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Family trip 15D/14N Venezuela

Programme Overview

The Andes + Sports + Llanos + Caribbean Coast

This Family trip 15D/14N is the perfect one to explore a vast area of Venezuela and its most amazing places of interests with all your family such as: Los Llanos, the Andes, pratice sports and the Caribean coast. You will be able to see everything! The Venezuelan local guides, host families, hospitable people, and wonderful landscapes will give you a proper Venezuela experience.

This detailed programme is just an overview of some of our available activities among many others. Remeber you might be able to make some modifications to the current tourist programme based upon your personal preferences.

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  • - This family trip is thought to fullfil the most demanding people’s expectations, so we guarantee you a 100% customised trip.
  • - Meeting local families will make you feel closer to the country.
  • - You will discover ones of the most unusual natural places on Earth, where you will also be able to have a truly relaxing experience.
  • - The Price-quality ratio is one of the best for this type of stay.
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  • - It's possible you have to wait for some time between the two national connecting flights.
  • - Long roads in remote areas that are difficult to access are usual.

Detailed Programme

Merida Town Centre
Day 1: Arrival in Venezuela and Transfer to The Andes

Once your international flight arrives in Caracas, claim you luggage at the carousel. After going through customs, follow the transit flight sign until you get to the national airport, and check in at the counter; it will take you about 10 minutes to go from the international flights area to the national one. Our driver is going to pick you up at the airport in El Vigia city and take you directly to your posada (a sort of inn) in Merida (1h30- 2h).
Meals: (--)
Accommodation: Hacienda colonial Buenaventura. Hot water and electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication: mobile network & 3G.
Andes de Venezuela
Day 2: Discover the most beautiful small villages in the Andes

On this trip, you’re going to visit Los Nevados, a picturesque andean village hidden among breathtaking high mountains. Walking around this unchanged 16th century village feels like you’re back in the Spanish colonial era. Our trip starts at 08:00 a.m. in a 4X4 Toyota vehicle. Your guide is going to take you to the most beautiful and isolated Andean villages in the Andes. After 3 hours on a rough, unpaved road (60km) and several stops to watch the magnificent scenery, you'll finally reach Los Nevados village. Once there, your guide will be willing to take you for a walk or for ride on a mule around the village.
Meals: (-L-D).
Accommodation: Posada Jerez, a simple, rustic and cosy inn. Thick blankets, hot water and electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication: Poor mobile signal.
horse filling fuel Andes Venezuela
Day 3: Visit the Most Beautiful Villages in the Andes at 2,500 m. above Sea Level

We will start our morning in Los Nevados, a charming village that has remained almost unchanged since 1591. Along with your guide, you’ll be able to enjoy watching the magnificent Andean scenery and visit its surroundings on foot or by mule. The hospitality of its people and the incredible calm of this magical place are the two things you will love the most. Later, you’ll have lunch at 12:00 pm; and finally, you have to take the local transport and go all the way back to Mérida city (60km, 3h).
Meals: (B-L-)
Accommodation: Hacienda colonial Buenaventura. Hot water and electricity..
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication: Mobile network & 3G.
Paragliding Andes Venezuela
Day 4 : Canoping and paragliding

We’ll dedicate this morning to a whole new activity called: CANOPING. In the afternoon: You are now on the verge of realizing a childhood dream! You will fly over the ANDES on PARAGLIDING accompanied by an experienced driver. Amazing! Anticipate between 20 and 40min of flight and 1 hour drive to go and to return to the launch site. Your guide will pick you up at your posada at the beginning of the afternoon. Return expected at 18:30.
Meals: (-L-)
Accommodation: Hacienda colonial Buenaventura. Hot water and electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication: mobile network & 3G.
rafting Barinas Andes Venezuela
Day 5 : Rafting

