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VENEZUELA HOLIDAYS   >   LATIN AMERICA  


States in Venezuela [ estados ]: Amazonas, Anzoategui, Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Carabobo, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Yaracuy and Zulia.

Cities in Venezuela: Barquisimeto, Ciudad Guayana, Cumana, Maracaibo, Maracay, Mérida, Puerto Ayacucho, Puerto Cabello, Puerto La Cruz, San Cristobal, Valencia.

Capital of Venezuela: Caracas


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Car Rental & Motorbike 

Venezuela is a beautiful country to explore by motorbike. However, bikes for hire are not particularly common, except on Isla de Margarita where even Harleys are available. Scooters are a more common sight. If you do hire a bike, you will need a credit card, passport and international driver's license.

see Page Car Rentals for Car Rental companies

Hotels in Venezuela / Guesthouses / Parador / Posada

Hotels in Venezuela Hesperia Hotels in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) from 93 €

Hotels in Venezuela  
Hotels in Caracas, Ciudad Bolivar, Isla de Margarita, Maracaibo, Merida and Puerto la Cruz

   -   Find a great deal
Expedia.co.uk has room for everyone to relax on their perfect trip.

  Chichiriviche .net 
Directorio de hoteles y posadas ubicadas en Chichiriviche, Edo. Falcón.

 
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

  Hostels in Venezuela
  Hostels in Latin-America.org

National Parks

  Iinparques
Parques Nacionales, Parques de Recreación, Monumentos Naturales y Sitios de Interés
  Morrocoy
Discover one of the best protected secrets of Venezuela: The National Park "Morrocoy" in the Falcón State with it's worldwide unique wildlife and plants, unlimited kilometers of white sandy beaches and the turquoise water of the Caribbean
  El Frio Biological Station   -   Nature's Wonder in the Llanos of Venezuela
A biological station and eco-tourism center located about 90 miles west of San Fernando de Apure in the heart of the Venezuelan Llanos. We offer visitors a unique opportunity to observe typical South American wildlife in its natural habitat

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Responsibletravel.com   

Kuoni

  G Adventures 
*   Trekking Roraima
Highlights: Conquering the summit of Roraima Mountain, exploring Canaima National Park, witnessing the power of Angel Falls, discovering a 'Lost World' amidst table-top mountains.
*   The Lost World
Highlights: Discovering a 'Lost World' amidst Canaima's table-top mountains, feeling your adrenaline pumping in Mérida, spotting grasslands wildlife, witnessing the world's highest waterfall.

Thomas Cook

   -   Create your perfect trip to Venezuela
Flight, Hotel and Car.



Venezuela (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741791588Travel Guides Venezuela / Related Books

Travel Guides Venezuela  [ amazon.co.uk ]

  Venezuela (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741791588
Kevin Raub 
Offers Off-the-Beaten Track coverage, including Do-It-Yourself rainforest adventures. This title provides outdoor activities, including trekking in the Andes and diving along the Caribbean coast.
Paperback: 312 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 6th edition edition (20 Aug 2010); ISBN-10: 1741791588; ISBN-13: 978-1741791587.

Transportation / How do I travel to Venezuela

  Airport Caracas   -   Caracas - Maiquetia International Airport
  Airport Isla Margarita   -   Isla Margarita - Santiago Mario International Airport,
  Airport Maracaibo   -   Maracaibo La Chinita International

LAN Airlines UK   -   Flight tickets Venezuela

   -   Flights Venezuela
Book cheap flights to Venezuela at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Flight tickets Venezuela, price comparison possible

Only one train passenger line exists in Venezuela, which is the route from Barquisimeto (Lara State) to Puerto Cabello (Carabobo state). It is a 175km journey and takes roughly 3 hours.

Caracas has a modern, efficient metro system, which is air-conditioned and runs to all parts of the city.

  Maps International   -  Maps of Venezuela   
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.

  Online maps of Venezuela [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


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Venezuela borders the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Off the Venezuelan coast are also found the Caribbean states of Aruba [ Netherlands ], the Netherlands Antilles and Trinidad and Tobago.

  Think Venezuela

  President of Venezuela   -   Sitio Oficial del Despacho del Presidente

  Caracas   -   Capital City Venezuela and largest City of Venezuela
Caracas is also Venezuela's cultural capital, with many restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping centers.
Caracas is the birthplace of Simón Bolívar, the South American independence fighter and national hero of many South American countries.

