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Roraima Trekking Expedition

The Roraima Trekking Expedition is a 12-day privately guided trip which will take you to the top of Mount Roraima, one of the most incredible mountains in Latin America, located at the border of three countries – Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana. This region contains spectacular savannah and mysterious foggy table mountains. The tepuy of Roraima are a wild place, where the time stopped. Experience pristine nature with stunning views, in deep silence, on top of the clouds (2700 m). The hiking experience is moderate, and a medium to high level of fitness is required. You will be walking on rough surfaces, ascending up to 3000 meters. Climate adaptation or climbing techniques are not necessary. You will spend 5 days at the top, visiting enigmatic and rarely visited sites such as Ponto Triple, El Foso, Vale dos Cristais, Pedra Maverick, natural jacuzzi pools, Salto Catedral, Paredão La Ventana, Coati camp, Vale do Mundo Perdido and Lake Gladys. Staff will prepare the camping and the sleeping will be in tents. Recommend luggage: no more than 10 kgs per person. Reaching the top can also be done by helicopter with great views over the dramatic tepuy.

12 Days – From £ 1,950 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Boa Vista, Santa Elena de Uairen, Paraitepui, Mount Roraima and return

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Boa Vista and Santa Elena de Uairen
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers by car on a private basis
  • Support Team
  • Experienced, qualified guide trained in first aid
  • Camping (private tents), cooking and dining equipment
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description.

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Brazil start from £800 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. Fly to Boa Vista (BVB).

Send us a message on WhatsApp or email us at brazil@boutiquetravelexperts.com to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. You can also combine this trip with other sights in Brazil, like the cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the exciting Amazon rainforest, the fascinating Pantanal, the culture of Bahia or the deep canyons of the south. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

Best time to visit: The dry season is from September to March but the trek can be done all year round. Expect rain on the top mountain – this is unpredictable.

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Brazil Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Arrival in Boa Vista

Today you will land in Boavista, the capital of Roraima state. This is the best gateway point to Roraima from the Brazilian side. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Boa Vista is an organized modern city located on the western bank of Rio Branco, a city with interesting architecture and large avenues. Boa Vista has a tropical savanna climate, with a hot, humid wet season and a very warm dry season. Time permitting take a city tour to see the interesting modern monuments and a boat tour along Rio Branco. Observe the views of the city and enjoy a scenic sunset over the river. Overnight at Hotel Orla do Rio Branco.

Rio Branco in Boa Vista, Brazil

Day 2 - Boa Vista to Santa Elena

After breakfast you will be transferred by road, northbound, to the border with Venezuela, where the customs procedures will be carried out. After the formalities are finishes, you will continue to the small rustic town of Santa Elena de Uairen, in Venezuela.  The total trip should take around 5 hours, depending on the time spent at the border. Upon arrival, check in and later on meet the team for a briefing and getting to know the other travellers. Discuss the guidelines and rules of the expedition and plan for the next day, making the last minute shopping and preparation. Take the evening at leisure. Overnight at Campamento Yakoo.

the Venezuelan Flag

Day 3 - Santa Elena to Pareitepui

After breakfast you will leave Santa Elena de Uairen around 8am for the 2-3 hour journey by jeep to the Pemón village of Pareitepuy, where you will register with the National Park authorities and where the porters pick up the equipment. After a light lunch, you start the 4-5 hour trek across open plain fields, into the stunning scenery of the Gran Sabana. You will stop for lunch at the community of Paraitepuy. After some relaxation, continue trekking to the campsite along the banks of Tek or Kukenan rivers towards Tek Camp where you will spend the night. Overnight in tents under a starry sky.

setting up a camp during Roraima Trekking Expedition

Day 4 - Towards the Base

At dawn, the giant table mountain of Mount Roraima appears ahead. After breakfast you will set off for another spectacular day of trekking, passing by fields of orchids (6 hours). Today you cross the Tek and Kukenan rivers, which can be quite a challenging experience during heavy rainfall. In the early afternoon you will stop for lunch at the military camp. Then the trail climbs will start ascending to the base camp set at the foot of Mount Roraima (1,800 m). The breathtaking views and the grandeur of the wall will leave anyone speechless. Set the camp and overnight in tents.

