A beautiful and diverse country, Venezuela combines the charm of the Caribbean and outstanding culture of South America. In this country travelers can enjoy a classy beach holiday, enjoy observation of nature landmarks or choose to visit the Venezuelan Amazon jungle to see many exotic animals. Whatever you choose, a vacation in this country will be unforgettable.
Los Llanos is located in an unpopulated part of the country. This is a great place to explore wildlife and see many species of exotic animals. Various birds, anacondas, caimans, capybaras and even jaguars can be seen during a tour. Travellers, who are keen on less adventurous vacations, will enjoy Canaima National Park that is present in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is mostly a mountain area, some parts of which are covered with rainforests. The reserve is mostly famous for La Gran Sabana (the Great Savannah) and the Angel Falls.
The Angel Falls is always present in the list of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. With its height of 979 metres, it is known as the highest free-falling waterfall in the world. The single drop of the Angel Falls reaches 807 metres. An interesting fact – the waterfall was discovered relatively not long ago. On the 16th of November, 1933, Jimmie Angel was making a flight on his plane and saw the waterfall. The Angel Falls got its name after the discoverer. Today, travelers are welcome to repeat that flight on a plane from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar.
Another site in the UNESCO list, Coro is a great place to see how the country looked like during its colonial past. Located not far away from the capital city of Caracas, Coro is home to almost 600 historic buildings that belong to the colonial era. Travellers, who are more into nature landmarks, should not miss Los Roques – a chain of nearly 40 islands. The islands are a great place to enjoy the Caribbean style rest, explore more than 250 coral reefs and a turtle sanctuary.
Caracas is the largest city in the country and its main economic centre. For unprepared travelers the city might be quite dangerous, so it’s better to ask a “Caraqueno” to provide you with recommendations. Such areas of the capital as Los Palos Grandes, El Rosal, La Castellana, El Hatillo, Altamira, Las Mercedes, Sebucan, Este de Caracas or Chuao are considered safe for tourists. There are also some districts, visiting which is recommended in the daytime and without valuable items.
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