The Caura River is a tributary of the Orinoco River, located in Bolívar State in Venezuela. It drains the Guayanan Highlands moist forests eco-region. The Caura is inhabited by both the Ye'kuana and Sanema indigenous groups. On this trip, we will go through a pristine vast jungle before we finally reach the Orinoco River. Here, you are going to discover the spectacular untamed wilderness of the Amazon. You are also going to meet some indigenous tribes, observe the different species of plants and animals of this unique and beautiful place, and visit Pará Falls, a 5,608-meter wide waterfall on the Caura River, the second largest in the world. These half-moon shaped falls are formed where two parts of the river come together and drop down almost 60 meters, each side of a lush, green jungle island.
Important information on gold mining: The Caura River as well as many other rivers in the Amazon are currently being victims of the negative impact of indiscriminate and widespread illegal mining. On this trip, you will realise what is actually happening there. Although there are still very well-preserved areas, there are some others that are being affected by pollution and other collateral illegal mining problems that are affecting both the indigenous communities’ lifestyle and their ancestral traditions and customs.