The Amazonas region is one of Venezuela’s 23 states, and is located deep in the south of the country.
Within it’s 180,000 square kilometres you will find an amazing world of unspoiled natural landscapes, with lush rainforest, vast plains, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, jungle and more.
You will meet a considerable amount of Venezuela’s indigenous people in this state as almost half of the population here is indigenous, made up of 15 ethnic groups.
Amazonas is home to a fascinating variety of flora and fauna, and the state’s four national parks play a vital role in the protection and sustaining of these treasures.
Puerto Ayacucho is the capital city of Amazonas state, and many visitors choose to base themselves here and take trips further out.
There are a number of places to visit in Puerto Ayacucho, including the President’s Plaza, the Indigenous Artifact Museum, the Cathedral of Maria Auxiliadora and more.
To get the most from your visit to Amazonas it is recommended you take advantage of the many tours that can be booked.
Although it is possible to book tours locally, you can also book your tours in Caracas and other cities.
Eco-tours are growing in popularity including the Caura River Tour with accommodation provided at a colonial style lodge, and the Posada La Fe Tour where you can experience the wonders of nature.