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The best time to travel in Venezuela

When is the best time to visit Venezuela? It all depends what you plan to do there. You'll find all our tips and advice in this article.

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The best time of year to visit Venezuela is from December to April, during the dry season. In the wet season, the heat can be suffocating and there can be lots of rainfall, making visits to the Amazon rainforest trickier than usual. The lowland areas, by contrast, experience little precipitation. You can therefore visit these places at any time of year.

Relaxing and taking things easy

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Isla de Margarita is the place to go if you are looking to relax and take things easy: great temperatures, magnificent immaculate white sandy beaches, warm seas – a veritable paradise on earth! And the exquisite scenery and landscapes are yet another reason to come here. As you've no doubt gathered, this is one island you absolutely have to visit. Try to visit in the dry season, from December to April, if possible.

Hiking holidays in Venezuela

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What would you say to a hike offering wonderful landscapes and scenery but without the difficulties involved in certain other trails? For this you need to head for the highlands overlooking Mérida. There are also numerous national parks to visit in Venezuela. Try to visit in the dry season, from December to April.

A trip to the Roraima plateau

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The landscapes and scenery of the Roraima are worth the trip all by themselves. It's an absolutely wonderful region made up of unusually-shaped black rock formations and which can be explored via a five-day hike. That may seem a substantial undertaking, but this definitely is one of the world's most beautiful treks! To maximise the likelihood of having the weather on your side when you come here, visit during the dry season.

Sporting holidays in Venezuela

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Type of person who needs to be active all the time? Then Venezuela is the ideal destination for you. In addition to spending a few days hiking, you can also try your hand at mountain and rock climbing, particularly in the Sierra Nevada de Merida mountains. And why not have a go at paragliding and hang-gliding too, or even potholing! Opt for the dry season if possible.

Visiting the Sierra Nevada de Merida

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Spend a few days in the Sierra Nevada de Merida walking its wonderful hiking trails and exploring the its traditional little villages. Climb to the top of Pico Bolivar or la Concha and admire superb lakes such as that of Laguna Negra. Try to visit in the dry season if possible.
Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018