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Orchard Park, New York
October 12, 2010
London (but not a lot), United Kingdom
January 3, 2002
From journal Venezuela Voyaging
New York, New York
September 9, 2001
Seeing the falls by air is spectacular. It is also important to see it by land. After a boat ride of varying lengths (depending upon place of departure), you will need to hike for roughly an hour and a half through the jungle. It is amazing to find no trash, no signs, no plaques, and very few other tourists. Towards the end of the trail lies a fantastic vantage point of the bottom and top of the falls.
You can follow the trail to a mini-falls below the area where most of the water collects at the bottom of Angel-Falls. You can take a refreshing dip under these falls, but be careful with the strong current.
From journal Canaima National Park and Angel Falls
January 19, 2001
From journal Kavac the 8th wonder of the world
by the Xplorer
December 11, 2000
Option #1 is what we did, we chartered a plane that took us from Cuidad Bolivar on a one hour flight into the middle of the jungle to the Grand Savannah table top mountains where Angel Falls are located. The jungle is an extrememely moist and humid part of the world and cloud-cover is often present. The pilot weaves us between the tabletop "mesa" type mountains of this area as we search between the clouds and mist for the famous waterfall. Finally as we round one of the mountains, there it is in front of us, Angel Falls, flowing from the top of the flat top mesa and falling 2/3's of a mile down to the jungle below.
The second option for viewing the falls is from the ground. This sounds a lot easier than it really is. To reach this part of the jungle is very challenging and can take days to reach. You must travel through the jungle starting from a nearby village and navigate its' rivers to get to a point below the falls where you can have a clear sight of the spectacle. There are no hotels in this part of the jungle, you will be roughing it. Adventure at its best. Since this method of seeing the falls is so involved, be prepared to pay hundreds of US dollars to see it this way.
Either way you see it, you will never regret having witnessed this marvel of nature in person.
From journal Xploring Canaima/Angel Falls, Venezuela