Waterfalls of South America {Part 2}

Ah, waterfalls. Such a beautiful part of nature. So mesmerising to watch and so refreshing to stand under.

A little while I go I shared my thoughts and photographs of Iguazu falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides.   Today, it’s Angel Falls time. Angel Falls is the world’s highest interrupted waterfall. You can find it in the Canaima National Park in Venezuela. It’s a three day trip as it’s so remote but the beauty that surrounds the waterfall is never to be forgotten so it’s something special. You have to go on an organised trip to get to it.  Getting there is a journey in itself, so let’s go…

First step. Take this teeny, tiny plane for one hour. I spent the whole hour with gritted teeth, clutching my stomach as you feel every slight little bump. There were five of us plus the pilot on the plane. Looking back at these photos now I can see how pretty the views were but I’m surprised I even managed to take photos as I just remember feeling petrified the whole time!  DSCF4360 DSCF4364 DSCF4367 DSCF4369 DSCF4372 DSCF4373Once you’ve arrived and got over the fear of the plane (i’m a bit of a scaredy cat for things like that.  It probably wasn’t that bad!) you can take a walk to the beach that is just by where you’ll stay that night.  It’s really pretty!  Warm water, waterfalls, palm trees… Look… You take the boat so that you can walk under a waterfall.  It was SO loud but in a ‘nature is amazing’ kind of way.  DSCF4399 DSCF4390 DSCF4387 DSCF4383That night you sleep in little huts and the next morning it’s time to head off on a boat through the beautifully, stunning national park.  DSCF4409 DSCF4418 DSCF4420 DSCF4426 DSCF4427And… finally, you arrive!  Well, almost.  You see the waterfall from afar and then take a little walk to reach the bottom of it.  It’s amazing when the boat draws closer to the waterfall as you see it from a great distance away and you think ‘wow… that’s the highest waterfall in the world!’DSCF4439DSCF4440DSCF4449And the view from our hammocks that night, the world’s highest waterfall. Pretty special.

DSCF4456DSCF4460DSCF4459This waterfall adventure was very different from that of Iguazu.  I loved soaking up the beauty of the national park around the waterfall; the trip was about so much more than the waterfall.  Even though you have to go in a group there are very few groups so it doesn’t feel too touristy.

Do you have any waterfalls to share with us?

Marcella xx

9 thoughts on “Waterfalls of South America {Part 2}

  1. Wow, those falls look incredible. I didn’t realize it took so long to get out to see them. I’d love to go there one day. It looks like you had a fabulous journey 🙂

  2. OMG you have the exact same images as us… freaky… That plane ride scared the crap our of me too… couple of weeks after we went it crashed killing everyone! So scarey… Great to see a likemind traveler, and so happy someone else got to experience this phenomenal lesser travelled route

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