Is Venezuela a safe place to visit?
This is the question that every traveler asks themselves when thinking about Venezuela!
Every day I answer this question at least a couple of times. I understand my clients’ concerns when considering coming to a country that has gone through very difficult situations and that still remains negatively exposed in the news and social media. In reality, there is never any positive talk about my country, only chaos, death, crime, hunger, and blood for years, and perhaps even longer. In these brief lines, I present my point of view regarding security, at least since the year 2021.
Director & Founder Osprey Expeditions
Is it ok to visit Venezuela now?
I would like to make it clear that I do not perceive Venezuela as a highly secure country; however, I believe that it is not as dangerous as it used to be. If one employs common sense, visits national parks, relatively popular tourist destinations, engages in typical activities, avoids challenging fate with situations that may lead to problems, then one is unlikely to have an adverse experience in my country.
If you do not feel adequately prepared for Venezuela, perhaps it would be best to wait. The concept is that if you do come, you can fully enjoy our natural wonders and experience a great sense of peace, as that is the essence of travel.
If you feel inclined to visit my country, please reach out to me, and we can arrange a highly intriguing trip in Venezuela.
"The forbidden land of South America"
After the political crisis, Venezuela was put on the red list and it became “The forbidden land of South America”, a place you should not visit. Of course, traveling to Venezuela is not the easiest and even booking a flight ticket can be a struggle. But nature has not changed and there are several different ways to visit my country in a safe and fun way. Venezuela is more than ready to accept travelers and offers one of the best travel experiences ever. I have personally led a few overlanding group tours since July 2021 and the results were fantastic. All my clients found not only the exceptional nature but charming and authentic, very friendly local people. They have experienced the most famous destinations in Venezuela empty, without massive groups of tourists like in the other countries of the continent. Do you really want to have a genuine traveling experience, a true expedition? My country is the answer.
Our groups bring together like-minded people with a passion for traveling off the beaten track. They are very suitable for everyone, also for our clients, who are used to traveling independently. We always make sure to do our best at giving our group tours an independent feel as much as possible.
It is important to verify the date of the news articles when reading negative information about Venezuela. Additionally, when someone speaks negatively about Venezuela and questions whether they have visited the country, it is common for people to simply parrot what they have heard without personal experience.
We have been receiving European clients since July 2021 when the country started opening again.
Super Famous Instagram and Youtube video creator from Argentina Uki Deane recently visited Venezuela (May 2023)
Super Famous Instagram and Youtube video creator from Argentina Uki Deane recently visited Venezuela (May 2023). I went to Angel Falls with him.
See his instagram here and check out all the updates: https://www.instagram.com/ukideane/
Look at the amazing video he made about his Angel Falls experience + me as a guide!
Travel Guru & Influencer Alvaro Rojas also visited Venezuela and brought 3 groups with us! Yes... 3 groups!
Click on the link here: https://ospreyexpeditions.com/alvaro-rojas-wanderreds-in-venezuela/
Click here to see this Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cx-cSQrt0t4/
His instagram is here: https://www.instagram.com/wanderreds/ …and guess what, he is coming back with another group in March 2024.
Lucinda Lawrence- (UK) shares her experience in Caracas and Angel Falls
Does Caracas worth a visit? See what they say and make your own conclusions
More European clients talking about the "Most Dangerous City of the world"
Chelsie Kumar from Australia also visited Venezuela!
See her instagram. I took her out in Caracas. we explored my city and had a very good time. Click here to see her instagram
Malte Clavin (Germany): Journalist, National Geographic Photographer.
I was his guide to Angel Falls and we had a great time. His pictures are simply great. Read his interesting articles about Venezuela 2022