Waterfalls are Mother Nature’s way to mesmerize and soothe the spirit of the world. Watching as water tumbles into rocks and transforms into vapor or joins a river beneath has a reassuring feeling that nature has its way around.
But just like most other things in nature, waterfalls are not created equal. Some are more magnificent than others.
Check our list of the seven best waterfalls to see in the world.
Niagara Falls, United States
Niagara falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in North America and a great start for beginner outdoorers. The waterfall may not be the tallest, but its impressive raw power alone from its sheer 7000 cubic meters per the second volume is enough to excite everyone in your group.
Horseshoe Falls, the most significant of the three waterfalls forming Niagara waterfalls, is as impressive as they come. You can view the water body from different locations in Ontario and New York. But Cave of the Winds, where you descend into Niagara gorge by 175 feet, is by far the best viewpoint.
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
The 741ft tall by 370ft wide Kaieteur Falls exists in a part of the world where Mother Nature is at her best. It lies in some of the most pristine rainforests. The waterfall is one of the most powerful, with a magnificent flow of 23,400 cubic feet per second.
Ideally, you should travel to Kaieteur between April and September, during the summer monsoons, for the best experience. Frogs happily hop about their way, and plenty of colorful birds welcome you in song and chants along the many trails.
Kawasan Falls, Philippines
As Kawasan Falls clearly shows, a waterfall doesn’t have to be the largest or the tallest to make the list of the best in the world. The waterfall, located in the south of the island of Cebu, drops into a beautiful pool of turquoise water.
It certainly looks as if the pool is from the Lord of Rings, given the significant limestone deposits that give the waters a shade of blue. The waterfall has several great spots for your Instagram photos.
Iguazú Falls, Argentina
Iguazu falls is a no-brainer best waterfall to see in the world, based on its sheer size and cascades. The beautiful chain of up to 275 individual waterfalls blends with the surrounding rainforest to make you feel at home with nature.
The visual of the jungle environment, its sound effects, and the fresh breath of air create a once in a lifetime experience.
Yosemite Falls, United States
Tumbling down an unbelievable height of 2,425 ft, Yosemite Falls, the crown jewel attraction of Yosemite National Park in California, is a spectacular sight. What makes it a favorite of travellers is the scenery, sheer size and ease of access. You can view and experience it from different angles.
Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia
Waterfall sites never get any more extraordinary than Plitvice Waterfalls. The distinct shades of green and blue, visible as the water flows over chalk and limestone rocks, create one of nature’s most beautiful scenes.
Adding the lush green surroundings gives Plitvice a picture-perfect visual that makes travelling thousands of miles worth it. Really, it’s not that hard to see why the park receives more than a million visitors annually.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
The crown for the planet’s most beautiful waterfall indisputably belongs to Victoria Falls in Zambia/ Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls boast a height of 108m, a width of 1.7 kilometers and an average flow of 1.7 million liters every second. It is no doubt a natural wonder of the world. Walking along the trail can sometimes get you refreshingly wet, especially during the rainy season.