Top 20 Places to Visit if You Are a Nature Lover

Living in the city can be so tiring—the constant busy streets, endless honking of cars, and the pollution that greets you almost every day. As a nature lover who lives in the city, going out for trips can positively impact your overall well-being.

Escape from your busy work life and surrender to nature, in this article, we are going to tell you about the top countries that could be the next destination of your healing trip. If you are worried about the right camping gears that you have to bring, sites like RV Camping offer a variety of data about camping trips and pieces of equipment that will help you on your adventure.

South Africa

South Africa is easily the best place on the planet for nature lovers. South Africa has 22 parks that you can enjoy on your trip. There are wildlife conservatories that are accessible to tourists. Aside from going through a healing journey, you can volunteer in helping wild animals, such as rhinos, heal and help them return to the wild. 

Going for a drive on your camping vehicle through the Garden Route, you can enjoy vast sceneries, from mountain views to jaw-dropping beachlines. If you also want to visit the marvelous Blyde River Canyon, add South Africa on your travel bucket list. 

If you’re near Cape Town, read our guide on where to stay. Also, Stellenbosch is just a short drive away and worth the trip.

New Zealand

There are a lot of camping spots in New Zealand that you can visit. If you are a very spontaneous person, the country’s free campsites are perfect for you. There are spots that you can pull over and do some fishing, or even spend the night. Make sure that you don’t leave your trash behind.

If you enjoy the snow and the cold weather, you can ride a helicopter that will bring you to the mountain top, and you can make snow angels on a never-ending field of snow. 

Canada

Canada is famous for its unspoiled nature, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. If you want to discover the beauty that Canada offers, we suggest you travel on wheels. If you go on the road, you will pass down through the sixteen provinces of the nation. 

With the Trans-Canadian Highway, you can visit through the nation’s provinces. Gross Morne National Parks, along with different tourist attractions, situates along the highway.  If you’re there in winter, skiing is not to be missed, some incredible terrain available.

Vietnam

Vietnam has tons of tourist spots for nature lovers. If you prefer trekking, try visiting the Sa Pa. It is widely known as the emerald-green haven for trekkers. If you feel at peace with ocean waves’ sounds, the Cham Islands is ideal for you.

You can explore caves in Vietnam by boat. The Paradise Cave, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang, is considered the nation’s best national park. Other national parks are available for tourists to visit. 

Chile

The country’s natural attractions will help your healing trip be worth it. You can visit magnificent glaciers and extensive landscapes. The view of mountain tops and lagoons will help you relax.

Santuario El Cani prides itself on four different volcanoes. Hiking is allowed, it usually takes four hours, but it is definitely worth the time and the sore muscles after. You will see a view no other country can offer you. 

Portugal

If you want to visit a lesser-known country to travel by car, try Portugal. From beautiful shorelines to diverse landscapes, it is easily an ideal destination. Picturesque lakes will welcome you and help you fall in love with nature more.

To get away from everything, try hiking in the Azores. They are 9 volcanic islands in the middle of the North-Atlantic. Some could say the definition of paradise for the adventurous souls out there.

The country has a lot of national parks that are accessible to the public. The most popular among tourists is the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The place nestles jaw-dropping historical sites. Vicenti Coast has the best beach in the country. 

Croatia

Croatia has an extensive selection of nature parks. One of their nature park, Plitvice National Park, offers a series of sixteen terraced lakes! If the sixteen lakes are not impressive enough for you, the park also has waterfalls and numerous hiking trails.

Another popular place is the Krka National Park. The park has seven waterfalls and a unique ecosystem. 

Iceland

Witnessing the Aurora Borealis could be enough reason to visit Iceland. Waterfalls, geysers, even geothermal baths are waiting for your visit.

Aside from neon lights painting the night sky, Iceland is famous for hiking trails. In South Iceland, there is a region called Landmannalaugar. Hikers and backpackers can enjoy mountains full of color due to the sulfur spots the mountain has. 

Australia

Australia is a heaven for people who love breathtaking landscapes. Rainforests are waiting for the country’s visitors. The Great Barrier Reef is in Queensland, Australia.

