Other tourists prefer to reach the falls by more natural means crossing the jungle waterways to reach the base of the jump. The river or land travel, however, may be too exhausting for some people. a I went three times to the park Canaima mea idea where I moved to Angel Falls tours departing from that place for tours by the Indian canoes and enjoy your journey to reach their base to penetrate him, is something unique, wonderful. The Angel walks toward him, which is reached after several hours of travel in a ship of Indian origin known as canoe, plus another on foot. I’ve gone by plane on several occasions referred to, enjoying his majesty, especially in June where it has water suficientea give your drop a wonderful spectacle. a Wikipedia about his background indicates that this jump was known to the natives of the region, but their official edescubrimientou remains a subject of discussion. Some historians attribute it to Ernesto Sanchez, explorer who in 1910 reported the find to the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in Caracas. Others, the captain of the Spanish-born Venezuelan Navy Felix Cardona Puig, who, in 1927, with Mundo Freixas, explorer also of Spanish origin, spotted the large waterfall in the ore bed.

Articles and maps of Cardona attracted the curiosity and adventurous spirit of the aviator Jimmy Angel, who contacted Clarke to make several visits to the jump in 1937. On May 21, 1937, Jimmy Angel Cardona accompanied to overfly the jump. In September of that year insists Jimmy Angel landed on top of Auyantepuy, purpose abruptly achieves embedding the plane on the ground. News of the accident, which fortunately no casualties, led to the great leap was christened a Salto Angel, and so is known since the first human known to reach the river that feeds the falls was the Latvian Aleksandrs Laime browser, also known as Alexander Laime Natives of the tribe pemon. He made the ascent of Auyantepui in 1955.

He also reached the name of one of the most beautiful rivers in Latvia, the river Gauja. While the Indian name of the falls and is rarely used, the name of the river pemon, Kerep, is still widely used. Laime was also the first European to a trail that leads from the river Churun to the base of the falls. On the way there is a viewpoint commonly used to capture the falls in the photographs. It is called “Mirador Laime” in his honor. This road is now used by most tourists from the camp of Mouse Island. The height of the falls was determined by an investigation by the National Geographic Society conducted by journalist Ruth Robertson in 1949 is currently affected by drought facing Venezuela, however, there are hopes that when the rains begin again regain its grandeur. In any case it is a place on this planet who can not stop seeing.