Nature is a fascinating and interesting thing to always pay attention to when traveling. Nature is capable of so many things. It can heal, make one happy, teach important things, and even inspire. Many writers, artists, and other creative professionals have been known to visit certain natural destinations to get inspired. Numerous studies have also shown nature to be beneficial to many aspects of human health. With such importance, nature travel is definitely something worth adding to one’s travel list in the new year. Without further ado, here are amazing natural destinations you must visit in 2023.
10/10 Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known worldwide for its amazing ecotourism tourism, and one of the leading hotspots in the country is Corcovado National Park. With an area of 164 square miles, this park is the largest in the country and one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth. The park is covered by dense jungles filled with a wide variety of animals, plants, waterfalls, and beaches. This park has several eco-lodges which place visitors in the heart of nature, and there are several trails that take visitors deep into the rich nature that can be found here.
9/10 Diamond Circle And Golden Circle, Iceland
The Diamond Circle and the Golden Circle are two popular tourist routes in Iceland filled with lots of natural attractions. Each comes with unique experiences, which makes them both worth exploring. At the 155 miles long Diamond Circle, one will be met with several natural attractions such as – stunning waterfalls, geothermal lakes, canyons, and even a laid-back village where one can enjoy delicious seafood and amazing fishing adventures. The Golden Circle is also richly endowed with natural attractions such as – geothermal areas, waterfalls, glaciers, and stunning natural lakes. Check here for a more detailed overview of both tourist routes and to also know which to visit first.
8/10 Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Lake Tahoe is an amazing destination on the West Coast for nature lovers, as the area is endowed with exciting watersports, adventurous trails, scenic campsites, and magnificent mountain peaks. Lake Tahoe has something to offer all year round, and its scenery even changes according to the season. During winter, one can expect a winter wonderland with an abundance of winter activities, such as skiing and snowboarding. While Spring comes with the cheerful blossom of leaves and lots of greenery, Summer brings a bright atmosphere that’s perfect for a lot of activities such as – kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and camping. During fall, the mesmerizing foliage and the amazing weather just make it a great time to camp in one of the cabins and also enjoy some adventures without the crowds.
7/10 Halong Bay, Vietnam
A vacation in Vietnam’s Halong bay is an experience that one will not forget in a lifetime. With its numerous stunning limestone formations, turquoise water, delicious seafood, and welcoming locals, visitors here have a lot to make their vacation fun-filled. Some of the best ways to explore Halong Bay include – taking a cruise around the Bay, tasting the delicious seafood, and sending time on the numerous white-sand beaches around the bay.
6/10 Manaus, Brazil
Manaus is the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, and the city is filled with lots of exciting things to do; most people come here for one thing – to explore the mighty Amazon Rainforest. Being the gateway to the largest rainforest in the world, this city promises visitors an amazing experience with exciting Amazon River cruises and adventurous tours of the Amazon jungle.
5/10 Yosemite National Park, United States
Everything in Yosemite National Park reflects the beautiful handwork of nature, from the towering mountains to the picturesque waterfalls, the giant Sequoias, the stunning wildlife, and the scenic rivers. The park has great campsites, and there are lots of trails that take visitors through all the amazing attractions the park has to offer.
4/10 Bergen, Norway
Located in Western Norway, Bergen is the second-largest city in the country, and it is most famous for being the gateway to the world-famous Norwegian Fjords. Its location between the seven mountains also means there are lots of mountains one can see here. From Bergen, one can easily get access to Hardangerfjord and the magnificent Sognefjord, which is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. Taking a cruise or kayaking through these fjords is a great way to spend time in nature and witness spectacular views.
3/10 Iguazu Falls, Brazil, And Argentina
There are many falls around the world, but Iguazu Falls are special in so many ways. These thundering waterfalls in South America have parts of them in Brazil and Argentina, and each side offers unique experiences. Oftentimes, the question of which part of the falls to experience puts travelers in a confusing situation. With each side offering unique experiences, it would be great to see both parts of the falls and get over it. Iguazu Falls is not just a place to see plenty of roaring waterfalls. It is also a place where one can spend time in a dense jungle, go hiking, kayaking, and even engage in rock climbing. The forest around the waterfall is rich in wildlife which even adds more fun to the adventures one can have here.
2/10 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
New Zealand is a country richly endowed with so many things, but its nature is particularly impressive. One place in the country to get a taste of its natural endowment is Fiordland National Park. Located on the country’s South Island, this park is endowed with picturesque water bodies, majestic mountains, stunning wildlife, and temperate rainforests that are great for hiking. Some of the world’s most impressive fjords, such as – Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, are even located in New Zealand. Visitors here have opportunities for hiking, hunting, scuba diving, cruising, camping, and fishing.
1/10 Kauai, Hawaii
Hawaii is a great destination to enjoy nature-inclined travel, and Kauai is the perfect place to get the best of nature in Hawaii. Kauai is famous for being Hawaii’s garden island, and that’s not a coincidence. This island is endowed with vast areas of dense jungles, picturesque beaches, and numerous hiking trails. Kauai is home to the world-famous Napali Coast, the paradisaic Hanalei Bay, and Waimea Canyon (also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific). With all the amazing natural endowments it has, Kauai is no doubt a great place to enjoy relaxation, and there are lots of relaxing activities to do as well.