Pemon Indian Tours
the east of Venezuela lies an unknown and still undiscovered paradise
of unique wilderness. With a desire to explore a pristine wilderness
we use kayaks to navigate the Karuai River system twisting through
Tepuis (table mountains) of Eastern Venezuela, and descending through
a series of dramatic waterfalls.
This blackwater river hosts a wide variety of fauna including the
Giant Amazon River Otter. Traveled only by local Pemon Indians the
Rio Karuai offers a fascinating gateway to the wilderness of Venezuela's
Bellbirds, Screaming Pihas, Motmots, river otter, Capybara (worlds
largest rodent), tapir, plus many kinds of egret, heron, eagles and
We descend the Rio Karuai in sea kayaks, quietly navigating this peaceful
blackwater river interrupted by majestic waterfalls that we have to
portage. Some of these spectacular falls drop over 70 meters.
Our local team of Pemon Indians are attentive to our every need and
supply us with local delicacies from fresh pineapple to roasted ants.
(Worth a try - they are delicious). The cultural interaction is incredible
and perhaps a soon to be lost treasure.