Is the walking on Roraima difficult?
You walk for a couple of days across gently rolling hills, and ford a couple of shallow rivers before arriving at the base of Roraima. These 2 days are easy, it can get hot but the walking itself is fine. The day up to the top of the tepuy is the most strenuous.
The first few hours are through rainforest and jungle, until you emerge about halfway up on a wide ledge for a breather. From here, you follow a (wide) trail along the side of the cliff, and it can be rocky underfoot in places. The final push is a bit of a scramble over a small boulder field, under a very light waterfall (more mist than water!) until you pop out on the top.
The route back is the same, just in reverse.
Tim Fearn - Product Manager
What clothing is best for this part of the Americas?
It can get hot and sweaty here at times, so lightweight cotton (or quick-drying fabrics) is best as a starting point! Long sleeved shirts and trousers will help prevent mosquito bites, especially in the evenings when they could be buzzing around. You should also take a jacket and/or sweater for evenings, as it will cool down. Essential kit includes some sunglasses and a sunhat, along with good sunscreen. A lightweight waterproof jacket or rain poncho is optional, as you can get some tropical rain here now and again!
Karol Rogacki - Americas Operations
Is the luggage really restricted to 10kg?!
This is only a recommendation, but you should try and pack as light as possible for this trip. The main problem are the internal Cessna flights, as they are very small aircraft and luggage is very restricted. The exact arrangements can change from trip to trip, depending on what weight luggage people have taken.
There is no hold in the airplanes, it all travels in the back with you, and if there is too much, then it either has to be sent by road or an extra airplane seat has to be bought to balance the weight. If this cost is split between the group, it's not too bad but you should realistically allow $100 for this. It's expected that most people will be over 10kg to some extent, but you should try and be as little over as possible.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Staff member Brendan Phelan travelled to Venezuela with Exodus and you can read his article here to get a personal viewpoint of the country and its highlights.
Venezuela Country Guide (including plugs!)
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Venezuela where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page
I'm travelling via the US, do I need a visa?
Most clients are eligible to travel via the US under the US Visa Waiver Programme, however to do this you must register for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). This must be done prior to departure - more details can be found at www.exodus.co.uk/usvisa.
Rebecca Caldicott - Customer Operations
Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help
All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get the answers you need!