Venezuela, the land of oil and iron is also a land of orchids and diamonds, of snowy Andean peaks emerald jungles, of the mighty Orinoco and the world's highest waterfall. The capital, Caracas comprises two distinct sections, the ancient town, with its Baroque style of architecture and the new city, composed of modern suburbs spreding into the surrounding hillsides. We suggest a visit to Margarita Island known as the "Isle of Pearls." Venezuela is not only worth visiting for its beautiful scenery but also for its friendly people, excellent food and great shopping. Continental Journeys offers independent tours of the country. We can also create a tour to fit your wishes.