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Angel Falls, Canaima National Park
- Location: In Canaima National Park, located in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.
- Time to Visit: May to November.
- Preferred Timing: During the early hours of the daytime.
- How to Reach: Reaching Angel Falls is quite a trying task. You need to reach Canaima first, and there is no possible way to get to Canaima by land. You need to reach there either by plane or by helicopter.
Canaima Airport (CAJ) is the nearest airport. You will find flights from this small airport to a few destinations including Caracas, Ciudad, Puerto Ordaz, Porlamar, and Sta. Elena. You will also find private charter flights from Caracas. Alternatively, you can also reach there by helicopter.
You can travel by motorized canoe, known as curiara from Canaima. Sail through the Carrao River and later through the Churun River. It is almost a 4 hours of journey through the water. Then starts hiking through the jungle to the falls. It will take about an hour to reach to the falls. Canoe access is prohibited from June to November.
- Entry Fee: Bs. 8000
- Nearest International Airport: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
The gateway to the Angel Falls is the Canaima National Park, located in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. This second largest park in Venezuela is spread over 30,000 square km area and is the home to the indigenous Pemon Indians. The falls is located to the western part of the park. You need to earn your visit to the Angel Falls as your journey will require traveling through air, river and a dense forest. And there is no doubt that the journey enhances the attraction of the Angel Falls.
The area around the falls is quite beautiful and thrilling as well. The grassland with dense forest along the course of the rivers and the flat-topped mountains are quite appealing to the visitors. There are numerous varieties of wildlife available in this area, which include monkeys, poison arrow frogs and plenty of species of orchids. You will also find giant anteaters, porcupines, armadillos, otters, pumas, three-toed sloths, jaguars, capybaras, and tapirs.
What to Bring:
The visit to the Angel Falls is an adventurous journey. So, you need to take a few things in order to make your trip a safe and enjoyable one. Sendero Salto íngel, the Angel Falls trail, is a rugged one. So you need to take hiking boots and socks. As you need to walk along the wet trail, you also need river shoes or sandals as well. It is also good need to take some other useful things like small flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries, small backpack, some protection items for rain, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, sunglasses, plastic bags, first aid kit and cloths that dry quickly.
Tip: Leave for the falls early in the morning. On your way, don't miss to take a bath in the “Poso de la Felicidad”.
Related Links :
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=ojHqLW_AS4Y: To see the spectacular beauty of the tallest waterfall of the world: the Angel Falls, watch this video!