Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

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The majestic Mount Roraima is the highest mountain in the Pacaraima Mountains. Roraima lies on the three borders of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. The mountain is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls is also part of this beautiful park. Mount Roraima’s highest point is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters (9,219 feet), and the whole of Mount Roraima’s fairly flat top surface area is surrounded by 400+ meter (1,312+ feet) high sheer cliffs. Mount Roraima can be climbed, though all routes besides the Paraitepui route require technical climbing gear. Visitors can get a stunning view of Mount Roraima and the greater Canaima National Park from a memorable helicopter ride.

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

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Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

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Mount Roraima, Venezuela

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Located on the border between the state of Paraná in Brazil and the province of Misiones in Argentina, you will find the stunning Iguazu Falls dividing the upper and lower parts of the Iguazu River. These massive falls, four times the width of Niagara Falls, moved First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to famously exclaim “Poor Niagara!” Iguazu Falls is made up of 275 individual falls, the tallest of which is 82 meters (269 ft) high. The most popular single waterfall among tourists is the impressive 82 meters (269 ft) tall, 700 meters (2,297 ft) long Devil’s Throat (or Gargantua del Diablo). The falls can be accessed from the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguaçu or the Argentine town of Puerto Iguazú. There are many trails and walkways around the falls, and the more adventurous types can enjoy rock climbing and water sports.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Devil Throat - Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Credit: Luca Galuzzi

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil