Top Travel Destinations For Nature Lovers
Traveling for adventure can be the most interesting type of tourism that you can ever undertake in your life. Instead of taking the usual planned trips to popular places that stream with people from all over the world in certain seasons, you can decide to embark on a breathtaking visit to some of the most exotic yet least explored destinations on earth. Below are some amazing choices that will give you an experience of a lifetime:
The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
You might not have heard of Turkmenistan, but it is a country laden with unusual spectacles, with jagged terrain that offers adventurous drives. The most popular destination in this tiny nation that has a mix of civilizations is the constantly burning Door to Hell crater. It was originally a cavern emitting poisonous gases prompting the attention of geologists. However, the heavy equipment of the explorers led to cave in and form a crater. The geologists opted to burn the excess gases underground so they can continue with their work. However, the crater has been burning since then, for 35 years now.
Aogashima Island in Japan
Aogashima Island is a scenic and lush volcanic Japanese isle in the Philippine Sea. This isolated piece of land amidst a roaring sea is approximately 358km from Tokyo and measures only 3km in length. It is a perfect spot for hiking, and climbing its steep and rugged cliffs makes a great encounter. You can also go as high as 423m on the calderas. The Japan Meteorological Agency lists it as a Class C active volcano, with its last eruption taking place in 1785. It is currently inhabited by a few Japanese with frequent adventure travelers coming in at certain times of the year. You can access this island via ships and canoes.
The Atlas Mountains in Morocco
The Atlas Mountains is the highest peak in Morocco and offers a picturesque view as you drive through the magnificent range. To traverse the long countryside, you should hire a vehicle. You will have an opportunity to drive through exquisite cities such as Marrakech, pass through the vast desert into the massive sand dunes, hit the rocks and go straight into the snow within the same country. You can catch a scenic view of the horizon and take photos along the way with Berber locals. The evening offers a great background for pictures shot against the mountain range and leaves no doubt why Morocco is a top destination for tourists.
Furka Pass in Switzerland
If it has been your lifelong dream to experience a wonderful drive through the Alps while enjoying stellar views, then there is no other way than choosing the Furka Pass in Switzerland. You can access this wild route either by a personal vehicle or a motorcycle. You can even decide to rent a bicycle although it can take the breath out of you. Most visitors here claim to have been more attracted by the challenge to test their bravery while negotiating a barrier-less route and exploring the Alpine glacier ice caves.
Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
If you have ever wanted to be in a place where you are surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere and amazing sea view, then try the Galapagos Islands in South America. This world heritage site under UNESCO is an array of isles full of wild green lush growths surrounded by a magnificent blue sea. The islands are about 1000km from mainland South America and you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence of currents from the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The Ecuadorian government has marked the place as a national park and marine center. The slightly over 25000 occupants on the islands are complemented by a myriad of marine life which can be easily captured on camera. You can use canoes to navigate from island to island.
Maasai Mara in Kenya
Interacting with wildlife at close range is a major attraction for most nature lovers, and Maasai Mara in Kenya offers the best chance for such an experience. While many tourists prefer to use vehicles to navigate the vast game park, you will be given a chance to hire a horse and ride alongside zebras, warthogs, wildebeest and antelopes. The park has a wide array of animals including leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and cheetahs in their wild habitation. It might be dangerous but still adventurous since most of the animals have now become used to human beings.
While paying visits to these exotic places, it is important to find the right information concerning relevant travel requirements and accommodation arrangements. Such adventures should also be undertaken during calm seasons when there are no storms. You may also need sleeping bags, a first aid kit and medications, protective clothing and climbing gear for some of the excursions.