The nation is mainly known for its dry land. If you want to greet koalas, Phillip Island has the koala conservation center. 

Hawaii

In every island you visit in Hawaii, there is an adventure waiting for you. Beaches and mountain ranges are the reason why Hawaii is on everybody’s travel list.

If you are in the country, make sure to try their local food. Take pictures on their black beaches, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach is a beautiful black sand beach perfect for picnics. If you’re lucky, you will be able to see the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. 

Bolivia

Bolivia is a country filled with nature’s wondrous gift. Most of their tourist destinations remain untouched. Enjoy unfiltered places like Uyuni Salt Flat and the famous Bolivia Death Road.

Aside from its abundant wildlife, the country is heaven for plant lovers. The country is home to precious plant species that you cannot see in other parts of the world. 

Colombia

It might seem a surprise, but Colombia has everything a nature lover loves. Tropical jungles and coffee plantations are just a few things a tourist can visit in the country.

In the Damas Del Nare Lake, you can gain a new Pink River dolphin friend. They are very friendly, and they seem comfortable with humans. They even swim along with the tourist boats. You could play with them if they approached you as long as you don’t hurt them. 

Mongolia

The country’s tourism is still improving, but Mongolia prides itself on its rich forests and wetland ecosystem. Mongolia is an ideal country if you want to experience a different culture while enjoying nature’s gift.

Enjoy trekking on the country’s Khuvsgul Taiga Wilderness Tour. You’ll meet different animals such as moose, brown bear, etc. while you are on tour. 

Thailand

Nature lovers can enjoy a lot of activities in Thailand. Greet elephants in the Elephant Nature Park. Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is a place every plant lover can appreciate.

If you want to see beautiful rock formations, visit Koh Samui. Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach is developed, but it is not packed with tourists. You can eat at restaurants that are on the beach without brooding about long lines. 

Tanzania

If you like seeing wild animals, try visiting Tanzania. The famous Serengeti National Park is in the country. There you’ll meet a variety of wild beasts during the migration season.

Walk with lions with their Safari Tour. The country also has different bodies of water that tourists can splash around like the Mara River. 

Sweden

Sweden has thirty national parks and thousands of nature reserves. It is heaven for nature lovers to relax and enjoy their free time.

Their nature parks are free. Tourists can put up tents on designated places free of charge, as long as they keep the area clean. The nation has many nature parks and wildlife reserves to offer to its visitors. 

Slovenia

The country is famous for its untouched beauty. Rivers, forests, countrysides, and even vineyards are the famous tourist destinations for nature lovers in the nations.

The So?a River is famous for its emerald green color. It is one of the prettiest rivers on the planet. Tourists can enjoy water activities such as canyoning, rafting, and kayaking. 

Turkey

Nature Parks in Turkey are the perfect places to spend your vacation. It is a country perfect for backpackers. Göreme National Park is one of the World Heritage Site.

Köprülü Canyon National Park is a park with a backdrop that looks like a movie scene. While hiking is commonly enjoyed, tourists can enjoy a thrilling experience of rafting in the river.

Alaska

The country is a gift to nature lovers. From ice-covered mountains to beautiful lakes, Alaska is full of beautiful landscapes.

You can meet different sea creatures at the Alaska SeaLife Center. If you want to take a hike, Mount Roberts Trail and the Harding Ice Field Trail are popular destinations for hiking. 

Brazil

The world’s biggest waterfalls are in the country. Brazil is also famous for its jungles and rainforests. It is the perfect place to connect with nature.

Pernambuco is an archipelago of majestic 21 islets. Dolphins and sea turtle will greet you on the island. Their beaches are perfect for surfing. Two of the best beaches in Brazil are located here- Praia do Leão and Baía do Sancho. 

The things that these countries have in common is they offer a variety of activities and places every nature will love. Plan your perfect adventure trip and visit these countries.

Save money, pack your bags, and start your adventure. Relax and appreciate mother nature’s gift with the fantastic destinations each country has to offer.

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

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