My 10 favorite waterfalls

I am in love with anything that has to do with water! So it comes naturally that I love waterfalls !

I have seen many many waterfalls in my life. Especially when I live in Switzerland where there is even a valley called the Valley of the 72 waterfalls! 

I will of course not going to bring out all my favorite waterfalls but only just 10 of them. The list is not only based on the beauty of the falls but aswell of the great memories I have from that place!

1. Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Semuc Champey Guatemala

Semuc Champey Guatemala

Semuc Champey is not an easy place reach to but worth every minute of the bumpy ride in a crowded bus.

This waterfalls is first on my list because I love waterfalls that create many levels of swimming holes or pools. The turquoise pools are surrounded by lush green vegetation and make a beautiful contrast. It’s peaceful and most of the time you are having this place all for yourself.

2. Jim jim falls, Australia

Jim jim falls Australia Darwin

Jim jim falls Autralia

In spite of lack of the water from the waterfall I still think Jim Jim falls earns a second place on my list. Just imagine this place when there is water pouring down! As long as there is not a crocodile swimming down the water! Don’t forget that we are in Australia!

3.  Wallaman’s falls, Australia

Wallaman's fall Australia

Wallaman's fall Australia

Australians tallest waterfall with a plunge of almost 300 meters. Do I need to say more?

4. Sendang tui, Indonesia

Sendang tui waterfalls Indonesia

A beautiful waterfall on the Lombok island. What you can’t see from the picture is there are garbage floating everywhere! We paid an entrance for the park but all around the park was plastic bottles and bags. It was sad to see.

5. Agua Azul, Mexico

Agua azul Mexico

Agua azul Mexico

Agua azul means blue water in spanish. Instead of shimmering blue we got grey and murky water because of the heavy rain the days before. However, the many levels of falls were still beautiful!

6. Kuangsi, Laos

Kuangsi waterfalls Laos

Unfortunately when we were backpacking in 2011 I was not into photography so I don’t have much (any) photo from this fall. It was truly beautiful with the blue milky water descending down in many levels.

7. Gunlom waterfalls creek, Australia

Gunlom waterfalls Australia

You guys know I heart an infinity pool but what is even better is a natural infinity pool with an amazing view. A bit dry by the time we got there but we were enjoying the little water it was left.

8. Saluopa, Indonesia

Saluopa waterfalls Sulawesi indonesia

I remember people and plastic…everywhere! But this waterfall is special because the water was almost white like it was whipped cream smeared on the rocks.

9. Shiraito no taki, Japan

Small small stream of water falling down. Since this waterfalls is in Japan just imagine if they have planted cherry trees around and during the spring the cherry blossom..wow!

10. Mürrenbach falls, Switzerland

Murrenbach waterfall Lauterbrunnen switzerland

Murrenback waterfalls Lauterbrunnen switzerland

What is so special with this one in Lauterbrunnen is how excited we were when we sneak behind barriers to walk  the short way up to the waterfall! Once next to the waterfall, we realised how beautiful and tall it actually is! I appreciate Mürrenbach more than the famous Staubbach fall on the same valley not far away.

And do you guys have any favorite waterfalls?


Do you want more waterfall? How about perhaps the coolest waterfall in Switzerland? Please click Here

Engstligen falls Switzerland

Or a stunning hidden waterfall in Switzerland ? Please click Here


Le saut du Day



Family Earth Trek


  1. Oh my goodness! You are so blessed to have been able to do all this traveling and see these amazing and gorgeous places!!! Your photographs are a joy!!

  2. Okay I just have to say that all of your photos are amazing! My favorite is the one with you kind of running away in your #1 pick, Semuc Champey, Guatemala. But all of them are awesome. The colors you captured in these pics are amazing! I’m so glad you made this post!

  3. I love waterfalls too, but haven’t been to any of these, even when I was back in Mexico! Your photos are incredible, and I love the one in Guatemala and the Wallaman Falls in Australia. I agree that waterfalls are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts to the world. I hope to tick off a few of these on my future travels.

  4. Wow. I’m yet to see waterfalls that fancy my liking such as these in the picture. Perhaps, I’ve not paid due attention. I’d be on the lookout for waterfalls henceforth. I must say, you’ve had the best of traveling so far. I can’t seem to favorite anyone. I love all waterfalls

  5. I have shamefully only been to one of these waterfalls, Agua Azul in Mexico – which was actually green when I visited! I agree that Semuc Champey in Guatemala should be number 1 on your list. I visited Guatemala but missed these, you’ve inspired me to go back and see them. My favorite waterfalls are Iguazu in Brazil / Argentina.

Write A Comment

Pin It

Do you want to join us three around the world?

Join our mailing list to receive updates about our latest adventures!

Thanks for subscribing!