Venezuela

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Venezuela

Angel Falls

Set off by dugout canoe from a Pemón village or board a puddle jumper to view the world’s tallest waterfall as it tumbles 3,211 feet off of a tepui (table-top mountain or mesa).

Canaima,
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | wildlife

Cable Car to Pico Espejo

Ride the world’s highest cable car from Mérida to the summit of Pico Espejo, the loftiest point in Venezuela at 15,633 feet. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes from the top.

Barinitas Station, www.telefericodemerida.com (Spanish only)
Tags: family | views | things to do

Canaima National Park

Misty tabletop mountains engulfed by rainforest make up this 7.5 million acre park - the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World and the perfect place for hiking and wildlife-spotting.

Angel Ecotours, Santa Elena de Uairén, 011-58-212-762-5975, www.angel-ecotours.com
Tags: hiking | things to do | outdoors | wildlife | national park

Caracas Craft Market

Venezuelan coffee, cigars, indigenous masks, hammocks, and assorted crafts from across the country can be found in Caracas’ El Hatillo district, at the Hannsi Centro Artesanal.

Hannsi Centro Artesanal, Bolívar 12, El Hatillo, www.hannsi.com.ve
Tags: art | things to do | crafts | market

Diving the reefs

Scuba with barracudas, manta rays, and nurse sharks in the pristine coral reefs surrounding Los Roques, one of the Caribbean’s best dive sites.

Eco Buzos Dive Adventure, 011-58-295-262-8255, www.ecobuzos.com
Tags: things to do | wildlife | diving

Hoja Santa

Experiencing Caracas nightlife is a must. Get started at Nuevo Latino hotspot Hoja Santa with portobello arepas (corn-based bread) or ceviche, then head to any of the nearby salsa clubs to get your groove on.

6th Transversal, 011-58-212-283-3767
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dining | things to do

La Colonia Tovar

Seek out this German hamlet in the tropics for its breweries, Lutheran cathedrals, and Black-Forest-like foods such as golfiado (similar to a cinnamon bun).

La Colonia Tovar,
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | culinary

Plaza Bolivar

Explore Caracas’ colonial past at Plaza Bolivar, where you’ll find the Museo Bolívar and Casa Natal (birthplace of South American liberator Simon Bolivar), the 16th-century Iglesia de San Francisco, and the 18th-century El Catedral.

La Colonia Tovar,
Tags: things to do | architecture | history

Wind Surf on Isla de Margarita

Grab your board and sail and head to Playa El Yaque, where constant Caribbean gusts attract the world’s best windsurfers. El Yaque Paradise provides board rentals and lessons

El Yaque Paradise, Playa El Yaque, 011-58-295-263-9810, www.hotelyaqueparadise.com
Tags: windsurfing | things to do

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