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Venezuela

We had planned to stay in Venezuela for 14 days, but only managed to stretch the budget to 8 days, 4 of which were spent travelling, due to the various exchange rates of the country.

As such we were only able to see Angel Falls, but despite the problems encountered we have already decided to return to Venezuela in the future, as there are just too many places that we would really want to see.

Places of interest we visited:

Accommodations we stayed in:

Here is a summary of where we stayed in Venezuela, for how long for and a rating based on 3 key criteria for us; cleanliness of rooms/bathroom, location to amenities and value for money based on the town’s/city’s price range. All of our accommodations were on a private room base and not dorms.

Note: 3 nights are missing in the table below as they were spent on overnight buses.

The ratings below are 1 – 5, with 1 being awful and 5 being fantastic:

Town Place Nights Cleanliness Location Value
Catia La Mar Hotel Catimar 1 3 1 1
Ciudad Bolivar Posada Dona Carol 2 4 4 5
Canaima National Park Kavac
Hammocks (Angel
Falls)
1 2 3 2
Kavac Lodge 1 4 4 3

Breakdown of our costs in Venezuela:

The following costs need an explanation. The table shows the total of £1,528, which worked out at £170 per day for the both of us, which would be accurate if we had taken all the money in VEFs from ATMs. In reality we spent less because we exchanged 120 USD at 8 VEF per USD. Additionally, under “Attractions” we only have the trip to Canaima National Park / Angel Falls, which was paid via bank transfer to a EURO account. Following these adjustments the real total is actually £1029 and £129 per day for both of us.

View our post for more information on the exchange rates in Venezuela.

Below is breakdown of what we spent (by direct exchange of VEF to GBP):

Type of Expense Total (GBP) Daily Ave. (GBP)
Accommodation 101 11
Food (inc eating out) 170 19
Transport 206 23
Attractions 943 105
Other (fees, batteries, etc) 109 12
Total 1,528 170

For photos, view our Venezuela gallery page.

 

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