Auyantepuy Waterfalls (or Auyantepui Waterfalls)

Canaima National Park, Bolivar, Venezuela

Rating: 2     Difficulty: 1
A pair of attractive waterfalls seen on the overflight to Angel Falls

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INTRODUCTION

The Auyantepuy Waterfalls (or Auyantepui Waterfalls) were basically waterfalls that lept off the Auyantepui plateau that we just so happened to have noticed while doing the overflight to Angel Falls as well as during the river transport portion of the land tour to Angel Falls. Of course, in order to even entertain the aerial option, we had to have good weather (which we were very lucky to have as a storm was clearing on the day we did the overflight) as we were then on our way back to Ciudad Bolivar from Canaima.

I've decided to dedicate a page to these waterfalls since there were quite a few of them that we couldn't allow to be forgotten into obscurity without at least getting some love from us. While there might have been a few "permanent" waterfalls, most of them were probably ephemeral so the ones that I was able to photograph may not be there on a different visit.

In any case, the quantity of waterfalls from the high rainfall and condensation in this unique ecosystem was very remarkable. I wasn't sure if there were other ways to visit these waterfalls from dedicated trails or specific ground tours given how remote this area was, but it made the overflight and the usual boat/hike tour to Angel Falls all the more magical.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Another waterfall leaping off AuyantepuyAnother waterfall leaping off Auyantepuy
Our destination after doing the flight from Canaima and Angel Falls was Ciudad Bolivar, which was charming in its own rightOur destination after doing the flight from Canaima and Angel Falls was Ciudad Bolivar, which was charming in its own right
Looking towards a bridge in Ciudad Bolivar that very much reminded us of the Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoLooking towards a bridge in Ciudad Bolivar that very much reminded us of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Ephemeral waterfalls coming off the tepuy as seen from the riverEphemeral waterfalls coming off the tepuy as seen from the river



















Waterfall coming off an arm of Auyantepuy just opposite Angel FallsWaterfall coming off an arm of Auyantepuy just opposite Angel Falls

Ephemeral waterfall barely visible between an opening in the cloudsEphemeral waterfall barely visible between an opening in the clouds

Ephemeral waterfall seen from the air in an Angel Falls overflightEphemeral waterfall seen from the air in an Angel Falls overflight










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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We were able to experience these waterfalls automatically as part of our tour to Angel Falls. For the logistics on how we made this tour happen, click here.

As mentioned earlier, the weather plays a very large part in the routes that the propeller planes could take. So it's really the luck of the draw whether you'll get to experience these waterfalls or not.

As for the river portion of the tour, the conditions depended on the river levels (there had to be enough water in the river to prevent portaging or cancellation of the tour altogether). Since we were experiencing lots of rain during our trip in late November 2007, this wasn't a problem.

Finally, for some geographical context, Canaima (the base of our camp and starting/end of our tour) was roughly a 75- to 90-minute flight from Ciudad Bolívar or Puerto Ordaz. Both of these intermediate cities are roughly 2 hours flight from Caracas.


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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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