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The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advises against travel to Venezuela. 

Journey Latin America continues to monitor the situation and looks forward to offering holidays to this friendly, diverse and beautiful country again soon.

If you are interested in alternative ideas, please get in touch.

The old cliché “country of contrasts” really does apply to Venezuela, a Latin republic with a Caribbean beat and a strong indigenous presence. Jagged, snow-capped Andean mountains shelter quaint Spanish colonial towns, while the indian Warao communities of the Orinoco basin practice their simple lifestyle.

In the “Lost World” of tepuys - flat-topped tablelands - waterfalls plunge over towering vertical cliffs, falling to the extensive savannah grasslands and on to the marshy llanos where capybaras, caimans and anteaters jostle for space. The best known is the romantic Angel Falls, the longest drop in the world, where the stream of water breaks down into a veil of misty spray.

Little visited by foreign visitors are the long stretches of gorgeous palm-fringed Caribbean beaches along the mainland coast and Venezuela’s Caribbean islands, including the divine sun-drenched coral reef islands of Los Roques. Venezuela is a growing adventure activity destination with horse-riding, mountain-biking and canoeing opportunities. The comprehensive road and air network makes it easy to get around.

Our holidays to Venezuela

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Iles du Salut, French Guiana

Coq of the Rock: Trailblazing the Guianas

Group tour

18 days from £3,882pp

The Angel Falls, Venezuela

Signature Venezuela: Highlights of the Lost World

Private journey

13 days from £3,500pp

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Our insider tips for Venezuela


Lina Fuller

A more sensual experience than flying over the Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, is to travel to the base of the falls by canoe (and, for the final section, by means of a challenging hour and a half hike through the jungle). Staring up at the dizzying cascade of spray from the lookout, or even from the pools below is a staggering sight. The visit can be done in a long day but much better is to forgo any creature comforts for a night and stay at the hammock camp nearby.

Ben Line

Ben Line

The Llanos, in Venezuela's cowboy country, is one of the best places to spot wildlife in South America as the large flat marshy plains make the animals easy to find. The local guides have all been brought up here so are expert at helping you spot caiman, the enormous anaconda and some of the 200 plus species of bird and plus 30 mamals, including monkeys, puma, ocelot, jaguar, capybara (the world's largest rodent), anteater and giant otter.

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

Few visitors make it to the Orinoco delta but it is well worth the effort! The serene and remote maze of river channels (caños) cover an area the size of the Netherlands spills into the Caribbean Sea. Covered by wild jungle forest, swamps and mangroves that teem with wildlife, it is also the land of the Waroa or 'canoe people'. Their stilt villages sit sporadically along the riverbanks and you will often see them paddling along the waterways by dug-out canoe as they have done for centuries. Photographers will not be disappointed.

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