Venezuela Things to Do

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    Orinoco river view from the left bank
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    Canaima Lagoon
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    Llovizna falls in Caroní river
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Venezuela Things to Do

  • Avila National Park

    Caracas Things to Do

    Once in Caracas, you must go to Mariperez, where Avila M?gica (cable car station) its located. Go Up must take around 15 minutes, Will enjoy the view from the city while the car its going up. Dont stand up while the cable car its working. Be at your seat.

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  • Old Caracas (Centro)

    Caracas Things to Do

    CARACAS IS A VERY UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS PLACE TO VISIT. AFTER 8PM YOU CANT GO OUTSIDE UNLESS YOU WANNA BE DEATH. I FLOWN FROM CANADA TO VENEZUELA. AND LET ME TELL YOU. IN JUST ONE WEEK I WAS STOLEN TWICE . SO THINK TWICE YOU TRAVEL TO THIS DANGEROUS COUNTRY AND DONT WASTE DOLLARS AND TIME COMMING HERE

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  • Museums

    Caracas Things to Do

    The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best of its kind in Latin America. It was inaugurated in 1973 and on 16 000 sq metres there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In the permanent collection there are almost 3000 pieces of art and you will find paintings, sculptures, installations and photography. Some of the artists with works in the...

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  • Urban Parks & Plazas

    Caracas Things to Do

    The entrance to the Botanical Garden is just next to the entrance to the University. On 70 hectare there are over 2200 species and all together 150 000 plants. There are a few greenhouses and there are walking paths for nice walks and a couple of ponds. In the garden you will find Venezuelan species but also plants from all over the world. There...

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  • El Hatillo

    Caracas Things to Do

    If you want to buy some authentic venezuelan craft, El Hatillo is the place to be. There are a lot of different stores, selling different things. There is one store that has it all. It's so big you could get lost in it! They have different areas in this place; things from the rain forest, kitchen things, clothing, statues, religious, hammocks......

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  • La Colonia Tovar

    Caracas Things to Do

    When in caracas , you can take a side trip to COLONIA TOVAR its a small german settlement just 40 minutes by car... You you feel the difference of the busy capital to a more quiet mountain side. Visit my LA COLONIA TOVAR page.

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  • Teresa Carreno performing arts center

    Caracas Things to Do

    This is a cultural centre between Parque Central and the Natural Science Museum. The large, grey building has a retro-feel and is not particularly attractive. But if you have nothing planned for the evening, suggest that you drop by here to check out what are the upcoming events. When I was there, there were concerts and plays. We showed up...

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  • Teleferico Cable Car System & Hotel...

    While on the bus tour in Caracas, we were motoring through a nearby neighborhood and saw this very unique "skytram" which lifted people to this elevated point known as El Avila or Avila Mountain. Through subsequent research I learned that construction of the hotel and cable car system to reach it was instituted during the dictatorship of Marcos...

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  • GET A FREE VISA !

    While many South American governments practice Visa Reciprocity - thanks to Brazil - you don't have to pay be fees to get in! Venezuela gives you a 90 day entry for free to a lot of countries. See if you are on the lucky list below!AndorraAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBarbadosBelgiumBelizeBrazilBulgariaCanadaChileCosta...

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  • Remembering Past Venezuelan Heros

    The first place we visited on our tour of Caracas was this beautiful and serene memorial called "Monumento de la Nacion a sus Proceres Paseo Los Ilustres," located near Fort Tiuna. Though the air was already sultry, the sight of the sleek, the rectangular travertine blocks and shimmering reflective pools did much to take your mind off of the...

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  • Spanish course on Margarita Island

    On Margarita Island you can take an intensive Spanish course in different levels, with accommodation options in local families and excursions included at CELA in Pampatar.

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  • Deep sea fishing

    On Playa El Agua, you can find JAVIMARCA Travel and adventure, they are very helpfull and cheap too, so go there for a deep sea fishing, I can recomen that with 5 stars.

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  • Teleférico de Mérida

    CLOSED SINCE AUGUST 2008 (don't know for how long).One of the main attractions in Mérida is the teleférico, the highest and longest cable car in the world. It starts in Mérida at 1572m and continues on to the stations La Montaña at 2436m, La Aguada at 3452m and Lomo Redonda at 4045m, before the end station Pico Espejo at 4765m. The whole system is...

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  • Mérida

    Mérida is a city in the Venezuelan Andes. The city has a beautiful setting in a valley with mountain ranges to the east and west. Mérida is situated at an altitude of 1500 metres which gives the city a more temperate climate. There are no big changes in temperature during the year, but the day temperature is often 20 - 25°C. There are big...

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  • Los Llanos

    Los Llanos is a part of Venezuela which consists of vast grass plains. In Venezuela Los Llanos covers 300 000 sq km, almost a third of the country. But not much of the population is living here. The soil is low in nutrients and the farms are mostly cattle ranches. You will most certainly see a Llanero in a cowboy hat sitting on a horse during your...

