Going up the Churrun river by canoe in the direction of Angel Falls
Looking back, I would change a good part of the route I made in Venezuela at the beginning of the year While it is true that it was a highly recommended travel experience, sometimes you learn to discover a country based on trial-error. Especially when you have barely had time to prepare the trip well and you embark on adventure in a country where locals do not make it too easy for the independent tourist.
Venezuela is a country that offers multiple experiences for the traveler. It is a piece of the American continent that breathes the oxygen of the Amazon, receives the last blows of the Andes mountain range and the Caribbean breeze with its crystalline waters. In turn, in Venezuela someone awaits you to change money in the black market, fun discussions in its bus terminals, the best rum on the continent and many crime stories on its streets especially in Caracas, the capital of the country.
Undoubtedly, Venezuela offers a varied cocktail of emotions that you will appreciate and start moving in your sauce from the second week of travel.
Water curtain under the Salto del Hacha in Canaima
We only had 16 day trip. Making the trip on our own was going to slow down, so we entrusted ourselves to local tourist agencies. The exorbitant prices that they usually ask made us reduce expectations and concentrate the trip in 3 well-marked areas to enjoy them with tranquility.
In general, we focus our trip on three marked areas: Canaima and Angel Falls, the Morrocoy National Park and the Los Roques Archipelago.
Looking back, it would take Morrocoy and Los Roques a few days. Instead, I would add the Orinoco Delta or the city of Merida and its Andean environment.
Below you can see the travel itinerary we made in Venezuela for more than two weeks:
View of the Great Roque from Franciski