Canaima national park, on the Carrao River.
* How to get there
By air to Canaima. From there, land transfer to the embarkation point some 10 minutes away,
then a crossing of about 15 minutes in dug-out canoe to the camp on the banks of the Carrao
To the North of the
Parque Nacional Canaima (Canaima National Park) in the Bolívar State, two kilometers away
from the famous Laguna de Canaima (Canaima Lagoon), on the edge of the Carrao River,
youll find the marvelous tourist jungle camp site established in 1956 by the legendary
Rudolf Truffino, also know as JUNGLE RUDY, who, enchanted by the beauty of
the region, decided to settle there with his wife, and reveal to millions around the world
the pristine secrets and monuments of nature. He named the small camp UCAIMA,
a word of Pemon origin that means: what lures.
Today, the family tradition continues
in care of his daughters, for the enjoyment of the visiting tourists, since its beginning
and for the times to come.
So, be one of the chosen few and come witness the beauty that only UCAIMA
Youll never be the same!
The camp comprises 5 beautiful
cabañas with comfortable bedrooms: 10 double, 2 triple and 2 single; private
bath, balcony with hamaca (hammock), excellent ventilation, and surrounded by
the unique natural scenery
This camp was one of the pioneers in adventure tourism in the country and many people know
it by the name Rudy's Jungle, in honor of its founder.
Visitors are attended to by the family of the legendary Rudy Truffino. It is located on the
banks of the Carrao River, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip as well as the tranquility
and privacy the camp offers. The surrounding landscaped consists of savannah and jungle,
typical of the Gran Sabana, with its imposing tepuis in the distance. Diverse half-day
excursions are offered to different falls such as Mayupa, El Sapo, El Hacha, Sabanero, and
the Moroco River. Visits to indigenous communities and to obtain handicrafts from them.
Price includes lodging in double room, land and river transfers between airport-camp, all
meals, welcome cocktail, and
excursion to Salto El Sapo.
It is necessary to bring identification documents, cédula or passport, light clothing
appropriate for the climate and excursions, sweater for the evenings, bathing suit sun
screen, mosquito repellent, hat or cap, shoes than can get wet (or 2 pairs of sneakers),
camera, flashlight, binoculars, etc.
This camp, with a maximum capacity of 26, has 4 cabins with 6 double rooms, 4 triples and 1
matrimonial. Each room has fans, private bathroom, and a small porch with hammocks. The
central house has restaurant and bar, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served with
typical Venezuelan meat, fish, salads, etc.
In Canaima national park, in the eastern sector of the Gran Sabana, Km.
140, on the El Dorado-Santa Elena de Uairén highway.
Las Claritas, Km. 85 vía Santa Elena de Uairén.
At the meeting point of the Antabares and Caroní Rivers, in Canaima
North-east of the State, reserva forestal Caura (Caura Forest Reservation).
Canaima national park, in the eastern side of La Gran Sabana, in the road to
Kavanayén Km. 24
South of Lake Guri, in the banks of the river Paragua, 500 m. from La
Canaima national park, behind the camp of Hoturvensa
Road to La Gran Sabana, 178 th Km.
In Canaima national park only 20 km, from Kavanayén.
In the Amazon forest reserve of the Caura River, close to the community of
Anatoly island, Canaima national park.
Turístico Gran Sabana
Las Claritas, Km. 85, on the route Ciudad Guayana-Santa Elena de Uairén.
Of the road to La Gran Sabana, 303th km.
Yokore island, Puerto Jabillal, Caura River.
Canaima Lagoon in Canaima national park.
In the center of El Paují, in the south of the state, along the frontier with
In the center of El Paují, on the Plaza Bolívar.
In the Serranía de la Cerbatana, in the western part of the state, near Apure
North of Kamarata in Canaima national park.
10 km. from the village of El Paují, in the southern part of the state, along
the frontier with Brazil.
In the center of El Paují, at the south of the state, near the frontier with
Located in the Uruve valley, southeast of Ciudad Bolívar, in Canaima
Canaima national park
On the edge of Los Altos de El Paují, at the south of the state, along the
frontier with Brazil.
In the village of Canaima, behind the Hotur-vensa camp, in Canaima
Camp: Ya -
3 km. from Santa Elena de Uairén, on the way toward Sampay.