Customer Review

Choroní Beach

“I have been living and teaching in Venezuela for the past year and one-half. During that time I have had the occasion to travel all over Venezuela. At first I tried arranging tours myself as that is quite common in many countries. Unless you are totally fluent and willing to risk the outcome of your trip, that is a bad idea in Venezuela.  I have tried contacting tour companies in Venezuela, but have found most take days if not weeks to respond to requests and simple questions. I have used two Venezuelan travel agents, but it has been tiresome to get anything accomplished. Finally at Christmas 2011, while I was in California for Christmas break, I found Turpial Travel. I have since booked two amazing tours and have been completely satisfied both times. The level of service and commitment to satisfying the customer is a refreshing change here in Venezuela. Turpial Travel agents are concerned about all aspects of the tour and are tireless in their quest for excellence. I just wish that I would have booked my Angel Falls tour through Turpial” Read more

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Roraima & Angel Fall Trek – Jonathan’s experience

I just came back from Venezuela with Turpial Travel, and I cannot say enough good things about them. I am a pretty experienced traveler, but Venezuela provides some unique challenges that I was not prepared for. Good thing Joanne over at Turpial was already anticipating those possible issues, and took care of them beforehand. I dont think I would feel safe traveling in Venezuela without an amazingly professional team behind this trip to help me. Thank you so much to Joanne and anyone else that helped make this an outrageous adventure that I will never forget!!

Jonathan Bickoff

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Laguna La Restinga in Margarita Island

Laguna de La Restinga

If you are planning an escape to Margarita Island why not visit Laguna La Restinga?

La Laguna La Restinga (The Rastinga Lagoon) is one of the most popular attractions on Margarita Island.  The lagoon is filled with mangroves, oysters, sea horses, fish and many birds. The Restinga lagoon is considered one of the world’s best wetlands with a water surface of less than 6 meters deep. Its ecosystem is preserved in its natural state and in it you find 85 bird species, 20 reptiles and 10 mammals.

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Off-The-Beaten-Path Museums in Venezuela

Dimitrios Demu de Lechería Museum

Planning a trip to Venezuela? Here are some off-the-beaten-path museums you can visit in Puerto La Cruz:

1. Museum El Sol de las Botellas (Sun of Bottles Museum): was conceived by the poet Douglas Gutierrez and inaugurated on August 28, 1993. The name of this museum stems from various bottles embed in circles throughout the museums walls.  The museum counts with five different rooms and in them you find samples of wooden art, metal, glass, ceramics, paintings and tapestries. There is also a room devoted to graphic design. Read more
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The largest snake in the world

Did you know that the anaconda is the largest snake in the world, when both weight and length are considered? It can reach a length of 30 feet (9 meters) and weigh up to 550 pounds (227 kilograms)! Kids, learn more about this fascinating specie at:

The anaconda is found in Los LLanos region of Venezuela  Turpial Travel promises extraordinary encounters with the anaconda. Visit our website at

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