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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 14, 2016
Millennium Mall  (1 Answer)

What shops are in the Millennium Mall?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2016
Traveling to Venezuela  (5 Answers)

Do you think it's safe to travel to Venezuela at this time of economic decline? What are your thoughts on flying into Caracas, places to stay over night and transportation from Caracas to Colombia ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 11, 2014
Good place to learn Spanish  (2 Answers)

I'm going to Caracas in October for a month and I need to find a place to learn Spanish while I'm there. So far my internet search has yielded very little. Any recommendations?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 14, 2013
where to buy gold in caracas

Greetings, where can I buy gold from a reputable good dealer in Caracas. I want to buy gold rounds or bullion not coins. Thank you . Norm

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 21, 2013
Is it safe to Hike Avila if your a women  (1 Answer)

Question : My Friend says she hikes Avila Mountain on the Weekdays. She says its very close to Downtown Caracas.

She doesnt even take her Cell phone . I think she is Putting herself in Danger .

Comments Please ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 02, 2013
where to gi  (1 Answer)

Where in caracas is thé best and thé safest nightclubs , nr and my buddy are going go caracas for a few Days 29:th november and Rhen ro Isla Margarita , and Amazonas,
We come from Sweden and Finlandes

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 02, 2013
econo rental cars for 200 USD per day ! help  (3 Answers)

I just talked to hertz USA, I need a car for two weeks in Venezuela. they told me an economy car cost $196 per day , I cant waive the insurance, and MUST pay in dollars. any suggestions? I traveled every country in the western hemisphere and never heard of such a price. thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 10, 2013
San Juan de los Morros  (1 Answer)

Hi! How to get to San Juan de los Morros from Caracas (Airport Simon Bolivar)?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 23, 2013
Best area to stay in Caracas for dancing:o)

Hey everyone,
My friend and I only have One night in Caracas. And we love to go dancing:o) What area should we stay in? If you have any specific hostel og hotel in mind, please let me know. (Not to pricy;o))
Kind Regards
Jens Louis

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 29, 2013
Journalist travelling to Caracas in March  (7 Answers)

Hello, I am a journalist for a major media outlet in the US. I have been to Brazil and Mexico in Latin America, and I want to head down to Caracas in March 2013.

I know things are a bit rough there politically right now, but I wonder how safe is it to visit as a foreign journalist? I am a radio journalist, and have a small flash recorder with a microphone. Obviously I will stand out, but I'm wondering how likely am I to get robbed that way? What is a safe way to get a few interviews down there? Is it even possible?

I am reporting on the environment and if possible I'd like to talk about the politics there as well. Am I going to find this impossible? I speak fairly good spanish, but I unfortunately am a blond haired california looking American. I'm considering growing a beard and wearing my hair out. Would it even help to say I am Canadian?

Anyway, I want to see if anybody has any ideas or thoughts on this subject. Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 20, 2013
Travel Cartagena to Caracus  (10 Answers)

Hi all,

I am currently in Colombia heading to Cartagena. I need to be in Caracas on Sat 26 Jan so I am there in good time ahead of my flight back to reality on Sun 27th.

I've taken a look on the web re flights. It isn't attractive since I am being quoted near £400 for a flights that aren't direct.

Does anyone have any advice on traveling from Cartagena to Caracas please? I trust it will be too far to do in 1 day and if that is a correct assumption, is there anywhere recommended to break up the journey so I am spend the night asleep in a hotel rather than on a bus?

Any help much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 11, 2012
Caracas  (1 Answer)

Hi all,

Would you please recommend eateries, bars and clubs locals frequent in Caracas?? I d like to get the best out of the culture.

Thank you!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 06, 2011
$1000 US DOLLARS  (2 Answers)

What happens when you get caught with more money? Do you really go to jail? Are you kept at the police house? How do you get an attorney? How long does it take to get released? I was just there and luckily I was not searched. I am used to traveling with more money and did not no the law, but saw the signs when I arrived and was scared to death. But now I am safe, not in Caracus any more so I am curious what would have happened. I had no problems, all of the Venezuelan people I dealt with were very nice, helpful, honest, and my experience was good. The customs and immigration officials were respectful and no problem.

So if they had searched me and found3500 US on me would I have been able to buy my way out? I was planning on spending money there. Why is that a crime? It helps the local businesses. Just curious what would have happened and has any one gone to jail for this law?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 03, 2011
Safety  (6 Answers)

I have never been in South America. I'd be happy to receive feedback about the safety in Caracas, how to spend time best?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 09, 2011
airport taxi  (2 Answers)


Does anybody know how much a black taxi from Caracas airport to Altamira cost?
Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 21, 2011
currency  (3 Answers)

we arrive in caracas 23rd jan 2011.Like most people travelling to venezuela the currency question poses a problem.We are being told here in colombia that we need to take dollars and trade on the street, expect to get 8.5 local to the dollar, is this correct ? how easy is it to trade colombian pesos to venezuelan bolivars?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 15, 2010
arrival info caracas  (3 Answers)

Hi there,

I arrive in Caracas on the 31st December and i need recommendations for a cheap place to stay in a safe place in Caracas. I also need to know how i can get to the city from the aiport. any ideas? I am hesitant to book and pay on the internet.