Majestic view of Mount Roraima in the north of Brazil

Day 5 - Hiking to the Top

Today is the most difficult day of hiking, but also one of the most scenic ones. After breakfast begin a steep ascend through lush foggy jungle with gardens of bromeliads and orchids to the wall of the mountain (1,5 hours), passing by huge boulders and Paso das Lágrimas waterfall. The pace is relaxed and you will stop on the way to enjoy the views. As you approach the top, you will be welcomed by the guardians of the mountain, the three huge stone blocks of Makunaima. After a light lunch, explore the area and enjoy the tremendous views across the Gran Sabana from above (2,700 m). Overnight in tents on the top of Mount Roraima, sheltered by a natural overhanging rock called Los Hoteles. 

a hiker on the Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 6 - Coati Cave

Today immerse in the pre-historic scenery, visiting Vale dos Cristais, a surreal cosmic valley of sensations. The energy of this place is transmitted by silence, sounds and reflections. You will spend the night at Coati camp, a mysterious charming cave, sheltered between two giant rocks and an open hall overlooking the sky. There is a small pond in the center, surrounded by beautiful plants. It is a good place for meditation and reflection, covered by enigmatic silence. Further on, one can overlook Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve and a smaller tepuy called Roraiminha. Coati cave is a cold camp, but the team will prepare a good warm meal for dinner. Overnight in tents.

a hand holding a cristal from the top of Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 7 - Lago Gladys

Today take a light paced return day trip (3h walking each way) to the incredible sights of Lake Gladys, one of the most unexplored parts on the top of the tepuy. Indigenous people believe that this lake is the portal to another dimension. Mount Roraima is a lost world which has rarely been visited and explored, presenting a fascinating adventure to anyone visiting it. It makes you think about the origin of life and the meaning of us as human kind. There is no other place on the planet similar to Roraima, which preserved flora and fauna so unique and beautiful. Overnight in tents.

Lago Gladys on top of the Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 8 - Pontro Triple & El Foso

Today return to Coati camp. On the way back, stop at the landmark of Ponto Triple, a place of a geographical importance where you can be in three countries at the same time: your right foot in Venezuela, your left foot in Guyana and your arms in Brazil (2,500 m). Accompanied by fantastic scenery you will refill your batteries with good energy. Later continue to El Foso, a place that awakens the child in everyone. In early afternoon arrive at the camp located at the entrance of Mount Roraima. Take the time to relax, contemplate and rest – you are on top of the world. Overnight in tents.

El Foso cave on top of Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 9 - Maverick & Jacuzzis

Today take an easy hike to Pedra Maverick, the highest point of Mount Roraima (2875 m), with spectacular views over the vast Gran Sabana and the trail you walked to the top. The feeling of joy will be completed with bathing in the natural jacuzzi pools. Today you will also admire the views from Mirante La Ventana, overlooking the majestic Mount Kukenan (Father of the Winds) with its waterfalls and the immense valley stretching between the two tepuys. The place is truly breathtaking – take in the silence and let the breeze touch your soul. Continue to Salto Cathedral and to Paso de los Cristales. Overnight in tents.

the natural jacuzzi pools on top of the Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 10 - Descend to Tek Camp

Today is your last day at the top of the tepuy. After breakfast you will start descending from Mount Roraima. This will be a full day of hiking (7-8 hours), with stops for snacks and contemplating the views. The trails will take you back through the beautiful misty jungle, along the vast savanna with wild orchids, and across the two pristine rivers to Tek camp. You might be tempted to look back at the giant table mountain, giving gratitude for the experience you had for the past few days on top of the world. When crossing the river, enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of the long trek. Overnight in tents.

the scenic valley between the tepuy of Mount Roraima in Brazil

Day 11 - Return to Santa Elena

Today you will hike back to the village of Pareitepuy, where you will stop for a delicious lunch with the local community. After some relaxation it will be the time to say goodbye to the friendly indigenous guides who took care of you along the entire expedition. This is also the point where you don’t have to carry your backpack anymore. After farewell with the guide you will be taken back to Santa Elena de Uairen by road transfer. On the way you will stop at Quebrada de Jaspe, a beautiful waterfall running through colourful red stones. Overnight at Campamento Yakoo.

wild orchid in Roraima region of Brazil

Day 12 - Departure to Boa Vista

Today you will be leaving Venezuela. After breakfast you will be transferred by road to the border to cross back into Brazil and then continue your trip to the city of Boa Vista (total trip takes under 5 hours). If your flight is departing the same day you will be taken to the airport. Alternatively we recommend spending a night in Boa Vista to balance of the fatigue from the road. If you decide to stay for a few more days, there are plenty of other excursions to do from Boa Vista, including cultural experiences with indigenous communities, gastronomical tours, horse riding, visiting Serra de Tepequem, Serra de Pacaraima or Monte Caburai – the most northern point of Brazil.

Statue in the city of Boa Vista, Brazil

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