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Article Trip from Canaima

Sailing, swimming and walking under the waterfall

Petr Liška
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Trip from Canaima
Inserted: 16.10.2017
Author: Lukáš Uher © gigaplaces.com
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A classic afternoon trip from Canaima includes a canoe cruise on the beautiful lagoon, a short walk to Ucaima playita beach with swimming, a view of the Salto el Sapo waterfall and interesting excursions directly below this waterfall. It's a nice and interesting time spent before sailing to the main attraction – Salto Angel waterfall

Preparation before departure

The trip begins with a cruise across the Canaima Lagoon. Everyone must wear a vest.

Preparation before departure
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Salto Ucaima and Golondrina waterfalls

The canoe offers beautiful views of the massive waterfalls on the Carrao River

Salto Ucaima and Golondrina waterfalls
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Salto Hacha Waterfall

Probably the most interesting waterfall is Salto Hacha near the northern end of the lagoon.

Salto Hacha Waterfall
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Salto el Sapo waterfall

After landing at the other end of the lagoon, you can walk to the Salto el Sapo waterfall. It is significantly less watery than those that fall directly into the lagoon.

Salto el Sapo waterfall
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Playita Ucaima beach

This place, just a short walk from the Salto El Sapo waterfall is called Playita Ucaima. The name does not lie, you can take a nice bath here.

Playita Ucaima beach
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

The edge of the waterfall

The trip continues to the very edge of the waterfall, which also serves as a nice view of the countryside. Of course, this part is only possible at lower water levels.

The edge of the waterfall
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View of the Table Mountains

The view of the nearby Table Mountains is worth it.

View of the Table Mountains
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Beach view

From the waterfall there is also a nice view of the crescent sand running into the water – the beach where you were a while ago.

Beach view
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Waterfall at your fingertips

The local waterfalls are really beautiful

Waterfall at your fingertips
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Road behind the waterfall

The highlight of the trip is a walk directly below the waterfall. From a distance, it looks rougher than it really is

Road behind the waterfall
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Under the waterfall

The experience is really big and humid :-). The way back is the same – canoeing across the lagoon back to Canaima

Under the waterfall
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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