Departure from Merida to the city of Barinas at 07h00. We will cross the Venezuelan Andes past a crossing at 3500m (3:30h 134km) and way down to the Acequias river (1:30 100km). Lunch at the camp. First rafting accompanied by professional guides on class II / III course (1:30) to initiate the boat handling. Overnight at camps with beds along the river.
Meals: (L-D)
Accommodation: Camping at "Gravity Camp" on the verge of the river. Cold water & electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series.
Communication: no network available.
rafting Acequias river Venezuela
Day 6: Rafting and transfert to the Llanos plains

After a copious breakfast, we begin our second rafting descent on a long journey of three hours on the IV (V) class level Sinigue river. Unforgettable journey in the middle of very dense vegetation and a much cashed torrent. Back to our camp to have lunchThen we'll go into the vast plain of the Llanos and begin to observe numerous species of birds and alligators along the path that leads us to the camp (350km 03h30). Arrival at the end of the afternoon at a local family who will welcome us.
Meals (-L-D)
Accommodation: Viviano Family. Cold water and electricity at night.
Transportation: Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series.
Communication: No network available.
Red Ibis, Los Llanos Venezuela
Day 7 : Watch Caimans and Other Spectacular Wild Animals

In this region, there is a large number of majestic wide slow rivers that are home to countless species of animals such as: red ibises, white and black storks (Jabiru), kingfishers, herons, eagles, turtles, dolphins and tapirs. So, after having breakfast, we will go for a safari boat ride on one of the most well preserved rivers of Los Llanos; you will be able to enjoy bird-watching, seeing dolphins and giant river otters, and photographing wildlife in general. After this pleasant activity, you will return to your camp for an outdoor meal. You will go on safari in a 4X4 vehicle in the afternoon. You can sit on the roof of the vehicle and enjoy a 360° panoramic view. This day ends with the capture of alligators and the observation of wild anteaters.
Meals: (B-L-D)
Accommodation: Viviano's family, cold water and electricity during the night.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication : No network.
Caiman catching, Los Llanos Venezuela
Day 8: Anacondas Search, Horse Riding and Piranhas Fishing

Horseback riding, searching for anacondas and fishing piranhas are three experiences you simply cannot miss this day. After breakfast, you'll be able to ride a horse and go even deeper into the savannah. Horseback riding is the best way to get closer enough to watch and photograph wild animals. It’s also possible to go walking in the Savannah if you wish. After finishing these activities, you will go back to your camp for an outdoor meal. The afternoon will be devoted to looking for anacondas and fishing piranhas you could eat for dinner!
Meals:(B-L-D)
Accommodation: Viviano's family, cold water and electricity during the night.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication : No network.
Picture of Los Llanos, Venezuela
Día 9: Fly from Los Llanos to Caracas

We leave for Barinas at 8:00 a.m. (350km; 3h 30min). Once there, you’ll have lunch and depending on the day of the week, you'll be transferred to Barinas airport for you to take a direct flight to Caracas airport in the afternoon, or we can also arrange for a taxi to take you there (5-6h; 450km). At Caracas airport, walk up to the gate number 11 at the national flights area; once there, you’ve got to head to the international arrivals hall by following the arrows. Your driver will be waiting for you under the giant screen at the international arrivals hall. He’ll be holding up a sign with the word “Catimar - Hotel Villa Playa Grande”. If you do not find your driver immediately because there are too many people at the arrivals hall, don’t worry, many of the people who are holding up the hotel signs under the giant screen know what "Catimar-Hotel Villa Playa Grande” is, just show them a piece of paper with the name of that hotel on it, or say it out loud, so they can tell you who your driver is going to be. Once your driver has dropped you off at the hotel, you must notify the time of your flight departure at the front desk, so you may agree on the time your taxi will take you to the airport the next day.
Meals:(B-L-)
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Playa Grande. Hot water and electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70 (Los Llanos-Barinas)
Communication: Mobile network, 3G & WiFi.
Mochima national park beaches Venezuela
Day 10: First day at the Caribbean coast

