Venezuela is a country where diverse natural landscapes give way to adventure, modern cities deliver rich culture and colourful people, and where it's idyllic Caribbean coastline makes you wish you could stay forever. Each city comes with its own fascinating attractions, with the larger ones boasting in-depth tours that cover the biggest sights including Canaima National Park, Rio Matiyure and the Andes. Thanks to its compact size, it's easy to see the entire country in a matter of weeks with a guided tour that leads you to all the highlights.
Don't miss these Venezuela attractions
- Angel Falls in Canaima National Park
- Visiting locals in Orinoco Delta
- Spotting caimans on a river cruise
- Los Roques' white sand beaches
- Caracas city walking tours
Culture in the cities
Although most travellers visit Venezuela to experience the natural attractions, the country's varied cities also hold memorable sights worth seeing, whether you're exploring solo or as part of a guided tour. You can begin in the capital city, Caracas, where culture abounds in attractions such as the National Pantheon of Venezuela, Science Museum of Caracas and the picturesque Paseo de Los Proceres.
To the west you can discover the first capital of Venezuela, Coro, where some of the most stunning examples of colonial architecture can be seen and learned about thanks to local tours. Merida, located in the Andes, treats you to more sights including La Venezuela de Antier, where you can become immersed in Venezuela's past.
Getting out and about
Venezuela's biggest appeal is its outdoor adventures and attractions. One of the most famous is the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, located in Canaima National Park. Canaima also has a bunch of other interesting areas including local villages, caves, rainforests and even more waterfalls (some you can walk under). Jump in on a guided tour to get the complete Canaima National Park treatment.
With a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline, Venezuela is no stranger to beautiful beaches. You can find plenty of white sand and azure water at Los Roques National Park and on Margarita Island.