Guyana: Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls are little known but are truly a wonder of the world. This is the highest single vertical drop waterfall in the world, a staggering 741 feet (226 meters). Kaieteur Falls are four times higher than Niagara Falls and two times higher than Victoria Falls. And this isn’t a thin and small waterfall – a staggering 22,300 cubic feet of water per second is being dropped in a single thunderous plunge. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls were “discovered” by European explorers only in 1870. There are three spectacular overlooks including the one on top of the waterfalls. The scenery around isn’t too shabby either – spectacular emerald mountains and valleys of the Pokaraima range as far as the eye can see.