Top 25 Waterfalls in the World 1

1 – Havasu Falls – USA

Havasu Falls

Photo by: LouisSaint

Havasu Falls is located 2,4 km (1.5 mi) from Supai city at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The name “Havasupai” means “people of the blue-green waters”, and it is easy to see where this name comes from. An oasis located in a remote canyon of the arid Arizona, Havasu is considered one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. Read More…

2 – Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Photo by: bestsouthafricatours

Victoria Falls or Mosi-o-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall located in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is one of the most famous falls on the planet, considered to be among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall, it is claimed to be the largest. Read More…

3 – Detian Falls – China/Vietnam

Detian Falls

Photo by: B_cool

Detian Falls or Ban Gioc Falls are 2 waterfalls located in Daxin County on the Chinese side, and in the district of Trung Khanh, on the Vietnamese side. The Ban Gioc Falls crosses the boundary between China and Vietnam and joins with the Banyue Waterfall in Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest waterfall along a national border in the world. Read More…

4 – Angel Falls – Venezuela

Angel Falls

Photo by: ENT108

Angel Falls or Salto Angel is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft.) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft.). The waterfall drops over the vertical walls of the Auyantepui Table Mountain in the Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Because of its impressive height, before getting near the ground much of the water is carried away as a fine spray by the wind. Read More…

5 – Bridalveil Falls – USA

Bridalveil Falls - Yosemite National Park

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Bridalveil Falls is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley, California. Its white water falls free with remarkable force from the edge of the valley for 188 metres (617 ft.) against the dark background of conifers all year round. Read More…

6 – Iguassu Falls – Brazil/Argentina

Iguassu Falls

The breathtaking Iguassu Falls are part of a National Park with the same name, divided between Brazil and Argentina. They can be reached from two main towns on either side of the falls: Foz do Iguaçu in the Brazilian and Puerto Iguazú in the Argentina. Iguassu Falls affords great views and walkways and its shape allows for spectacular panoramic vistas. At one point a person can stand and be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls. Read More…

7 – Seljalandsfoss – Iceland


Photo by: Jón Óskar

The picturesque Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is located about 18.6 miles (30 km) from Skógar, between Selfoss and Skógafoss. It drops 40 metres (130 ft) over a cliff, which has a foot path at its bottom where you can go behind the waterfall. What makes Seljalandsfoss so stunning is the vast lush green grassland landscape that surrounds it, giving it an out of earth sight. Read More…

8 – Yosemite Falls – USA

Yosemite Falls

Photo by: tychay

Yosemite Falls are a group of three-stepped falls located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Set in scenic valleys and canyons, these waterfalls are iconic symbols of the grandeur of the national park. Read More…

9 – Salto del Agrio – Argentina

Salto del Agrio Waterfall

Photo by: *Czarina*

Located in the town of Caviahue, Salto del Rio Agrio (Agrio River Waterfall) is a cascade about 60 meters (197 ft.) high, which drops to a small green pool surrounded by yellow and red basaltic rocks. This colourful contrast and the trees called “araucarias” that surround the region make this waterfall really charming. Read More…

10 – McWay Falls – USA

McWay Falls

Photo by: Mila Zinkova

McWay Falls is an impossible scenic 80-foot high (24 m) waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. It drops off a cliff directly onto a beach situated within a little cove shortly before it joins the Pacific Ocean. Read More…

11 – Cuquenan Falls – Venezuela

Cuquenan Falls

Photo by: Rhonny Lanz

Located 22 km from San Francisco de Yurani, the Cuquenan Falls, also known as Kukenam, is the second tallest major waterfall in Venezuela and it is amongst the ten highest free leaping waterfalls of the world. Read More…

12 – Cachoeira da Fumacinha – Brazil

Cachoeira da Fumacinha Waterfall

Photo by: Rui Rezende

In Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, hidden amidst huge rock walls, is the amazing Fumacinha Falls (in English: Little Smoke Waterfall). The drop of about 100 meters (330ft.) intrigues its visitors. The view is surreal: canyons 250 meters (820 ft.) high full of mosses join together at the top, resembling a cathedral, from where come the waters of the falls, dropping in a huge natural pool. Read More…

13 – Niagara Falls – USA/Canada

Niagara Falls

Photo by: betzy

Niagara Falls is situated on the Niagara River, marking the international border between New York, USA and Ontario, While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. Read More…

