Venezuela Independent Journey

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Despite overflowing with varied natural beauty, Venezuela is still somewhat overshadowed by its South American neighbours, but with 43 national parks covering much of the country, this land offers so much for nature and adventure lovers. From the modern streets of Caracas to the traditional small towns nestled high up in the Andes, and from the white sand bea...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Explore the colonial towns of the Andes
    • Walk around serene glacier lakes high up in the mountains in Altamira de Caceres
    • Drive the highest mountain pass in Venezuela
    • Observe incredible wildlife in Los Llanos
    • Stand at the foot of the world highest waterfall - Angel Falls
    • Snorkel the crystal clear waters of Los Roques National Park

What's this trip about?

    Despite overflowing with varied natural beauty, Venezuela is still somewhat overshadowed by its South American neighbours, but with 43 national parks covering much of the country, this land offers so much for nature and adventure lovers. From the modern streets of Caracas to the traditional small towns nestled high up in the Andes, and from the white sand beaches of the north to the deep forest canyons of the south, you’ll discover a land of incredible variety and diversity on this independent journey. Hike the glacier lakes of the Andes, search for jaguars, crocodiles and anacondas in Los Llanos, trek through jungle to the base of the tallest waterfall on the planet and swim through pristine Caribbean water filled with a rainbow of tropical fish on an unforgettable Venezuelan adventure.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 3 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCaracas
End CityCaracas

Destinations

  • South America
  • Colombia

Attractions

  • Canaima
  • Caracas
  • Caribbean

Activities

  • Independent

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Caracas

Arrive in Caracas and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Merida

Fly to Merida and explore the lower Andes around the town. We will drive along the winding streets of the Andes, through cloud forest, until arriving at the small Andean village of Jají. After exploring its beautiful colonial streets, we continue to the old coffee plantation Hacienda El Carmen, with its small museum.

Day 3 High Andes - Altamira de Caceres

Explore the Páramo region of the higher Andes. We will visit the Andean villages of Tabay, Mucurubá and Mucuchíes (where a special type of large and fluffy mountain dog is bred). We reach Laguna Mucubají, from where we hike for 2 hours to Laguna Negra, a beautiful gla...

Day 4 Los Llanos

Extending from Bolivia, Peru and Colombia, through 1.000 kilometers of Venezuela to the Orinoco Delta, the vast plains of The Llanos cover an area of about 320.000 square kilometers. The Llanos are an incredible place to see wildlife. Apart from more than 300 species ...

Day 5 Los Llanos

Morning and afternoon animal-watching excursions are done by open trucks, boat, or on foot. A true paradise for naturalists, birdwatchers and everybody who wants to discover nature from close up with the guidance of professional naturalist guides.

Day 6 Puerto Ordaz

Fly to Puerto Ordaz. Set on the southern bank of the Orinoco River, at its confluence with the Caroní River, the bustling city of Puerto Ordaz is the gateway to the Gran Sabana, the Orinoco Delta, and Canaima National Park.

Day 7 Canaima National Park

Fly to Canaima. Between the rainforest of the Amazon Basin and the watershed of the Orinoco River, is a rugged wall of remote mountains and deep, heavily forested canyons. This is Canaima National Park . Many of the mountains have precipitous rock walls that rise tho...

Day 8 Angel Falls - Canaima

Early in the morning we board our motorized dugout canoes or “curiaras” in the Pemón Indian language. We travel up the Carrao river, and cross Mayupa lagoon and the Arautaima rapids, always surrounded by the spectacular landscape of Canaima National Park. We enter Chu...

Day 9 Caracas

Fly back to Caracas.

Day 10 Los Roques

Situated just 160 kilometers north of Caracas, the Archipelago of Los Roques is one of the largest national parks in the Caribbean, with expansive white sand beaches, warm azure waters and an abundance of marine flora and fauna. The archipelago is comprised of 22.120 ...

Day 11 Los Roques

Los Roques is an ideal destination for diving and snorkelling, and for enjoying the sea and the sun away from the bustle of larger beach destinations.

Day 12 Caracas

Fly back to Caracas where your tour comes to an end.

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Price From $3,215
Price per day$268
Last Updated: 2/22/2018

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Logistics

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Lodge (2 nights),Estancia (2 nights),

Transportation & Flights

Plane,Boat,Private Vehicle,

Transportation & flights

Plane,Boat,Private Vehicle
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader. If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.
Visa requirements
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Venezuela. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Finish point Caracas Array Caracas VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF)
Trip ID
peregrine-PSVNJ

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