Things to Do in Venezuela
For first time visitors, the Canaima National Park and Angle Falls should be on top of your list. Canaima National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most impressive places in the world. Located in the park, Angle Falls is the highest water fall in the world, and the stunning typical table-top mountains are just like in The Lost World. Besides the splendid waterfalls and pristine rainforest, Venezuela also boasts the most charming Caribbean Sea beaches and islands in the middle of the Caribbean with nothing around but only blue waters. Margarita Island is the pearl of the Caribbean and Los Roques is a perfect destination for divers and snorkeling lovers. Travel with us, you will have an unforgettable Venezuela trip!
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Top Destinations & Attractions
Caracas: El Avila National Park, Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar (Simón Bolívar Birthplace House and Museum)
Canaima: Canaima National Park, Angel Falls, Salto Sapo, Mount Roraima
Margarita Island: Playa el Agua, Playa el Yaque
Los Roques: Noronky, Madriski, Francisky, Crasky
Best Time to Go
There are dry and wet (rainy) seasons in Venezuela, and the temperatures don't fluctuate wildly, hovering between 79°F (26°C) and 82°F (28°C) through the year, rarely below 59°F(15°C) or above 96°F (35°C). From December to May is the dry season, which is comfortable, windy, and normally clear. From June to November is the wet (rainy) season, which is a bit hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy.
The best time to schedule a visit to Angle Falls is from June to November during the rainy season. July and August are the travel peak time. During the rainy season, the river level is high enough for the water to make it all the way to the falls. While if you decide to take a flyover the falls, you could arrange it all year around.
How to Travel around Venezuela?
Generally, domestic flights are the best way to travel from city to city in Venezuela. There are convenient flights between the major cities. But if you want to rent a car and have an independent travel, it will be risky at present. For a safe Venezuela tour, you are recommended to join an organized trip with local expert guide.
Currency & Payment in Venezuela
The Venezuelan Bolívar (VEF) is the official currency of Venezuela. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted in big and tourist cities. Some outlets may not accept foreign cards, so it is better to have some bolivars or dollars in cash. Some merchants also support Zelle.
Visa for Venezuela Tours
Travelers from 67 jurisdictions can visit Venezuela without a visa for up to 90 days for tourism purpose, which include European Union countries, most Latin American countries, Australia and New Zealand. US passport holders must apply for a Venezuelan visa before travel, and visa on arrival is not available.