At 979 metres the Angel Falls in Canaima National Park have the longest total drop of any falls in the world. ‘Discovered’ in the 1930’s by bush pilot Jimmy Angel, the falls are surrounded by dense rainforest and are not easily accessible. Viewed from the air the long thin ribbon of water is visible glistening amongst the dense vegetation. Short flights over this wonder of the natural world are possible throughout the year and offer a great panoramic view of the falls as well as the surrounding Gran Sabana. During the wet season months of June to October it may also be possible to travel up river by canoe.