Welcome to Kamarata Valley

Kamarata Kamarata is the chief settlement on the eastern side of Auyantepui, an old Pemón village on the Río Akanán and a growing access point for Salto Ángel. There are a few simple places to stay and eat in town. Most travelers stay at the nearby tourist camp at Kavac, a two-hour walk from here, or a short drive on a dirt road by the town's service jeep.

Kavac Consisting of 20-odd churuatas (traditional circular palm-thatched huts) built in the traditional style, Kavac resembles a manicured Pemón settlement. It sits at the bottom of Auyantepui with some fabulous views toward the summit. The area's major attraction is the spectacular Cueva de Kavac, not a cave but a deep gorge with a waterfall plunging into it. There's a natural pool at the foot of the waterfall, which you reach by swimming upstream in the narrow canyon.

Uruyén This newer community-owned campamento is at the foot of gorgeous Auyantepui, by a small river with a great swimming hole. Uruyén's stellar attraction is the easy hike to the Cueva de Yurwan, a breathtaking river gorge that culminates in a spectacular waterfall an hour's walk from the camp.

Angel-Eco Tours and Osprey Expeditions (both in Caracas), Excursiones Kavac in Canaima and Gekko Tours in Ciudad Bolívar can help with travel planning and tours of all lengths, including the epic 11-day trek over Auyantepui to Salto Ángel.

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Kamarata Valley in detail