The Angel Falls or Kerekupai-merú is the highest waterfall in the world with about 978 m of height, of which 807 m are uninterrupted falls. The waterfall or waterfall is located in the state of Bolívar, Venezuela.
It was sighted in 1910 by the explorer Ernesto Sanchez La Cruz although its official discovery is attributed to the aviator James Crawford Angel, who showed it to the world in 1937 after having landed on the top of the Auyan Tepui when looking for gold in the area.
Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz not only discovered Angel Falls but he made other discoveries; sometimes he went into the jungle for periods of 3 or 4 months. He made the notification of the discovery of Angel Falls to the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons and years later he was called to recognize him as the true discoverer, to which he answered to whom God gives him, Saint Peter bless him since many years before that Jimmy Angel had sighted the Angel Falls, Sanchez La Cruz had deposited the plans of the route to reach the jump in the Blohm House, in Ciudad Bolívar.
The jump owes its name to the American aviator James Angel who showed it to the world in 1937. The Angel Falls is also called Kerekupai-merú by the natives that in the Pemón language means Jump of the deepest place ... Churún-Merú is the name that the natives gave to this mountain.
The Angel Falls is the result of the fall from the Auyantepui of one of the tributaries of the Carrao River, that is, the Churún River. It is located within the Canaima National Park in southeastern Venezuela in the Bolívar state (5 ° 56'43N, 62 ° 26'57O).
Full day Salto Angel (Angel jump all day).
(Duration: all day or 12 hours) Departure: 5:00 a.m.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WALK:
Departure from Canaima Camp, approximately at 5:00 am, previously the passenger is offered coffee, milk, chocolate and cookies. We will start a rustic tour of about 15 minutes to Puerto Ucaima, located on the falls of Canaima, where a curiara will be tackled ( indigenous boat) to navigate the Carrao River, during the crossing the vegetation will be observed, and to avoid the Mayupa rapids, it will disembark in the savanna of the same name, making a transfer in rustic, and will be re-embarked on the other side of the savannah, the crossing continues passing the rapids of Arautaima, Pozo de la Felicidad and Isla Orquídea. In the Ahonda Camp, in front of the Orchid Island, we will have breakfast and then we will continue along the Churum River, where the expedition goes, we will arrive after approximately one hour to the Ratoncito Island, from where we will recreate ourselves with the amazing view of the Salto Angel, to get to the foot of it we will undertake a one-hour walk, once there we will relax at our whim. Return to Isla Ratoncito, lunch, and then to Salto del Sapo, where after a short walk we will have the opportunity to cross the water curtain of this beautiful waterfall. Return to Camp Canaima.
NOTE: It is important to bring rubber shoes, swimsuit and camera (with protection for water), (includes everything specified above, specialized and safe guide.) This tour only operates during the rainy season (May to October)
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