Paria Peninsula

Paria Peninsula

The Paria Peninsula is one of Venezuela’s hidden gems — a lush green landscape of small hills, farms and isolated hamlets that give way to luxuriant cloud forests as the peninsula grows more mountainous and reaches out like a finger towards the island of Trinidad a few miles off the coast. On Paria’s northern coast, palm forested hills come down to the sea and create a succession of idyllic beaches that are some of the most beautiful in the whole Caribbean. Sheltered by headlands, the best beaches are long bays of warm yellow sand, backed by groves of coconut palm. The pace of life is relaxed and friendly, everyone has time to stop and chat. Tropical fruits abound and the area’s small farms produce cacao for the finest chocolate in the world.

Paria Peninsula tour 7 days/6 nights

This tour starts and ends in Puerto Ordaz.

Day 1 Puerto Ordaz to Caripe (Lunch and dinner)

We leave Puerto Ordaz at 10am, after a visit to the Llovizna Park with it’s spectacular waterfalls. Our drive takes us through flatlands towards Maturin and then gradually up into the mountains. This area is famed for growing cocoa, strawberries and fruit and vegetables. Arrive by 6pm to see the exodus of the oil birds at the Guacharo cave. Overnight at the Niebla Azul cabins overlooking Caripe.

Day 2 Caripe (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Visit the oil bird cave half day. Lunch in town then explore the lush surroundings of Caripe and sample some of the famous strawberries and cream. Overnight in Niebla Azul cabins.

Day 3 Caripe to Playa Medina (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

We leave Caripe after breakfast and continue through the cocoa and coffee plantations. Have lunch in Carupano, a lively little town. Arrive at Playa Medina late afternoon in time for a swim. Overnight in Playa Medina.

Day 4 Playa Medina (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
A day free to relax and enjoy the beach. Overnight in Playa Medina

Day 5 Playa Medina (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Today we visit the chocolate factory and nearby cocoa plantation. Later we drive to Hacienda Agua Sana, where there are many thermal springs of various temperatures to relax in. You could also cover yourself in soft mineral clay, to leave your skin feeling soft and clean. Return to spend the afternoon on the beach. Overnight in Playa Medina

Day 6 Playa Medina (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Another day free in Playa Medina. It’s possible to hire a local boat to visit some of the nearby beaches. Overnight in Playa Medina

Day 7 Playa Medina to Puerto Ordaz (Breakfast and lunch)

We leave the beach after breakfast and a final early swim for our return trip. Reach Puerto Ordaz early evening.

Prices $340 per person. Prices correct at 1st October 2017

The tour is in a 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser with air conditioning.

Included Price includes accommodation, transport, some excursions, experienced guide, meals and soft drinks during the trip.

Not included Tips for guide and locals, private boat hire, snacks, alcoholic drinks, breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 7.

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Caripe
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Playa Medina Cabins
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Playa Medina