Travel Idea Road Trip
While other South American countries are romanticized for the tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s international swirls the reputation of all the oil, the brash political style of President Hugo Chavez and the occasional international beauty contest winner. However, there is much more to Venezuela than these typical questions headliner. As a matter of fact, Venezuela is a country of astonishing range and remains a land that is very undervisited by international travelers.
The country claims Andean peaks, the longest stretch of Caribbean coast in a single nation, islands amid tranquil turquoise waters, wetlands filled with caimans, capybaras, piranhas and anacondas, the vapor of the Amazon, and savanna dotted with rolled capped mountains called tepuis. The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls (Salto Angel), collapses 979m from the top of a tepui in Canaima National Park. Those seeking adventure will find hiking, snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding and more. Even better, most of these sites are within a bus ride one day or a short flight from the other. People interested in culture can revel in the pulsating salsa clubs the capital, Caracas, explore various regional festivals, look for arts and crafts in the bucolic towns of the interior, or make a hit look at some of the world’s best up-and-coming baseball players hit some entries in a local stadium. Chavez himself, and his socialist “Bolivarian revolution” has become a national attraction and have begun to draw spectators, aspiring documentarians and volunteers for the country.