Venezuelan Jungle Breaks

Posted on: 23 October 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

There is much more to Venezuela than Angel Falls, infact the country at the tip of South America is packed full of jungle retreats.

Venezuela possesses shorelines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south. Situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America, off the Venezuelan coast are also to be found the Caribbean island states of Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Angel Falls in the Guiana Highlands is the world's highest waterfall and one of Venezuela’s major tourist attractions.

Jungle Tours

Amazon Adventures ( run a week long tour in the Venezuelan area of the Amazon jungle. Starting at Pto. Ayacucho the adventure takes in an Indian market, a full day’s boat trip down the Amazon exploring the vegetation and natural wildlife as well as various stop-offs at secluded lagoons amongst the hidden treasures of Venezuela.

Although several routes between the UK and South America have been curtailed, British Airways continue to offer direct flights from London to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. From here, onward connections are available to the oil city of Maracaibo, the resort island of Margarita, and Angel Falls.

To find the cheapest available flights, visit

Jungle Lodges

Manaka Jungle Lodge is located close to the junction of the Ventuari and Orinoco Rivers, some 60 miles south from Puerto Ayacucho in the Venezuelan Amazon accessible by charter flight from Caracas and Puerto Ayacucho.

An ecological paradise, Manaka offers the best and biggest peacock bass fishing, diverse and unforgettable landscapes, birdwatching and as much comfort as you can expect in such a remote area.

For booking details email or visit for a full run down on all Venezuelan jungle lodges.

Have you been on a jungle adventure? Have you visited Venezuela before? Do you have any handy travel tips to pass on?

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