ANGEL FALLS - Venezuela
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Ogbonna

A Trip To Angel Falls, the crown jewel of Venezuela

Venezuela

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  • 916,445 km²
Venezuela

Welcome to the breathtaking Angel Falls, the crown jewel of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park. As your virtual guide, let me take you on a journey to this natural wonder, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world.

Getting There:

Nestled in the heart of the Guiana Highlands, Angel Falls towers at an astonishing height of 979 meters (3,212 feet). To reach this remote masterpiece, you’ll embark on an adventure that begins with a flight from Caracas to the frontier town of Canaima. This is the gateway to the falls, and from here, you’ll traverse the Canaima Lagoon, dotted with its impressive waterfalls, before venturing into the dense jungle aboard a curiara, a traditional dugout canoe.

The Expedition:

Your journey will take you along the winding Churún River, flanked by towering tepuis (tabletop mountains) and lush rainforest. As you approach, the roar of the falls becomes ever-present, a constant reminder of the power of nature you’re about to witness.

The Falls:

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the sight of water cascading down from Auyantepui, the Devil’s Mountain. The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an American aviator who crash-landed atop the tepui in 1937, bringing the falls to international attention. The indigenous Pemon people, however, have known it as Kerepakupai Merú, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place.”

The Experience:

At the base of Angel Falls, you’ll feel the mist on your face and hear the thunderous sound of water plummeting into the Kerep River below. For the adventurous, a hike through the jungle to Laime’s Viewpoint offers a closer look at the falls, where the water breaks into a veil of countless droplets before gathering into a serene pool.

When to Visit:

The best time to visit Angel Falls is during the rainy season, from June to December, when the rivers are full and the falls are most spectacular. However, the beauty of Angel Falls is year-round, with each season offering a unique perspective of this natural wonder.

As we conclude our virtual tour, remember that Angel Falls is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that embodies the spirit of exploration and the awe-inspiring power of nature. Thank you for joining me on this journey to one of the world’s most extraordinary places.

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