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See the world famous Angel Falls
Venezuela will draw you in with its incredible landscapes, beautiful wildlife and Caribbean charm. Go on safari in search of pumas and jaguars in Los Llanos, vast plains of tropical grassland east of the Andes. Explore the unique Gran Sabana by 4x4, a savannah covered with ‘tepuis’ – huge tabletop mountains cloaked in forests. Spend time with an indigenous Iboribo community and photograph the magical Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Venezuela ticks all the boxes if you love dramatic scenery and adventure, and is the hidden gem of south America with its unspoilt Caribbean beaches, unique table mountains with breath-taking waterfalls and the rolling Savannah's in the south. Venezuela is a heaven for adventure junkies and nature lovers alike boasting exotic wildlife, and serene river deltas.
Helen Roberts, Kuoni's Head of Direct Sales
Venezuela’s capital, Caracas is a city of great diversity and its fusion of traditional and contemporary can be seen in the distinctive architecture and vibrant cultural scene. Two highlights are the downtown area known as El Silencio, which offers a look into Venezuela’s rich history with its beautiful architecture and the Parque Central area, the innovative and arty hub of the city.
Visit the stunning Canaima National Park and explore some of its 7,400,000 acres on a safari with a chance to spot jaguars and cougars along with giant anteaters, giant otters and giant armadillos. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can visit the ‘tepuis’ which are raised plateaus that are millions of years old with vertical walls and almost flat tops. The sheer cliffs that these table mountains create feature awe-inspiring waterfalls, including the world’s tallest, Angel Falls, where water tumbles down approximately 980 metres into the river below.
The archipelago of Los Roques is a national park made up of over 350 islands and cays and it is the largest marine park in the Caribbean. This perfect day trip destination features mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, pristine beaches and clear seas. The park is home to a plethora of bird and marine life, making it a popular spot for snorkelling and diving as well as windsurfing and fishing. There is a vast array of idyllic beaches lapped by aquamarine waters to choose from; the perfect place to relax. You can also visit the sea turtle research centre located on the beautiful Dos Mosquises Islands.
The Gran Sabana, meaning ‘Great Plain’, encompasses Canaima National Park and its unusual landscape, christened ‘The Lost World’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a vast savannah-covered plateau dotted with spectacular waterfalls and ‘tepuis’ - huge table-top mountains - including the highest, Mount Roraima. The region is home to an abundance of wildlife and several ancient indigenous tribes including the Pemon.