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Cruises visiting Orinoco River & all Orinoco River cruises for  2020

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The Orinoco River, 2140 km long, originates in Columbia, and is the major river system of Venezuela. Its delta with scores of islands covers 22,500 sq.km., is 200 km long and 370 km at its widest, and drains into the Atlantic Ocean. The main channel of the Orinoco is known in the delta as the Río Grande. Ocean-going ships can travel 435 km. upstream. Of interest to cruisers in the labyrinthine delta are the of tropical rain forests, tall palms, wetlands, and freshwater swamp forests. Visit the indigenous Warao (“boat”) people and their villages, with wall-less thatched houses built on stilts due to annual flooding. The timber stilts reminded other explorers of Venice, hence the country’s name, Venezuela.

Local transport is by dugout canoe with outboard motor, and food comes from fishing, wild orchards, and basic farming of fruit and vegetables. Among the mammalian wildlife you’ll find Jaguar, puma, ocelot, howler monkeys, giant otter, manatee, and pink river dolphins. Birdlife includes macaws, parrots, toucans, kingfishers, cormorants, egrets, falcons, hawks, and hummingbirds. Amphibians, reptiles and fish species include anaconda, boa constrictors, vipers, fer-de-lance, coral snakes, iguana, turtles, carnivorous piranha, Orinoco crocodiles (to 6m), electric eel, caimans, stingrays, catfish (to 90kg) and turtles. And these are very shortened lists of the wildlife.

Cruise ships enter the large southern entrance to the delta, Rio Grande, and dependent on conditions explore the river banks, villages, and short walking paths that can be reached by Zodiacs. The local annual rainfall is 2 metres, mostly from May to December, and the climate is tropical and humid. The river is central to transport. Large river steamers reach 1100 km upstream, and oceangoing vessels 360km to transport iron ore. Interestingly, Columbus first documented the river delta in 1498.

Cruises visiting Orinoco River in 2020

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27

MAR

Le Dumont-Durville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Dumont-Durville cruises

$9,480

$790

29

MAR

Le Dumont-Durville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Dumont-Durville cruises

$9,480

$790

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