located at the northern coast of South America, where
the continent meets the Caribbean Sea. Its myriad
landscapes, together with a huge animal and vegetal
diversity, makes of this country a singular place.
on Earth. With its 900,000 sq km (twice Spain’s
extension), Venezuela offers crystalline waters with
mangroves and coral reefs, dry and desert-like zones,
alluvial savannas of extraordinary beauty and
particularly interesting for naturalists, mountains
proudly represented by the Andes and ancient tablelands,
called Tepuis, emerging from the dense green of the
jungles. Its tropical climate offers a real dry season.
Its birdlife is a paradise with 1385 species (40% of
South America’s avifauna who represents itself 40% of
the Earth’s avifauna) including many endemics and
spectaculars. All this diversity can be easily reached
thanks to the good transportation system available.
Venezuela is a melting pot. Its friendly population is
the product of an ancestral crossbreeding characterized
by racial toleration. All the places visited are totally
safe without any problem of security.
Safari truck at Hato Piñero
director of Venezuela Ecotravel
Sergio was born in Caracas but has Venezuelan and
Italian nationalities. He has made his studies in Europe,
then he was commercial pilot in civil aviation during
six years in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Since 1990, he
is established as official tour-operator in Caracas. He
speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Contact Sergio by e-mail.
Bruno was born and raised in Normandy, France, and his
interest in birds and conservation began at an early
age. During seven years he was professional
ornithologist in the Alps and in the Camargue. Since
1989, he is professional nature photographer. He has
discovered Venezuela in 1991 and is leading birding
tours since 1996. Bruno is staff leader for the French
Nature, Saïga (www.saiga-voyage-nature.fr) and Terra Incognita (www.terra-incognita.fr).
He speaks English, Spanish and French.
Contact Bruno by e-mail.
collaborator "Parque Nacional Morrocoy".
collaborator guide "Llanos del Norte".
collaborator guide "Llanos del Sur".
Venezuela Ecotravel is an official
tour-operator established in Caracas since 1990, meaning
we have all the legal authorizations for travelling and
organizing tours in the country.
c/o Sergio Carli
final de la 3ra Avenida, Los Palos Grandes,
1062 – CARACAS – VENEZUELA
Tel : 00 58 212 286 50 26 – Fax : 00 58 212
286 55 35
Insurance : any guest should subscribe a personal
insurance in his country.
Prices : All the
prices do not include : flights to and from Venezuela,
personal drinks and expenses, tips for the local guides,
departure tax from Caracas.
Tour-operators and travel agencies, please contact us.
Payment, refund and
cancellation : All the payments should be done 30
days before departure tours (all details of the bank
account are available via email). Cancellations between
30 and 15 days before departure are refunded 80% and 20%
in the two previous weeks before departure.
Passport valid 6 months after the end of the trip.
Health : No
vaccinations certificates are necessary in order to
enter Venezuela. Vaccination against yellow fever is
recommended. Malaria prophylaxis is suggested as
Malarone® mainly for EASTERN
VENEZUELA Tour. Please check with your physician to
determine which anti-malarial drug is best for you.
Weather : Venezuela's
dry season lasts from October to April. In the Llanos
and Amazonia , temperatures can reach 35 to 40°C. In the
high Andes, they can go down to 6°C early morning,
warming up during the day. Occasional rains could occur
in Amazonia, in the Andes, in the North-Western and
Birding and photographic
equipment : Binoculars are essential, preferably
8x30 or 10x40. A HIGH-QUALITY SCOPE OF 80 MM WITH
HIGH-DEFINITION GLASS, ZOOM 20-60X, ADAPTOR FOR
DIGISCOPY AND SOUND RECORDS OF MORE THAN 600 SPECIES OF
BIRDS WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL THE BIRDING TOURS.
During the BIRDS OF VENEZUELA, NORTHERN LLANOS, AMAZONIA
and NW VENEZUELA tours, wildlife photography is possible
in good or excellent conditions. Actually, one of the
best solutions for recording memories is to use a small
digital scope or digiscoping (scope and digital camera).
Final information : A
more complete information for each tour will be sent to
each registrant on receipt of their booking. Final
information with instructions for meeting the group,
hotel addresses, etc., will be mailed about three weeks
before trip departure. If you have any questions, please
guides, maps, CD Roms
and CD :
: by Steven L. Hilty,
2002. Princeton University
Press. 878 pp.
of Venezuela :
and distributions by
Peter Boesman. CD-ROM.
: A field guide by Louise
H. Emmons,2nd Ed. 1999,
University of Chicago
Press, 392 pp.
by Kricher, Princeton
University Press, 1990
(3 éd.), a wonderful
vulgarization on the
Nacionales de Venezuela
by Karl Weidmann, Roman
Angel, Carsten Todtmann
& Alexandro Reig,
Oscar Todtmann Ed.,
by Krzysztof Dydynski,
3rd Ed. 2001, 432 pp.
by Alan Murphy and Dan
Green, 3rd Ed. 2002,
Travel Reference Map,
3rd Ed. 2000, 1:1 750
000, ITMB International
of Venezuela, Mount
by Emilio Perez and
Adrian Warren available
on website : www.lastrefuge.co.uk.
This map-guide is a
wonderful source of
informations for preparing
le Monde perdu du Vénézuela
by David Rosane, 2000,
Sitelle Ed, CD