Astounding. Surprising. Kaleidoscopic. The shy, stunning sister of the South Americas.
Andean peaks, endless Caribbean coastline, idyllic archipelagos, grasslands teeming with wildlife, rolling savanna, and of course, the Amazon — Venezuela offers every adventure that South America can throw up, yet with no other tourists to stand in the way of your panoramic lens. Venezuela is still marvellously off-the-beaten track.
Take an overnight expedition into the ‘Lost World’ to marvel at the crashing majesty of Angel Falls; land in a helicopter and bathe in the pools that feed the falls on top of the ethereal Ayuán-tepui with a gourmet picnic and extraordinary views; spend an evening with the fascinating Pemon Indians and enjoy traditional cultural celebrations; kayak with the Warao, the people of the canoe, who believe they live in paradise and have nothing in their vocabulary to insult, say anything negative, or to even say no; be the judge of your own private Miss Venezuela competition - Venezuela has accumulated more international pageant titles than any other country; explore the rich biodiversity in the Canaima National Park with a specialist local guide; take a private plane or boat to the 300 remote, shimmering islands of Los Roques archipelago; languish on the unfettered beaches; dive amongst the fish in fertile waters; enjoy barbecued lobster prepared by your private chef on the waters edge; take a lung-busting trek into the cloud forests.
Where to Stay
Jungle lodges; boutique hotels; stunning coastal villas; specially built jungle camps with hammocks.
When to Go
From December to April for the best weather, but it’s a year round destination.