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Jan 3, 2017
“Incredible nature with a fantastic guide! August - 2015”
Aug 2, 2016
“Absolute adventure of a lifetime!!!”
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Tour of 3 days and 2 nights. Discover The lightning capital of the world. A combination of wildlife, flora, fauna, and endemic culture with an incredible series of lightning storms. A real nature tour of 3 days with all included.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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El valle de Las Gonzales, Maracaibo 5501, Venezuela
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+58 414-7562575
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

When I went to Venezuela in August 2015 I didn't really know what to expect, especially traveling alone seemed to be an issue. Traveling through Colombia doesn't really give you the best of a picture about its neighbor. But a few chats with fellow backpackers...More

Date of experience: August 2016
8  Thank Jonas R
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Seeing the Catatumbo Lightning has been on my bucket list for years now and I am SO glad that I finally decided to go!! With all the bad press Venezuela gets it's a massive decision to make the leap into the unknown, but I can...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Sorrel G
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Wanted to do this for some time and the hype had been building up. We had organized a trip to Merida and included Relampagos del Catatumbo with Alan Highton as a leg of this trip. It was just incredible! An experience to be repeated as...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank 937sd936
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Ok, I have never met anyone who doesnt like lightning. But if you think you have seen lightning, but havent been here then you are wrong. What a show you are in for!!!! This was one of my favorite nights ever. So much funn. Alan...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank neillvdberg
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We spent a few days out on Lake Maracaibo in 2010. It was easily one of the best experiences I have ever had as we got to witness the Catatumbo Lighthouse, an amazing nightly display of lightning. We stayed out in a stilt village called...More

Date of experience: November 2015
4  Thank 1800hammer
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Our guide Alan Highton took me and 12 others through Los Llanos (the Venezuelan plains) and also overnight to lake Catatumbo to watch the famous lightening storms. In our few days with him we waded barefoot through snake infested swamps hunting anaconda (we found 3...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank daler198
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on this tour when visiting due to a friends recommendation and loved it. I don't think there are words to explain how amazing the experience was. Alan was an amazing tour guide and gave us a truly authentic experience. Although...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Heidi S
Reviewed April 6, 2016

The camp, the lake, lightning, birds, buterflies and the experience of Alan, everything was perfect. We realy hope to have the possibility to be back one day. One of the world's hidden treasures, but for how much longer?

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank claessensv
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Every storm chaser probably dreams about visiting this place at least once - So did I! Last year I was lucky enough to join a camera team from NHK as the photographer for their documentary on Catatumbo Lightning and during our stay we stayed at...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Jonas P
Reviewed March 23, 2016

An outstanding trip. We got to see not only the amazing lightning show, but the river dolphins, plenty of snakes and lots of beautiful massive Blue Morpho butterflies. I could not recommend the trip more; but check with Alan on the best time to visit...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Chris G
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