Angel Falls

Published: October 21st 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

We took a land tour to Angel Falls in The Canaima National Park. One of the most fascinating features in Canaima's landscape diversity are the tabular formations called tepuys, rising abruptly in the horizon among savannahs and dense forests. The top of the formations are flat and collect rainwater that falls off the tabletops to make waterfalls. Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world with a free fall of 979 meters.

To get from the Canaima airport to Angel Falls we took a 4 hour canoe ride in a canoe that was carved out of a tree. The long canoe had a 48 hp Yamaha outboard motor on the back. We slept in hammocks at a camp with a view of Angel Falls. We made a 2 hour hike thru the rainforest jungle to get to the swimming hole at the base of the falls.

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Angel Falls

Angel Falls are the tallest Falls in the world
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Angel Falls Camp

Donna and Pat with hammocks in the background
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Fuel Gauges

Here's a picture of the fuel gauges in The Cessna right after we tookoff on the flight from Canaima to Ciudad Bolivar. Note that both gauges show empty. Gasoline costs about US $0.05/gallon in Venezuela.

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