Talking waterfalls, nothing rivals the absolute outstanding beauty of Angel falls, in Venezuela, one of the very top attractions of South America.
An exception to the rule would be Victoria falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya), on the Zambezi river, border with Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa.
They were named after Queen Victoria of England by David Livingstone, in 1855, the first European to visit the place.
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In the State of Bolívar, SE of Venezuela, lies the Gran Sabana region, almost covered by Canaima national park.
The most outstanding characteristic of the area is the profusion of "tepuis" or table-top mountains, 115 of them, being Autana, Auyantepuy and Mount Roraima the most prominent.
The word tepuy means "house of the gods" in native tongue of local Pemon Indians.
For them, they are ancestrally known as Kerepakupai merú (waterfall of the deepest place) or Parakupa-vena (the fall from the highest point).
Tepuis are basically "islands above the rainforest".
Cloudy most of the year, they have a different climate than the lower jungle as well as endemic flora and fauna developed over millennia, not to be found anywhere else and yet to be classified.
Angel falls are the tallest in the world, with a height of 979 m (3,212 f).
Jimmy Angel - American aviator from Missouri - discovered them in 1933. He returned in 1937 and landed his monoplane on the marshy lands on top of Auyantepui.
It remained there for 33 years until it was lifted by a helicopter, while him and his party returned to civilization in eleven days.
You'll begin your expedition form the town o Canaima. Inaccessible by land, your only option is to fly there.
In fact, there are five cities in Venezuela from which to catch a plane...
Your best bet is to fly from Ciudad Bolívar (cheaper airfare). You could get a comfortable overnight bus from Caracas to Ciudad Bolívar.
Once in Canaima town, a superb way to visit the falls is to fly by helicopter.
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It's never been an inexpensive destination in Venezuela. You are better off contacting tour operators in Ciudad Bolívar and arrange the whole package, including posadas to stay.
Some option to lodge include...