Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the World (with Map & Photos)

In the Canaima National Park, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world, the Angel Falls.

With a height of 979 meters, and 807 meters of uninterrupted fall, this waterfall is generated from the Auyantepuy river and its name means in Pemón "jump from the deepest place".

Angel Falls Venezuela
Angel Falls Venezuela

Canaima was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994 and has an area of ​​more than 30,000 km 2 .

The name "Angel Falls " was given by a Venezuelan in honor of Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who discovered this waterfall in 1937 when he flew over it with his plane.

Angel Falls Venezuela
Angel Falls Venezuela

This waterfall was one of the 28 finalists in the election of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Despite the fact that this jump is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, it is difficult to visit it, since the trip to the falls is not easy. As the area where it is located is surrounded by forest, the only way to access it is by plane flight from the capital of the country or from Ciudad Bolívar, to reach a Canaima camp.

Angel Falls Venezuela 2
Angel Falls Venezuela

As a curious fact, this waterfall was the inspiration for the fictional jungle in the Pixar movie "Up ", where the protagonist tries to take his house to the top of the "Paradise Falls", in clear allusion to Angel Falls.

Angel Falls Venezuela Map