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“Beautiful place and very organized.”
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El Ávila National Park Cable Car Ride
Ranked #2 of 131 things to do in Caracas
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place and very organized.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The cable cart experience is fantastic. The view whlie you are going up or down is beautiful and shows you most of Caracas, while you also have fantastic green mountains scenarios. But the experience does not end in the cart itself, one you arrive to the top, you have a great environment with nice food and hot chocolate everywhere, and an overall experience that you must have if you visit Venezuela.

Warning: If you are a foreigner and do not speak spanish, I highly recommend you have a local friend to go with you. You might not find too many people that can speak English there.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So beautiful worth the time!! Must see”
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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A place to go!”
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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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Views”
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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Coral Springs, Florida
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“A must in Caracas, but give yourself enough time...”
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,

3 Thank JerryAscione
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