A honeymoon in Venezuela is an absolute match for culture or adventure seekers or those wanting to relax on its sandy beaches. On Mochima, the “Land of Many Waters” in the north with over 53 islands and islets, find your own secluded beach shaded with coconut trees. Activities include boating tours entertained by dolphins, diving and snorkelling the reefs or hiking, cycling, rafting, or taking a trip to the historic centre of Cumaná.
Next, travel to the Paria Peninsula characterised by beautiful beaches and thickly lined with swaying coconut palms. The area is known for its varied terrain; from mountains and beaches to forests and savannahs. And its buffalo farms, small colonial coastal towns, and cacao plantations, which for hundreds of years where the wealth of Paria. A pleasant way to spend your honeymoon in Venezuela, is to relax on the sunny beaches of Isla Margarita, in the Caribbean Sea.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11-DAY VENEZUELA HONEYMOON HOLIDAY…
And, relax in Mochima, a place to lose yourself in its tiny coves.
Mochima, the “Land of Many Waters” (its indigenous name) is a place to lose yourself in tiny coves at the foot of tropical forests. Located on the northwest of Venezuela, it encompasses over 53 islands and islets, some still virgin, a mountainous area with exuberant vegetation, inlets, bays, fishing villages and spectacular white sand beaches lined with coconut trees that seem to hug the sea.
Dolphins entertain pleasure boats in the early morning. Divers and snorkelers look for fish on the reefs. Sun-worshippers relax on sandy beaches coloured reddish-gold and silvery-white. And adventurers enjoy inshore activities of hiking, cycling, rafting, or taking a trip to the historic centre of Cumaná.
Later, travel to the Paria Peninsula characterised by beautiful beaches and thickly lined with swaying coconut palms. The area is known for its varied terrain; from mountains and beaches to forests and savannahs. And its buffalo farms, small colonial coastal towns, and cacao plantations, which for hundreds of years where the wealth of Paria.
The Avior and SBA Airlines offer direct flights to Miami but not to any other US or European destinations. European carriers such as Air France, Iberia and Air Europa operate direct flights from mainland Europe. Nearly all international visitors arrive at Caracas' Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar in Maiquetía, 26km from Caracas. The national carrier is Conviasa.
Caracas, Isla Margarita, Mochima National Park and Paria Peninsula
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 1 – Arrive
Caracas/ Isla Margarita Arrive to Maiquetia International Airport. After a reception, depart by flight to Isla Margarita. Transfer to your selected hotel for your 3-night stay.
Overnight: Casa Caracol Margarita.
Days 2 to 4 – Beach Activities & Excursions
Isla Margarita The next two days are for you to spend however you choose. Take advantage of the wide variety of beach activities and day excursions available. We recommend exploring the island and visit the Laguna de La Restinga or spend a day at sea on Isla de Coche.
Overnight: Casa Caracol Margarita (B, D)
Day 5 – Transfer
Mochima National Park Today, transfer to airport. Upon arrival at Barcelona airport, take a two-hour transfer to your Posada in Mochima National Park. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Overnight: Posada Villa Majagual (B, D)
Days 6 & 7 – Optional Activities & Excursions
Mochima National Park These days are left free day for you to choose from the array of optional activities and excursions available in this exotic location. An excursion to Mochima National Park to see its wonderful islands is recommended.
Overnight: Posada Villa Majagual (B, D)
Day 8 – Transfer
Paria Peninsula Transfer by boat to Boca de Uracoa and take a car trip to Paria Peninsula. (B, L, D)
Day 9 & 10 – Optional Activities & Excursions
Paria Peninsula Free day for individual activities or excursions. The vegetation of the Paria region is characterised by cloud forests on the more elevated parts of the Peninsula, and also rainforests, not unlike those in the Guayana region, as one gets closer to the coast. The region’s fauna is also well-known, especially the birds, such as the colourful Tijereta Hummingbird, among others. And temperature ranges between 16 °C and 25 °C.
We recommend a visit to the cocoa plantation or visit Playa Medina, one of the region’s most spectacular beaches.
Overnight: Hacienda Vuelta Larga (B, D)
Day 11 – Depart
Caracas Transfer to Carúpano Airport after breakfast and departure by flight to Caracas.
Arrival, airport assistance and connect with your onward flights (B)
The true price is customised based on final choice of hotels, travel dates, and other custom preferences. All prices exclude international flights.
