A 1 hour wait in line for tickets and another hour once in side to board the gondola.
I had a really good time on this trip. Caracas in general is corrupt and the money system is horrible, but this tour was well worth the trip.
I was visiting 5 countries on this trip so I spent the whole day around Avila.
Let me make a suggestion if you have time. Go to the Teleferico at 9am to board around 11am. 45 Bolivares for the trip. 25 or so minutes to the top.
When you get off go left and jump on a jeep to Galipan. 5 or so minute ride will cost you 10 Bolivares. Hang out there for a little, nice shops and sites then jump on a bother jeep and head down to the beach. Playa Macuto. 35-45 minute ride down the mountain. It will cost you around 30 Bolivares one way, 60 round trip. But only pay one way and get the mobile number of your driver and they will most likey meet you and pick you up.
The ride is a little bumpy but set for some great photos.
I jumped on the jeeps with 7 people from Belarus and we stayed at Playa Macuto from 12p-4p enough time to relax and see a lot. Get yourself a temporary tattoo on the beach. A guy will air brush you for 10 Bolivares.
At 4pm we headed all the way back up to the Teleferico and walk about 5 minutes to Hotel Humbolt. It was under renovation when I went, but the views along the way are breath taking.
Sit on the wall and grab some ice cream or hot chocolate as it is a but cold up there. Bring a hoodie. And bring shoes and flip flops of I go to the beach. It's mostly rocky and not really comfortable without flip flops.
Stay on top of Avila to enjoy the sunset and them get back in the nearly 2 hour long line down the Gondola. It's very pretty to see Caracas at night all lit up.