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Venezuela travel guide

Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Venezuela.

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Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls
Situated in the Canaima National Park, Angel Falls are the world's highest waterfalls with a drop of nearly 1km. Take a trip in a canoe and hike to the falls where you can swim in the exhilarating pools.
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Los Llanos, Venezuela
Los Llanos
This is a large area of wetland plains where visitors come to see the vast array of wildlife including caimans, jaguars, anteaters, anaconda and many bird species. Take a trip from one of the many ranches that farm the land.
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Merida, Venezuela
Located at the foot of the Andes, this is Venezuela's adventure centre with the opportunity to try mountain biking, trekking and rafting amongst the amazing scenery. Nearby is Pico Espejo, where you can use the world's longest and highest cable car to reach the summit. Visitors then have the option of using mules, SUVs or hiking down the mountain.
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Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
Isla de Margarita
This beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea is best known for its upmarket beach resorts but there are plenty of options for the more active traveller. A boat trip through La Restinga National Park's mangrove coast is a popular option and there is also the opportunity to try various water-sports including windsurfing and kite-surfing.
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Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela
Los Roques Archipelago
A remote area of hundreds of islands and coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, Los Roques is a great destination for anyone interested in fishing, diving and snorkelling. The turtle sanctuary at Dos Mosquises is also well worth visiting.
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Coro, Venezuela
This coastal town boasts some amazing colonial architecture, especially in the historic town centre. In addition to the cathedral, it is well worth visiting San Francisco Church and San Clemente Cross and there are also a number of museums in town, plus some beautiful dunes.
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