URUYEN - SALTO ANGEL – CANAIMA
The Angel Falls is the worlds highest waterfall at 979 m (3,212 ft). It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The height of the falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is vaporized by the strong winds and turned into mist. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternately known as the Rio Gauya) which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River. In the indigenous Pemon language Angel Falls is called Kerepakupai merú meaning "waterfall of the deepest place. Its thick jungles, savannahs and endless rivers are some of the incredible landscape that we will find in this unbeatable experience. The region that comprehends the Park and the vast zone that surrounds it is part of the oldest rock formation in the planet. Thousand years of erosive processes have originated the imposing plateaus. From their vertical walls we can see how waterfalls of prodigious height are released. These plateaus are called by the inhabitants of the zone, the pemons: Tepui, which means hill in our language. You will see in the mysterious tops of the tepuyes strange and capricious shapes in the rocks that are the result of the inclement erosion.