Around the world there are thousands of rivers, one more beautiful than the other. While some of them only small and run out after only a few miles, some of them are so large they run across several countries and continents on a scale that’s difficult to comprehend – unless you can see them from space. No matter what reasons you chose to declare a river beautiful, I’m quite sure these 6 you’ll read about below definitely make the cut. Here are six of the worlds most majestic rivers.
1. Río Futaleufú, Chile And Argentina
The Río Futaleufú river is perhaps one of the most majestic rivers when it comes to colour. It runs through Chile and Argentina, and is fed by glacial run off water which gives it an unparalleled aqua blue colour. Despite the river being incredibly cold, it’s a popular lure for kayakers and whitewater rafters alike.
2. Yangtze River, China
The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia which winds through a striking array of barren rocky slopes, mountains, forests and breathtaking countryside. It’s best viewed by boat as when you cruise down its waters you’ll be able to lay eyes on some of the most rural and isolated settlements in China.
3. The Amazon, South America
The Amazon river begins in Brazil before making its way through Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela before letting out into the Atlantic Ocean. This grand river is 2.7 million square miles in volume, 4,000 miles long and 202 miles wide at it’s mouth, making it the largest, longest and widest river in the world.
4. Caño Cristales, South America
Beginning up in the Andean foothills of the Amazon rainforest, Columbia, Caño Cristales is often regarded as the most beautiful river in the world, however this title can only be claimed seasonally when for a brief time it comes alive which colourful bottom-feeding algae. From late October to early November each year, this river look nothing short of a rainbow.
5. Zambezi, Africa
The Zambezi river is the forth longest river in Africa which runs a total of 2,200 miles from the northwest of Zambia through Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique before it finally merges into the Indian Ocean. It’s also home to one of the largest and arguably the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls.
6. Danube River, Europe
Second to the Volga, the Danube River is one of the longest rivers in Europe and stretches a grand 1,770 miles. It runs through nine European countries and some of the most beautiful cities in the world before finally emptying into the Black Sea.