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Destinations (6)

Grasslands

The GRASSLANDS, miles from anywhere and the edge off nowhere, or described by Venezuela’s writer, Rómulo Gallegos, as ¡más allá del más nunca!, farther away than never again, are the great plains with vast cattle ranches bordering placid rivers. Despite modern communications this is an area where people still smile on the outside world as though it were something apart. Guest ranches with ample accommodations give you a chance to share this unhurried and unbothered time perspective. The most extraordinary variety of wildlife live nearby: giant anteaters, iguanas, capybaras, howler monkeys, alligators, foxes, piranhas, anacondas, armadillos, ocelots, jaguars, electric eels and more than 300 species of birds. No wonder the Llanos has been called the “Serengeti of South Americas”

 

Llanos Wildlife Tour

The best place to observe wildlife, especially mammals and birds, in tropical South America is in the Venezuelan Llanos grasslands. In a vast inland prairie of over 115,000 sq. miles, you have a wealth of wildlife concentrated in small areas and easy to see. The Llanos are one of the Earth’s most important breeding reserves for birds with well over 300 species living there, and other native creatures such as capybaras, the world’s largest rodent, great caimans, turtles, foxes, howler monkeys, ocelots, wild boars, anacondas, great anteaters and the elusive jaguars. Accommodations are on half-million acre private cattle ranches with all the creature comforts. At dawn you witness the awakening of a land of plenty, teeming with life. Just a visit to the Llanos is worth a trip to Venezuela!

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Andes

The Andes offers you a slow world of quiet tradition, the time-worn customs of a culture that blends the openhearted Caribbean with mountain seclusion. Spectacular peaks with perpetual snow, high altitude cloud forests – green mansions where orchids flower and parrots flash overhead - coffee plantations in the fertile valleys and the Páramos (tropical highlands), both inhospitable and beautiful, carpeted with bright flowers, where every day of the year is summer and every night winter.

Active Andes

This adventure includes moderate trekking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in tropical cloud forests and the high mountain plateaus of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Optional tandem paragliding.

Horseback Riding

On small, sturdy Andean horses you will explore the vast expanses of the Andes mountain range. Visit El Tisure valley, home of the sage Juan Felix Sanchez and his famous stone chapel. Ride to Carrizal, a small hamlet cut off from civilization where coffee, avocado, and oranges abound. Accommodations intents and inns.

Trekking Andes

To truly experience a country, one must walk. Our “tailor-made” treks to remote and delightful places will show you the magic of the Andes and the charm of its people. Treks can vary in duration and difficulty – everything from easy day hikes staying in comfortable hotels to strenuous treks to remote terrains, camping as you go. Our “full-service” treks offer porters and pack animals to carry all the gear, cooks who prepare you delicious meals and a professional yet personalized guide service. As you walk, you’ll experience the real Venezuela few tourists ever get to see, catching glimpses of authentic traditions and lifestyles of these mountainous people.

Scenic Andes

A soft-adventure tour offering an excellent introduction to the scenery, history and culture of the Venezuelan Andes. Visit the tropical cloud forest of the lower Sierra Nevada National Park to discover the variety of flora and fauna, explore small Andean villages and the Páramo region of majestic mountains, and ride on the world’s longest and highest cable car. Soak in the spectacular views and fresh mountain air.

Mountain Bike

The Venezuelan Andes are a real treat for mountain bikers seeking breathtaking scenery, plenty of sunshine and crisp, unpolluted air. This mountainous region is crisscrossed by scenic roads and trails that provide excellent routes ranging from tropical cloud forests to the spectacular highlands. The sparsely populated region is inhabited by friendly Andino peasants whose origins predate the Spanish conquest. You’ll experience some grueling uphill slogs, screaming downhill runs interspersed with more gently grades. All rides are supported by an escort vehicle and led by experienced guides. Overnight lodging is in small hotels and inns. Cycling in this mountain splendor will leave you with a great sense of satisfaction and memories of a lifetime.

Trout Fishing

Fish for rainbow or “salmo trutta” in some of South America’s most spectacular untouched, breathtaking mountain scenery. Two options to choose from – accommodations in comfortable hotels with access to fishing areas by jeep or for more rugged adventurers, horseback to remote, secluded lakes and rivers. Trout season runs from March through September.

