Due to the current political situation, and keeping in mind the safety of our travelers,
Angel Falls is a waterfall located in southeast Venezuela and is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls sits at a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and plunges 807 m (2,648 ft).
Found in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, the waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui Mountain, the largest table mountain found in Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls are situated on the Gauja River, which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.
Angel Falls are named after Jimmie Angel, an adventurous American pilot who was the first to fly over the falls in a plane on November 18, 1933, while searching for the legendary Golden City. Returning in 1937 with his wife and three others, Jimmie had intensions of landing atop Auyantepui Mountain. Although successfully touching down, the plane nosed-dived when it hit the ground and got stuck in the soft soil. It took 11 days and scarce amounts of food, but all five passengers made their way down the mountain to civilization on foot. As word spread, this brought Jimmie Angel notoriety, thereby having the falls named after him. Remaining on Auyantepui Mountain until 1970, the plane was then disassembled and removed by helicopter, and restored at the Aviation Museum in Maracay. It plane now sits in the front of the airport at Ciudad Bolívar.
Located in an isolated jungle, Angel Falls features plenty of nearby grasslands and wildlife. While one option to see Angel Falls is by fly over, the best way to see the falls and get close up is by canoe. Visitors can then walk to the base of the falls, where they can take pictures and swim.
A perfect destination for hikers and climbers to explore, getting to Angel Falls itself offers many attractions amidst its scenic beauty.
Venezuela Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Venezuela, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Venezuela's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Venezuela for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Venezuela vacations today!
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