delta Lodge.
Once you have been checked into your cabin and rested a little, lunch will be served.
After lunch we will journey by boat through small rivers to observe the flora and fauna, the fresh water dolphins and a spectacular Delta sunset.
We return to the lodge and enjoy a hearty homemade dinner. Cocktails are served at our cozy bar overlooking the river. You will be sleeping in comfortable cabins with private bathrooms.
Sunset over the Delta
Sunset over the Delta
Jungle Walk
Your Indian guide will locate an excellent spot for a perfect jungle walk and for those of you who have never been in the jungle before the experience is truly unforgettable. The silence of the jungle is occasionally interrupted by the strange cries of exotic birds while the pungent smells blend into the blanket of humidity.
There are dense galleries of crawling plants and giant trees competing for rations of scarce sun light under the lush jungle canopy.
Jungle Snack
Jungle Walk
The Piranhas
The Delta that is perfect for fishing. You will be given poles, bait your hooks with raw meat and fish for the infamous Piranhas.
If you are successful you can bring your catch back to the lodge where our chef will prepare them into a delicious snack.
Piranhas
Piranhas
The Warao Indians
Visit the Warao Indians ( Masters of Canoes) and learn some interesting facts about their way of life as well as some survival techniques. You will also have a chance to buy their famous crafts. Experts basket and hammock makers. Their raw materials grow all around them: cane and the leaves of the Moriche Palm, the Indians' 'tree of life'. The Moriche has a number of uses - its orange fruits the Indians submerge in water, allow to mature and squeeze to form a drink. The fibrous coating of its leaves is stripped away from the green centre with a folding and flicking motion acquired through much practice. The strands of off-white fibre are then boiled, washed in the river and rolled by the women along their thighs (which fortunately are hairless) until a cord is formed. These cords are woven together into a mesh of great elasticity to form their hammocks, draped from beam to beam.
Warao Indians
Warao Indians
Fauna and Flora
The wildlife of the delta is extremely rich and varied. Jaguar, puma, ocelot, red howler and capuchin monkeys, capybara, agouti, giant otter, manatee and fresh water dolphins are just a handful of the countless species of mammal that can be observed in their natural habitats. Among the extensive bird population are hoatzin, macaws, parrots, toucans, caciques, kingfishers, cormorants, egrets, falcons, hawks, harpy-eagles, weaverbirds and hummingbirds. There is also an untold number of amphibians, reptiles and fish species, including anaconda, boas, vipers, fer-de-lance, coral snakes, iguanas, caimans, turtles, piranhas, stingrays and catfishes.
You have 90% chance to see what is marked in red.
We will venture deep into the delta jungle and through small rivers. Where the Warao Indians settled hundreds of years ago to escape and hide from the cannibal Carib Indians, who made regular trips from the Caribbean Islands to hunt the Warao, for food. As we advance deeper into this land of alluring beauty, you will become aware of the transformation in flora, from strictly giant mangrove trees to a spectacular variety of trees and palms.
Red Howler Monkey
Red Howler Monkey
Our sister lodge, Orinoco Atlantic Lodge
Only 4 nights expedition has the chance to spend a full day with lunch at the OAL. In two hours, we will arrive at the Orinoco Atlantic Lodge located at the mouth of the Orinoco River at the northern edge of the Orinoco Delta on the Atlantic Ocean. This is where the fresh glossy Orinoco waters merge with the sea. Here Christopher Columbus, on his third expedition to the new world, decided that he had discovered a new continent and not an island because of the tremendous amount of fresh water pouring out from the river.
Noticing the extensive vegetation and the giant mangrove trees lining the shores, he said "this must be the earthly paradise".
Visit Pedernales � an interesting small fishing town. The area is home to thousands of Scarlet Ibis.
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis