Rivers have been essential throughout history in all parts of the world. They supply drinking water and food, fertilize lands, transport goods, and provide an important habitat for wildlife. They’re also very beautiful, whether it’s because of the color and clarity of their water or the stunning sights they run through—here are seven spectacular rivers we love!
This amazingly beautiful river has colorful underwater plants that give it a magnificent look and feel. The array of colors mingle with the river’s deep blue water creating a magical liquid rainbow.
Germany, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Slovakia, Croatia
The Danube River flows over 1,770 miles through a total of nine countries from the mountains of the Black Forest into the Black Sea. Along the scenic banks, you’ll find rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, charming towns, and medieval castles.
Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
The Zambezi River flows through six African countries before emptying into the waters of the Indian Ocean. Several national parks and waterfalls are situated along the banks of the river, including the world-famous Victoria Falls.
The iconic River Thames is the longest river in England spanning just 215 miles. It travels from the Cotswolds, passing through picturesque villages, market towns, and the capital city of London, before reaching its final destination of the North Sea.
One of the largest rivers in the United States, the Colorado River starts in the central Rocky Mountains and flows through the Grand Canyon, down to the Gulf of California. This epic river is known for its dramatic canyons, whitewater rapids, and eleven U.S. National Parks.
Floating on the Li River feels like you’re in a landscape painting with crystal clear waters surrounded by uniquely shaped hills and beautiful rural scenery. You’ll also spot local fishermen working alongside their trusted Cormorants.
Meandering through the Loire Valley, you’ll find extravagant castles and palaces, some very fine wine, and 1,000 years of rich architectural and artistic treasure adorning the banks of France’s largest river.