Venezuela is 9 hours 40 minutes away by plane, and this South American paradise offers visitors an exciting and varied range of attractions. Spend your time exploring the picturesque colonial towns, or get back to nature, with a trip to one of Venezuela’s many natural reserves.
Many visitors to Venezuela set out to explore the magical Amazon jungles. Particularly in the South of Venezuela, it is possible to find some untouched stretches of dense jungle landscape, and you’ll find a number of tours that operate in the area.
Alternatively, enjoy the grassy wetlands at Los Llanos. This is Venezuela’s top spot for wildlife, with a unique selection of rare birds and wildlife – both indigenous and migratory. Visitors to Los Llanos can marvel at colourful birdlife, as well as caimans and giant anacondas.
Another good destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors, would be the Parque Nacional Henri Pittier. This national park is a hiker’s paradise, combining lush, rolling landscapes with some fantastic wildlife. There is also a good selection of beaches in the park, ideal for anyone hoping for a bit of sunbathing on their holiday to Venezuela.
If it’s beaches you’re after, then perhaps your first stop should be to Coro. This small coastal town boasts some great stretches of sand, as well as an insight into Venezuela’s rich colonial history. The architecture and culture of Coro are a must see for any holiday in Venezuela. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting on the other hand, then visit Mérida State, where you’ll be able to have a go at exciting sports such as mountain biking and white water rafting.