Angel Falls, Venezuela

Happy Travel Tuesday!  My name is Marcella and I blog over at WhatAWonderfulWorld.  I’m a

Londoner who loves to blog about travel and photography.  Today I’m sharing a nature

filled adventure that I went on as part of my five months travelling in South America.  I

hope you enjoy it :)


Ah, waterfalls. Such a beautiful part of nature. So mesmerising to watch and so

refreshing to stand under.  Today, I am going to share my adventures to Angel Falls in

Venezuela. Angel Falls is the world’s highest interrupted waterfall. You can find it in the

Canaima National Park in Venezuela. It’s a three day trip as it’s so remote but the beauty

that surrounds the waterfall is never to be forgotten so it’s something special. You have to

go on an organised trip to get to it.  Getting there is a journey in itself, so let’s go…

First step. Take this teeny, tiny plane for one hour. I spent the whole hour with gritted

teeth, clutching my stomach as you feel every slight little bump. There were five of us

plus the pilot on the plane. Looking back at these photos now I can see how pretty the

views were but I’m surprised I even managed to take photos as I just remember feeling

petrified the whole time!  DSCF4360 DSCF4364 DSCF4367 DSCF4369 DSCF4372 DSCF4373Once you’ve arrived and got over the

fear of the plane (i’m a bit of a scaredy cat for things like that.  It probably wasn’t that

bad!) you can take a walk to the beach that is just by where you’ll stay that night.  It’s

really pretty!  Warm water, waterfalls, palm trees… Look… You take the boat so that you

can walk under a waterfall.  It was SO loud but in a ‘nature is amazing’ kind of way.  DSCF4399 DSCF4390 DSCF4387 DSCF4383That night you sleep in little huts and

the next morning it’s time to head off on a boat through the beautifully, stunning national

href=””>DSCF4409 DSCF4418 DSCF4420 DSCF4426 DSCF4427And… finally, you arrive!  Well,

almost.  You see the waterfall from afar and then take a little walk to reach the bottom of

it.  It’s amazing when the boat draws closer to the waterfall as you see it from a great

distance away and you think ‘wow… that’s the highest waterfall in the world!’DSCF4439DSCF4440DSCF4449And the view from our hammocks

that night, the world’s highest waterfall. Pretty special.


  • thetravellinglindfields

    Wow. I thought we went to a lot of effort to see Iguazu Falls. Looks like it was worth it though. Fantastic photos.

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thank you :) I loved that the trip was so much about all of the surroundings too and not just the waterfall, it was all so so beautiful!

  • Jessi @2feet1world

    Wow what a teeny plane! That looks like such an incredible experience – so cool to arrive by boat like that, and what a view from your hammock!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      It was really great :) And the hammock view was very unique, though I had to move in the night as somebody in the hammock next to me was a very loud snorer, ha!

  • Fi @ this and that blog

    Wow what beautiful images, I had no idea Angel Falls was so stunning and what an experience!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thanks Fi! I didn’t know either as I didn’t know much about it at all, but I’m so glad I went :)

  • RamblinLove

    Beautiful images! I love the one with the palm trees in the water.

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thank you! :) The palm trees in the water were pretty crazy, and stunning!

  • Andrea On Vacation

    What makes the water red-ish? Great photos!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Good question – I have no idea! Maybe it was something to do with the sand??

  • Diana

    That looks like a wonderful experience, lovely photos Marcella!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thank you Diana :)

  • Christy Swagerty

    That photo with the palm trees IN the water: AMAZING! What a beautiful adventure!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thanks Christy, all of the surroundings were so picturesque!

  • Corinne Vail

    Angel Falls is so on my list…even more so now that it takes so much effort to get there!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      I loved the trip as travelling by boat was beautiful and we got to see so much gorgeous nature. I’d recommend it :)

  • Isabel

    Love Marcella’s blog! You are so adventurous darling!! These pictures are a gem, what a great experience you have shared with us. Aaaah my travel bug is itching!!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Aww, thanks so much Isabel! I’m glad you enjoyed reading about the falls :)

  • Saxon

    Wow, beautiful photos of the waterfalls and river! Nature really is amazing, those falls are massive. Beautiful and kind of scary all at the same time.

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Thank you :) Totally agree; nature really is amazing!!

  • AmyMacWorld

    So beautiful! It looks like you had to use a tour company?

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Yep, you do as it’s so remote, you can’t go without one.

  • Dannielle @ Chicadeedee

    How cool! I was going to do this when I went to Venezuela but chose a week to go through the Savannah and Brasil instead. Now after seeing your pictures I really want to go back!!

    • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

      Isn’t South America full of so many gems? So many incredible things to see!