Adventure Travel to Venezuela – Episode 191

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Diana Higuera who is a native of Venezuela who worked for a number of years as a tour guide on adventure tours to see Venezuela’s wildlife and natural beauty.

Diana takes us on a virtual tour starting in Margarita island, then heading to the Los Roques archipelago north of Venezuela, then in an Indian canoe up the Orinoco river.

From there we will head to the tepuis (table-top mountains) in Canaima National Park in Venezuela’s Amazon basin. There we will see the highest waterfall in the world at Angel Falls. We will also go behind Sapo falls.

Along the way, we will see birds, monkeys, and anacondas. We will fish for piranas, pet crocodiles and eat street food in Venezuela.

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Show Notes

Venezuela Map
Los Roques Archipelago National Park
Tepuis (table top mountains) in Canaima National Park
Sapo Falls and Sapito Falls
Street Food in Venezuela
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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Adventure Travel to Venezuela – Episode 191”

Adolfo Salgueiro


I just finished listening to the Venezuela episode and it brought back great memories. I lived 20 years in Venezuela (1972-1992) and have combed the country several times. It is so sad what has happened to that country.

My mom puts is best: “The best country in the world to live in is Venezuela without Chavez. The second best is Venezuela with Chavez”.

Keep up the great job, Chris. I really enjoy the podcast and hope to visit some really cool place sometime soon so I can be in the show. I have been to many awesome places but it was either a long time ago so the info will not be current, or they have already been talked about.

As a side note, I am twin brother with Jose Salgueiro, the guy you interviewed about Buthan.

Thanks for your podcast!

Adolfo Salgueiro



thanks Adolfo, your comment on Venezuela made me laugh out loud. 🙂

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