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Canaima: Sapo and Sapito falls

Salto el Sapo

Very near from Canaima Lagoon, from a branch of the Carrao river, you will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all the region: The Sapo (Frog) Fall. The amount of water is really impressive, specially in the rainy season (May to November).

Panoramic view from the top of the fall
Panoramic view from the top of the fall. Enlargement:

The first thing that strikes you, when you get there, is the beauty of the view. Across the river, you can see the 3 tepuys of Canaima: Zamuro (Vulture), Venado (Deer) and Cerbatana (Blowpipe), below the green prairies (savannas).

View with Tepuy's

View from the top

You could think that before falling, the water from the Carrao river (the river that leads to Angel Falls) practices the major fall itself with small steps.

Steps in Sapo Falls
Steps

From the top
From the top

A visit to Sapo falls, doesn't end here. You can cross to the other side. During the dry season, walking over some stones, during the rainy season, below. Yes, below! One of the great frustrations that the author of this page has, is the impossibility to describe the feeling you get walking behind the curtain of water, with the fresh water making you completely wet, unable to see because of the water.

The path behind the water, below the fall
The path behind the water, below the fall

Water curtain
Water curtain

Sapito Fall

Once you cross the Sapo, you can walk to a second water fall, called Sapito (Little frog). It is also a beautiful waterfall. What will impress you more, is the color of the water, due to the minerals it carries.

Sapito Falls

Red Sapito Falls


On our way back, we return to the Sapo to admire the view of the savannas and tepuys.

View from the top of El Sapo fall
View from the top of El Sapo fall. Enlargement:

If you liked this water fall, don't miss our slide show of an excursion to the Sapo, describing a typical tour from Canaima.

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