Kaieteur Falls

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Location

Kaieteur National Park
Guyana
5° 10' 30" N, 59° 28' 49.8" W
GY
General info: 

Kaieteur Falls is often regarded as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. It is a rare combination of a very tall waterfall on a high volume river making it one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet.

The total height of the falls is 251 meters and the width varies between 76m and 122m. Watching the 30,000 gallons of water per second shot out over a 251m cliff in the middle of a misty, untouched jungle without no tourists in sight is a once in a lifetime experience. Long before you even see the mist of this magnificent cascade, you will hear the thunder of the falls. Kaieteur Falls is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Guyana.

Getting there: 

Kaieteur Falls has largely escaped commercialism and development which is great but it makes the place very nontrivial to visit.

There are a handful of ways to get there but the most common is a daytrip from Georgetown. The flight from Georgetown takes about an hour. Usually you can combine another sight like Orinduik Falls to your trip by paying a little extra. The day trips also include a lunch.

Costs: 

There are various tour operations and combinations for the length and destinatoins. However the prices of day tours to Kaieteur Falls from Georgetown are somewhere around $250.

Interesting places nearby

Kaieteur Falls is often regarded as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. It is a rare combination of a very tall waterfall on a high volume river making it one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet.

The water pouring down from a flat-topped plateau Auyán-Tepuí creates a sight that is best described as completely epic. The huge waterfall in middle of rainforest looks like a scenery from a sci-fi movie.