Venezuela is a fabulous tourist destination and you need to prepare the itinerary well in advance in order to visit almost all the hot spots. We have presented you with some samples over here, that you can choose from.
While some places on the Earth get covered with snow, the rest bask in the sunshine. In the latter case, Venezuela would be the ideal example as it is located in the tropics and, therefore, most of the country has tropical climate. Although there’s a variation in temperature, the coastal zones have excellent climate from November to May. It’s summer during these months in the lowlands and coastal region, while cities located at a higher altitude experience winters. Venezuela brims with natural beauty in November and December, thereby making these two months the peak season for tourist visits. Unless you actually explore Venezuela, you cannot fathom the beauty of the Angel Falls, the white sand of the Caribbean islands, and the Table Mountains. Those who are enthusiastic about touring Venezuela can refer to the travel guide presented here.
Planning the Trip
- Plan your trip at least a month in advance and try to avail the package tours for cost-effective deals. Make an estimate of the expenses and opt for a package that would come under your budget.
- You will require warm garments if you are going to the higher altitudes for enjoying the winter snow.
- Pack your bag with cool and light clothes in order to bask in the long stretches of sand, overlooking the sea.
- Apart from these, you should get your visa, important documents ready, currency exchanged, and other such formalities and essentials in order.
- Venezuela is well-connected by road, rail, and air. Even if you have not opted for package tours, you won’t be facing any difficulty to move from one place to another. You can also take boats to cover short routes.
Your trip has to last for a week or more for reveling in the joys of the country completely. Although you will get a clear idea about your trip from the package you have opted for, you can refer to the guide we have provided you with below. If you have ample time at hand, you can stay for more than two days in every individual spot. The most popular tourist attractions in Venezuela are situated in the city of Canaima, Los Llanos, Isla de Margarita, Mérida, and Caracas. Let’s have a look what these cities offer us and how the itineraries should be planned.
|Sample Itinerary: > 10 days|
|Starting with Angel Falls|
|It’s a heavenly experience to see the water cascading down from the edge of the Auyantepui or “Devil’s Mountain” and the waters at the base of the fall merging with the Kerep River. You can halt for 6 – 7 days to enjoy the water sports and cruise on the river. An eco-tour to Canaima National Park will also be a pleasant experience and while returning, halt at Sapo Falls. Then head to Margarita Island.|
|Moving on to Isla de Margarita|
|The serenity of the white sand beaches and the bustling shops and commercial hubs are in absolute contrast to each other. You can visit Porlamar for shopping, dining, and boozing. Beach destinations include Playa El Agua, Manzanillo, Playa Parguito, Guacuco, and Cardón. You can also include the islands such as Isla Coche, Isla Cubagua, and La Restinga National Park in your itinerary. Margarita island will provide you with the ultimate fun of touring Venezuela.|
|Finally, to the Coastal Zone|
|You can incorporate the Caribbean coast and the islands in your travel itinerary for Isla de Margarita. Venezuelan Caribbean coast has archipelagos and the azure blue sparkling water bodies make for the perfect getaways for newly-wed couples. You can halt for a week solely at this destination for savoring the mesmerizing beauty of the Caribbean beaches, bays, and gulfs. Staying at Cayo Herradura (Palomino Island) for 2 – 3 days will indeed be worth the stay.|
|Sample Itinerary: > 12 days|
|One Stop at Los Llanos|
|You will have to land on Hato El Cedral and then move on to Los Llanos to have a wonderful time. The place is famous for spotting animals and reptiles. Wildcats, capybara, anaconda, deer, jaguars, puma, capuchin monkeys, caiman, etc. inhabit the forests, which can be accessed by tourists. Bird watching is another interesting thing to do at Los Llanos. It’s actually a plain land and you can enjoy the wildlife view either early in the morning or in the afternoon.|
|Trekking on the Andes|
|The city of Mérida provides a superb view of the Andes mountain range (located in South America). You can stay in Mérida for 4 – 5 days and trek the hills. Exploring the small towns and villages located at the foot of the hills and indulging in adventure sports like trekking and hiking would be a perfect entertainment package for you. Nestled in the narrow valleys is the vibrant town Mérida, you can spend a day or two here to reconnect with nature at one of its best.|
|Caracas, the Last Stop|
|You return to the capital city, Caracas, where you can actually behold the culture of Venezuela. It’s a historic place wherein the town Colonia Tovar bears a great deal of historical and cultural significance. Art lovers can visit the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the cable car ride would be an enthralling experience for all. You can wrap up your vacation after staying in the wonderful capital city of the country.|
|Sample Itinerary: > 12 days|
|Flight to Maturín, Orinoco Delta|
|The tranquil rivers, rainforests, and virgin forests of the Orinoco delta are the abode of the Warao Indians. You can explore the savage beauty of the jungles and mangroves, mingle with the tribes, and take delight in photography. 3 – 4 days are enough to explore the natural beauty of the canals in boats and canoes. You can then advance to the city of Canaima by rail or air.|
|A Pleasant Stay in Canaima|
|Your trip to Canaima should last more than 4 days in order to visit the natural parks and waterfalls. You have umpteen number of things to do and see at this place. Canaima National Park has wonderful attractions, like La Gran Sabana, Salto Aponguao, Roraima, Yurani falls, and Angel falls. You can halt near the Canaima Lagoon which is surrounded by waterfalls and greenery. From Canaima you can fly to Ciudad Bolivar and reach Los Roques via Caracas.|
|Away to Los Roques|
|Your trip to Los Roques should last for 5 – 6 days. Los Roques Archipelago National Park has the real flavor of a tropical destination and climate. The mangroves and coral reefs of this ecological park are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful things to see in Venezuela. Recreational activities like scuba diving, kayaking, etc. in Los Roques Archipelago are encouraged by the tourism industry.|
With your travel itinerary at hand, I’m sure you won’t miss any spot in Venezuela. Always compare the benefits offered by various tour organizers and then make a choice. So, be ready with your backpack to begin the enthralling journey. And, I assure you that your trip to Venezuela will be a memorable experience.