There is something special about the falling water that enchant everyone, even if they aren’t great nature lovers. But how not to love the nature when it gives us such amazing wonders and views?! We are talking about waterfalls, of course, and here is a our top 10 world’s most beautiful waterfalls worth to visit.
1.Iguazu Falls is located along Iguazu River, which borders Brazil and Argentina, stretching across two miles of rain-forested cliffs. The view leaves you breathless, since it consists in 275 individual waterfalls, making it one of the most precious treasures on Earth. When former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguazu for the first time, she exclaimed: “Poor Niagara!”
2.Niagara Falls, marking US and Canada border, is probably the most famous in the world and the most powerful waterfall on the continent. It is formed of two sections – The Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side (173 feet) and The American Falls on the American Side (100 feet). The most suitable periods for visits are May, June and September.
3.Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, being about 3212 feet high. It plunges from a tabletop mountain, deep in an equatorial forest, and the surrounding region is frequently covered in clouds, so there are just a few lucky ones who succeed to see this gem on a clear day.
4.Victoria Falls, located in Zimbabwe, is a gorgeous waterfall formed by the Zambezi River, which falls down in a straight line for 354 feet. Being very wide, the water spray raises very high and it can be felt from many kilometers away. Its indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, is quite apt, literally meaning the “Smoke that Thunders”.
5.Kawasan Falls, in Philippines, are another waterfalls worth visiting in a lifetime, all surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, fold between the mountainous peaks of Barangay Matutinao and Badian. Not only the view attracts many visitors, but also the cool lagoons where you can swim or sit underneath the falling waters.
6.Vantisquero Colgante Falls (The Hanging Glacier Falls) flow out from Hanging Glacier in Chile’s Queulat National Park, with a massive volume of water pouring out from underneath and plugging 2000 feet below to the floor of the narrow valley.
7.Golden Falls, in Iceland, is not particularly a high waterfall, but it is very beautiful and famous due to its surroundings and due to a crevice which makes Hvita River seem to disappear into the abyss.
8.Plitvice Falls, in Croatia, are not very high waterfalls, but impressive due to the hundreds of small waterfalls which drop in the deep clear lagoons, whose colours vary from azure to turquoise. Water flowing over the limestone and chalk over thousand of years have created barriers which are now natural dams that create amazing caves, rivers and waterfalls.
9.Kaieteur Falls, in Guyana, 741 feet high, attracts many tourists, especially adventure lovers. The fall is in the middle of wilderness, far from the urban life, offering stunning views and frequently being the background for some beautiful rainbows.
10.Yosemite Falls, in USA, is the highest waterfall in North America. It drops 2425 feet in Sierra Nevada, California, being actually melted snow that falls off the mountains.
They all are challenging, adventurous, but extremely beautiful. So if you get around them, it would be a pity not to see these treasures. Prepare a rain poncho to stay dry when you get close to the waterfalls and get ready for the best experience! With TripEconomy, you can compare hotel prices and flight tickets to enjoy a better trip.