February 2009 found us in Venezuela by way of Margarita Island. One of our shorter “tame” adventures.
The highlight of the trip was a journey onto the main land to the Canaima National Park. Famous for the Canaima Falls and home of the highest waterfall (979 meters, 3,230 feet) in the World, Angel Falls.
This is a very remote region and can only be accessed by air. A small plane brings you to the Canaima Falls and from there a 6 hour ride in a motorized dug-out canoe and another hour hike (grueling, I might add) through the jungle brings you to the base of Angel Falls.
We were fortunate that there was still plenty of water feeding the falls in spite of being the height of the “dry season”.
We will have fond memories of this journey and can now check off another one of those “places you need to see before you die”. Truly breathtaking!
We also managed to get in some “beach time” on Margarita Island and also spent a fine day at sea with good snorkeling and fine dining thanks to the rather large King Fish caught during the 1st hour of our sail. Delicious!
© Gary Bennett