Venezuela is one of South America’s most under visited gems- while Angel Falls draws thousands of visitors every year, the rest of the country remains blissfully free of crowds.
Located in the Canaima National Park, Angel Falls is, of course, the country’s greatest drawcard- the best time to visit is from June to December when water levels are high enough to approach the falls by boat. The park is also home to the famous tepui (table mountain) of Roraima, the tallest in Venezuela and undoubtedly one of the country’s most spectacular sights.
Located in the central region of the country, Los Llanos (the plains) are Venezuela’s greatest repository of wildlife, with more than 320 bird species (including ibis, herons, cormorants, egrets, jacanas, gallinules and darters) and more than 50 mammals (including the capybara, armadillos, peccaries, opossums, tapirs, ocelots). It is a region of extremes, with heavy inundations in the wet season and not so much as a drop of rain in the dry months.
The wonderful Orinoco Delta is a vast labyrinth of waterways weaving through the jungle to carry the waters of the Orinoco to the Atlantic Ocean. There is a huge variety of habitats within the delta, both terrestrial and aquatic and the wildlife viewing is spectacular. We recommend the unique experience of staying in a ‘flotel’ (a floating hotel) and taking daily excursions to see the incredible fauna and flora of the region and to visit the Warao Indian communities who have traditionally lived on the delta.