In the western part of Canaima National Park, is the Auyantepuy, one of the largest and better known "tepuy" (A flat top mountain ending with vertical walls). From this tepuy is where the Angel falls are formed. The fall is 979 meters high (around 3000 ft.), and is the higher waterfall in the world.
Auyantepuy's top, from where the Angel Falls orginate
Photo: Nelly Chacón
The Angel Falls from the top
The view facing the falls
There are two ways to see the Angel Falls. One of them is from the air in an small airplane. The other one is an excursion that starts with a 3 hour and a half navigation upstream the Carrao River, and then the Churun river. From there, a one hour walk through the jungle takes you to the base of the falls. For a Slide Show, of this trip, click here.
The Angel Falls were named after the american aviator that discovered them in 1937. However, the local indians, the Pemones, already knew it and called it the Churún Merú.
Another place from where you can enjoy the Angel Falls and the Auyantepuy in all its splendor is the Raton Island.
If you ever have the opportunity to reach the Angel Fall don't miss it. Those images will stay in your memory for all your life.
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