The Angel Falls in Venezuela are an astonishing natural behemoth to behold. Somewhat disappointingly, the falls are not named for any divine or angelic reasons, nor is it linked to native Amerindian culture, but rather named after American aviator, James Crawford Angel who ‘discovered’ the falls in 1935. The falls are the largest waterfalls in the world at a tumbling cascade of 979 metres. To put that into perspective, that’s around 19 times higher than the arguably more famous Niagara Falls.
Why go to Angel Falls?
The Angel Falls remain one of the world’s best kept secrets when it comes to tourism. The falls receive less than 2000 visitors a day. This means that it is possible to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the falls without too much disturbance from other tourists. The falls have also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and the surrounding areas boasts over 3 million hectares of jungle.
How to get there
Only the toughest and most ardent backpacker would even dare hike to the falls. It’s best to book a pre-arranged trip by air. Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to visit the falls in Venezuela’s wet season (May to November) when the falls are at their most magnificent and not the petty trickle they become in the dry season.
As always, it is important to wear appropriate footwear with adequate gripping, especially when trekking through dangerous terrain. A slip, trip or fall could easily turn a once in a lifetime experience, into a holiday from hell. Remember to drink plenty of water in order to stave off the effects of dehydration.
Accident at Angel Falls?
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice