Angel Falls is world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, on the Gauja River located in the South East of Venezuela, Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The fall attracts millions of visitors annually.
The fall is named after the American Jimmy Angel who came across it in 1933 as he flew over in search of the legendary Golden City. This city is believed to be the home of an Muisca, Indian tribal chief who had accumulated a lot of gold. From 16th century many European explorers were fascinated by the story of this Indian chief who loved covering everything with gold, including his body. Jimmy happened to be one of the people interested in finding this Golden city for its treasure and while out to find it, came across the falls.
The Angel falls takes a total of uninterrupted plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft) from the top of Auyantepui mountain, with extra sloped cascades and rapids after that. Auyantepui mountain is located within the Canaima National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There are several ways to explore the park and in particular the Angel falls. You can take a canoe, drive or take an helicopter tour. The surrounding environment of the falls is covered in a dense jungle. This makes a tour by air the best way to experience the beauty and marvelous nature of the Angel falls.
There are several tours and travel companies that offer travel packages to this destination. In addition, in the recent years several camps and accommodation facilities have been established within the park and the surrounding areas.
A visit to the Angel falls will make you one of the few to watch the worlds highest fall and also follow in the footsteps of the adventurous treasure hunters who have risked their lives in the jungles around.
by Blogger008 on 11/18/2013 in Sightseeing