Venezuela is a land that is renowned for its beautiful woman and equally beautiful scenery and landmarks. This exotic country can proudly lay claim to having the world’s largest waterfall – the 3211 foot Angel Falls has an uninterrupted drop of 807m. In fact it is actually 16 times the height of Niagara Falls!
To appreciate its true magnitude you have to see it in person as words or pictures will not truly do it justice. The waterfall is embalmed in lush wilderness with no road access making it’s an amazing and enchanting experience. If you are ever lucky enough to visit Angel Falls make sure you try out these awesome activities.
Try BASE jumping
BASE jumping at Angel falls is some thing that will certainly separate the mice from the men. Locals also refer to it as Parakupa-vena, meaning “the fall from the highest point,” a moniker which is pretty much on the money. The view at the jump point is amazing but once you jump you will be in free fall of about 90 mph. The adrenalin dump is insane and the experience would be unforgettable.
Go on an expedition
Several tour groups offer expeditions to Angel falls. This sure beats conventional sight-seeing and you get to take in the full experience of the raw wilderness of Venezuela. Few destinations on earth can boast the geographic and cultural diversity that Venezuela exhibits so rest assured that you are guaranteed to see some awe inspiring sights. Each expedition has its own unique itinerary so check around for options to decide what suits you the best.
Explore Canaima National Park
The magnificent Canaima National Park is the gateway to Angel Falls. This tropical habitat is actually home to an extremely wide variety of flora and fauna. Breath-taking natural wonders which are known as tepuis are extremely majestic and a sight to behold. Animals to keep a lookout for include giant anteaters, giant armadillos, giant otters and even bush dogs. There are even two archaeological sites that was discovered in the park.
Take a swim at the waterfall
A visit to Angel Falls has to be culminated with a swim near the base of the waterfall. The water is amazing and it a truly refreshing experience that will make you feel one with nature, however be sure to steer clear from dangerous cascades. A lot of the water that falls, evaporates or gets blown away as fine mist which leaves a pleasant sensation on your skin.
Make sure you get to visit the little village called Kavac which is an often overlooked paradise. It is close to Angel Falls and nestled in the jungle. Getting to this village is an experience on its own as you travel through the rainforest and then swim into a cave. There are traditional huts that have very comfortable beds and hammocks for rent. The village had a local bar as well as a small crafts shop. Spending a night or two in this charming village is a fantastic way to round up your visit to Angel Falls.