Thomas

Thomas

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    Venezuela: need a tour group for Angel falls. Please reccommend

    Hola James, drop me a line at thberry@arekaytours.com and I will definitely help you out. Cheers. Thomas almost 4 years ago

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    In Venezuela, If I buy bolivars in the black market can I exchange those bolivars back to dolars through the legal channel at the airport?

    Hola. I'm afraid not. Impossible to buy and sell US $ freely in Venezuela. Hence the black market. over 4 years ago

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    How much is a 50000 1998 Venezuela Bolivares bill worth in America?

    Don't expect to get very much for it I'm afraid. over 4 years ago

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    how to exchange foreign currency in venezuela? Shall i use atm?

    Please bear in mind that the government here (Venezuela) has imposed exchange controls; that means that it is impossible to get or pay for services in US $ while in the country. The only way to get a better rate for your US $ is on the black market. It is actually illegal, but everyone is in on the act. Bring in US $ cash and exchange them with people you know. No strangers! If you are to withdraw money from an ATM or use your credit cards you will only get Bolivares at the official rate of Bs. 4.3 for US $ 1. If you walk into the bank/exchange house to exchange US $ you will also only get Bolivares at the rate of Bs. 4.3 for US $ 1. Black market rate is about Bs 7.0 for US $ 1. Changing money at banks/exchange houses will make your trip really expensive; therefore, some tour operators have implemented some solutions in order to get you better rates in US $ for your expeditions in Venezuela. For example: Some operators hold foreign bank accounts. You can then transfer funds into their foreign accounts, get a great rate for your US $ and not only reduce the price of your program but also reduce the security hazards of bringing a lot of US $ cash into Venezuela. As a tip, try not to look to touristy, save your sandals for when you are on tour, don't wear them in the city. Do NOT wear expensive items such as sunglasses or jewelry, and do NOt carry much cash around with you. And always carry a copy of your passport. Hope you find this info useful. Travel safe, All the best, Thomas over 6 years ago

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    Can anyone recommend a good Spanish Language School in Caracas?

    I would look at Merida rather than Caracas since the latter is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the World. Merida on the whole is considered one of the safest towns in Venezuela, not to mention the Adventure Sports Mecca of Venezuela. There you can look up the Instituto IOWA ((0274) 2526404) a renown Spanish school in Merida. Travel safe, All the best. Thomas Caracas berry_venezuela@hotmail.com almost 7 years ago

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    Can I catch public transport to Angel Falls?

    Hola Penelope, you can get the bus to Ciudad Bolivar (CBL) from Caracas. I recommend the night bus. Nevertheless to get to Canaima from CBL you must fly over the jungle for approx. an hour. 10kg max baggage allowance per person. You must then stay at a Camp in Canaima and get to the falls in a "curiara (motorized dug out Canoe) and stay a night opposite the Angel Falls in hammocks with mosquito netting. The whole expedition goes on for 3 days / 2 Nights. Travel safe, All the best, Thomas Caracas berry_venezuela@hotmail.com almost 7 years ago

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    Can you surf in Venezuela?

    Sure you can... Los Caracas, Punta Care, Pantaleta, Chirimena, Cuyagua, just to name a few... thberry@arekaytours.com about 7 years ago

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    Events and festivals in Venezuela?

    Pretty Extensive Question, but some of the most famous are: Fiesta del Sol in Merida, which coincides with Carnival in Feb. The fiesta de San Juan, along the Venezuelan coastal towns of Aragua, mainly the Henri Pittier. They are held sometime in June if I am not mistaken, and the famous Diablos de Yare, held I belive in june as well to Celebrate the Corpus Christi. I believe the information contained herein is accurate, but you may want to look up on the dates. Travel safe All the best, Thomas Caracas thberry@arekaytous.com about 7 years ago