Aponwao Full Day


Aponwao, or Chinak Meru, is a spectacular waterfall, falling 110 metres over the edge of a horseshoe canyon in the otherwise flat Gran Sabana. Merú means waterfall in Pemon which is a Native American language still spoken in southern Venezuela. The falls are a major feature both from a tourism standpoint and as a geologic structure. The large volume of the Rio Aponwao ensures the falls retain their striking stature even during the driest of seasons when several of the taller waterfalls in the area shrivel. The only way to reach the falls is by river and on foot.


Full day tour Aponwao (Chinak Meru)

This tour leaves from Santa Elena de Uairén

Leave Santa Elena at 7am for the 3 hour drive to Port Liboribo.

Embark on a dugout canoe with outboard engine for a ride of 30 minutes towards the falls. We leave the canoe to walk the last part of the trail, 20 minutes, to arrive at the top of Aponwao.

We walk down to the bottom of the waterfall for a swim and to take more photos. Even if you don’t swim, you’ll get wet with the spray from the falls!

Return to Port Liboribo for a late lunch before driving back to Santa Elena.

Prices $48 per person, minimum 4 people, maximum 7 people. Prices correct at 1st October 2017

The tour is in a 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser with air conditioning.

Included Price includes lunch, soft drinks, transport, experienced guide, and an ice box for your use.

Not included Tips for guide and locals, snacks, alcoholic drinks.

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