- Fascinating and fun journey into the politics of Caracas
- Visit the mausoleum of Hugo Chavez
- Wander one of the capital’s oldest parks
Politics is often a thorny subject - and that’s certainly the case in Caracas - so it’s good that this cycling and sightseeing tour through the Venezuelan capital takes things nice and easy, while still providing a valuable insight to the country’s turbulent past. From dictatorships to democracy and the Bolivarian revolution, every political period has left a clear mark on Caracas, and your friendly, knowledgeable guide will explain the significance of various seismic events and landmarks on the route.
Travelling by bicycle, you’ll start at the Plaza Los Museos, the most important cultural hub in Caracas, then move on to Parque El Calvario, which is among the city’s oldest and most scenic public parks. Learn about 23 de Enero, the favela which took its name from the coup d’etat which overthrew dictator Jimenez; Simon Bolivar, “El Libertador” (you’ll enjoy a coffee next to his statue in the historic centre), and see the mausoleum of Hugo Chavez, one of Venezuela’s most dynamic recent leaders, at El Cuartel de la Montana. If you’re interested in Venezuelan politics, or want an interesting sightseeing tour with a difference, this Caracas gift experience is for you!