After our hike up to Angel Falls, we had an interesting night. Since it takes all day to trek to the falls, you will stay the night at a ‘camp’. Basically, just a shelter with some hammocks. It was all worth it, of course, to be able to say that we slept in hammocks outside in the rain forest, with no mosquito nets. Then, wake up in front of Salto Angel. Certainly a unique experience for my mom.
The boat ride back down river was only about 2.5 hours, and the day started pretty cloudy. We were happy that the boat ride the previous day was clear, because Bode counted over 100 waterfalls on our way (I’m not sure about his math, though) and we could only see a few on the way back.
By the time we got back to Canaima, the skies had cleared. I arranged a special birthday gift for my mom – a flight up and around Angel Falls. From the air, we could see all the falls and were level with the tops of the tepuys. This was by far an easier and equally beautiful (if not more so) way to see the area. Angel Falls was pretty misty up at the top, and realizing it was Mom’s birthday, our pilot flew us a bit farther and showed us a few other amazing waterfalls.
Angel Falls Adventure: check!