The northernmost country in South America, Venezuela is a land of contrast with a bit to offer every kind of traveller. Thick luscious jungles, white sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains in the Andes and the world's highest waterfall, as well as a culture formed by colonial bonds interwoven with centuries of indigenous tradition make Venezuela a truly absorbing place to travel.
|Official Name:||Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela|
|Largest Cities:||Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto, Valencia, Ciudad Guayana|
882,050 sq km (340,560 sq miles)
|Highest Point:||Pico Bolivar (5,007 meters)|
Venezuela At over 2150km long, the Orinoco river takes its source near the border of Brazil, in the south of Venezuela. There are many islands with dense vegetation dotting the delta, and home to the Venezuelan Indian tribe of the Warao people. Their houses are on stilts to avoid the flood waters and their life largely circles around the surrounding waterways. Close by is the city of Bolivar -a bustling tropical city with a heavy influence on colonial architecture from its olden days. Most people use the city of Bolivar as a stepping off point to visit Salto Angel (Angel Falls), the world's highest waterfall. This amazing product of nature has an uninterrupted fall of water over 800 metres (16 times the height of Niagara Falls!). The best way to see the immensity of these falls is to take a flight which will leave you speechless when you see the enormous structure nature has built.
For the traveller who enjoys beaches and wants a taste of the Caribbean, then a trip to Isla de Margarita should be on the list! Snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing or just lazing on the beach and soaking up the sun are all activities which can be undertaken on this beautiful island. If you can't make it to the island, then a stint on one of Venezuela's many sun-soaked beaches with crystal clear waters will keep you happy!
Caribbean coastal areas have tropical conditions, while the central and southern interiors are very hot and humid. The highlands of the Andes are moderate, with colder conditions at higher elevations.
The Bolivar is the official currency.
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