Price Includes: hotels, airport transfers and transportation within the country, unique experiences guided by local experts and 24X7 support during your trip.
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Overview Venezuela is a country of striking natural beauty; it has the white-sand beaches in the north, the steamy Amazonian jungles in the south, ranges of the snow-capped Andean peaks in the west, and a beautiful Gran Sabana plateau, with its strange flat-topped mountain in the east.
Venezuela also has a few geographical superlatives; it has the world's highest waterfall, South America's biggest lake and the third longest river. It also has jaguars, armadillos and some of the most spectacular landscapes you'll ever see.
Although Venezuela is geographically a part of South America, it has the feel and flavour of a Caribbean country. Its vast palm fringed beaches could easily be mistaken for that of some paradisiacal Caribbean island, and at night the discos in Caracas come alive with rhythms from all over the Caribbean.
Where to go Caracas: Venezuela's capital is a city of soaring skyscrapers and crumbling shanty towns. It is also a surprisingly green city, spread along the fringes of the lush Avila National Park, and is one of Latin America's most cultured capitals, with superb modern art galleries and a thriving theatre scene.
Isla Margarita: Venezuela's prime island beach resort and one of the Caribbean's most popular budget destinations for Europeans and North Americans who want to enjoy sun and surf without seriously denting their wallets.
Islas Los Roques: A corner of paradise is how most visitors describe the archipelago of Los Roques, lying approximately 166 km north of Maiquetía, a small plane flight of about 40 minutes. With some 40 islands and cays large enough to bear names, pristine white sand beaches and crystalline waters, it is one of the country's most popular yet idyllic hideaways.
Orinoco Delta: For millennia, the world's eighth-largest river, the 2,140-km long Orinoco has surged towards the Atlantic, creating some 44 metres of new land each year. With the opening of tourist lodges in the interior of this water wonderland, visitors have a chance to observe its abundant fauna and learn about its original and principal inhabitants, the Warao people.
Angel Falls: The star attraction of Canaima National Park in the vast Gran Sabana, this is the highest (978 metres) and longest (807 metres) free drop of water in the world. The whole region draws adventure seekers, for exploration of its tannin-dyed rivers and mysterious flat-topped tepuyes (plateaus).
Mount Roraima: The biggest and most famous of the hundreds of tepuyes that dominate the horizon of the Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela. Climbers explore its labyrinthine surface, which is pitted with potholes, filled with lush carnivorous plants and bristling with age-worn rockscapes.
The Llanos: Covering nearly a third of Venezuela, from the base of the Andes to the delta of the Orinoco, the vast plains or llanos comprise enormous expanses of land occupied only by huge ranches or hatos. Some of the hatos have established ecotourism camps geared up for safaris of the region's impressive wildlife.
When to go Venezuela’s proximity to the Equator allows few climatic variations making it a year round destination. The best time however, is the dry season, which is more pleasant and runs from December to April. The wet season runs from May to November and is not all that bad for some sights, including the famous Angel Falls that are certainly more impressive in the wet season.
On the coast, there is less rain and fewer mosquitoes, if slightly higher temperatures. In the Andes, it is more difficult and uncomfortable to climb the popular snowcapped peaks in the wet season, when freezing rain and snow are frequent. In Los Llanos, wildlife spottings are much more abundant during the dry season, when the animals congregate at the few watering holes, and hordes of pesky mosquitoes make walking very unpleasant during the wet season. Travel in the Guayana region is more comfortable during the dry season, though Angel Falls tends to be fuller and therefore more spectacular during the wet season.
Venezuelans are great travellers and like to visit their friends and families during the holidays, especially during Christmas, Carnaval (days before the Ash Wednesday) and Semana Santa (Holy week before Easter Sunday). However, these periods are also colourful and entertaining. The average temperature in Venezuela is about 27C, but cooler temperatures prevail at higher elevations, especially in the Andes, where jackets are needed.
Visa Visas for Venezuela are not required by British and other EU countries, Australian and Canadian citizens. However, they require a tourist entry card, which is issued free of charge by an authorised air carrier on presentation of valid air tickets (including return or onward ticket) for stays of up to 90 days. Foreign nationals arriving by sea or land do need a visa in advance from a Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate.
For British Citizens: British nationals arriving by air, can enter Venezuela for up to 90 days on a tourist card issued on arrival. You must have a valid return ticket. If you are arriving overland, or by sea, you must get a visa in advance from your nearest Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate.
Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months for entry into Venezuela.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk