Last updated on: May 4, 2020
Earth is blessed with an amazing array of diverse geographical regions and scenic beauty. From underwater wonderlands to lush rainforests to dazzling light spectacles, the world is begging to be explored. If you have been wondering where you should visit next, be sure to consider these three nature destinations that are also natural wonders.
The granddaddy of all coral reefs, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a true bucket list travel experience. As one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, this Australian gem spans over 1,800 miles off the coast of Queensland. The reef is home to approximately one-third of the planet’s protected marine life, ensuring that you will get up close and personal with a variety of species.
There are a few different ways to get to the reef, however, most travelers choose to access the beauty from the city of Cairns. Or choose the quieter Townsville as your gateway to this natural wonder. There is also an abundance of islands that lie between the mainland and the reef, making it easy to find a place to call your home base.
There are millions of species of animals, insects, and plants in the Amazon rainforest, making it a completely unique experience for each visitor. You never know what type of marvel that you will encounter when you explore this diverse rainforest. Although the forest is primarily contained within Brazil, its environs stretch into eight other South American countries.
Most visitors spend some time in the city of Manaus, and there are numerous options to see this breathtaking place, so don’t wait to go!
The Northern Lights in Iceland are a must-see adventure for any nature enthusiast. As a bonus, Iceland is one of the world’s hottest travel spots, giving travelers a myriad of options. Start your adventure in the cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik before making your way to see the Aurora Borealis. The best time of year to see the lights is between October and March. While you are in the land of fire and ice, be sure to make time to check out the thermal hot springs.
If you fancy visiting Iceland in summer, check out our 7-day itinerary.
All three of these destinations will put you in touch with the majesty of Mother Nature. The only thing left to do is pack your bags and go!