Sheets of water cascading from cliffs, mountains, and glaciers rank among nature’s most jaw-dropping sights. Luckily, Earth hosts an abundance of these natural vistas; from Iceland to Turkey and Zambia to Argentina, below are five waterfalls you can visit on our small group tours.
1. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
One of the world’s largest waterfalls, “Vic” falls shares a border with Zambia and Zimbabwe and has been nicknamed “The Smoke That Thunders” for its sheer size and power. Since it is a must-see attraction, we spend three nights near this wonder of the world appreciating the 300-foot-deep gorge and soaking spray on our Africa’s Wildlife and Southern Africa Odyssey tours.
2. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Made up of 275 separate cascades, Iguazu Falls ranks as the largest broken waterfall in the world at nearly twice as tall and three times as wide as Niagara Falls. Known for its monumental size and dramatic beauty, Iguazu Falls is the destination of our pre-tour extension for our Patagonian Frontiers tour.
3. Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia
Located in Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park, this network of waterfalls connects 16 turquoise lakes separated by distinctive travertine deposits and surrounded by dense forests. We visit the park and falls, one of UNESCO’s first natural sites, on our Pearls of Dalmatia tour.
4. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
One of the first stops on our Exploring Iceland tour is the magnificent Seljalandsfoss, Iceland’s most visited waterfall. With an easily accessible walking trail, you can venture behind the waterfall into a wide cave for a unique viewpoint, making this cascade a unique 3D experience.
5. Düden Waterfalls, Antalya, Turkey
Dense forest and hanging vines surround this collection of cascades, giving them a fairy-tale appearance as the water makes its way over the rocky cliffs of Antalya, Turkey. We view the end of this waterfall where it pours into the Mediterranean Sea on our Legendary Turkey tour.