Venezuela - Travel Guide
You could laze on the white sand beaches of Isla Margarita, observe the wildlife on the flood plains of Los Llanos, ride the highest cable car in the world up to the snow capped peaks of the Andes or party til dawn in cosmopolitan Caracas and you would still have barely begun to experience what Venezuela has to offer.
Fly into the capital city of Caracas and pause to take in the stunning art deco architecture before deciding which way to turn to discover this South American destination. Here too can be found the largest mall in South America and the Mercado Guajiro for all those souvenirs. Maracaibo, Barquisimeto, Valencia and Maracay may be smaller than Caracas, but each urban centre has its own distinct flavour and traditions.
If it’s natural wonder you seek, head to Canaima for the tepui, steep walled mesas that rank among the world’s oldest geographic formations, and then seek out Angel Falls, the tallest water falls in the world. Wait for the flooding of Los Llanos to subside and see a breathtaking variety and quantity of wildlife in one of the top birdwatching locales on the planet. Venezuela is also home to the Orinoco Delta, second only to the Amazon basin in its importance.
Head into the interior to Merida, a busy and picturesque college town nestled in the Andes mountains where the climate is mild, but jump on the longest cable car in the world and in an hour you can be frolicking in the snow on top of ‘El Pico Espejo’. While here, visit Los Aleros and experience a trip back in time to Venezuelan pueblos of the past.
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