Akopan - Main Route
The challenge begins with a stunning flight along the Gran Sabana that will first take us to the nearest indigenous community, Yunek, from where the trekking begins. We’ll explore the top for two days, experiencing natural rock formations, caves, and under-explored sites to see an amazing range of endemic species.
Our journey to Akopán begins in Boa Vista, Brazil. Here we take a van to Santa Elena de Uairén in Venezuela. We rest the first night to get some energy for the magnificent trails that await. The next day, we take a charger flight to Yunek, the closest Pemón indigenous community to Akopán. This is where we start walking. We hike up the trails through savanna and jungle for two days before reaching the top. The journey takes us through diverse endemic vegetation, stunning scenery, unique rock formations, and rivers. We’ll explore the top for two days, where we will have a chance to see little-documented ancient indigenous rock art, such as the famous poison arrow frogs and ancient chippings and arrow heads. The next two days are spent returning to Yunek, where we take another charger flight to Santa Elena. After one night rest, we drive back to Boa Vista.
Enjoy a spectacular 5 km-trek through the monumental views of the Gran Sabana.
Immerse in a 14-km trek through the jungle.
Bathe in two magnificent rivers along the trek.
Explore the top of Akopán for 2 days with expert, local guides.
View recently discovered and little-documented ancient indigenous rock art.
View canyon with innumerable massive rocks, and many waterfalls with red shiny water.
Camp in a small forest in the middle of the Tepuy.
Posada, 2 nights
Camping, 8 nights
Day 1: Arrival to Boa Vista and ground transportation to Santa Elena de Uairén.
Day 2: Departure from Santa Elena to Yunek by a charger flight. Trekking for 11km to Surupan Ken.
Day 3: Trekking for about 9 km to Inka.
Day 4: Trekking through unique flora and fauna through the walls of Akopán.
Day 5: Explore the top of Akopán: vegetation, scenery, and rock formations.
Day 6: Explore the top of Akopán and rest.
Day 7: Descent to Surupan Ken for about 17 km.
Day 8: Descent to Yunek for about 11 km.
Day 9: Departure to Santa Elena by charger flight.
Day 10: Ground transportation from Santa Elena to Boa Vista.
Assistance at the Boa Vista international airport.
Ground transportation from Boa Vista to Santa Elena de Uairen and back.
Charger flight from Santa Elena de Uairen to Yunek and back.
Accommodations: at a Posada for 2 nights and 8 nights camping.
Professional, bilingual, and local guide throughout the entire trek.
All meals during the trek.
Porters for tents, food, and cooking gear.
Radio communication for emergencies.
Group First Aid Kit.
Sleeping mat for insulation.
Camp stove and fuel.
Large water containers.
Garmin handheld GPS.
Porter for personal luggage.