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  • Los Llanos Tour - 4 days

    I went on the 4-day Los Llanos tour with Guamanci Expeditions from Mérida. We were only three tourists so it became more expensive. We paid 800 BsF per person (June 2008).After breakfast we started the journey over the Andes. We stopped at the Chapel of San Rafael de Mucuchies and at Laguna Mucubaji along the way, and also for lunch at a roadside...

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  • Frailejón

    Frailejón is a plant of the family Asteraceae and of the genus Espeletia. It is growing on open highland at high altitude (the páramo) in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. In Venezuela you will find them above 3300 metres in the Andean region. The leaves grow in a rosette pattern around a thick stem. The leaves are covered with a white fur that...

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  • Los Nevados Tour - 3 days

    I booked a 3-day Los Nevados Tour with Guamanchi Expeditions in Mérida. You can also do a 2-day tour to Los Nevados if you have less time to spend. The first day we went with jeeps to the Andean village Los Nevados, a drive that took 4 - 5 hours. After lunch we could walk around on our own in the village, or just rest. We spent the night at...

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  • Los Nevados

    Los Nevados is a picturesque village situated high in the Andes (at 2750 metres). The setting is beautiful with high mountains around. The houses are whitewashed and there is also a small church with a very small Plaza Bolívar in front of it. The village is 400 years old and there are just over 100 inhabitants. On the farmland surrounding the...

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  • Surfing in Venezuela's central north...

    For surfing on the mainland (not Margarita), Cuyagua is the place, Choroni (the Malecon area) comes second. To get to Cuyagua, go to the city of Maracay and from there take a bus to Ocumare de la Costa, and from there to the small town and beach of Cuyagua. If you can get a bus directly from Maracay to Cuyagua, great. At the beach on Cuyagua there...

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  • Surfing - Place in Venezuela

    Well, friend, when you mention North Coast you mean mainland? If so, you should be visiting a beach: Cuyagua. It is pretty famous for being the ideal place for surfing in the North Central coast of Venezuela. In order to get there, you should make it to Maracay in Aragua state, then go all the way up to Ocumare de la Costa. From there, you easily...

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  • Trips to Angel Falls

    If you are on a lower budget and going to Angel Falls chances are you will be taking Tiuna tours. Most of these tours are booked through the city Ciudad Bolivar http://www.venezuelatuya.com/hoteles/mostrarhotel.htm?316,Tiuna_ToursMost of their tours are sold through resellers. I checked out quite a few companies and liked two (both resold Tiuna)...

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  • Tours out of Meridia

    There are a ton of tourist companies in Meridia. I chose two and had good experiences with both... Posado and Tour Agency Yargumo - really can't be beat for total service and convenienceThis tour agency is right by the Teleferico and has a large posada and a great (and fast) internet cafe. They will also set you up with english lessons. ...

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  • Orinoco here we come

    you are most welcome to look at the information on my pages on Venezuela. I particularly like being in the Orinoco delta. from Puerto Ordaz, one can get to Tucupita and from there arrange a boat ride to Curiapo. i have been there twice and enjoyed both times. there is a small hotel in curiapo.. orquidea. owned by a guyanese family, Gomez by name....

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  • San Antonio del Táchira

    San Antonio del Táchira is a quite small town on the border to Colombia. It is on the highway between San Cristobal and Cúcuta so many people pass here every day. I arrived late in the afternoon, went to a hotel and then went out to eat. I didn’t find a lot of restaurants, but after walking some blocks I found a fast food chicken place down on...

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  • Help with zoological research !

    If you plan to visit Roraima, Angel falls or other tepuis you have a chance to help science. We need any info about coatis living on tepuis. There is very little known about these animals. Please send me any info if you meet or have met this animal. Thanks a lot.

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  • Watching the Pelicans

    One of my simple but favourite pastimes while in Venezuela, is watching the pelicans fly around in formation, while lazing on those wonderful beaches.The brown pelican is about four feet in length and has a brown and grey body, a white head with a light brown crown. Apparently (You see, I have been reading about Pelicans). Its neck is dark brown...

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  • Visit Caracas

    I have many relatives in Caracas. It is a very beautiful and youthful city with lots of art galleries, things to see and do, places to dance, restaurants of evry kind, hotels and places to shop. There is also, alot of poverty, which I find very upsetting when I go there. Thousands of poor people live without the basic essentials in the ramshackle...

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  • Trip to Wakajara

    Going into the Orinoco delta where the Warao Indians live. We took a 2 hour boat ride down a large channel of the river into the delta. We spent 2 days and 1 night in a Warao village living with the Indians. The area where we stayed is jungle. They speak some Spanish, but have their own language. This was a great experience and I enjoyed my stay...

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  • Warao Indian home on the Rio Morichal...

    On the river in the Orinoco delta live the Warao Indians of Venezuela. Their way of life is very primitive. Their mode of travel is the dugout canoe. The homes have no walls, only a floor and roof. No furniture, no running water. It is just real interesting to visit them.

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  • SANTA ELENA DE UAIREN: TEPUYS

    The 'tepuys' of La Gran Sabana are stupendously awesome. They are formed millions and millions of years ago. In fact, this area is probably the same sort of land (not much eroded, not much created) from the Pangaea days when South America was connected to Africa like a jigsaw puzzle.This is the mystical area that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle got inspired...

