Cola de Caballo Falls
Next to the gorgeous Arcoiris Falls is located an even taller waterfall – Cola de Caballo Falls ("Horsetail" in Spanish).
UNESCO World Heritage status
Map of the site
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This waterfall is located just a few hundred meters from Arcoiris falls, on the opposite side of the ravine. It slides down a hard Precambrian quartzite rock.
Waterfall has formed on the rim of an enormous tableland – the 3,000 km² large Caparu Meseta. This is a unique plateau. For the most part, it is delimited with vertical cliff walls, which are up to 300 m high. It has an extremely high biological diversity. On the plateau have developed several kinds of rare ecosystems, including a unique dry forest – the largest virgin Cerrado forest in the world. Here has been established the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (1 583 810 ha) – UNESCO World Heritage site.
It would be modest to say that Bolivia is an exciting country: Bolivia IS full of unexpected, pleasant surprises!
This country has an amazing natural diversity – from highland deserts and snow-capped mountains to wast lowlands covered with tropical forests. Here are found all kinds of landmarks. Some landmarks are well known internationally, but many (undeservedly) – are not, and many still are waiting for their discovery.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
There is little doubt – South America is one of the most spectacular… maybe the most spectacular continent of the world.
There is located the second-highest mountain chain in the world, the largest rainforest, the tallest volcanoes, and the tallest and largest waterfalls. The highest biological diversity in the world is reached somewhere near the eastern ranges of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, or Colombia.
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