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Customised English-speaking travel agency in Venezuela.

About us: Franbrasil Tour's C.A. !

Franbrasil Tours C.A is a receptive English speaking travel agency in Venezuela. Based in Mérida, in the Andes Cordillera, our young and dynamic team is at your disposal to respond at your mail and phone calls. Furthermore you dispose of phone assistance, personalized 24/24 during your trip. Franbrasil Tour's C.A is registered in Venezuelan Minister of tourism under the code "RTN: 11098", with a license of travel agency “VT:2958” y a license of touristic transport “TTT:816”.

During yours contacts by mail, phone or directly, you will meet yours principal interlocutors:


Responsible of the traveler relations, organization and supervision of the travels.
Juan Valencia

Assistant of the traveler relations, organization and supervision of the travels
Jose Contreras

One of ours guides specialized Llanos, Andes and Catatumbo.
Marcos Castillo

One of ours guides specialized Llanos, Andes, Catatumbo, Angel Fall and Gran Sabana.
Elvis Briceño

One of ours guides specialized Llanos, Andes and Catatumbo.
RAMIREZ Luis Alejandro
RAMIREZ Luis Alejandro

One of ours guides specialized Llanos, Andes and Catatumbo.
PEÑA Ildebrando
PEÑA Ildebrando

Specialized off road driver with Toyota Land Cruiser in Andean area and Catatumbo.
MOLINA Arsenio

Specialized off road driver with Toyota Land Cruiser in Andean area, Llanos and Catatumbo.

Responsible administration, accounts, service control quality, mechanic, driver, guide, etc.
Who are we? It's a long story!
I was never a good narrator, but this probably will give you an idea how it all began... Franbrasil was born in the head of a 25 year old Frenchman whom after having crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in a sailboat decided to continue his venture and discover Latin America. This entrepreneur, Sylvain Lanctin, born near Paris, France graduated from the National School of the French Merchant Navy with the title Officer 1st Class. After several years exploring different destinations it was a trip through Venezuela that made him realize he had found what he was seeking. At the age of 28, and with the help of a Brazilian friend Roberto Marco Nunes, he decided to take the plunge. Sylvain quit his job in France to create his own company in Latin America and peruse a lifelong dream to have a fascinating career in tourism. While roaming the highest peaks in the Andes Mountains (more than 5000 meters) in his 30 year old Jeep he discovered these small mountain villages lost in time. Places like Los Pueblos del Sur where the people still live a simple life of agriculture and farming meager crops or the vast low-lying marshy savannah plains of Los Llanos where alligators are more abundant than mosquitoes. Imagine standing at the edge of the only road that crosses this vastness and realizing you’re surrounded by more than 20 alligators on all sides! Imagine the region of La Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela and the spectacular tepuy, sleeping under the stars at the base of a waterfall several hundred meters high and being isolated more than 24 hours away from the nearest asphalt road. Imagine being awake with the local people in the middle of the night. Imagine Lake Maracaibo and houses built over the water where to cross the street you must swim or take a boat. Imagine the Caribbean coast and the Canary Islands where sea turtles not frightened by man and will eagerly eat from your hand. VENEZUELA is a paradise, where nature is still intact and magnificent. This is why I decided to explore the passion I feel for this country, its people and its environment.
Our agency...
Our local agency is specialized in rural ecotourism and adventure sports that is our daily passion. We have the know-how, the knowledge and the technical means to bring you closer to this preserved nature for your satisfaction by having a maximum of contact with the locals, pillars of our organization. Our tailor-made travel are built up according to the dates, standard, rhythm and budget of your choice.
Ecotourism in Venezuela is characterized by a very varied fauna, its breath-taking sceneries with the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, its lake villages (Catatumbo), and its Caribbean coasts but also by its Amazonian forest and its numerous native tribes. Our local agency knows how to make discover the authentic and traditional side of it all. We’ll take you to unusual places thanks to our network: guides, drivers and local cooks who will be at your service.
Venezuela is also an ideal playground adapted to the sportsman, with the Venezuelan Andes, culminating at 5000m of altitude. We are specialized in hiking, white-water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, canyoning, 4*4, and bungee jumping. Venezuela, it’s an endless ecotourism.
The atmosphere…
Our ecotourism trips are built up to respect the local traditions with a permanent concern about the integration. You’ll be in contact with the inhabitants and share with them the discovery of this beautiful country. The trips are organized alternating rural rustic zones in the heart of nature with the local inhabitants who most likely will have neither electricity nor hot water and some comfortable breaks in the regional towns every 2-4 days. These stakeholders are essential in the organization of our excursions. You’ll dispose consistently of sanitary facilities, rustic but clean with shower. Insofar as possible, the long distances are done by plane with sometimes a significant waiting time between 2 national fights, due to frequent delay of the airlines companies. Other areas can be visited only by 4*4 or by boat, sometimes covering long distances, alternated with stops over to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes and interesting points.
The guides…
What is nicer than travelling with a local guide, who knows his country perfectly and who will care of all your needs, using his professional competences? Venezuela is a large country; that’s why our guides are specialized by geographical area in order to give you the best service from native spokespersons of each visited zone. They will give a special care to your requirements. They’ll speak English or Spanish, depending on the excursions that you will have chosen with our help & personalized advices.
The drivers…
Our drivers are selected for their careful and responsible driving but also for their knowledge of the country. You will be able to take the advantage during nautical and road itineraries by exchanging with a local receptive in order to soak up the country’s atmosphere.
The cooks…
Our cooks are local inhabitants who will make you discover the traditional Venezuelan meals. Our multi-day packages usually alternate days in rural and urban areas. All meals are included when you stay in rural areas like Angel Falls or Orinoco Delta because it is difficult to find nearby restaurants. When you stay in main regional cities, not all of the meals are included because it is easier for travellers to find restaurants to suit all tastes. Our local guides will indicate you the recommended places to satisfy your wishes. Regarding accommodation facilities, they are comfortable in the cities and rustic in the rural areas.
Our commitment responsible…
Our agency, based on the experience and the competence of the local family, works in the biggest harmony and mutual respect with the natives. Our social task is to take care of some disadvantaged environments, mainly rural, by giving them training and a worthy work in order to help them keep a sustainable development in the actual and modern Venezuelan society. This task is made every day, thanks to a rich and sensitive human experience, allowing us to give the best of this country and to transform your local experience into an enhancive help for the population.