The planet is full of incredible and incomparable places, but few natural wonders provoke the sensations that manage to produce the waterfalls, geological formations that we could define as waterfalls of great height, width and volume of water. In fact, millions of people travel every year to visit some of the most amazing in the world.
Surely you have heard of Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls and Victoria Falls, but surprisingly these are not among the top five big of the world. Do you want to discover what they are? Well you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything we tell you below!
Angel Falls, Venezuela
First of all, we want to talk about Angel Falls, one of the main tourist attractions in Venezuela. It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the state of Bolívar, and, with a height of 970 meters (807 of uninterrupted fall), it is considered the highest waterfall in the world. Its name comes from Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who in 1937 formally corroborated the existence and location of this place. You can discover the largest waterfall in the world in two different ways: from a small plane or on an excursion through a river and the jungle.
Tugela Falls, South Africa
In South Africa we find what is considered the second highest waterfall in the world. It is the Salto del Tugela, which is found in the Drakensbergs (in Castilian, Dragon Mountains), in the Royal National Park of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The total jump is 947 meters, although it is true that it goes through five falls. Although this place is tremendously beautiful throughout the year, during the winter it can take on an even more special look, as the waterfall can freeze into columns of ice.
Las Tres Hermanas Falls, Peru
From South Africa we moved to Peru to discover the Three Sisters Falls, which are located in the Otishi National Park, in the Department of Junín. It is a waterfall formed by at least three great jumps staggered. With 914 meters of fall, it is considered the third largest waterfall in the world. On the other hand, it is important to note that the place is surrounded by beautiful virgin forests with great biological diversity. The problem is that getting close can be very dangerous. Therefore, tourists often observe the falls from afar.
Olo’upena Falls, United States
In the United States we can find the Olo’upena or Olouepna Waterfall, the fourth highest in the world, with 900 meters of fall. Located on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, it is surrounded by mountains. It is a waterfall of great beauty, but it can only be seen from the air or the sea, since access is very difficult. Of course, many tourism companies offer visits guided to the place both by boat and helicopter. That yes, for it the suitable climatic conditions must occur.
Yumbilla waterfall, Peru
Finally, we want to talk about the Yumbilla Waterfall, an 895-meter-high waterfall that is located in the Cuispes district, in the province of Bongará (Amazonas department). Although until recently it was an unknown place, today it is visited by numerous tourists, who are not only amazed by Yumbilla, but by two other huge waterfalls that can be found in it. forest. It is important to keep in mind that, due to the importance of the area, the authorities of the Amazon region are carrying out actions to protect its natural wealth.
Top 10 Beautiful Waterfalls In The World (September 2020)
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