From time to time, you need to connect with nature and forget everything that is happening around you. Routine catching up with you, you need some free time and to enjoy nature as it is. With COVID-19 out, there is a new way to travel as more and more people are looking for an isolated escape. It is said that nature has a healing effect on people, and yes, it has indeed healed many people, as there are more and more nature lovers over the years. Going out into nature is one of the most amazing things to do because you will appreciate all that it has to offer.
Here are some cities that you should definitely visit when it comes to a nature trip!
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
This magnificent forest reserve is located in the center of Croatia. Popular for a series of 16 terraced lakes connected by wonderful waterfalls, the charm of this place is incredible. You can enjoy hiking trails around and through the water.
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
This unique park is home to the largest and most important tropical rainforest in southern Thailand. The park has many rare plant species such as Bau-Pood and Rafflesia flower. It is nicknamed the « Guilin of Thailand » because of its breathtaking green freshwater lake surrounded by cliffs and gorges.
Waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
A picturesque waterfall in the Seljalandsa River in Iceland is a truly magnificent sight to see. It is the only known waterfall in the world where you can walk behind it. It is 60 meters high and has a path at the foot of the cliff.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
One of Ireland’s most popular attractions, the Cliffs of Moher, is perfect for any nature lover. Stretching for about 8 km, it is a truly fascinating sight. The cliffs are part of the Burren World Geopark and the Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meteora translates as « suspended in the air ». It is one of the most spectacular places we have on our planet. It is truly a wonder of nature. The landscapes are unforgettable and make you believe you have entered the land of fairy tales.
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA
Arizona is one of the most adventurous American states to discover, especially for nature lovers. In the North, you will find Horseshoe Bend, a natural bend in a canyon just outside Page. Arizona is a great destination for a couple with Utah, which is also full of natural discoveries.
Roy’s Peak, New Zealand
Roy’s Peak, New Zealand’s most emblematic day hike, lives up to the excitement it generates. New Zealand as a whole deserves a place on this list because it offers nature lovers endless opportunities to connect with the land. But it is the Roy’s Peak hike that I remember most. There are many ski areas in the area, so if you plan to visit in the winter, make sure you stay a while.
Lake Abraham, Canada
Canada is a country practically made for nature lovers. If you have the time, the best way to see this country is to travel from coast to coast in a rental camper van. If you don’t have the time, consider traveling to Alberta. It’s full of epic landscapes and some of the most incredible natural discoveries. One of these discoveries is the presence of frozen methane bubbles trapped under Lake Abraham. When the lake freezes for the winter, the bubbles are trapped underneath. And best of all: you can skate on the lake!
Torres Del Paine, Chile
In the south of Chile, Torres Del Paine is one of the busiest routes in the world. Just look at this view to understand why! The « W » trek takes four days and offers travelers some of the best scenery in the world.