Paragliding

The Venezuelan Andes offers some of the best soaring conditions for paragliding in the world. Tandem flights and basic flying instruction for novice licenses offered. Soaring from near Las Gonzalez village and the thermal flying from La Trampa hamlet. Unique flights using the world’s highest and longest cable car to reach the take-off site.

Birding

Discover the beauty and rich diversity of the Venezuelan Andes, tropical cloud forest and grasslands. Tours designed for small groups at reasonable cost with good food, lodging, plus expert English speaking local birding guides. Some highlight birds – Orange-throated Sunangel, Rose-headed Parakeet, Crested Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Bearded Helmetcrest, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Condor, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, White-capped Dipper, Torrent Duck, Hoatzin, King Vulture, Ibises, Storks, Great Potoo, Orinoco Goose and the Brazilian Teal.

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Caribbean

The CARIBBEAN with a difference. In Venezuela you are not just another tourist served by eager natives; you make your own environment because there is hardly anyone else there. National preserves keep large areas of beach lands and islands truly unspoiled. No hotels, no restaurants, no souvenirs…

 

Los Roques

A half an hour by light plane from Caracas, 80 miles off Venezuela’s mainland are the dazzling white sand beaches, coral reefs and brilliant blue crystalline waters of the Los Roques Archipelago National Park. Some 300 small islands are the seasonal home of a few intrepid fishermen and the permanent home to pelicans, flamingoes, lobsters, turtles, and dozens of varieties of tropical fish. This beautiful marine park is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. Some of the world’s best bonefishing is to be found here.

 

Choroni

A perfectly preserved 300-year-old village on the coast surrounded by mountainous national parklands makes Choroni one of the most attractive colonial towns in Venezuela. A 40-mile drive though the enchanting mist covered tropical cloud forest of Henri Pittier National Park, a paradise for bird watching and wildlife enthusiasts, takes you to this incredible coastal retreat. Guided treks to the rainforest, boat excursions, swimming, snorkeling, fishing or just relaxing in a hammock are some of the activities you may enjoy.

 

Morrocoy

A smattering of mangrove-lined channels, coral keys, and lagoons all form the Morrocoy Marine National Park. Swim in an aquarium of extraordinary rich underwater coral and marine life. The beaches of the islands all have fine white sand, crystalline turquoise waters and live coral reefs. Home of frigate birds, spoonbills, flamingos, brown boobies, pelicans and scarlet ibis – a birder’s paradise. Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, water-skiing and sailing in these tropical waters make Morrocoy a unique water wonderland.[...]

Angel Falls

The CANAIMA / ANGEL FALLS A national park the size of Belgium, an hour by air from Caracas, the landscape is straight out of Hudson’s Green Mansions: rivers and jungle ringed by towering tabletop plateaus shrouded in mists, Angel Falls dropping some 3,200 feet, nineteen times higher than Niagara, an exotic flora much of it still unclassified, and the Pemón Indians who have woven the towering buttes into myths which they continue to embellish.

Canaima National Park, land of waterfalls, savannas, rainforests and majestic table-top mountains known as tepuis. The tepuis are huge isolated mesas, formed by erosion with sheer rose colored vertical walls rising abruptly from the savannas and jungles to heights of almost 10,000 feet. Each tepui is associated with an ancient Pemón Indian god. A highlight of any Venezuelan trip is Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall.

15 days around the Devil’s Tabletop Mountain, visiting several indigenous villages that belong to the Pemón Ethic group. Flying, trekking and navigating with a finale at the base of Angel Falls.[...]

Roraima

The RORAIMA TREK Jutting out from the primeval landscape of Venezuela’s great savannah, Mount Roraima and Auyantepui are as awe-inspiring today as when Arthur Conon Doyle wrote this classic novel, The Lost World. Like a land-locked Galapagos Island, Roraima’s and Auyantepui’s fauna and flora have veered off on an evolutionary detour. Bizarre rock formations and eerie landscapes offer superb photographic possibilities. Camping gear and food are carried by Indian porters; participants carry their own personal gear. The trip is led by a guide familiar with the region’s geological history and the endemic species. These are challenging, unforgettable treks that few people have ever experienced.

 

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