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Submitted on Apr 02, 2020 Useful Info

What to do in Venezuela?

Although Venezuela is in a bad economical and political shape right now, that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the most beautiful countries on Earth.

  • The crime rate and current situation in the country don't allow you to travel there right now, but you can plan and prepare and be ready whenever the situation will stabilize.


Angel Falls

It would be a fatal crime not to see the world's highest waterfall when you are in Venezuela. You will get into the jungle and will set up a camp close to the waterfalls. The flight by light 20-seat Cessna airplane from Bolivar city to Canaima National Park is an adventure in itself.

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Archipiélago Los Roques

White sand beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, and simple towns with no fancy hotels.

It is part of Los Roques National Park. This is where travelers come to escape from busy streets, all-inclusive-resorts.

The islands can be reached by air from Caracas as there is no ferry option.

The airport takes you to the Gran Roque. From there boats can be hired if you are interested in visiting some other islands, go diving, or take a snorkeling trip.

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Isla de Margarita

It is one of the more popular beach destinations in Venezuela. Located approximately 40 kilometers north of the mainland, this is one of Venezuela's major tourist destinations.

The main attractions there are the gorgeous soft sand beaches.

To get there you can choose one of many charter flights directly to Isla Margarita from a variety of international destinations, or take a ferry to the island from Puerto La Cruz.

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The Orinoco Delta

The Orinoco Delta offers an entirely different landscape and experience than other parts of the country.

This part of Venezuela is home to a wide range of different wildlife, from monkeys and macaws to piranhas. The delta is also an important starting point for jungle expeditions, during which you can see alligators, anacondas and even jaguars if you’re lucky enough.

Riverside lodges offer multi-day packages that take guests out in boats for wildlife viewing and visiting local Warao people. Some camps also offer night safaris.

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Merida

Merida is the most important city in the Venezuelan Andean region, and it’s an outstanding starting point for visiting the nearby colonial towns.

It is known as the adventure capital of the country, and it offers a wide diversity of activities for all preferences.

If you are looking for adrenaline adventures then this is the place to find top-class hiking, rafting, paragliding, and rock climbing.

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Medanos de Coro National Park

This place offers extraordinary scenes, with sand dunes typical of a desert scene. Some dunes here reach up to 40 meters in height. Dispersed within the hills are a number of lagoons, formed by decades-old flooding. This park is a wonderful place to hike around, slide down the dunes, take photos, and enjoy the diversity of landscapes that make Venezuela so unique

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Relampago del Catatumbo lightning

For 140 to 160 nights out of the year, for 10 hours at a time, the sky above the river is stabbed by almost continuous lightning, producing as many as 280 lightning strikes per hour. Known as the “Relámpago del Catatumbo.” The area has been marked as the most electric place on Earth and it even made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Cueva del Guacharo National Park

Cueva del Guacharo National Park is located in Monagas, Venezuela and is one of the most famous natural attractions in the country.

It is a huge limestone cave that is over 10 kilometers long and has many large chambers within it. Visitors can explore the cavern and see the thrilling rock formations; they’ll also be able to see the Guacharo bird, or oilbirds, that are known to create guano, which provides the basic nutrients for the cave’s ecosystem. The nearby Humboldt Museum will let visitors see various exhibitions about the national park and the cave

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Take a world's highest and longest cable car ride

Teleferico de Merida is officially the world's longest cable car. Taking the ride you can go up from Merida city to Pico Espejo that is 4765 meters high. The 12,5-kilometer ride takes about 2 hours.

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Choroni and Henri Pittier National Park

This is just 3 hours away from the capital city. Enjoy the phenomenal view of the waters and palm tree beaches. You can even go, snorkeling, paddle boarding and have fresh fish barbecue on the beach

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Pan de Azucar

You can take a tour of one of the most interesting treks in the Venezuelan Andes mountains.

Pan de Azucar peak is one of the highest peaks in the country.

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Los Llanos

Local cowboys – Llaneros – still ride the prairies here, herding the cattle on horseback.

These meadows are also home to over 50 kinds of mammal, reptiles like an anaconda and countless bird species.

If you are planning to visit then consider the time between November and July when it is fewer rains.

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Colonia Tovar

With a Germanic character in the streets of Colonia Tovar you will be charmed by the romantic vibe of this Bavarian Alps a look town.

And where else in Latin America you can celebrate Oktoberfest?

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