To find out what you should put in your suitcase before heading off on your trip to Venezuela, it all depends on what you plan on doing and where you plan on going.
On the coast of the Caribbean Sea, you'll need light clothing to cope with the heat as well as your nicest swimsuit so you can show off on the beautiful white sand beaches. If you're more passionate about Andean treks and hikes, you'll need clothing which protects you from the cold instead. Swap the flip-flops for a good pair of walking shoes. For an expedition into the Amazonian jungle, you'll need to wear clothing which covers the arms and the legs despite it being hot. The mosquitoes are incredibly greedy.
Preparing your first-aid kit will require great care. Of course you'll need equipment to alleviate those everyday cuts and scrapes. But you should also include some tablets in case you get traveller's diarrhoea. Take some insect repellent too, as well as some bandages for blisters and some sun cream to protect yourself against the sun's rays.To capture fantastic images of your trip, you'll need a camera as well as enough memory cards to store all of the pictures. If you plan on hiring a vehicle out there to discover the country freely and at your own pace, don't forget your international driving licence. You can get it free from your administrative centre before you go away. If you happen to lose your passport, you'll be thankful that your put a photocopy of it in your suitcase. Finally, in Venezuela, it's always best not to walk around with too much money on you. Take your debit card so you can withdraw money as and when you need.
Things to put in your suitcase
- An insect repellent
- A first-aid kit for those everyday cuts and scrapes
- Some flip-flops for the beach and some walking shoes for those long hikes
- Mountain equipment so you can tackle the Andes
- A mask, snorkel and diving equipment to explore the seabed
- Your nicest swimsuit to show off on the beach
- Warm clothing for when you gain altitude in the Andes
- Long clothing to go walking in the jungle
- Light clothing to cope with the scorching heat
- Your international driving licence if you plan to hire a vehicle and get behind the wheel
- A camera so you can capture those great memories
- A debit card so you withdraw money instead of having lots of cash on you
- Some padlocks to secure your bags
- An English-Spanish dictionary for daily communication
- A photocopy of your passport is always useful if you lose the original
- Treatment for digestive problems that travellers can suffer from
- A good sun cream so you can get a tan without doing yourself any harm