Please help]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 23, 2010
Do you think Peru or Venezuela is a better place to visit ?  (10 Answers)

Hello, I am a 1st time traveler to South America and like Peru, Venezuela, and Columbia.

Which place would you go first? What is your Favorite thing about Venezuela? Peru? Columbia?

Thanks !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 06, 2010
Spanish Language School

Can anyone recommend a Spanish Language School for a beginner? I'd like to study 3-4 weeks. Or would you recommend a different location in Venezuela to study?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 24, 2010
is there any dangerous for travellers this time because of the bad relationships with colombia??  (2 Answers)

hello everybody,i am travelling in caracas the next week,and i would like to sak if there is something dangerous,because of the contra between chaves and colombia!!i am planning to travel with autobus for colombia and i am worrying if this is a little dangerous because i have heard that army is going to the boarders between the 2 countries..!thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 22, 2010
valencia  (1 Answer)

how much does it cost in a taxi , black car from caracas airport to valencia airport

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 04, 2010
from caracas to bogota with bus..??  (1 Answer)

hello everybody,i will be in caracas in august and i would like to travel in the capital of colombia,bogota.can anyone inform me some good autobuses companies and advice me about this trip(if someone have done it..).i know that will be a bit dificult but its more cheaper,although the dangerous that maybe have..!also,i have heard for colective a good idea..??thank you very much..:D

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 18, 2010
Caracas and Margarita  (3 Answers)

I hear of the strong Muslim communities in Caracas, Isla Margarita, and a free zone. Can you tell me the neighborhoods or areas that have most Lebanese and conservative Muslims to visit...and most important the good Middle Eastern eatings. : )

Sorry I make reply to the post in wrong reply area before

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 07, 2010
local travel guide and hotel suggestions  (2 Answers)

I will be in Caracus for the last week of April attending a world fencing match near the airport. Does anyone have any suggestions for a local travel guide/driver and a very clean safe hotel?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 01, 2010
Language and prices  (2 Answers)

Hi fellow (virtual) travellers
Planning a trip to Venezuela this summer, although neither me or my girlfriend speak Spanish. Is this gonna be a problem for us?
Since im asking questions already, does anyone have an estimate concerning the budget? Hotel rates and eat-out prices. We are two students travelling and have an approximate budget of 60$ per person a day. Is that reasonable or ridicules if we are planning to travel islands and coast stretch + Caracas for a few days?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 07, 2010
Caracas & Venezuela Travel Questions


I'm planing a trip to Venezuela between 25 March - 10 April 2010. I will arrive in Caracas and it's only me travelling. I'm still considering what options I have, but I'm most interested in spending time on the coast or on the ocean.
I would like to make a boat trip to some of the islands in the Caribic - maybe Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & Grenadines and Barbados. But going in the other direction to Los Roques, the dutch Antilles, Curacao and Aruba would be nice as well. Can you offer any kind of trip which combines any of these destinations?

I'm also interested in getting tips on Caracas (where to stay, what to do, where to eat, where to go out) and tips on the most interesting inland trips that can be made. I know of most of the big attractions like Angel falls, Orinoco, Jungle Trips, Isla Margharita and so on - but would like to hear about something interesting but not to touristy. I'm ok doing everything from backpacking in the jungle, staying at a spa hotel, driving a couch bus, clubing and eating all the good local food. I love nature, meeting new people, trying the local food and drinks and be able to swim and do sports outdoors.

I hope you have some tips for me. I have been in contact with a few tourist agencies, but it seems to be a problem that I'm travelling alone (for some reason) and the fact that I'm planing to use Venezuela as a starting point for a boatrip into the Caribic doesn't appear to be the standard approach. Your help is most appreciated! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 28, 2009
Long-Term Car Rental (3 weeks)  (2 Answers)

Does anyone have suggestions on which car rental company provides the most aggressive pricing for a 3 week rental? I fly into Caracas on Jan 13th very late, so I'll need a car from Jan 14th until I leave on Feb 5th. If it is cheaper to rent in Caracas (away from the airport), I can arrange the transport. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Deb Nelson

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 14, 2009
tour operators  (3 Answers)


anyone can advice a reliable tour operator in caracas for a 4 day tour
Salto Angel and a second tour Los llanos?

alguien me puede recomendar agencia de tour fidable donde se pueda reservar
excursion de 4 dias para los llanos y otra para Salto del Angel?

grazie/gracias/thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 20, 2009
Place to stay  (1 Answer)

Hi Everyone. I am travelling in Caracas with a band from London to perform at the Music festival,5 Nov 2009, and i decided to stay for a while in Caracas.
I would be very interested to meet up with artists, musicians, singers and also if someone could advise me on accomodation? I would be very grateful.
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 18, 2009
Estimated Prices of item?

Im planning to go to Caracas and I would Like to know the estimated prices for item in shopping centers like El Sambil...For example how much can pants or a pair of shoes cost in zara shop or in hilfilger shop....I would like prices in Bolivar Please...Thank you in advance!!!

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