- Day Overnight
Orinoco Delta NP
- For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Venezuelan Odyssey'
to the Andes, Jaji village
Paramos villages & Mucubaji Lagoon
Angel Falls overflight and day trip to Canaima
Puerto Ordaz and Orinoco Delta
Starts and ends in Caracas (Macuto).
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Customer reviews for
Venezuela is such a huge and varied country that each area provided its special highlights- we were very happy to have the opportunity to experience such a range
Andes, Angel Falls, Orinoco Delta
Overall impressions of Venezuela - all of it contributed
The wildlife at Los Llanos
We enjoyed all of the areas for different reasons
They were all fascinating in their different ways - what a varied country Venezuela is.
Seasonal information for 'Venezuelan Odyssey'
Hotels for 'Venezuelan Odyssey'
Due to its convenience for Caracas airport, the coastal town of Macuto is the ideal place to stay for a positioning night. All the hotels here are rather characterless. Ole Caribe is the best of the 4* options, but nothing special. All the rooms have: Satellite TV, a/c, mini-bar, hair-dryer, security box and the hotel has a swimming pool.
Days 2 - 3
Posada Casa Sol
Our favourite posada in downtown Merida. This is a stylishly renovated colonial house with interior patio garden where breakfast is served. The public areas are decorated with modern handicrafts created by local artisans.
Rooms are comfortably furnished and have private bathrooms, safes, laptop internet connections and TVs.
La Trucha Azul
Paramos - Santo Domingo
Modelled as an Andean village and situated at a sensible altitude in the Santo Domingo Valley, this countryside hotel makes a convenient base for a positioning night between Merida and the Llanos. Bedrooms are comfortably appointed with a seating area, private bathroom, hot water and pretty soft furnishings in a rather cutesy style.
Days 5 - 7
Hato El Cedral
Hato Cedral has a small swimming pool and comfortable rooms (2 queen beds) with a/c and private bathrooms. Resident English-speaking naturalist guides escort guests on morning and afternoon safaris. All visitors stay on a full board basis with meals served at fixed times in the day. It is a 3hr drive from Barinas airport.
Days 8 - 10
A restored two storey colonial house in the historic quarter, furnished with antiques. It has 15 large rooms, all with private bathrooms, fans, air conditioning, fridges, phones and a safety deposit box at the desk. A pool and jacuzzi in the hotel have views of the Angostura Bridge across the Orinoco River.
Days 11 - 12
Orinoco Delta Lodge
The lodge is situated on the banks of Caño Guamal in the Orinoco Delta. It comprises of 37 bungalows, all built in traditional local style, with wooden walls and palm thatched roofs. Some are on stilts in the river, connected to the communal areas by raised wooden walkways. Access is solely by motorised river boat along the Caño Manamo.
Guests stay on a full board basis including daily excursions with resident guides (shared with others). Windows are screened with mosquito netting. The Lodge helped set up and now helps run a school for local Warao children.