I Just Love Waterfalls! Here Are Some Great Waterfalls in South America I Have Been .
The continent of South America is a wonderful tourist destination boasting some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the world. In my travels there, I enjoyed it so much! I had been in so many places and one of my best attractions were visiting waterfalls!!!The tropical rainforest climate prevalent in a large portion of this continent feeds mighty waterfalls that are definitely worth a visit as they range from full blown cataracts to horsetail falls.
The falls you should visit are:
1. Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls. These are located on the Iguazu River near the city of Curitiba on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Its height is 82 meters at highest and 69 meters at lowest. The flow rate is 1756m3/s. Accessible from either the Puerto Iguazú town in Argentina or the town of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. The best time for visiting is between the months of April through September. The entrance fee is about 25$.
2. Angel Falls
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Angel Falls in Venezuela. They are the highest falls in world at 979 meters. Isolated accessibility is from the Caniama Camp which is accessed by a flight from either Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolívar. The falls have little volume and the best time for visiting is between June and December. The entrance fee is about 4$.
3. Cuquenan Falls
Cuquenan Falls in Guyana. Located on the Kukenan Tepui they have a height of 674 meters. It is difficult to access because of its location but makes for a wonderful view from a distance. It is best to visit during the dry months April through August. This is because it is located on a table mountain top and is accessible by trekking.
4. Yumbilla Falls
Yumbilla Falls in Peru. It only became known about internationally in 2007. While it has little volume it has a magnificent height of 896 meters. It is a tiered waterfall where the water falls down several distinct steps. It is accessible from Chachapoyas and there is no entrance fee to view it. It is viewed all year round.
5. Cachoeira da Fumaça in Brazil (known as the Smoke Falls)
Cachoeira da Fumaça in Brazil. It is 380 meters high and has high volume especially during the rainy seasons. It is viewable all year round. It is also known as the Smoke Falls to tourists and is accessible from Vale do Capão ecological base by trek. There is no entrance fee.
6. The Huilo-Huilo Falls
The Huilo-Huilo Falls in Southern Chile. Its water comes from Lácar Lake in Argentina and flows into the Fui River in Chile. It is best viewed in the spring as it dries during the summer. It is accessible from the namesake biological reserve for an entrance fee of 5$.
7. Llovizna falls
Llovizna falls in Venezuela. It is easily accessible from Llovizna Park without an entrance fee. Located on the Caroni River what it lacks in height it makes up in volume.
8. Yutaje Falls
Yutaje Falls in Venezuela. At 671 meters in height and high volume, it is located in a region that is best accessed during the summer months.
9. Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls in Guyana. Located on Potaro River with a height of 226 meters with an average flow rate of 660m3/s. The park has an entrance fee of 12$ and can be visited all year round.
10. Boca de Diablo in Banos, Ecuador. The waterfall is known as Pailon Del Diablo.
Boca de Diablo in Banos, Ecuador. The waterfall is known as Pailon Del Diablo located on the Pastaza River about half an hour from the town of Baños in Ecuador. For a fee of half a dollar you can view it from a suspension bridge above it.