Venezuela is a tropical paradise which is becoming more and more popular, when visiting you can get up close to Angel Falls - the worlds highest waterfall, learn about the indigenous population, go in search of exotic wildlife, explore the long stretch of Caribbean coastline or join an activity break. We have some fantastic travel ideas where you can experience the highlights of the country.
Discover the highlights of Venezuela on one of our authentic activity, adventure, eco and wildlife travel packages.
Expect a warm climate all year round, rainy season generally starts in November for a few months but even then there is a humid atmosphere. Take lots of sunscreen and light clothing if you are going trekking or travelling into the rainforest
Most international flights arrive into the capital city of Caracas, on arrival you will be given a 90 day tourist visa, UK/USA passport holders should be able to gain entry without any problems if you have proof of funds and a return plane ticket. If you are not from the UK or USA you will need to check your eligibility.
Here are places you need to add to your itinerary:
In Venezuela you can see the white sandy beaches and warm Caribbean waters of Playa Colorada, climb the 52km route up close to Angel Falls and visit vast National Parks. Venezuela also has an abundance of wildlife, you could go swimming with wild dolphins, tuna, swordfish, red snappers and even reef sharks. Popular places to visit include Mérida in the Andes Mountains and in Playa Colorada which is in the spectacular Mochima National Park.
Before booking a trip to Venezuela check latest safety recommendations to ensure you are prepared and it is okay to visit. There has been quite a lot of government instability and some travel has been restricted. We recommend taking money in advance and getting travellers checks, the local atm's are notoriously expensive to use.
View our South America budget travel guide.