  Gobierno del Distrito Capital

  Amazonas State
  Anzoategui
  Apure
  Aragua
  Barinas
  Bolivar
  Carabobo
  Cojedes
  Delta Amacuro
  Falcon
  Guarico
  Lara   -   LaraTurismo
  Merida
  Miranda
  Monagas
  Nueva Esparta
  Portuguesa
  Sucre
  Tachira
  Trujillo
  Yaracuy
  Zulia

  Barquisimeto   -   capital city of the State of Lara
Located halfway between Caracas and Maracaibo on the Turbio River. See http://www.alcaldiadebarquisimeto.gov.ve/
  Bejuma
  Carora   -   a town in Lara State
Located on the Morere River, a branch of the Tocuyo River and ca. 80 km southwest of Barquisimeto. Upcoming industry: wine.
  Chichirivichi
  Ciudad Guayana
  Cumana
  Maracaibo
  Maracay
  Mérida
  Puerto Ayacucho
  Puerto Cabello
  Puerto La Cruz
  San Cristobal
  Valencia.

  Brazo Casiquiare
A natural 'channel', which connects the river systems of the Orinoco and the Amazon over the Rio Negro with each other, so the vast territory between the Orinoco, the Amazon and Atlantic build an 'island'.
  Maracaibo Lake
  Venezuelan Andes
On the border with Colombia are the Venezuelan Andes.
  Venezuelan Coast

  Colonia Tovar   -   a German village in the tropics  -  half an hour from Caracas
An Alemannic settlement of immigrants in the hill country of the coastal mountains west of the city of Caracas.
  Cable Car Caracas   -   leading to Hotel Humboldt
  Caracas Cathedral
  Casa del Libertador in Caracas   -   Simón Bolívar's birthplace house
  National Pantheon of Venezuela

  Press   -   El Aragueno  -   Paper from Aragua
  Press   -   El Diario de Caracas  -  Paper from Caracas -
  Press   -   El Carabobeno  -  Paper from Carabobo -
  Press   -   Cambio de Siglo  -  Paper from Merida City
  Press   -   Correo del Caroni  -  paper from Ciudad Guyana
  Press   -   Venezuela Today
  Radio   -   Radio Nacional de Venezuela - sehe audio en vivo
  Simon Bolivar
  TV   -   Venezolana de Television   -   see 'senal en vivo', bottom left = live stream
  University Simon Bolivar   -   Universidad Simon Bolivar
  University Venezuela   -   Universidad Central de Venezuela

Cuisine  -  Venezuelan Recipes

  La Cocina Venezolana
Main dishes, soupes, drinks, deserts, other stuff, Venezuelan Restaurants worldwide, ingredients translation
  Venezuelan Cuisine   -   from Rancho Negro [ trail rides ]
Spiced beef, meat loaf, Hallacas [ also 'Meriada style']
  Venezuela For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Arepas, Pabellon Criollo ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [ Rum ], Best Dining Destinations [ Caracas, Margarita Island ]

South American Food and Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines 
Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood, Marina Filippelli
This exciting guide presents over 70 recipes capturing the rich, exotic culinary culture of the South American continent which enables readers to explore the ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela
Paperback 160 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Southwater;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1844761797

History of Venezuela

Independent from Spain: July 1811

At the time of the Spanish discovery, the indigenous people were mainly agriculturists and hunters living in groups along the coast, the Andean mountain range, and along the Orinoco River. The first permanent Spanish settlement in South America--Nuevo Toledo--was established in Venezuela in 1522. Venezuela was a relatively neglected colony in the 1500s and 1600s as the Spaniards focused on extracting gold from other areas of their empire in the Americas.
The Venezuelans began to grow restive under colonial control toward the end of the 18th century. After several unsuccessful uprisings, the country achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of its most famous son, Simon Bolivar. Venezuela, along with what are now Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador, was part of the Republic of Gran Colombia until 1830, when Venezuela separated and became a sovereign country.

  Venezuela's History   -   Wikipedia
Spanish period Venezuela, 19th century: independence of venezuela, Late 20th century, early 21st: democracy
The History of Venezuela  -   H. Micheal Tarver, Julia C. Frederick
Examines the history of Venezuela from earliest times to the present day. This book traces the history of Venezuela from its sighting by Columbus in his third voyage, to today's controversial government of Hugo Chavez. Venezuela was a Spanish colony for 300 years before the South American independence movement liberated it in 1821. After a brief period of unification with Colombia and Ecuador, Venezuela was then controlled by a succession of military dictators. Political strife and civil war followed. In the 1900s oil was discovered and military rule ensued. Venezuela became the world's leading oil exporter, but much of the nation's people remained poor. In 1958, the country established a democratic government and has remained a democracy ever since. Ideal for students and general readers, "The History of Venezuela" provides a concise, up-to-date history of the country. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Venezuelan history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.
Hardcover 192 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0313335257

Music, Art & Culture Venezuela, Events

  Latin American Folk Institute   -   Music and Instruments of Venezuela by Luis Rumbaut.

  Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex [ Teresa Carreño Theatre
Most important theater of Caracas and Venezuela. It is the second largest theater in South America, after the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

  Sincopa   -   The Guide to Venezuelan Music
Jazz, World-Ethnic, Rock-Pop, New Age, Traditional & Classical Discographies.

  Science Museum   -   Museo de Ciencias


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