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Backpacker Magazine – March 2009

Wilderness Wonders: Tallest Waterfall

Think the Empire State Building is tall? Try this waterfall on for size.

by: Marcus Woolf, Photos by Angel Eco Tours

The 3,000 foot tall Angel Falls, Venezuela (photo by Angel Eco Tours)
The 3,000 foot tall Angel Falls, Venezuela (photo by Angel Eco Tours)

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What Deep in the tropical highlands of Venezuela, a tributary of the Rio Caroni pours over a cliff two and a half times as high as the Empire State Building to form Salto ángel, or Angel Falls, the world's tallest cascade at 3,000 feet.

Where Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Take a seven-day tour through toucan-packed jungle, million-year-old rock stacks called tepuis, and canyons teeming with smaller cascades to Devil's Canyon, where you'll hop in a wooden canoe and paddle the Kerep River to the base of Angel Falls. angel-ecotours.com




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Eric Nelson
Dec 09, 2011

Did you see the movie "UP"? This was the place of wonder they travelled to. I have to agree that this place looks magical. However, the falls in Yosemite are nearly as tall even though it plummets over three tiers.

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