Waterfalls have something amazing to look at and also experience breathtaking visuals which becomes a challenge to the senses. The sound of running water is phenomenally intriguing and brings about positive thoughts to the mind. For a memorable waterfall experience, the terrain needs to be pristine and lush with greenery.
The area should be completely unexplored by a bunch of human intervention. Such breathtaking waterfalls can be seen only in South America , a land of pure sceneries. This continent has the reputation of some of the greatest waterfalls in the world for good reasons! Here is the list of breathtaking waterfalls in South America which a nature lover cannot afford to miss:
- Angel Falls, Venezuela: Having the honor of being the tallest waterfall on Earth, it is the most spectacular waterfalls one can set eyes on. Falling gracefully from a tabletop mountain and blanketed in a thick Venezuelan rainforest, the river of waters plunge from nowhere to 979 meters down. The view is indeed once in a lifetime experience and its quite remote for lot of people to easily reach. There is no road access to Angel Falls so most of the visitors come by boat and stay overnight in a camp at the base of the falls.
- Kaieteur Falls, Guyana: Deep in the unspoiled rainforests of Guyana, these falls are part of Potaro River which drops from a 250-meter cliff. This is also credited to be the tallest single-drop waterfall in the world. To the solitude lover’s delight, the waterfall is quite remote attracting lesser tourist visits. But to get the real feel of the wilderness of Guyana, one needs to hike up for a fantastic view.
- Banos Waterfalls, Ecuador: Banos is surrounded by 60 waterfalls cascading off the sides of a volcano into the countryside. There is a ten-mile waterfall route called Ruta de Las Cascada where one can see a dozen waterfalls for sheer delight. Banos is located three hours away from the capital of Ecuador, Quito and can be comfortably explored as a day trip.
- Salto Grande, Patagonia Chile: Despite not being that tall as the other waterfalls in the area, Salto has its own beauty when it comes to elegance. Situated within Torres Del National Park, this waterfall is fed by melting glacial waters that give the water a pale blue color. One can also opt for the luxury camping option to get a rewarding experience.
- Iguazu Waterfalls, Brazil and Argentina: Identified as world heritage area by UNESCO back in 1986, these falls are incredibly powerful to look at. Spanning nearly three kilometers and creating a deafening roar, Iguazu offers some awe-inspiring natural sights in the world. It is actually a network of 275 different waterfalls that unleash 1000 cubic meters of water per second.
- Cachoeira de Fumaca, Brazil: This beautiful waterfall may not be the tallest among the other contenders but has a unique grace of its own. The falling water here dissipates fog a long way giving a breathtaking look. One needs to walk a four-mile trail from a remote ecological base at Vale de Capao to get to this fantastic location.
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