In today’s day and age, technology is a mainstay part of our lives, and while it has made many things much more accessible and convenient, sometimes it can all become way too overwhelming. One of the best way to disconnect and recharge is by reconnecting with nature and spending time outdoors.
There are so many ways you can explore the great outdoors, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or if you’re into relaxing nature landscapes, there is a destination that is sure to help you feel more connected to our incredible world. So which countries should you plan to travel to if you’re a nature lover? Here are some of our suggestions, and trust us, you won’t be sorry you took our advice.
South Africa is full of places that will fulfill your wanderlust. You can start off in Cape Town by exploring the many hiking trails that can be found in this city. Visit the Drakensberg mountains and summit, where you’ll find the highest waterfall in all of Africa.
If you’re a flower lover, make sure to take a trip to the endless wildflower fields of Namaqualand. For the more adventurous types, rent a kayak in the Tsisikamma National Park and top it off with some diving. If you want to follow an organized path, try out the Garden Route, which is a fantastic road trip.
Iceland is sometimes referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice, and it’s easy to see why. With a rich and vibrant landscapes that include lava fields, waterfalls, icebergs, and craters, this is truly a unique place to visit when it comes to beautiful natural sights.
The obvious place to start is the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in the middle of a lava field. You can also visit Skogafoss, a gorgeous waterfall that is quite popular to visit. Head to Stampahruan Lava Field to experience a small village feature black sand beaches.
Namibia is one of the most underrated travel destinations, which really is a shame since it has so many interesting places to offer. It is home to some of the most gorgeous landscapes in Africa, which makes it one of the best places for a road trip.
Visit Sossusvlei to see red dunes, then head to the Skeleton Coast for a beautiful shoreline. Make sure not to miss the Deadvlei salt pan, which is incredible and attracts thousands of tourists annually.
Vietnam is a huge country, which means that many types of landscapes can be found throughout. Trek though the rice paddies of Sapa, cruising along the beautiful Ha Long Bay, or take a trip through Mui Ne and its famous sand dunes. You can also visit stunning scenery in Ninh Binh.
Australia is one of the go-to choices for those who love nature, and with good reason. We’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but there is so much more to see in this massive country. From deserts to rainforests, Australia has really got it all. We recommend renting a car and heading on the Great Ocean Road, while making pitstops at Daintree and Kakadu national parks.