Most spectacular Waterfalls in the world hidden gems

The world's most spectacular waterfalls

Waterfalls: Nature's Majestic Spectacles That Captivate the Heart and Inspire Wanderlust"

Waterfalls are like nature’s magical shows, where water dances down breathtakingly. Imagine hidden gems in lush forests or famous falls decorating different places – each has a special story to tell.  Let’s go on a hunt for 10 places where you’ll find enchanting waterfalls – possibly the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world…

Can you:

Name 10 places where you'll find the most beautiful waterfalls - that will take your breath away?

There are so many and it is so difficult to choose, but let’s start with the following 10 waterfalls that are all worth a visit…  (some of them are still hidden gems)

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia:

Discover a series of cascading lakes and waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery. – A not so hidden gem…

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is like a fairy-tale land with crystal-clear lakes and waterfalls. Walking on wooden paths, surrounded by lush greenery, you’ll feel like you’re in a magical paradise. It’s a must-visit for nature lovers!

Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil:

Iguazu Falls is a stunning sight where Argentina and Brazil meet. The powerful waterfalls, surrounded by lush forests, make for an unforgettable and awe-inspiring experience. It’s truly amazing!

Experience the grandeur of these massive waterfalls nestled in the heart of the jungle.  Check out our video… Simply Spectacular ! or read the article to find out more…

"Like nature's poetry in motion, waterfalls cascade with wisdom, reminding us that even in the turbulent descent, there's an undeniable grace, a reminder to flow with life's currents."

Ouzoud, Morocco

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Ouzoud Falls is the collective name for several stunning waterfalls that empty into the El-Abid River’s gorge.  I would like to say it is a hidden gem, but sadly it isn’t anymore.  It is indeed a popular tourist destination, but it is still breathtakingly beautiful.  Although some world travelers still doesn’t know about this ‘hidden gem’.

If you’re planning a trip to Morocco, you should try to make your Moroccan vacation uniquely yours…

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana:

Witness one of the world’s tallest single-drop waterfalls in the heart of the rainforest.

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley is renowned for its vivid, multicolored lakes and waterfalls, creating a breathtaking natural canvas. The vibrant hues are a result of minerals and algae in the water.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jiuzhaigou’s pristine landscapes feature pristine forests, clear lakes, and snow-capped peaks, making it a protected area to preserve its unique ecological and cultural significance.

The valley boasts numerous stunning waterfalls, including the Pearl Shoal and Nuorilang Waterfalls, where cascading waters create mesmerizing displays against the backdrop of lush greenery and mountainous terrain.

Jiuzhaigou , China the most spectacular places to visit

Kuang Si Falls, Laos:

Immerse yourself in turquoise pools and tiered cascades surrounded by dense forests.  Kuang Si Falls is renowned for its stunning turquoise-colored water, creating a series of cascading pools that offer a refreshing and picturesque setting.  

The surrounding area is a haven for butterflies, adding to the enchanting atmosphere as you explore the lush tropical surroundings and vibrant plant life.

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Kuang Si Falls, Laos most spectacular waterfalls in the world
Rhaeadr Fawr Wales Aber Falls Most beautiful waterfalls to visit in the world

Rhaeadr Fawr, Wales (Aber Falls):

Enjoy the serene beauty of a secluded waterfall in Snowdonia National Park.

To reach Aber Falls in Snowdonia, follow these steps:

Start Point: Abergwyngregyn Village. Aber Falls is located near Abergwyngregyn village in North Wales.

  • Travel by Car:  Drive to Abergwyngregyn village using your preferred navigation tool. Once there, park in the designated area near the village.
  • Hiking Route:  the village to Aber Falls. Follow the well-marked trail, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) round trip. The path offers picturesque views of the countryside.
  • Aber Falls: Arrive at Aber Falls and enjoy the spectacular sight of the waterfall. Take in the natural beauty and capture memorable moments.
  • Return: Hike back to Abergwyngregyn village, completing your rewarding adventure.
McWay Falls, California, USA most beautiful waterfalls in the world

McWay Falls, California, USA:

McWay Falls is a captivating waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California, that cascades directly onto the sandy beach along the Pacific Ocean’s stunning coastline.

Accessible only by a short trail, the falls remain somewhat secluded, adding to the sense of discovery for visitors who are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the waterfall against the backdrop of the ocean.

Tidal Symphony: McWay Falls is unique in that it is influenced by the tides; the waterfall’s flow varies with the changing ocean tides, creating an ever-shifting and dynamic natural spectacle for those fortunate enough to witness it.

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Spend a day at La Fortuna Waterfall.  

A picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush rainforest, perfect for swimming and hiking. La Fortuna offers the opportunity to escape from all the city stressors and get into nature. Walk by the river and follow a trail to La Fortuna Waterfall with a drop of 70 to 75 meters, surrounded by lush vegetation.  Read more…

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Milford Sound, New Zealand 

Milford Sound, New Zealand: 

Cruise through the fjords surrounded by countless waterfalls tumbling down dramatic cliffs.

Milford Sound in New Zealand is a breathtaking fjord known for its stunning landscapes. Carved by glaciers, it features towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lush rainforests. Rudyard Kipling called it the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World.’ With dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife, Milford Sound offers boat cruises providing a front-row seat to its awe-inspiring beauty. It’s a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts seeking a visual feast of nature’s wonders.

Map of Milford Sound

And then there are the well known and ever-impressive:

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland:

Walk behind a curtain of water at this iconic waterfall.  This is 1 of the 5 most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.

Seljalandsfoss allows adventurous visitors to walk behind the waterfall, offering a unique perspective and a thrilling experience.  Standing at approximately 60 meters (197 feet), Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls, creating a mesmerizing cascade against a backdrop of stunning landscapes.

If you have a “waterfall-travel-bucket-list”  this one should be on it.

Gullfoss waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland,  and Skogafoss which originates from two glaciers, Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull, are also very much worth a visit.

Worlds most spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

The ever-impressive Victoria Falls, between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls

The Spectacular Augrabies Waterfall, near Upington in South Africa

Augrabies Waterfall

The Skradinski Buk, waterfalls in Croatia

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Canaima - Angel Falls in Venezuela

Follow upstream and see the spectacular Angel Falls:  Click here

Tugela Falls, South Africa

The Tugela Falls is the world’s second-highest waterfall, plunging 948 meters. Marvel at its breathtaking beauty and enjoy a thrilling hike in the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.

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Tugela Falls, South Africa

The Tugela Falls is the world’s second-highest waterfall, plunging 948 meters. Marvel at its breathtaking beauty and enjoy a thrilling hike in the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.

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