Orinoco Delta Lodge

The Orinoco River Delta in Venezuela is accessible yet still virgin. Its web of countless small and big rivers allows us to venture deep into spectacular galleries of untouched beauty. We use fast strong boats to get as deep as the Delta permits. Then we change to smaller boats with smaller motors, and finally we do it just like the Warao Indians did it for thousands of years, we penetrate 1-2 meter canals by dug-out canoes.

With the blasting sounds of the Howler Monkeys and the sharp curious screams of the Blue and Gold Macaws protesting our invasion, the effects are unforgettable. (view our movie low_Resolution, high_Resolution)

Warao indians in a curiara
Our Back Yard

Our Expeditions

One night / two days offered by major tour operators in Venezuela mostly from Margarita Island as part of a 8-10 days circuit. The circuits include Orinoco Delta, Gran Sabana, Caripe (Guacharo Cave) and Canaima (Angel Falls). Most of these trips are booked in advance in Europe.

Individuals and small groups book the Delta for 2 to 4 nights.
For this segment of our guests we offer two options:

Near by Expeditions, 2nights/3days
All excursions will be around our base camp (Orinoco Delta Lodge). This includes visiting the Indians and taking a glimpse of their way of living and a jungle walk with experienced guides to venture into this mysterious world of the Warao Indians. Here you can touch and smell what you usually see only on television, the tropical rainforest.
A boat trip to observe the fauna and flora of the area, a quiet canoe ride in a small river, fishing for Piranhas, a spectacular sunset with cocktails on the boat, and a night trip in a canoe with spotlights to blend in the delta darkness.
This trip starts from Boca de Uracoa or Tucupita. Please contact us for further information on how to get there.

Accommodation in beds in comfortable cabins for 2 - 4 persons with private bathroom.

Included: River transportations, all excursions, meals, drinks on excursion, accommodation, guides, towels, long rubber boots (up to size 12/45).
Not included: Drinks at the bar, tips.

Far out Expeditions, 3-4 Nights
One year ago we decided to venture a little more into the delta. The result was the construction of a second camp called Simoina. The name comes from Simoina River which means "Land of Honey" in the Warao Indian's language (Simo = Honey& Ina = Land).
Simoina camp is a simple and rustic structure situated deep inside the jungle. It consists of a few typical Indian style dwellings, one big thatched roof house for sleeping, dining room with a bar overlooking the river, a kitchen and shared bathrooms. Here you can rough it up "Indian style" as much as you want - anything goes.

A beautiful caño
Tobi

Sleep in a hammock* (mosquito netted), fish for Tarpon** in a small tributary in the jungle and search for caimans with spotlights at night. Cross the jungle in a canoe through a 1-2m wide canal which was dug out by the Indians about 80 years ago to access some rich fishing and hunting grounds.
On this excursion you will spend the first and the last night in our base camp (Orinoco Delta Lodge), the other night(s) in our rustic camp Simoina (approx. 2 hours from the lodge).
This trip starts from Boca de Uracoa or Tucupita. Please contact us for further information on how to get there.

Included: River transportations, all excursions, meals, drinks on excursion, accommodation, guides, towels, long rubber boots (up to size 12/45).
Not included: Drinks at the bar, tips.


* Few beds with mosquito nets are available for emergencies.
**Tarpon fish is abundant in the Simoina Camp Area.

A beautiful caño
Orinoco Delta Lodge

What to bring along:
• A hat
• Long trousers
• Long-sleeve shirt
• Shorts
• Insect repellent
• Camera
• Swimming suit
• Flashlight (for overnight stays)

For more info please contact us at or our office:
0287-7210801 / 7211953 Cellular: 0414-7898343 / 8790044

For full Information visit:
Orinoco Delta Lodge web site - www.orinocodelta.com

If you are coming from Margarita Island check our site:
www.exploremargarita.com

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