14 – Staubbach Falls – Switzerland

Staubbach Falls

Photo by: SBA73

Staubbach Falls is a waterfall located just above of the municipality of Luterbrunnen, in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. What makes this waterfall so incredible is its position. It seems like its falling right above the town. What a wonderful yard for those who lives in Lauterbrunnen. The valley, as well as the Swiss Alps, in the background complements the landscape. Read More…

15 – Plitvice Waterfalls – Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Falls

Photo by: Jack Brauer

The beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria. What makes the waterfalls here so beautiful are the renowned distinctive colors of the lakes that ranges from azure to green, grey or blue. Read More…

16 – Multnomah Falls – USA

Multnomah Falls

Photo by: Kelvin Kay

The Multnomah Falls located in Corbett, Oregon, What makes this peaceful and forceful waterfall so iconic is the Benson Footbridge – a 45-foot (14 m)-long concrete arched bridge at the top of the lower waterfall, which divides, in the middle, the frame view of the two tiers. Read More…

17 – Baatara Gorge Waterfall – Lebanon

Baatara Gorge Waterfall

Photo by: Missakassim

Baatara Gorge Waterfall (or the Baatara Pothole Waterfall) is located in the village of Balaa, between the cities of Laqlouq and Tannourine, Lebanon. This unexpected waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft.) into a cave and falls behind three natural bridges, which raise one above the other and overhang the chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. Read More…

18 – Alamere Falls – USA

Alamere Falls

Photo by: Marumuchisimu

Located in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, near Bolinas, California, Alamere Falls sounds like a fantasy as it is a rare 12 meters (40 ft.) scenic waterfall that drops right into a beach before join the Pacific Ocean. Read More…

19 – Kaieteur Falls – Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

Photo by: Globe trodden

Kaieteur Falls is a 226 meters high (741 ft.) waterfall with world-class dimensions located on the Potaro River, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. It flows over a flat sandstone cliff and then plunges down in a single drop between an unspoiled tropical rainforest without any signs of civilization. Read More…

20 – Palouse Falls – USA

Palouse Falls is located in Wastucna, Palouse Falls State Park, Washington, USA. The falls itself is stunning, but due to its surrounding rock formations it gets even more magic. The waterfall cut deep through the black basalt highlands and falls a precipitous into a circular bowl carved out of the rock, like an amphitheater. Read More…

21 – Cachoeira da Pedra Furada – Brazil

Cachoeira da Pedra Furada Waterfall Located in the municipality of Presidente Figueiredo, in the state of Amazonas, Cachoeira da Pedra Furada (in English: Holed Stone Waterfall) is so named, because it drops 30 meters (98 ft.) from the top of a large three holed rock , forming a beautiful and inviting natural swimming pool of calm waters. Photo by: Presidente Figueiredo Prefecture. Read More…

22 – Hanging Lake Waterfall – USA

Hanging Lake Falls

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The Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. The reason for its name is that the Hanging Lake is nested on a high ledge in a narrow canyon. The frame scenery is impressive: the waterfalls drop into a crystal-clear lake colored in hues of green and aquamarine, surrounded by lush pine vegetation. Read More…

23 – Gaping Gill Waterfall – England

Gaping Gill Waterfall

Photo by: duddley bug

The unimagined Gaping Gill Waterfall (also known as Gaping Ghyll) is located in Ingleborough, North Yorkshire. Situated at the bottom of a large crater, Gaping Gill, the largest cavern in Britain, engulfs a stream named Fell Beck that ends its course abruptly, forming a waterfall that plunges 344 ft. (105 metres) down deep into a pothole and lands on a cathedral sized limestone chamber. Read More…

24 – Cascadas de Agua Azul – Mexico

Cascadas de Agua Azul Waterfalls

Photo by: David Tuggy

The Cascadas de Agua Azul (Spanish for “Blue Water Waterfall”) are found near the Municipality of Tumbalá, in the middle of the Chiapas rainforest, Mexico. It consists of many cataracts following one after another in the Cascadas de Agua Azul Natural Park. The stunning blue colour that distinguishes these waterfalls is due to the limestone through which the waters pass. Read More…

25 – Sutherland Falls – New Zealand

Sutherland Falls

Photo by: Startzell

Sutherland Falls is a waterfall near Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park. Amongst the tallest waterfalls in the world, it has a steep slope. It is fed by a small circular lake that spills almost directly down a near-vertical mountain-wall into a valley. Its most beautiful angle is taken from above on a helicopter flight, when you can see the lake behind the waterfall framed with snow-capped mountains in the cold seasons. Read More…