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Cheap flights to Venezuela

Cheap Flights to Venezuela

Venezuela may have been in the news a lot recently for its economic struggles. For the longest time, however, the country has been known worldwide for its spectacular landscapes. It has been a tourist magnet for decades.

Venezuela's current economic condition means very favorable exchange rates to holders of Canadian dollars. Even if you're a backpacker, your handful of dollars will buy so much, you will feel positively rich.

Certainly, crime rises when a country faces economic struggle, and Venezuela is no different. Nevertheless, the risk is not an unmanageable one, especially when weighed against the positives: the world's highest waterfall, vast grassy savannahs full of every imaginable life form, the wonderful peaks of the Andes mountains and a Caribbean coastline to die for.

If you've always wanted to travel to a tropical paradise and have never had the money to do it with, you should seize your opportunity now.

The essentials -- the when and how of travelling to Venezuela

There is a travel advisory that the Canadian government has put out. The capital of Caracas and neighboring areas are considered unsafe. If you're traveling, it's also important to practice caution against the Zika virus.

If you have a Canadian passport , and your sightseeing trip to Venezuela is no longer than 90 days, you need no visa to enter the country. All you need is a passport.

The high season to visit Venezuela is between May and November each year. It's when the rivers are in full flow, and the waterfalls are at their most impressive. The months of February and March are when the country shuts down for the Carnival. It's a good time to visit to catch the festivities. Whenever you may decide to travel, you'll need to find good travel deals well in advance. Tools like Skyscanner can help.

Arriving in Caracas, you will find that there are flights as well buses going out to the rest of the country. Flying everywhere you want to go is the safest way to go about your Venezuelan trip. Keeping in mind that Venezuela can be somewhat unsafe for tourists, and the fact that many of the country's attractions like the Angel Falls can be so remote and inaccessible as to make self-guided travel difficult, it's a good idea to hire a reputable tour company for a tour guide who will safely take you where you want to go.

Taking in the best of Venezuela

Venezuela's natural treasures were first placed in the public consciousness by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , in his classic The Lost World. The Gran Sabana in East Venezuela was prominently featured in the work, and it is one of the most important parts of any trip to this region. Not only is this region home to the Angel Falls, these mountains. that range from 3,000 to 9,000 feet in height, offer ecologies very different from the Amazon or Orinoco regions, as well.

The Gran Sabana, the grand savannahs in Venezuela's heartland, is where the country's rugged cowboys work with their humpbacked cattle. Not only are llanero cowboys the most welcoming sort, there are ranches here that tourists can stay in, to take in all the wildlife they want -- giant ant eaters, caiman and andanacondas.

The Western parts of the country are home to the Andes. Reaching the high-altitude town of Merida, tourists set forth on climbing tours of what are known as the cloud forests. Wonderful activities such as whitewater rafting and paragliding are popular, as well.

Finally, the Caribbean coastline attracts a whole different crowd -- those in search of tropical beaches and the most beautiful blue waters and white sands anywhere.

Many people away from Venezuela simply because of its economic condition. It's no reason to walk away from paradise, however.

Historic Places Of Interest In Venezuela

Simón Bolívar is the hero of Venezuelan independence, and his home is an important symbol to the people of this country. The home was built in the seventeenth-century and has been well maintained. Many historical artifacts and valuable pieces of art are on display. Visitors are expected to obey the rules of this museum/shrine. The National Pantheon of Venezuela was built in the 1870s and sits on the northern edge of old Caracas. It is the final resting place for the heroes of Venezuela.

U. S. Government Travel Alert For Venezuela

This information is current as of May 6, 2017 - "The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to violent crime, social unrest, and pervasive food and medicine shortages. Country-wide shortages of food, water, medicine, electricity, and other basic goods have led to social unrest, including violence and looting. Security forces have arrested individuals, including U.S. citizens, and detained them for long periods with little or no evidence of a crime." The U.S. Embassy may not be able to assist you if you are detained.

Airports In Venezuela

There are 127 airports in Venezuela. Due to political unrest many are not safe for travelers to use.

Before booking flights to Venezuela, check with the U.S. State Department for additional safety warnings. Airports in major Venezuelan cities include Caracas DAC, Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetia, Vargas, La Chinta International Airport in Maracaibo, Zulia, Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia, Carabobo, Jacinto Lara Inernational Airport in Barquisimeto, Lara, and Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport in Cuidad Guayana, Bolivar.

Airlines Serving Venezuela

There are some airlines currently serving Venezuela, but while political conditions continue to be volatile in this country, travelers should check conditions daily for changes. American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Santa Barbara Airlines, and Avior Airlines all serve airports in Venezuela. You will find the cheapest tickets for Venezuela flights at Skyscanner.

There are 127 airports in Venezuela. Due to political unrest many are not safe for travelers to use.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 15 days.