From the shore to the mountain heights, Venezuela is a country of stunning scenery and unexpected surprises. Coastal cities and offshore islands offer nice getaways and soft-sand beaches, while magnificent waterfalls cascade over tabletop hillsides.
Inland, the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of over 16,000 feet, give a breathtaking background to vibrant cities, while the Orinoco Delta is rich with animals. Caracas, the country's capital and largest city, offers its own brand of adventure, with a plethora of cultural institutions and nearby attractions.
Venezuela is no exception to the rule that the best places to visit are not usually the easiest to get to. Some of these places are far from the beaten route. See our list of the top tourist destinations in Venezuela for some inspiration.