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Kaieteur Falls

Address: Guyana
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: At 825 feet, these falls are nearly five times as tall as North America's Niagara Falls.
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: At 825 feet, these falls are nearly five times as tall as North America's Niagara Falls.
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Los Angeles, California
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363 reviews 363 reviews
154 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not that many tourists come to Guyana for vacation, so make sure you take advantage and go visit this wonderful site. The pilot did several flybys and when we departed he followed the river back to Georgetown, AWESOME !

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It's hard to describe the feeling you get from a visit to kaieteur falls. The plane right is kind of scary, but it gives you a breath taking view of the guyanese interior, especially the many small waterfalls on the many table top mountains in the guyanese interior. Upon first seeing Kaieteur falls itself was intense, pictures not videos could... More 

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Nova Scotia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
51 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My first glance at Kaieteur Falls from the air took my breath away. Kaieteur Falls are in the centre of Guyana's rain forest and a National Park has been established to highlight the falls and the biodiversity of the rain forest. As soon as our plane landed, we wasted no time in walking down the nature trail that led to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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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