Venezuela Paria Peninsula



Venezuela Paria Peninsula

Paria Peninsula in northern Venezuela, is a large peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. It’s characterised by beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms, forested mountains and savannahs. The seaside town of Carúpano serves as a gateway to nearby towns such as Rio Caribe, with beautiful colonial buildings. Further east, Playa Medina is the state's best, yet isolated beach with soft golden sand. Across the Gulf of Paria is the island of Trinidad & Tabago.

Travel through the vast plains of Llanos and witness a myriad of flora and fauna. Adventure into the Venezuelan Andes and admire the high plains covered in bright flowers, with shimmering lakes and villages. Explore the city of Merida, framed by the snow-capped peaks and take the world’s highest and longest cable car- the infamous Teleferico. Next to the Paria Peninsula characterised by beautiful beaches, thickly lined with swaying coconut palms and small colonial coastal towns. 

And, take an excursion to Mochima National Park to see its wonderful islands.

What We Love
  • Enjoy "rumba" and learn salsa where locals are eager to teach how to dance.
  • Stay at ecotourism camps established on the ranches or hatos and see impressive wildlife.
  • Take an excursion to Mochima National Park to see its wonderful islands
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Venezuela Paria Peninsula

The Andes, The Llanos, Paria Peninsula
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Caracas Meet and greet on arrival and take a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Alba Caracas Category: 4 star.

Day 2 – Transfer
Llanos Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Barinas. After a reception at the airport, transfer to a working ranch, where you will be warmly welcomed by the Concha family. Here you will enjoy morning and afternoon animal-watching excursions in open trucks, by boat, or on foot
Overnight: Hato Cristero (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Working of a Ranch
Llanos Take a full day experience of watching animals and gain insight into the real working of a ranch. The area of Llanos that runs between Colombia and Venezuela is one of the world’s richest tropical grasslands. This is a “cowboy country” with vast plains through which the mighty Orinoco River flows through the heart of its landscape. It passes through dry forests, grasslands, and plains – that it floods seasonally – before it disperses into a river delta of swamp forests and coastal mangroves as it approaches the Atlantic.

There are over 300 species of birds (including scarlet ibis, hoatzin, screamers, soldier storks, spoonbills and many more) and jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, honey bears, capybaras and alligators, in an environment still relatively undisturbed by man.
Overnight: Hato Cristero (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Transfer
Hato in Andes Today we drive through the Santo Domingo valley, into the Venezuelan Andes. Along the way, we stop at points of interest to take in the landscapes. This is a wonderful panoramic drive until you arrive at a working coffee hacienda in Hato.
Overnight: Estancia Mucunuy (B, D)

Day 5 – Optional Activities
Hato in Andes Explore the beautiful town of Merida, known for its Spanish colonial architecture, its parks and squares, and as a base for outdoor activities in the nearby Sierra Nevada and Sierra La Culata national parks. Take a guided tour to local villages, to the coffee and sugar cane plantation or to the Páramos.
Overnight: Estancia Mucunuy (B, D)

Day 6 & 7 – Transfer
Paria Peninsula North Transfer to the Merida airport, for your flight to Caracas, and connecting flight to Carupano, a city in the eastern Venezuelan Caribbean coast. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your Hacienda, a working buffalo ranch, where you will be welcomed by its owner Klaus Mueller.

Next day explore with Klaus the ranch and surroundings.
Overnight: Hacienda Vuelta Larga (B, L, D)

Day 8 & 9 – Beach Activities
Paria Peninsula South After breakfast we will take an excursion into the northern Orinoco Delta, where we will navigate its channels on dugout canoes. Then drive to Posada Playa de Uva for 2-night stay.

Enjoy the beautiful beach of Playa de Uva, for a day of sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. You can have a delicious seafood lunch on the beach.
Overnight: Posada Playa de Uva (B, D)

Day 10 & 11 – Beach Activities
Mochima National Park Travel to Mochima National Park (4-hour drive). You will stay for the next 2 nights at beautiful Villa Majagual. The beautiful accommodation has a small private dock with kayaks and pedal boats available to hire. The area is ideal for snorkelling and as a base for visiting the beaches of Mochima National Park.

A day to relax or take part in an optional excursion (snorkelling in Mochima National Park; driving along the Humboldt Route or explore the old town of Cumana).
Overnight: Villa Majagual: (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Depart
Caracas We drive to Cumana or Barcelona airport, for our flight to Caracas. (B)

Venezuela Paria Peninsula Venezuela

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  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There 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.

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 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.

In Los Llanos, wildlife spotting is 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. Also Guayana region is more comfortable during this dry season, though Angel Falls tends to be fuller and more spectacular during the wet season.