Venezuela sits at the very top of the South American continent - where the Andes Mountains meet the Carribean Sea. It is home to high peaks, an endless coastline, idyllic islands, steamy Amazon jungle, huge rivers, fascinating flat-topped mountains called tepuis and vast grasslands that support an abundance of wildlife. Ranked in the worlds top ten countries for biodiversity a whopping 40% of the country is designated as wildlife reserves and national parks.
Venezuela is most notably known for Angel Falls - the most famous tourist attraction in Venezuela and the largest waterfall in the world with a staggering falling drop of 970m. Angel Falls is located in the Canaima National Park which is also home to a diverse variety of tropical fauna and flora including poison arrow frogs, pumas, jaguars, armadillos, giant anteaters, otters, three toed sloths, capybaras, tapirs and rare orchid species. Another highlight is a visit to La Isla Margarita on the Venezuelan coastline. Known as the 'Pearl of the Carribean' it offers azure waters, breathtaking panoramic views, a shoppers’ paradise in Polamar and a plethora of white sandy beaches. This is also the ideal destination for those seeking adventurous water sports with snorkelling, scuba diving, kite-surfing, windsurfing & bonefishing all on offer.
Why we like it
- Pristine jungle in the Orinoco Delta
- Angel Falls - the World's highest
- Intriguing wildlife
- Bustling capital of Caracas
- Los Roques Carribean archipelago