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Angel Falls (Salto Angel)
Venezuela

Angel Falls Canaima National Park Venezuela
Photos thanks to Lost World Adventures Tours
In the 1930's when pilot Jimmie Angel landed his plane atop Auyan tepui (a tepui is a sandstone mesa)and got bogged down in the marsh he didn't find what he was looking for.

Instead of gold, he found the world's highest waterfall. At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls.

In dry season (January to May), the waterfall may be just a thin stream of water fading into mist. In the rainy season (June to December) the falls are often voluminous and spectacular. The top of the tepui is often shrouded in mist. Viewing the falls from the air is the best way to see the grandeur and the height. Angel Falls
Photo thanks to Lost World Adventures Tours
Angel Falls © Courtney Milne
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Laguna Canaima
Photo thanks to Lost World Adventures Tours
Venezuela
Map thanks to Rand McNally.
To reach Angel Falls, located in Canaima National Park, you fly into Canaima about 50 km (31 miles) away then take either a small plane or a boat to the falls. There are no foot trails. Some tours may fly into Kavac, an Indian settlement south of the tepui, and proceed from there. Canaima is located on Laguna Canaima, a portion of Rio Carrao, near the magnificent falls of Salto Hacha and the close-by Salto El Sapo.
More sightseeing, accommodations and tour information is available for Angel Falls

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