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Kaieteur Falls

Address: Guyana
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98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: At 825 feet, these falls are nearly five times as tall as North America's Niagara Falls.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We took Air Services Limited to Kaieteur Falls and had a great experience. Leaving from Ogle Airport - my first experience in a small plane (14 seater) - On prior trips my only experience was in Georgetown. It was truly as other TA members have written - flying over a sea of green forest with mining areas from time to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I and 4 others were on a very small plane which took us right in front of these falls. Wow...what a view! Amazing place to see...I highly recommend if you're in Guyana. The pilot thought he'd give us a special view and rolled the plane sideways and on the way went upside down. Great view but when... More

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I first visited this stunning waterfall in 1965 on a hitch hiking trip with two others. It was a five day overland trip. This trip forms the basis of the classic Guyanese novel " Palace of the Peacock" by Wilson Harris. As I moved further inland my consciousness shifted from a sense of the power of man to appreciating the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I travellled on a trip to Guyana in August 2014 and the day flight to Orinduik and Kaieteur Waterfalls was the trip highlight. Having done small plane flights before, you never know what to expect. There is limited space and the flights from Georgetown are weather dependent. Sometimes it is not possible to go to both falls owing to bad... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a breath taking experience. Its a must see in guyana if you are into nature and sight seeing. I was also lucky to be copilot as the pilot allowed me to navigate the plane while instructing me how to steer. Once you see a trail of water after seeing so much green trees in the air, you know... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was the most wonderful visit I ever had to Guyana, the ride into Guyana was smooth and pleasant the ride to the falls was even smoother.... along the capital city down the river and into the breath taking mountains, I truly picked a picture perfect day to visit this little GEM, well not little!! Easy to plan a trip... More

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Aruba
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In the center of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana you can meet with the most powerful and high single-drop waterfall of our planet. It is the Kaieteur Fall in the Kaieteur Natural Reserve where the Potaro River flows in fact vertically over 741 foot. :-) The first time I went there I went over land, first by 4x4 wheel bush-truck,... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my second visit to Kaieteur and I must say, it was no less impressive than my first. From the air, on the ground, you simply don't get tired seeing the waterfall from all different angles. The tour guides were so friendly, and ever-willing to give information. They even provided us with small tit bits, one which no one... More

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Countryside, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

More than the legends of lore, this Majestic Waterfall towers 822 feet from the Village of Tukeit below. A single 741 foot drop in the interrupting falling water makes it the only Water Fall in the world with such sheer power. I grew up hearing about this Wonder of the World. I saw multitudes of photos of it. Every Guyanese... More

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Georgetown, Guyana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My third visit with my seventeen year old daughter was still compelling just as the first in 1986.The walk from the airstrip to the falls can be quite demanding if you're not in shape. However that is soon erased as one puts eye on Kaieteur.Such grandeur and real power you feel as you watch in awe for the first time.... More

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