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Visit Angel Falls
Marvel at the world's tallest waterfall from above in a light aircraft, or reach the base of the falls by dugout canoe.
At 979m in height, Angel Falls is the world's tallest waterfall. It has a suitably dramatic setting within Venezuela's ‘Lost World’: a wild and isolated region known as the Gran Sabana, where table mountains poke through the clouds and rivers cascade over beds of jasper.
There is no road or permanent settlement close to the waterfall, and indeed it lies hidden in an area so remote that just 60 years ago this kilometre-high cascade was unknown to the outside world. Even today, Angel Falls retains its untouched beauty and offers an undiminished sense of wonder to the lucky few who get to discover it for themselves.
There are still only two ways to visit – either by flying overhead in a light aircraft for astonishing panoramic views, or on an adventurous boat journey along a river flanked by table mountains. Whichever you choose, it’s still very much possible to recapture the sense of astonishment that Jimmie Angel, the American pilot who crash-landed here in the 30s, must have felt as he first caught sight of this incomparable natural wonder.
Angel Falls and the Gran Sabana
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Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.