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O ur journey through the magnificent highlands of Venezeula begins in earnest from the colonial city of Ciudad Bolivar, with a charter flight over the verdant Gran Sabana. We then start our six-day trek, taking in the summit of Mount Roraima (2,810m/9,220ft). This seemingly impregnable plateau sits atop sheer cliffs that tower some 400m/ 1,300ft above the surrounding grasslands. However, in a style reminiscent of Conan Doyle's famous tale, we take a hidden route through cloud forest and beneath waterfalls to reach the 'Lost World' above. Two nights on the plateau gives us time to trek on to the 'Triple Point' - where Venezuela borders Brazil and Guyana - and explore this most exotic of mountain summits.After our trek we fly to Canaima, a watery world of lagoons, rivers and cascades, including the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls. This provides a spectacular climax to a memorable trip, which has been carefully designed to avoid long driving days, enjoys comfortable accommodation and offers a first rate trekking experience.Lost World TrekAn inspirational adventure incorporating Angel Falls and the classic trek to Mount Roraima.Extend your holidayThe trek in to Roraima, Steve HarbertOn Trek: 6 days Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 2 Lodges: 4 Camping:5Optional: Single Room: £220 Single Tent: £35Insurance: £95 Trek | Duration: 13 Days£1,695£1,775£2,375£2,495Land OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 5 Mar - Thu 17 Mar 11Sat 5 Nov - Thu 17 Nov 11 Sat 3 Mar - Thu 15 Mar 12Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.com61telephone: 0845 330 8579 (local call rate, UK only)international telephone: +44 1453 844 400www.mountainkingdoms.comVenezuelaThe prehistoric landscape of the 'Lost World' of Roraima contrasts with the cool Latin vibe of colourful Caracas and the appealing charms of Caribbean islands to make Venezuela an immensely varied and endlessly intriguing destination.The Coral Islands of Los RoquesThe Wildlife of Los LlanosLocated a short 30 minute flight offshore from Caracas, the Los Roques archipelago is the largest marine National Park in the Caribbean. This is the perfect post trek spot for relaxation, with stunning white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. The posadas (guesthouses) on the main, car-free island of Gran Roque offer daily excursions to tour the islands, go snorkelling, swimming or simply relax on a deserted beach.Set between the Andes and the highlands of the Gran Sabana, the Llanos are Venzuela's wildlife-rich wetland plains. Here, from simple but comfortable Hato (ranch), knowledgeable guides will lead morning and afternoon safaris to see countless birds, including eagles, owls and a variety of waterfowl. On the ground and in the water capybara and caiman are everywhere and anteaters can also be seen. There may even be Orinocco crocodile, anaconda or piranha about.Los Roques, Steve HarbertGrade: Moderate

62Download holiday itineraries fromwww.mountainkingdoms.come: info@mountainkingdoms.comO ur journey begins in Chile's vibrant capital of Santiago, with time to explore and take a walk in the hills above the Maipo Valley. Flying south, we take an awe inspiring boat trip from Puerto Natales right into The Torres del Paine National Park. Our base here is a stunningly located Eco-camp, with accommodation provided in comfortable, en suite, geodesic domes. Highlights of our walking here include the Las Torres trail to view the Paine Towers and a walk beside the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe. Crossing into Argentina we'll visit the Perito Moreno glacier and take treks to Laguna Los Tres, to see the Fitz Roy massif, and to Laguna Torre to watch icebergs glide across the dramatic backdrop of Cerro Torre. Finally, we reach Buenos Aires, with time for a tango, before we fly home.F lying into Santiago we have a couple of nights to see the sights and take a walk outside the city before flying on south to Punta Arenas and Patagonia. From the comfort of a fixed camp in the Torres del Paine National Park, our trek begins with a day walk to a viewpoint looking across to the stunning Towers of Paine. Our circumnavigation of the massif then begins, where we will be treated to daily sights of glaciers, rushing rios, granite towers, snow clad summits and turquoise lakes as we walk through a mixture of daisy meadows, lenga forest and moraine. One of the many advantages of this week long trek is its low altitude (max height, John Garner Paso, at 1,180m/3,871ft) which helps those energy levels! Extend your holiday fly from Santiago to see the incredible Moai statues on Easter Island. Contact us for details 0845 330 8579.I n Patagonia we base ourselves at top quality hotels and lodges set amidst turquoise lakes, towering mountains and dazzling glaciers. All offer the highest standard of comfort, service and cuisine. We begin our stay in the trekking town of El Chalten where there will be plenty of walking in the beautiful mountains of the Los Glaciares National Park, with electric views of the famous peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. A thrilling boat ride takes us past giant icebergs to the remote wilderness of Estancia Cristina. Here we explore the breathtaking scenery with some superb day walks as well as discovering the fascinating history of this haven for the early Patagonian explorers. Our last day in Patagonia is spent walking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the natural wonders of the world. Complete Patagonia - Paine & Fitz Roy The best day walks in the Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks.Torres del Paine Circuit, Chile One of the greatest, most spectacular treks in the world - now fully supported!Gentle Trekking Luxury Lodges, Argentina The finest accommodation and day walks in the pristine landscape of Los Glaciares National Park. £3,450£3,630£2,450£2,575£3,175£3,250£3,995£4,195£3,050£4,095£4,165Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 19 Feb - Sun 06 Mar 11Sat 12 Nov - Sun 27 Nov 11Sat 18 Feb - Sun 04 Mar 12Sat 12 Mar - Sat 26 Mar 11Sat 26 Nov - Sat 10 Dec 11Day Walks: 8 Sat 26 Mar - Fri 08 Apr 11Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 6 Hosteria: 3 Luxury eco-camp: 4Optional: Single Room £tbcInsurance: £150On Trek: 7 daysDay Walks: 2Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 3 Camping: 9Optional: Single Room £125 Single Tent £155Insurance: £95Day Walks: 8 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 5 Lodges/Estancias: 6Optional: Single Room £625Insurance: £150Trek | Duration: 16 DaysTrek | Duration: 15 DaysTrek | Duration: 14 DaysGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clientsGrade: Moderate Grade: Moderate/VigorousGrade: Gentle Torres del Paine, Holly BarberFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comPatagonia - Chile & Argentina Over twelve million years of glacial action has sculpted the Patagonian Andes into beautiful fjords, islands and U-shaped valleys. Most dramatic are the megalithic, vertical rock towers such as the world famous Torres del Paine, Cerro Torre Peak, and Mount Fitz Roy. Sat 05 Nov - Fri 18 Nov 11Sat 10 Mar - Sat 24 Mar 12£3,195Flight Included