Angel Falls – Highest Waterfall in the World

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Ranked #1 in Highest waterfalls in the World. Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. It is renowned for its beautiful scenery. The rugged jungle and the azure waters draw tourists from all over the world.

How to get to Angel Falls

Nestled in the Canaima National Park in Bolivar, Venezuela, Angel Falls drops from the height of about 979 meters off the top of Auyantepui. The falls is 19 times the height of Niagara Falls. Canaima National Park can only be accessed by air. You can take a charter plane from Carcas, Ciudad Bolivar or Margarita Island airports. Then you need to walk to reach the base of the Falls.

Hike through the jungle to reach Angel Falls

Hike through the jungle to reach Angel Falls

The trip towards the Angel Falls has numerous attractions. Walking through the dense jungle and boat rides let you enjoy spectacular view of flora, fauna and landscapes. You can find various camps at the park location. As the path is intrigued by the roots of large trees, you need to take a pair of good sport shoes for this hike. In order to enter the park and visit the Falls, you need to prove that you have received vaccination for Yellow Fever.

Attractions along Angel Falls

Boat Ride at Angel Falls

Boat Ride at Angel Falls

Angel Falls is 150 meter wide at its base. You can feel small water drops one kilometer away from the falls in some months. The Falls is located in the Gran Sabana region, which is filled with grasslands. The dense jungle along the course of the rivers offers a fabulous experience. You can see a great variety of tropical wildlife in this region, including poison arrow frogs and monkeys. It is also home to hundreds of orchid species. Armadillos, otters, giant anteaters, pumas, capybaras and tapirs can also be spotted.

You can take boat ride to reach the base of the Falls. From there, you need to walk for an hour to the foot of the waterfall. This place is ideal for photo shooting and swimming. You can enjoy night’s stay in hammocks.  The water from the falls is pure, refreshing and tasty. You can get red Moriche Palm fruits, which are delicious to eat.

Angel Falls offers plenty of opportunities to take photos from morning to evening. Early morning, you can see the mist and puffy cloud formations above the falls. The clouds drift into a crystal clear sky by afternoon, allowing to see the falls clearly. By dusk, clouds move again, hiding the magnificent falls.

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