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Visit Angel Falls

There are many Waterfalls in South Amerika to visit, however The Angel Falls is a waterfall like no other. Many think that the Iguazu Falls (on the border of Brazil and Argentina), the Niagara Falls (on the border of America and Canada) or the Victoria Falls (Zambia) are the highest waterfalls in the world. But no, in the middle of the wilderness of Venezuala you will find the highest waterfall in the world; the Salto Ángel. The Angel Falls is with its 979 meters altitude almost 1 km high and by far the highest waterfall in the world. This baby is nine times deeper than the Victoria Falls and sixteen times higher than the Niagara Fall. The waterfall consists of two parts and the water falls down in two phases diving over the edge in the Canaima National Park. This world heritage park needs to undoubtedly be on your bucket list.

Best time to visit the Salto Ángel

The best travel period for Angel Falls has of course to do with the wet and dry season. There is a huge difference between the dry season, which runs from January to May, and the wet season, especially in August and September. The waterfall is at full strength in August and September. In the dry months the power of Angel Falls can be a bit disappointing since it is nothing more than a thin stream of water. Our tip is to visit Angel Falls as early as possible in the morning because it is still relatively quiet compared to the rest of the day and the light (or if you are lucky even the sun) is shining nicely on the water.

How to get there

The waterfall is not easy to reach, because this hidden gem is located in the middle of the wilderness of Venezuela. There is no road that goes to the waterfall. You have two different options to get there (fly or canoe). Walking is not an option, because you have to walk through the dense wilderness from the nearest town Canaima (around 50 km from Angel Falls). There is no clear road that leads to the waterfall. So it will take a lot of effort to get there, but it is more than worth it. Complete the experience by spending the night near the foot of the waterfall. Not only the waterfall is breathtaking, the journey towards it through the jungle on the water is equally overwhelming.

Where to stay in Canaima

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Canaima we recommend Campamento Ara Meru Lodge. The whole place was so tranquil and The Lodge itself is lovely and overlooks the Caroni River. The food was good and the service is pleasant. You can book it here on booking.com.

This article was last updated on October 25, 2019.