This is the highest water in the world and a probably most impressive waterfall you will ever see - because
- it is the tallest waterfall in the world
- it’s in the middle of the jungle
- if you’re lucky you can hear howler monkeys
- you can swim in it
- it’s very hard to reach so no crowds of tourists
- no souvenir shops or restaurants around
Sounds too good to be true but that’s how it really.
And as mentioned above - it's hard to reach, so let me tell you how to get there.
The waterfall is in the Canaima National Park.
The village where the tours start is also called "Canaima".
- It is not possible to reach Angel Falls and Canaima village by car or bus.
You have to take a plane from
- Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolívar (most popular options) to the town of Canaima.
From Canaima, it’s a 3-5h boat ride to the falls.
The cities that offer the flights to Angels Falls
Caracas - several tourist options or Jaime Goldberger - private jets for seven passengers
Aserca y Aeropostal is the only airline with a direct flight from Caracas -
Ciudad Bolivar - There are more than five airlines
Porlamar - Airlines: Rutaca and Aerotuy
Puerto Ordaz - tourist option or Trasmandu airline offers private flights
Sta Elena - Airline: Rutaca
Save money and take the bus
One way to save money is to
- go by bus from Caracas, which can be a comfortable bus with air conditioning, TV, resting seats. It will take about 8 hours to get from Caracas to Ciudad Bolivar.
You will be arriving around 6:00 am. terminal in Ciudad Bolivar.
From there you can take a local taxi to the airport in Ciudad Bolivar, take less than five minutes to get there.
Book a tour
- In general - it is always cheaper to book the tour at the airport agencies in Ciudad Bolivar or Puerto Ordaz, and not in city agencies.
Don't book in Caracas!!!
Go to the Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolivar airport early, ask for prices from a few agencies, negotiate a bit and book it there.
It is usually sold as a 3-day tour.
- You can buy a fly over the Angel Falls in Canaima or when booking the tour.
You cannot visit Angel Falls on your own.
- From Canaima, only a guide can take you on a boat because it’s a part of a protected reserve.