If you're looking for a spectacular getaway, consider adding these waterfalls to your bucket list. Not only will they take your breath away, you'll get to visit some pretty far-flung, exotic locations in the process.
And, to take some of the guesswork out of planning your trip, we've included a hotel recommendation for each spot. Because you have enough on your hands deciding which falls to visit first.
On the border of Canada and the United States is this stunner that's actually a collective of three different falls: the American, Luna, and Horseshoe. An impressive 1 1/2 million gallons of water flows through the Niagara every second.
BOOK NOW Sterling Inn & Spa
You might recognize this waterfall in south Iceland if you saw Thor: The Dark World. It's also famous for being one of the biggest falls in the country and often sports a rainbow on sunny days, thanks to the huge spray of water droplets that fill the air surrounding it.
BOOK NOW Hotel Edda Skogar
Located in Venezuela is the world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall at 3,212 feet above sea level. The name Angel comes from the first aviator to fly over the waterfall in the mid-20th century, Jimmie Angel.
BOOK NOW Campamento Canaima
This world-famous waterfall is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and is a major tourist attraction for both countries. The stunning sight is likely the result of a volcanic eruption from millions of years ago.
BOOK NOW Melia Igazu
The world's largest waterfall is located in Africa on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Note "largest" doesn't mean that it's the highest or widest waterfall. But Victoria Falls does produce the biggest sheet of water out of any other (NBD).
BOOK NOW The Elephant Camp
If you're visiting Iceland, you need to add this to the top of your list. The water falls into a deep crevice, so as tourists approach the natural wonder, the water seems to disappear into the center of the Earth.
BOOK NOW Farmhotel Efstidalur
This waterfall, located in California, is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Yosemite National Park. It's the tallest waterfall in the park at 2,425 feet and also sports three gorgeous drops in total.
BOOK NOW The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
This Icelandic waterfall has a unique claim to fame — visitors can walk behind the cascading water to take in this striking view. All that's missing is a picnic blanket and a glass of wine.
BOOK NOW Hotel Ranga
Each year, more than 1.1 million people visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the waterfalls (which are really more like a network of lakes and falls throughout the park) are the main attraction.
BOOK NOW Hotel Degenija
In New Zealand you'll find this waterfall, which gets its nonstop stream of water from a snow-fed lake. It was named for a prospector named Donald Sutherland, who was the first European to ever see the falls in 1880.
BOOK NOW Radfords On The Lake