Rafting and Kayaking in Barinas

Why go to Merida?

Merida was founded in 1558 by the Spanish captain Juan Rodriquez Suarez. The former population of 25,000 inhabitants has grown to more than 215,000 over the years. It is one of Venezuela´s linchpins in the west, with its ancient cathedral from the year 1803 and an ice cream parlour, “Heladeria Coromoto” which is entered in the “Guinness Book of Records” with more than 800 different types of ice cream, as well as all the other unique sights, it promises rich variety for everyone. Moreover you can find the second oldest university of Venezuela here which has its origins in a priest seminar of 1785.

Merida and its nature

This city is located on a tableland at an altitude of 1630m between the rivers Rio Albarregas and Rio Chama. It is surrounded by two mountain chains, Sierra Nevada in the Southeast and Sierra La Culata in the Northwest. This makes Merida something very special. The highest mountain of Venezuela, Pico Bolivar which has a height of 4985m is very close to Merida. From there you could start tours to the Llanos or interesting and challenging mountain climbs to the bordering mountain ranges. If you like it a little bit more exciting, you could take the chance and do some paragliding, canoying or rafting to make your stay something very special.

Our tour 3 days Rafting at Barinas

Day 1 - Arrival for rafting
The water of the rafting river comes from Pico Bolivar and Pico Humboldt. The rafting which is happening there correlates with a difficulty degree of 3-4. The guides are very professional and participate in national and international competitions and live in close vicinity and there know every single stick and stone. We start in Merida and move on in the direction Barinas to river Siniguis to finally arrive at the adventure camp. After an adventourous drive through beautiful nature there will be time at the camp to beef oneself up and make use of all activities. One can either hike / swim / watch birds / go mountain biking / kayaking / swimming / rafting or make use of the climbing wall, it depends on what you want. In the afternoon your first rafting training will be on your agenda, first in the somewhat more quiet Rio Acequia. After all those sportive activities a dinner will be served, afterwards straight to bed.
Day 2- Rafting at the adventure camp
The next morning will continue to be exciting and we will go to Rio Siniguis, the stronger one of the two rivers. The whole morning will be spent in the water, doing rafting and kayaking. In the afternoon there will be time for wall climbing or another sportive activity to be wiped out and fall into your bed in the evening.
Day 3 - Kayaking
The last day there will be free time in the morning, where one could try rafting one more time and after lunch it goes back to Merida.
Rafting season
May-November
Price
On Request
Services
2 overnight stays in rooms with a private bathroom at the rafting transfer from / to Merida 3 days adventure camp 5 meals kayaking rafting

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