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Canaima National Park

Travel Guide South America Venezuela Canaima National Park

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Introduction

Canaima Lagoon

Canaima Lagoon

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Canaima National Park is located in the southeast of Venezuela and is one the UNESCO World Heritage list. It covers a vast table mountain landscape, with some parts covered in thick rainforest. It is also of interest for geologists and those keen on visiting on of the most Famous Waterfalls, the Angel Falls. La Gran Sabana is also part of this park.

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Sights and Activities

Angel Falls

With 979 metres, the Angel Falls are the highest free-falling waterfall in the world. It has a single drop of 807 meters. The falls are located in the Bolivar State in central-southern Venezuela and within the boundaries of Canaima National Park. Although the falls probably were viewed before, the discovery to the outside world was on the 16th of November 1933 when Jimmie Angel (after who the falls are named) flew over in his plane. Nowadays you have to take a plane from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar to the Canaima Camp from where you can do river trips to the base. There are options to view the falls from the air as well.

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