Venezuela may seem like any other South American country, but there is more than meets the eye. With its mesmerizing Andean peaks and boasting of the longest stretch of a perfect Caribbean coastline, this country has a lot to offer to its visitors. Those who are seeking an adventure like no other must travel to this exotic land. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your tickets to this country today!
To begin your journey, you must first start from San Cristóbal. Although located in a mountainous valley, it’s lush and temperate hill provides a great splendid view. Its several natural attractions make for a wonderful and relaxing stop. Next, travel to Maracaibo where you have plenty to experience. Right from its mesmerizing attractions to its delectable cuisines, this city is abundant with various surprises. Your next stop is Coro, home to the country’s best colonial architecture. Do walk across the cobbled streets on your way to the historic town centre. You can even experience the only desert like area in the country here. Barquisimeto is next on your itinerary, where you can view splendid sunsets near the banks of the Turbio River here. Next, travel to Valencia, which has several tourist attractions that make a splendid visit, after which travel to the capital city of Caracas. This is home to several historical attractions, natural monuments and even provides several adventure sports. Barcelona is next on your itinerary. This city is a popular place for boatyards and boating is very popular here. Finally, travel to Carupano next where you can enjoy its lively carnival atmosphere. To complete your journey, don’t forget travel to the Caribbean like beaches to soak up the sun. If you have more time, you can always visit the cities of Ciudad Bolívar, Maracay and Puerto La Cruz to experience more attractions.
With so much to offer, the attractions of Venezuela will definitely leave you wanting for more. A must visit is the Angel Falls, which is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall. This majestic beauty makes for a perfect adventurous trip, especially since it is located in a well isolated jungle. Nature lovers can have their fill of exploring with the several national parks here. A must visit is the Mochima National Park, which is filled with splendid mountainous and Caribbean sea marine landscapes. For a more contrasting visit, you can travel to the Médanos de Coro National Park. This is the countries only desert like region filled with dunes and salty marshes. History buffs can always travel to Caracas Cathedral, which was built in the mid 16th century. Don’t forget to view the monument Lady of Peace, which is one of the largest statues of the Virgin Mary. Apart from being a popular tourist attraction, it also provides a spectacular panoramic view of the region.
The cuisines of Venezuela are a delectable delight, as exciting as the attractions itself. Take a bite into the delicious arepas which is the classic dish of the country. Along with this, try the reina pepiada and domino, which are the local favorites. If you are still craving for a local bite, try the hallacas and cachapas. Do wash it down with the locally brewed beers and rum. You can even try the chichi andina, which is a popular non alcoholic drink.
Venezuela has its own share of adventure sports ranging from thrilling to adrenaline rushing. You can always trek among the many national parks here as it provides you with a spectacular view of the natural habitat. You can even take on the several water sports here which range from river rafting on the rivers to swimming or diving in the coastal areas. For an adrenaline driven rush, you can zip line over the forest areas or tour the canopy of the trees!
Always plan your trip for fun and adventure. But at times, you might be faced with certain mishaps and mayhems that unexpectedly occur. These events may hamper your journey or even risk your security. The best way to protect yourself is through a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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