Let’s keep touring Venezuela; today, we’re going straight to Santo Angel.
Previously, we talked about a beautiful and very touristy country, which, even though it has been through a lot, is still a wonderful place to visit and is called VENEZUELA.
In this country, there are many places with different types of climates that you can enjoy to the fullest. But today we will only talk about a place you may have already seen in a children’s movie called “Up,” that’s right, we will talk about the SALTO ANGEL.
This incredible waterfall is located in the Canaima National Park, Bolívar State. It measures approximately 979 meters high, originating in the Auyantepuy. Angel Falls is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls and almost three times taller than the Empire State Building in New York.
The name “Salto Ángel” was given by a Venezuelan in honor of Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who discovered this waterfall in 1937 when flying over it with his plane. Even though this jump is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, its visit is complicated since the trip to the falls is not easy. As the area where it is located is surrounded by forest, the only way to access it is by taking a plane flight from the country’s capital or Ciudad Bolívar to reach a Canaima camp.
The Canaima National Park is more significant than Galicia, stretching about 30,000 km2.
The tepuis were formed about 400 million years ago. In addition to their peculiar morphology, they are home to flora and fauna different from the surrounding forest, with countless endemic species.
How this waterfall was previously named as the inspiration for the fictional jungle of the Pixar movie “Up,” where the protagonist tries to take his house to the top of the “Paradise Falls,” in a clear allusion to Angel Falls.
There are two ways to see Angel Falls. One is from the air, by plane, and the other is on an excursion that departs from the Ucaima port in Canaima and lasts more than 3 hours navigating the Carrao River and then the Churún. From the Churún River to the viewpoint of Angel Falls, you must walk for about an hour through the jungle.
The best time to visit Canaima is during the winter, which coincides with the dry season. The camps and lodges of Canaima offer all kinds of excursions on foot, by ATV, by canoe, or by air to discover the park’s majestic river and jungle settings.
Have you already visited this place? Remember that in addition to this beautiful place, there are many more to see in Venezuela. For more information, contact us at https://www.cubatargets.com/