Angel Falls

Angel Falls, photo by Luis Carillo
Angel Falls (photo by Luis Carillo)
 

Angel Falls, located in southeastern Venezuela in Canaima National Park, is the world’s highest waterfall.

The falls drops a total of 3,207 feet (978 m) from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, with an uninterrupted drop of 2,648 feet (807 m).

Over half of the park is covered by table mountain (tepuy) formations. The tepuys  (tepuis) constitute unique geologic formations, with sheer cliffs and waterfalls flowing over various edges.

The savannah portion of the park is inhabited by the indigenous Pemòn people.

A typical travel itinerary is a three-day, two-night trip to the base of Angel Falls. From there one can explore the region, including visiting the tops of the tepuys.

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Set in a charming colonial-style house in Bolivar’s historic centre, Casa Grande Boutique Hotel features a rooftop swimming pool, a restaurant and a covered inner patio. The Orinoco River is 100 metres away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Waterfalls
Angel Falls is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, dropping over the edge of the Auyantepui tepuy (table-top mountain) in the Canaima National Park. The height figure 979 metres (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 metres (0.25 mi) of sloped cascade and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.
Geologic Formations

Tepuys (Unique Tabletop Mountains)

Tepuys (aka tepuis) are table-top mountains or mesas found in the Guiana Highlands of South America, especially in Venezuela and western Guyana. The word tepuy means "house of the gods" in the native tongue of the Pemon, the indigenous people who inhabit the Gran Sabana.

Tepuis tend to be found as isolated entities rather than in connected ranges, which makes them the host of a unique array of endemic plant and animal species. Some of the most outstanding tepuis are Neblina, Autana, Auyantepui and Mount Roraima. They are typically composed of sheer blocks of Precambrian quartz arenite sandstone that rise abruptly from the jungle, giving rise to spectacular natural scenery.
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