Salto Aponwao or Salto Chinak-Meru

Salto Aponguao



Location: Gran Sabana, Bolivar State Map

Height: 105 m (344 ft)


Description of Salto Aponwao

Salto Aponwao is a beautiful waterfall on Aponguao river that is one of the tributaries of the Orinoco river. It located in Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State in South- Eastern Venezuela. With a total drop of 105 meters (344 ft) Salto Aponguao is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country. The closest settlement to the falls is a small Native American village of Iboribo. Here you can rent a small boat that can take you across river or if you want it can take you directly to the waterfall. If you choose to walk to the Salto Aponguao it will take about 20- 40 minutes depending on the state of the road and intensity of local rains. The name Chinak means in Spanish "liana" that in Venezuela can also be called "Bejuco", a kind of climbing plants.