Lake Maracaibo Lightning Storm Tour

Dates

All Year Round

Country

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Price Range

$

Dates

All Year Round

Country

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Price Range

$

Love storms? You'll adore this Lake Maracaibo Lightning Storm Tour!

If you find thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening then you might want to give this Lake Maracaibo Lightning Storm Tour a miss. But if you want to open your eyes, look up to the skies and seeeeee hundreds of insanely powerful lightning flashes send shivers down your spine then it's time to say "Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go..." to Venezuela!

Lake Maracaibo is the most electric place on earth. A place where a kind of magic occurs that will have you asking is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

For 5km above the lake, an atmospheric maelstrom is born where storm clouds create a voltaic arc that hammer down 280 lightning strikes per hour, 10 hours a day, almost 365 days a year in what the locals call the Lighthouse of Maracaibo.

What else have you got in storm for me?

After driving through the spectacular foothills of the Andes, this two or three-day Venezuelan tour will transfer you by boat to a quaint fishing village on Lake Maracaibo. There, you can chillax on an afternoon wildlife tour, looking for river dolphins, birds and those amazing howler monkeys that live in the forests and mangroves, before relaxing into to your hammock for the night and feeling easy come, easy go, perhaps even a little high, little low...


Then, as darkness arrives and any way the wind blows, the heavens light up with a thousand branches of white electric tendrils that juxtapose the deep violet clouds. The distant rumble of thunder echoes all around as nature unleashes her glory - a fierce lightning show battle between the gods that has been raging for thousands of years.

Thunder and lightning isn't everyone's storm in a tea-cup, so we're not going to try too hard to convince you. If you want to click the link to find out more then cool, if not, then it doesn't really matter to me, to meeee... 


In short:

  • Travel to beautiful Venezuela
  • Witness the wildlife of this incredible ecosystem
  • Watch the gods do battle on this Lake Maracaibo Lightning Storm Tour

 

Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell CornesAuthor & Events Manager