The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, reaches just 21m short of a kilometre (3,211ft), from tip to tail. To put that in context, it’s roughly 16 times taller than Niagara. It is to be found in a remote region of Venezuela, where extraordinary tepui – table-topped, sheer-sided mountains – sprout up like something from the Lost World. The cascade itself falls from one such rockface. Unless you have the wherewithal to fly over the falls, you’ll need to reach them by canoe and camp in hammocks overnight. But that just adds to the experience – which is one you’ll treasure for the rest of your days.
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