Venezuela’s larger cities have hotels, but many stay in posadas (family-run guesthouses). The seven-room La Casa del Mono in Coro has rooms from $US15 ($14.45) a night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Attached to La Casa del Mono is Araguato Expeditions, which operates tours, including to Los Llanos, wildlife-rich plains. See araguato.com.
In Merida, Posada Guamanchi has rooms from $US18 and arranges tours and adventure activities, including paragliding. See guamanchi.com.