Havasu Falls, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

On the Havasupai Indian Reservation within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona you will find the gorgeous Havasu Falls. The picture perfect falls features a blue-green pool below which is excellent for swimming. Havasu Falls is fairly difficult to reach by foot, requiring a drive to Hualapai Hilltop and then a 16 km (10 mile) hike to the Falls via the tiny village of Supai which is 3 km (2 miles) from the falls. For those not up to the long hike, a helicopter ride to Supai can be had, followed up by a horseback ride to the falls. Visitors can camp near the falls, and the village of Supai has one lodge and one cafe. Otherwise the best options for accommodation can be found 177 km (110 miles) away in the town of Seligman. The area also features four other waterfalls: Navajo Falls, Supai Falls, Mooney Falls, and Beaver Falls.

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Havasu Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall at 979 meters (3,212 feet). Because the water falls so far it becomes a fine mist which can be felt a mile away before it reaches the ground below. The falls spill from a cliff near the summit of Mount Auyantepui into the Kerep River (also called the Rio Gauya). Named after the American aviator Jimmie Angel, Angel Falls is located in the state of Bolívar in Venezuela and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls is becoming a popular tourist destination, but it is still difficult to visit. To get to the base of the falls one must fly to Canaima camp and embark on a river trip from there. River trips can be taken only from June to December, as the river to too low in the dryer months. Alternatively, one can book an aerial flyby of the falls, but a view of the falls is not guaranteed as they are usually surrounded by clouds.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Located on the border between the state of Paraná in Brazil and the province of Misiones in Argentina, you will find the stunning Iguazu Falls dividing the upper and lower parts of the Iguazu River. These massive falls, four times the width of Niagara Falls, moved First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to famously exclaim “Poor Niagara!” Iguazu Falls is made up of 275 individual falls, the tallest of which is 82 meters (269 ft) high. The most popular single waterfall among tourists is the impressive 82 meters (269 ft) tall, 700 meters (2,297 ft) long Devil’s Throat (or Gargantua del Diablo). The falls can be accessed from the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguaçu or the Argentine town of Puerto Iguazú. There are many trails and walkways around the falls, and the more adventurous types can enjoy rock climbing and water sports.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Devil Throat - Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil