Are you looking for your next vacation destination? Consider one with a stunning waterfall to visit! The beauty and tranquility of cascading water is unlike anything else.
Ready to see one for yourself? Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls to add to your travel bucket list!
1. Tinuy-an Falls in the Philippines
Known as the Niagara Falls of the Philippines, Tinuy-an Falls are gorgeous to see in person! They stand 55 m (180 ft) tall and 95 m (311 ft) wide with multiple tiers. They are located in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, and partially managed by the local indigenous population.
2. Yosemite Falls in the USA
California is one of the top American spots to visit, and it boasts a 739 m (2,425 ft) tall waterfall! Yosemite Falls, located in Yosemite National Park, are the tallest in the state. The falls are technically made up of three parts, but they flow together as one.
3. Gullfoss Falls in Iceland
Gullfoss Falls sit 32 m (105 ft) high along the Hvítá River in Iceland. Surrounding glacial sediment glows golden in the sunlight, giving the falls their beautiful name that translates to “Golden Falls.”
4. Ban Gioc–Detian Falls in China and Vietnam
Want to see the largest waterfalls in all of Asia? They are Ban Gioc–Detian Falls, two falls that join along the Quay Son River between China and Vietnam. They’re about 30 m (98 ft) tall and a breathtaking 300 m (984 ft) wide!
5. Plitvice Falls in Croatia
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes National Park is home to a 78 m (255 ft) tall waterfall. Known as Plitvice Falls, they’re formed by 16 crystal-clear lakes! The area puts on a dazzling display of colors, from the bright green forests to the emerald waters.
6. Niagara Falls in Canada and the USA
This list wouldn’t be complete without Niagara Falls! Located in both Canada and the USA, they’re one of the most well-known. The Canadian side measures about 52 m (170 ft) tall, while the American side measures almost 55 m (180 ft).
7. Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil
Also known as the Iguaçu Falls, this is a natural wonder you must see. They’re located along the border of Argentina and Brazil, sitting at 82 m (269 ft) in height. Over 200 individual waterfalls make up Iguazu Falls, and lush rainforest surrounds them.
8. Angel Falls in Venezuela
The largest single waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela. They stand at an impressive 979 m (3,212 ft) tall! The Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to these remote falls.
9. Weeping Wall in the USA
The Weeping Wall in Kauai, Hawaii is truly a unique sight! It’s a collection of waterfalls that stream down Mount Waialeale. The Weeping Wall is 1,544 m (5,066 ft) tall and the second wettest region in the world.
10. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
Take a trip within the Amazon rainforest in Guyana to find Kaieteur Falls. It boasts the largest single drop in the world at 226 m (741 ft)! Because it’s so remote, the falls are only accessible by small plane or a five-day overland journey.