Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls

The majestic Kaieteur Falls in the namesake national park will leave you awestruck. As one of the most beautiful places in South America, this is the highlight of any trip to the country. Following along the course of the Potaro River, the falls tumbles 741 feet. Almost five times as tall as Niagara and twice as tall as Victoria Falls, Kaieteur is considered to be one of the most powerful single drop waterfalls in the world, and one of the top places to see in Guyana.  That is why it has been listed as #2 in the World’s Top 100 Highest Rated Waterfalls list. Your journey to Kaieteur Falls starts with an aerial view as your aircraft circles over the falls and the National Park before landing on a short airstrip. The short nature trail with three vantage points affords you breathtaking views of the falls, each better than the last and all a part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For those seeking a little more adventure, you can take the thrilling 3 to 4-day overland trek to the falls. It is also possible to overnight at the Falls in the nearby basic guesthouse to experience thousands of swifts coming to roost behind the cascades as night falls and sip coffee at dawn as the mist lifts above the gorge.  Read more about Kaieteur here.