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Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, and, for many, it is also the most stunning: its glistening waters spill into a freefall of nearly one kilometre (0.6 miles) before crashing into a pool. Double rainbows can often be seen in the spray-drenched air above. Located in Canaima National Park, 600km (373 miles) south of Ciudad Bolívar and 50km (30 miles) southeast of Canaima village, the waterfall was made public in 1937 by American pilot Jimmie Angel, who was searching for gold in the area. Angel Falls used to be a holy site for the Incas, and is still sacred to the local Venezuelan tribes today. Tours to the falls can be arranged from the nearest town, Ciudad Bolívar, by boat or plane.

Cable car

Ride the world's longest and highest cable car (teleférico), which runs 12.6km (7.9 miles) from Mérida to the top of Pico Espejo (4,765m/15,629ft), providing easy access to starting points for mountain treks.

Deep-sea fishing

Go deep-sea fishing off La Guaira, where the plankton-rich El Placer bank is renowned for its extraordinarily abundant blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. Anglers can also hook bonefish in the Archipelago Los Roques and even piranhas in the rivers of Los Llanos.

Parque Nacional Mochima

Snorkel or dive at Parque Nacional Mochima (www.inparques.gob.ve) on the northeast coast, with dozens of offshore islands and islets, some - like the popular Isla de Plata - surrounded by coral reefs. The archipelago Los Roques is another underwater wonderland.

Mountain trekking

Try mountain trekking or rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada de Mérida, where several of the country's highest peaks are located. Experienced guides and equipment can be hired in Mérida, the regional tourist hub.

Parque Nacional Ciénagas del Catatumbo

Marvel at the magical natural phenomenon of lightning minus the accompanying thunderclap at the Parque Nacional Ciénagas del Catatumbo, along a river delta southwest of Lake Maracaibo. The highly unusual displays can be witnessed throughout the year.

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Food

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La Guayaba Verde


Address
Av Rómulo Gallegos Santa Eduvigis Edificio Pascal

Transport
Miranda

Website
www.guayabaverde.com

Phone
1212 285-9245

Price
set menu BsF45, mains BsF58-62

Hours
lunch Mon, lunch & dinner Tue-Sat

Lonely Planet review for La Guayaba Verde

This wonderful comida venezolana hotspot got an upgrade both in space and location, moving from the edgier center to the safe confines of Santa Eduvigis. Here you’ll find Chef Eduardo Castañeda’s healthy-ish takes on his country’s dynamic cuisine, from a Trinidad- and Tobago-influenced curried shrimp wrapped in roti to upscale tequeños, a local staple of bread dough stuffed with white cheese.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/venezuela/caracas/restaurants/south-american/la-guayaba-verde#ixzz1uUTxdJv1

Video

http://venezuelanindian.blogspot.com/

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Hotel

Alba Caracas Rooms

Guest Rooms

The hotel has 738 rooms with extensive first class facilities and are all fully air conditioned.
Further amenties include a fitness centre, sauna and tennis courts. RFC0309 This is a modern high rise building. The hotel is positioned in the heart of the financial and cultural districts of the city, next to the metro station and 25km from the international airport.

Amenities

Exercise Gym
Fitness center

Outdoor Pool
Pool

Sauna
Tennis

Dining

Restaurant
Guests have a choice of an Italian and an open air poolside restaurant, restaurants, two bars and an exclusive sushi bar. A coffee shop an lounge serve light meals throughout the day. The hotel also has 36 fully equipped meeting rooms and a ballroom.

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Flight

Aeromexico – Flight 687 4h 15m
Take-off Fri 2:55p ORD Chicago, IL
Landing Fri 7:10p MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Economy | Boeing 737 (Narrow-body Jet) | 4h 15m | Fare code: PRLBG | 7 seats remain
Connection MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico

6h 40m
Aeromexico – Flight 694 4h 55m
Take-off Sat 1:50a MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Landing Sat 7:15a CCS Caracas, Venezuela
Economy | Boeing 737-800 (Narrow-body Jet) | 4h 55m | Fare code: PRBG9 | 7 seats remain
Return Wed, May 23 CCS to ORD – 1 stop 14h 00m

Aeromexico – Flight 695 5h 25m
Take-off Wed 8:30a CCS Caracas, Venezuela
Landing Wed 1:25p MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Economy | Boeing 737-800 (Narrow-body Jet) | 5h 25m | Fare code: PRBG9 | 7 seats remain
Connection MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico

4h 40m
Aeromexico – Flight 682 3h 55m
Take-off Wed 6:05p MEX Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Landing Wed 10:00p ORD Chicago, IL

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General Info

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Capital- Caracas

Government Type- Democracy

Population- 26,023,528 (est. July 2007)

Language- Spanish but there are over 30 other Indian languages

Ethnic Groups- Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

Amount of Airports in Venezuela- 409

Religion- Nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%

Location- Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana

Climate- tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands

Agriculture Products- Corn, sorghum, sugarcane, rice, bananas, vegetables, coffee; beef, pork, milk, eggs; fish

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