The first one on our tour today can be found in the forests of Venezuela and is the highest waterfall in the world. Angel Falls are 3,212 feet tall and 500 feet wide and is best seen from the air due to the dense forest surrounding it. They were named after one of the first non-native people to see them in the 1930’s, a pilot named James Angel. Unlike other waterfalls it is not fed by a river or lake but all of the rainfall that comes off of its plateau, Devil’s Mountain (or Auyan-Tepui).
Next on our tour will be a little bit more north in Quebec City! The Montmorency Falls, fed by the Montmorency River, come in at 276 feet tall and are higher than Niagara Falls (but not as wide). They can be found just about 20 minutes outside of Old Quebec and can be seen from boats on the St. Lawrence River. There are so many things to do at these falls throughout the year; in the summer you can enjoy ziplining in front of the falls, walking across the falls on a pedestrian-only footbridge and you can even play a round of golf up at the top! But don’t worry if you find yourself in Quebec City in the winter you can ice climb and sometimes even skate around the falls!
Last but not least is a collection of waterfalls and lakes in Croatia! Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s oldest parks and is home to 16 lakes that have a wide variety of water colors. Because of how the water flows over the limestone, deposits have formed travertine barriers, creating a vast number of waterfalls. This national park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and is even included on the United Nations World Heritage List.