Salto Angel or Angel Falls are a popular attraction for those visiting Canaima National Park and at 979m it is one of the world’s highest waterfalls. The best time to visit is during the rainy season, between May and November and either a sightseeing flight or a boat trip offer the best viewing options.

The National Park is itself an attraction covering 3 million hectares and listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. As well as the falls, the park also encompasses the plateau of La Gran Sabana with over 100 tepuis (table top mountains). These tepuis tower some 1000m above the surrounding savannah landscape

Isla de Margarita, which lies approximately 40km north of the mainland, is one of Venezuela's major tourist destinations. Once two separate islands it is now joined by a sandbank and the island’s main attraction is its beaches which are popular with both tourists and Venezuelans alike. A number of charter flights fly directly to the island from a variety of international destinations. It is also possible to take a ferry to the island from Puerto La Cruz on the mainland.

Gran Roque is the main town on the island of the same name in the Archipiélago of Los Roques. There is a population of around 1,000 in this small fishing town. Boats can be chartered from the waterfront for those who would like to visit the surrounding islands. Particularly interesting are the colourful houses which line the streets and the late nineteenth century lighthouse just outside of the town which gives a great view of the area.

The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is an attraction in itself. The city was finally founded in 1567 by Europeans after numerous attempts were thwarted by the indigenous Toromaima Indians. A decade later the township became the administrative seat of that colony. Today it is a metropolis of nearly five million and is a modern and busy city. As well as the infra-structure that you would expect of a large city including a metro system and high-rise towers, Caracas also boasts museums, great nightlife, shopping, parks and fine hotels.