There is indeed something truly captivating and mesmerizing about waterfalls. Some of them are beautiful, others are picture-perfect and then there are those that stun you with their sheer magnificence and raw power. It is not always about the height of the falls or the volume of the water alone. There are those that seem like they are from another planet and some of the majestic falls seem pure and untouched by human activity. While the best place is a matter of personal opinion, every one of these is worth a visit.
Iguazú Falls- Argentina/Brazil
Nestled on the border of the soccer giants, the Iguazú Falls is truly a sight to behold. Very few waterfalls across the globe, if any, match it in its picturesque beauty and the way in which it seems to magically transport you into a different world. Sporting 275 cataracts extending for 2.7km along the Iguazú River, its deafening presence will surely invoke jaw-dropping awe.
Niagara Falls- USA/Canada
Another waterfall nestled on the border of two nations, the Niagara Falls is probably the most well-known waterfalls on the planet and irrespective of how often you have seen it earlier in popular media, it still blows you over with its sheer magnitude. The little voyage on the Maid of the Mist is an obvious must here as you soak in its awesomeness. Whether you are visiting the US or shopping for Canada holidays, this is a destination to which you must go at least once in your life.
Kaieteur Falls- Guyana
The Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is surely not a popular hit when it comes to famous waterfalls and that is precisely why it is a must-see if you truly love to travel into untamed wilderness. This spectacular 250m waterfall that sees river Potaro drop down onto sandstone amidst lush green tropical forest is still hidden away from human activity and is home to exotic wildlife. Brightly colored butterflies, beautiful birds and even a tropical nirvana await your company here
Victoria Falls- Zambia/Zimbabwe
Locals call the Victoria Falls Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to ‘cloud that thunders’. The largest waterfall in the world thanks to the sheer volume of water that comes thundering down from a height of 108 meters forming a curtain of water that is 1,708 meters wide, its reputation of being intimidating is well earned.
Angel Falls- Venezuela
An UNESCO world heritage site and the tallest uninterrupted waterfall on the planet, the Angel Falls is Venezuela’s top tourist attraction for good reason. Set deep in the heart of its tropical forests, the waterfall is the not that easy to reach. But river tours between June and December take you to the base of the falls. Overflights also are available if you wish.