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  • TUCACAS: PARQUE NACIONAL MORROCOY

    Birds, warm turquoise water, idyllic islands, star-fishes, cliffs, white sandy beaches, corals... Parque Nacional Morrocoy is one of the most spectacular littoral environments on Venezuela's coast.I was there in August and although Venezuela is in SOUTH America, it is actually in the NORTHERN hemisphere and August is summer which is the peak...

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  • SANTA ELENA DE UAIREN: LA GRAN SABANA

    'La Gran Sabana' means 'The Great Savannah'.Indeed here, the savannah is G-R-E-A-T. There is something magical about this region, I cannot quite explain it. As the car drove through the rolling hills, I felt my spirits rising and I was often choked with tears. There are many hidden waterfalls and rivers. One of the most noteworthy is Quebrada de...

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  • SANTA ELENA DE UAIREN: RIVER RAFTING

    Santa Elena is a little town surrounded by one of the most amazing natural landscapes in the world. There are many rivers and waterfalls around this region and rainfall is abundant, leading to wonderfully swollen rivers for rafting.Of course, river rafting is dangerous. You should seek a good travel agency. If possible, make sure they check their...

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  • MERIDA: PARAMOS TOUR

    There are highland tours like what they call 'PARAMOS TOUR' organised by various travel agencies.After signing up with one the day before, I had expected to be put on a tour van. However, as expected of the level of disorganisation here, the lady from the tour agency hooked me up with 2 Venezuelan guys she h-a-p-p-e-n-e-d to run into, and she...

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  • MERIDA: LOS NEVADOS

    Los Nevados is a tiny one-street town hidden in the Andes mountains. The pretty white church is built nearly jutting out of the mountain (or so it looks). A stunning locale indeed. And all around, Los Nevados offers such amazing views. This unassuming humble town is thoroughly thoroughly enchanting. Magic!!To get there, there are 2 options. Option...

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  • MERIDA: HIGHEST CABLE-CAR RIDE IN THE...

    The cable-car ride has always been the selling point of Merida. But indeed, it is an experience to behold.Firstly, Merida is located at 1,630m and generally, this region is more or less the start of the Andes mountain range in the northern end that stretches all the way to the southern end of South America. The city is surrounded by numerous...

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  • CARACAS: JARDIN BOTANICO / UNIVERSIDAD

    The Jardin Botanico (Botanic Garden) of Caracas is not a must-see and I do not particularly recommend it.I was seeking a reprieve from the pollution, some peace and quiet, and hence, endeavoured to make my way there.As it turned out, the longish garden is parallel to the highway Autopista Francisco Fajardo. So, sitting at the benches there, there...

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  • CARACAS: SABANA GRANDE

    Well, this is not a pretty or pleasant neighbourhood but as it is so central, there is no avoiding it.The Boulevard de Sabana Grande (or Avenida Abraham Lincoln) is mostly pedestrian and there are scores and scores of street stalls selling everything imaginable - clothes, watches, toys, etc... Yes, every crappy tacky things imaginable.Although...

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  • CARACAS: COMPLEJO CULTURAL TERESA...

    This is a cultural centre between Parque Central and the Natural Science Museum.The large, grey building has a retro-feel and is not particularly attractive. But if you have nothing planned for the evening, suggest that you drop by here to check out what are the upcoming events. When I was there, there were concerts and plays. We showed up about 10...

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  • CARACAS: PARQUE CENTRAL

    In the map, I thought Parque Central was a really huge park, with some greenery at least. Gosh, how wrong I was! It actually is a huge massive series of inter-connected buildings, very very grey, ugly and old. At the basement, there is a maze of shops and restaurants but I was highly amused by how RETRO this place looked. It was built in the 1960s...

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  • CARACAS: MURALS ALONG AVENIDA MEXICO

    I do not recall seeing this mentioned in the guidebook but to me, these murals are quite a delight!Along Avenida Mexico, after Parque Carabobo metro station, you will come across several murals on the wall. Some are caricatures of famous Venezuelan authors or poets. But the ones that I really like are further down. The cartoonist drew the history...

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  • CARACAS: COLONIAL CENTRE

    Interestingly, the centre of Caracas which is divided into squarish blocks (very common amongst planned cities of South America) has a unique feature. The CORNERS of these street intersections are NAMED. Meanwhile, the criss-crossing streets are NUMBERED with North (Norte), South (Sur), East (Este), West (Oeste).So, instead of saying, "See you at...

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  • Quebrada de Jaspe

    The Jaspe waterfall is situated between San Francisco and Santa Elena. From the parking lot it is only a few hundred metres to walk along an easy path to the falls. The falls are not big but are famous for the beautiful red jasper rock beneath the waters.Returning to Santa Helena from Roraima we were a few who visited the waterfalls. It is nice to...

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  • Parque National Médanos de Coro

    Los Médanos is a national park with sand dunes northeast of Coro. They are covering an area of 80 sq km and you can be here seeing nothing but than sand. Some of the dunes are 30 metres and you can get the impression you are in the middle of a big desert. During the day it is very, very hot, so it is better to visit in late afternoon. I did, and to...

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