Top Waterfalls Featured in MoviesBarbara Zanotelli Rodrigues - Former Travel Expert
Ever wandered where classic movies were filmed? We spotted Latin America’s most impressive waterfalls in the following movies…
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The Indiana Jones films have all been set in magnificent locations, admittedly we are a bit biased, but our favourite setting is the Iguazu falls! The Devil’s Throat best viewed from the Brazilian side, is the most spectacular part of the falls where approximately half of the river’s flow fall 82 metres in the narrow chasm. Have to confess surviving the drop down to Devil’s Throat seems virtually impossible!
Having been overlooked by its impressive and grandiose neighbour, the Iguazu Falls, Angel Falls has only recently come into the spotlight with Venezuela opening up their doors to visitors. None other than David Attenborough’s favourite travelling spot inspired the creative setting for Disney’s animated film, Up. For those interested Venezuela is littered with the peculiar rock formations which can be found atop the table top mountain, Kukebán-tepui which is a striking sight.
Explore this unspoilt country in our Signature Venezuela: Highlights of the Lost World holiday.
Although these waterfalls are all often backdrop settings in Hollywood blockbusters, they are most commonly found in documentary films. The White Diamond is an extraordinary work by Werner Herzog illustrating the history of aviation, in particular Dr Graham Dorrington’s adventure – an aeronautical engineer travelling in a helium-filled invention. The documentary captures the lush forestation of Guyana as it travel above the tree tops until reaching its destination, the giant Kaieteur Falls.
The popular 80’s film saw Arnold Schwarzenegger hunting down something out of this world in Central America. The entire movie was filmed in Mexico with scenes in the forest surrounding the Mayan ruins of Palenque, Agua Azul but mostly in Puerto Vallarta. Although the waterfall may have appeared in a chilling thriller, the sapphire blue waters are not a creepy sight!
Get your chance to swim in these crystalline waters and explore Mexico’s Aztec and Mayan history in our group journey Eagle: Aztec, Mayas and conquistadores.
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Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
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Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.