While arriving at your hotel the day before, you will show up at the reception and tell them the departure time of your domestic flight for this day, so you may agree on the time of departure of your taxi. You must check in for your flight to Barcelona at Caracas airport. Then, when you arrive in Puerto Ordaz, a driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your Posada in Mochima national park (1h; 50km). Free afternoon and relaxation at the beach
Meals: (B--)
Accommodation: Confortable Posada "Petit Jardin". Hot water and electricity.
Transport: Middle-sized Berline.
Communication: mobile network, 3G and Wi-Fi.
Mochima National Park
Days 11-14: Walk Along Heavenly Beaches on the Caribbean Coast, and Observe the Dolphins

Mochima National Park is a coastal and mountainous zone with an exclusively marine area, sandy beaches, spectacular gulfs and inlets of extraordinary beauty. These will be free days for you to discover deserted islands, pods of dolphins and a large number of different types of sea birds. With the help of the staff at your posada, you’ll be able to arrange everyday excursions, and other activities such as: snorkelling at a well-preserved coral reef (not included in the price). In addition, they will be willing to prepare you a delicious fresh-caught fish on the grill. Extra programs as those mentioned above will involve an additional cost of 30Euros/day.
Meals: (B--)
Accommodation: posada « Bahia del Mar »; cold water and electricity.
Communication: Mobile network, 3G & Wi-Fi.

Note: Scuba diving must be reserved at least 72 hours in advance.

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Day 15 : Return to the Airport, and Take your International Flight

You’ll be driven back to Barcelona Airport (1h; 50km) and then have a flight to Caracas Airport. Once you get there, you’ll be able to board your international flight. We recommend you should be at the check-in counter 5 hours before your flight.
Meals : (B*--)
Accommodation: none.
Transport: Middle-sized Berline.
Communication: mobile network, 3G & Wi-Fi.
*Simple breakfast.
PRICES PER PERS
  • Double and triple accommodation in regional cities: trip 15D/14N
  • Price per adult (min 4 people): prices start at 975 Euros/p
  • Price per adult (min 2 people): prices start at 1190 Euros/p
  • Price per child (max 11 years old): -15%
  • Price per baby (max 24 month): -50%
  • Low season rates: -10%
  • high season rates: +15%


The following things are included in the price:
  • - All means of transport: flights, boat trips, 4X4 vehicles and taxis from Caracas and to Caracas.
  • - All of the accommodation facilities.
  • - Meals when specified (B-L-D) = (Breakfast-Lunch-Diner).
  • - Guides speak English & Spanish.
  • - All the excursions and safaris mentioned in the programme, except for those mentioned in Mochima.
Not included:
  • - International flights.
  • - Airport taxes (about 5euros/pers/flight).
  • - Alcoholic beverages.
  • - Meals when not specified (by yourself) (--) = no meals included.
  • - Private English-speaking guide during the whole tour.
  • - Optional excursions (Mochima).
  • - Taxes in Canaima National Park (20euros/p).
  • - Personal expenses.
  • - All sorts of insurance.
  • - Everything that is not mentioned above « is included in the price».
Travel organization:
Our programmes are individually organised in terms of dates and content. However, our tours are not fully private, so you could meet other travellers at different stages of your trip.
What to Bring?
Hat; sunscreen; water bottle; hike pants; insect repellent; headlamp; raincoat; passport copy; sleeping bag liner; you don’t need big, heavy or cumbersome shoes, but good trainers (orienteering shoes); plastic bags to keep water away from electronic devices; first-aid-kit; polar fleece jacket; bath towel.
Further Advice:
Don't forget your travel insurance! You can benefit from the travel cancellation insurance offered by your credit-card company when paying for your tourist package at our point of sale. You must get neither a visa nor vaccination to come to Venezuela. However, Franbrasil Tour’s C.A. recommends you should get the yellow fever vaccine and the preventive treatment of malaria. You also need to have a valid passport for at least six months before arriving in Venezuela, and you have to carry it with you when travelling within the country.
Transport:
Means of transport are mentioned as examples of the models of vehicles used most often.
mapa circuito en familia Venezuela