Trekking Turmero-Chuao - The Cacao Route

Trekking Turmero-Chuao (also known as the Cacao Route) is a path highly transited by Venezuelan and foreign excursionists due to the attractiveness that offers the Henri Pittier National Park, the population, and Chuao Beach. This path is one of the main way of communication with Chuao coastal town since road access does not exist, the only way to get there is through the coast by boat and other crafts. This trekking path goes across great part of the National Park's forest which allows direct contact with a voluminous variety of flora and fauna. Additionally, this path was used during the colony by merchants of cocoa beans and other foodstuffs.

Chuao is recognized worldwide for its natural, cultural, and historical wealth so much that now a days is one of the country's historical patrimony. During the route a diversity of flora, which exists because of the change of altitude levels and geographical positions, can be observed as well as numerous streams with impressive waterfalls and the amazing Chuao Beach which comes to be the best reward for finishing the long trekking.


  • Be at least 15 years old. In case of being a minor, the parents or legal guardian must authorize the activity.
  • Is not necessary to have previous experience.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights. Departing from Caracacas at 11:00 a.m y returning on the third day at 5:00 p.m.

Schedule: We can offer the trip any date you wish, as long as it has at least four participants (subject to our availability). Also, you can view our activities calendar.

Capacity: up to 12 people.


  • Day 1- Caracas - Turmero - Simón Machado Ecologic Camp.
  • Day 2- Simón Machado Ecologic Camp – Chuao Beach.
  • Day 3- Chuao – Choroní Beach - Caracas.

It is possible to adapt the itinerary to your requirements.

It offers:

  • Common camping equipment (tents and stoves).
  • Transportation from Chuao town-center to the beach (bus).
  • Boat Chuao-Choroní.
  • All meals on the mountain.
  • Specialized mountain guide.
  • National Park entrance permission.
  • First aid kit.
  • Transportation Caracas - Turmero and Choroní - Caracas.
  • Mail of pictures/photographs taken during the activity.

Basic mountain equipment needed (per participant):

  • Hiking – travel backpack.
  • Boots or hiking shoes in good condition.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Camping mat.
  • Waterproof jacket.

We would facilitate you the list of the rest of the personal implements required for the trekking later on.

Contact us for information on costs and availability.