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.
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Signature Venezuela: Highlights of the Lost World
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Places To Visit In Venezuela
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Angel Falls and the Gran Sabana
The ancient, sheer-walled table-mountain tepuys of the Gran Sabana are known as the ‘Lost World’ with a nod to Arthur Conan Doyle’s adventure story.
Caribbean coast and islands
With its coral archipelagos, larger islands, and offshore national marine parks, much of Venezuela's Caribbean coastline is a secret waiting to be discovered.
Merida and the Andes
Spikey snow-tipped peaks rise out of a savage upland landscape of wilderness grasslands, tousled forests and icy lagoons.
The river Orinoco is one of the world’s great river systems, home to hundreds of mangrove-fringed islands in an immense delta (now a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve).
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Trek up table mountain Roraima
Visit a Venezuelan-chocolate factory
Visit Angel Falls
Wildlife watching in the Orinoco Delta
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Venezuela / Angel Falls and the Gran Sabana
Venezuela / The Venezuelan Llanos
Hato El Cedral
Venezuela / Merida and the Andes
Venezuela / Merida and the Andes
Posada Casa Sol
Where to go when - our guide to Venezuela
The weather in Venezuela is wide and varied
Venezuela is home to an array of unique ecosystems and wildlife-rich landscapes, from otherworldly tabletop tepuys and the loftiest falls on the planet to teeming rivers which flood tropical grasslands. Situated just north of the equator, temperatures do not vary greatly throughout the year, and the seasons are instead distinguished by rainfall. The drier months are November - April, when you’ll find sapphire skies, comfortable humidity and plenty of sunshine. Make the most of the clear, drier weather to soak in some of Venezuela’s staggering natural beauty: climb the ancient Mount Roraima, spot wildlife in the Orinoco Delta or roam between farming villages in the snow-capped Andean mountains. The wet season is from May - October, when gushing rivers overflow and flood the Llanos. By September, the increased water volume in Angel Falls means the cascade is full and dramatic. The beaches of the Caribbean are in fact at their driest this time of year, as they experience the most rain from November - January. The sparkling bays and coastline can get busy during holidays: Carnival in February / March and Easter as well as some weekends attract local visitors, but you’ll often have the entire beach to yourself during the week.View our Venezuela weather guide
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Alex Walker - Travel Expert
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert
Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.