Venezuela Vacation Guide
Dive right into the country which has the Caribbean Sea to one side, the Amazon rainforest to the other, and a whole lot of exciting attractions in between. Waterfalls don't get any bigger than the 979 metre Angel Falls in the South, and you can bask in the sunshine on the largest Caribbean coastline to the North, stopping over at Caracas on the way for some truly unforgettable nightlife in the city's salsa clubs.
The Isla de Margarita is the first, and often only, stop for those looking for an all inclusive luxury resort experience while history buffs head over to the World Heritage city of Merida. But Venezuela also has quieter pockets like the secluded beaches of the Los Roques archipelago, and dozens of adventure sports facilities catering to para-gliders, sky-divers, hikers, bikers, and more. Whether your interests run to tame whitewater rafting trips or more thrilling anaconda-spotting adventures, Venezuela vacations are a great way to indulge the adrenalin junkie in you.
Top Destinations in Venezuela
How to Save on Vacations to Venezuela
As one of the world's largest exporters of oil, gasoline is cheap in Venezuela, which makes renting a car quite an inexpensive way of travelling around the country. Public transport options are fairly limited so if you plan on travelling between cities during your stay, including a rental car in your package deal is a great way to save money on flights or chauffeur driven cars.
If you will be spending most of your time at a beach resort, it may be cheaper to book an all inclusive vacation which includes your meals. On the other hand, if exploring the country at your own pace is a priority, opt for a European Plan which includes your flights and accommodations but no meals, giving you the flexibility to eat where you like, take tours and trips as and when you please, and play out your Venezuela vacation however you like.
Due to its location near the equator, temperatures in Venezuela do not vary much and stay in the 20s (Celsius) throughout the year. This makes it a popular tourist destination for all 12 months, although most visitors prefer to visit during the dry season which extends from mid-November to May.
If Angel Falls is a major stop on your travel itinerary, it is preferable to book your vacation during the rainy season, from June to early-November, when the falls are accessible by boat and the area is covered in lush greenery. For most other outdoor activities, the dry season is a better time to visit. If you're booking vacations to Venezuela around Christmas, Easter, or the Carnaval festival around Ash Wednesday, remember to book well in advance as these are the peak tourist periods for locals and international visitors alike.