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“So beautiful worth the time!! Must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Teleferico

Teleferico
Final Avenida Principal de Mariperez, Caracas 1080, Venezuela
58 212 901 5555
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Ranked #3 of 84 attractions in Caracas
Type: Trams
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San antonio tx
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“So beautiful worth the time!! Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Its great I would say bring a jacket! Its cold up there and they have a lot of stuff to do up there from eating to ice skating! My wife is from here and we walked up half way and took a truck the rest and was such a good time! And we wend down as the sun was setting ;) deff must do

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“A place to go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Fantastic !!! Worth every minute the visit.amazing views and great food. Definitely a place to see, I love the fresh air and beautiful views of the city on one side and the ocean on the other.

Visited March 2013
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“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Had time to make the trip on the Teleferico, it has some amazing views and worth the time, was hoping for some more views of the city up top but was not able to find many. Either way the trip up and down leave plenty of opportunities to see it.

Visited March 2013
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“A must in Caracas, but give yourself enough time...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

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.

Safe travels,
Jerry

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“Teleferico - La Avila”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Definitely a must while visiting Caracas! We have gone up several times now and enjoy it every time! It is our favorite place to take visitors to Caracas. We love the fresh air and beautiful views of the city on one side and the ocean on the other.

You must have the chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) - it is so thick and creamy and we also enjoy the churros and fresas y creama (strawberries and cream).

It is best to go earlier in the day for shorter lines but the staff is friendly and efficient and even when the lines seem longer, people are moved through steadily.

Check the website for days and times of operations as we have tried going a few times when it has been shut down for maintenance or low season/high season changes so we've learned to check before going if they are open. There is good parking available inside the fence for a small fee.

Visited November 2012
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