has been said that Venezuela is the most accessible of the South
American countries and one of the most beautiful. With the diversity
in the landscape, from beaches to mountains to rainforests,
a traveler can expect to get her money's worth. Add in the fact
that there are cheap flights available from both Europe and
the USA, and it's no wonder more tourists are deciding to head
to South America.
can see the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, take a ride
in the world's highest (and longest) cable car and frolic along
the white-sand beaches on the Caribbean coast...all in one visit!
But if you're traveling on business, you'll most likely be stationed
in Caracas, the political and economical center of the country.
Shopping opportunities abound in the city, where the most popular
tourist buys are gold jewels and shoes!
E N E Z U E L A T R A V E L P
L A N N E R
coast of Venezuela was first sighted by Christopher Columbus
in 1498. In 1499 Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojeda followed
the coast to Lake Maracaibo. He named the region Venezuela,
or Little Venice, because the Native American buildings constructed
on stilts along the lake's edge reminded him of the Italian
city of Venice, which was built on a series of islands in