Venezuela Travel Guide

Travel to Venezuela, where the Andes meet the Caribbean. Capital of Venezuela's Andes is Mérida, the region's base for moutaineering and trekking. Far below at the heart of Venezuela are the llanos (plains), an immense area of flat savannah rich in wildlife. With the longest coastline in the Caribbean at over 2500 km, Venezuela has some of the region's best diving in three marine national parks, including Islas Los Roques. At the other end of the country, the Amazon is home to humid rainforest and 20 different ethnic groups. Use our online Venezuela travel guide to read more on what the country has to offer. 

Venezuela Travel Guide Highlights
Venezuela travel guide: Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Venezuela, Photo by James West
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Small cayos (islands) with deserted beaches, palm trees and mangroves make up this protected area.
Venezuela Travel Guide: capybara, Los Llanos, Venezuela, Photo by Ryszard
Los Llanos
One of the best places in the world to see wildlife, these vast plains of savannah cover about a third of the country.
Venezuela travel guide: Canamima and Angel Falls, Venezuela, Photo by Eric Cleves Kristensen
Canaima and Angel Falls 
See the world's highest waterfall in Canaima, a strange world of table-top mountains and savannah. 
Venezuela travel guide: Parque Nacional Los Médanos de Coro, Venezuela, Photo by Raphael Chay
Parque Nacional Los Médanos de Coro
Huge dunes form a sea of sand covering 80 sq km.
Venezuela travel guide: Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela, photo by Ryszard
Parque Nacional Henri Pittier
A birdwatcher's paradise, this is a breathtaking landscape of mountain streams and steep rugged hills.
Venezuela travel guide: Orinoco Delta, Venezuela, Photo by Paoloviolet
Orinoco Delta
A wilderness adventure of remote forests, humid jungles and mangrove swamps.
Venezuela travel guide: Pico Bolívar, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada, Venezuela, Photo by Kristina Mahlau 
Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada
The heart of the Andes, with the country's highest mountain, Pico Bolívar.
Venezuela travel guide: Playa Medina, Venezuela, Photo by Uldis Akselrods
Playa Medina
A small palm-fringed beach resort on the Paria Peninsula.
Venezuela travel guide: Isla Los Roques, Venezuela, Photo by Teleferico
Isla Los Roques
An archipelago of turquoise lagoons and dazzling white beaches. 
Venezuela Travel Guide: Mérida, Venezuela, photo by Ryszard
Venezuela's gringo capital is accessed by the world's highest and longest cable car. 
 Venezuela travel guide: Parque Nacional Mochima, Venezuela, Photo by Ryszard
Parque Nacional Mochima
Numerous small Caribbean islands offer superb snorkelling, diving and the chance to see dolphins.
Venezuela Travel Guide: Mount Roraima, Venezuela, Photo by Raphael Chay
Mount Roraima
Trek to the atmospheric summit of this mountain, once thought to be the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World.

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