Top 6 Trips for Waterfall-Lovers

Thundering. Powerful. Majestic. Just a few ways to describe the natural phenomenon that is a waterfall. As you gradually approach one on a hike or bike ride, there’s nothing quite like starting to hear the pounding of a cascade before its dramatic reveal. From Iceland to Oregon, join us on an unforgettable adventure to witness firsthand one of these incomparable wonders.

Iceland: Seljalandsfoss

On the South Coast of Iceland, hike amid volcanic rock and through a ravine to this 200-foot tall marvel. It’s one of the only falls that can be fully circumnavigated, and you won’t want to miss this chance to see it from every angle on our Iceland Trips.

Cliffside waterfall with a pond at the bottom

Costa Rica: Catarata Del Toro

Abundant wildlife and lush flora flank the trail as you make your way to Costa Rica’s most impressive waterfall. In the remote mountains of a rain forest preserve and crashing into a volcanic crater, this cascada is a must-see. Catch it on this Costa Rica trip.

Catarata Del Toro

Oregon: Multnomah Falls

As you bike down Waterfall Alley in the Columbia River Gorge, home to one of North America’s greatest concentrations of falls, prepare for the sight of a lifetime as you approach Oregon’s tallest in all its double-tiered glory. We cycle past this beauty and many others on our Oregon Cascades & Crater Lake Tour. 

Multnomah Falls

Yosemite: Yosemite Falls

At full force, seeing this mind-blowing 2,425-foot-high falls (one of the world’s largest) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Peak flow is typically in May, but you’ll be awed by it until mid July on our Yosemite trips.


New Zealand: Huka Falls

Huka means "great body of spray," and as you watch New Zealand’s Waikato River squeeze through a narrow rock channel and shoot out in a powerful churning surge, you'll understand why. You’ll be talking about it all the way to Hawke’s Bay on our New Zealand trips.

huka falls

North Carolina: Triple Falls

In the aptly named Land of Waterfalls (there are over 250 in Transylvania County!), discover all three levels of this roaring beauty. A large rock face in the middle of the falls offers the perfect vantage point for appreciating water’s power on our North Carolina trip.

triple falls
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