A flight from Canaima over Salto Angel to Ciudad Bolivar
Small (usually 6 seater) aircrafts fly from the airport in the Canaima National Park to Ciudad Bolivar. You can fly, by arrangement, over and above the tallest waterfalls of the world - Salto Angel. This 979 meter tall waterfall was named after the American pilot and diamond hunter Jimmy Angel, who "parked" his plane into the waterfall in 1935. Although the waterfall had been documented already, it was this story that gave it its name. The pilot and crew survived the crash.
The whole flight usually takes a little over an hour and half and is a great opportunity to see the interesting Venezuelan landscape from a bird's perspective. The biggest attractions, which you will see from the height, are the iron mines around Ciudad Piar, small islands and waterlogged landscape at the Guri dam (one of the largest dams in South America), Caroní river and of course the unique table mountains (Tepui) in the Canama National Park.
You will land at the Tomás de Heres airport in Ciudad Bolivar.