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Caracas tours and excursions

Caracas tours

Fly over Caracas

Undoubtedly the safest way to see Caracas and all its many boroughs, Vive Parapente offer tandem paragliding experiences over the capital with a flight that lasts between 8 and 15 minutes, landing back down at Playa Los Cocos.

Tel: +58 416 6332 605.
Website: http://www.viveparapente.com.ve

City tours

There are few operators offering city tours, but it's possible to hire a local guide through any travel agency used to dealing with foreigners. Most tour operators have their sights set far beyond the city, but for excursions nearby you can try Caracas CityTour on the La Candelaria, and Trotamundos on the third floor or Torre America on Avenida Venezuela in Bello Monte.

Tel: +58 412 2616 259; + 58 212 762 4996.
Website: http://www.trotamundos.com

Caracas excursions

Archipelago Los Roques

Hop on a short flight out to the idyllic islets of Archipelago Los Roques, 160km (99 miles) off the coast from Caracas, to enjoy ivory-white beaches and transparent waters with not a single chain hotel or nightclub in sight. Or catch a bus to the coastline just beyond the airport, where there are some reasonable beaches.

Website: http://www.losroques.org

Colonia Tovar

Take a day trip out to the mountain town of Colonia Tovar, ensconced in the cloud forest 60km (37 miles) west of Caracas. Once an enclave of German immigrants, it is filled with incongruous Black Forest architecture, traditionally dressed shopkeepers and enough sausages to feed an army. A unique German oasis in a Latin American home.

Website: http://www.coloniatovar.net
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Featured Hotels


Cayena-Caracas Hotel

A secure retreat in the centre of the bustling metropolis, unwind on the rooftop of this 5-star hotel with a dip in the heated pool. Packed with a boutique, Venezuelan-inspired style, amenities at the Cayena-Caracas include a 42" television and pillow menu in every room, and fitness centre on the top floor.

Dal Bo Hostel

Expect a warm welcome at the premiere hostel in the historical centre of Caracas, graced with an international crowd taking refuge in one of its six-bed dorms. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, towel rental and 24 hour security at the front desk.

Pestana Caracas Premium City & Conference Hotel

Plush with rooftop pool and views overlooking Parque Generalísimo Francisco De Miranda this business hotel includes free Wi-Fi 24 hour room service and a fitness centre with sauna and jacuzzi.

Caracas Palace Hotel

The former Four Seasons hotel does not disappoint and is widely considered one of the best hotels in Caracas located in the exclusive and safe neighbourhood of Altamira. There's a fantastic, curvaceous pool, two excellent restaurants and a spa as well as 115 sumptuous and spacious rooms.

Gran Melía Caracas

This princely choice is one of the largest and most sumptuous hotels in Caracas, which manages to feel far removed from the surrounding noise and heat despite its central location. It boasts all the trimmings including Jacuzzis in the rooms, gym, swimming pool and several first-class restaurants.

Hotel Paseo Las Mercedes

This squeaky clean hotel is ideal if you have a stopover in Caracus. It has uniformly comfortable rooms and pleasant English-speaking staff. It is located in a shopping centre but has the pick of dozens of excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs on its doorstep.