Kaieteur FallsPotaro-Siparuni, Guyana
Niagara eat your heart out. Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana is the largest single-drop waterfall in the world and five times higher than its North American cousin. The falls plunge 251 metres over a sandstone cliff (the biggest drop is 226 metres), with an Olympic swimming pool-sized torrent thundering over the precipice every four seconds.
Fly over these world-class cascades for a spectacular bird’s-eye perspective, then explore the falls, Potaro River and the surrounding rainforest on foot, keeping a lookout for golden frogs hiding in giant bromeliads, and colourful cock-of-the-rock birds.
Day tours to the falls and surrounding attractions with Evergreen Adventures will set you back around US$290.
Evergreen Adventures offers day trips to Kaieteur Falls, including scenic flyovers, guided walks around the waterfalls, and a stop-off at Baganara Island.