Mountains, beaches, waterfalls and jungles - Venezuela has everything you would ever hope to find in a vacation destination. There are wide expanses of Caribbean coastline and inland water with picturesque villages for you to explore. The high peaks of the Andes present a challenge for those interested in mountaineering or trekking. Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the country and is a popular tourist destination. Enjoy the thrill of risdng a cable car from Meridia to Pico Espejo.
The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is a treasure throve of historical sites and monuments, art galleries and museums. This is one of the oldest established cities in the world, with the older sections of the city, San Juan and La Pastora, still intact. If you like visiting museums, you can plan a day or two to get to visit all the museums in this city. Visit the Panteon Nacional that contains the body of Simon Bolivar. If you want to see beautiful plants and flowers, then you juts have to stop at the botanical gardens to rest for a while.
One experience that will thrill you when you visit Venezuela is that of Joropo, the national dance. The best place for this display is in the Llamos region, the heart of cattle country. Here you can see some of the wildlife of the area in their natural swamp habitat. Barquiismeto is the capital of this region and although it is one of the oldest settlements in the country, it is quite modern. A sightseeing tour to the Guajiro Peninsula will give you a look at the everyday life of the native peoples of this area.
There are over forty national parks in Venezuela and over twenty nature reserves offering you ample opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the country and see the wildlife. Many of these parks have campsites where you can stay for one night or several. In the Sierra Nevada de Merida, you can enjoy mountain climbing or trekking on some of the highest peaks in the country. At Cueva del Guacharo, there are underground caverns and many cave systems for you to explore.
A visit to Venezuela will introduce you to the culture and history of one of the most beautiful countries in South America.