Trying to find an exciting tropic getaway? Jungles are a popular spot for those thinking about environmentally friendly experiences.
Costa Rica is a spectacular vacation place for those who wish to view pristine nature in a spectacular setting
Green Travel - Tropical Jungles and Waterfall Vacations
Costa Rica is a spectacular vacation place for those who wish to view pristine nature in a spectacular setting. Most of its jungles are on the southern Pacific Coast and the Caribbean lowlands and comprise Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, and Braulio Carillo National Park. Travelers love the environment-friendly tourism, the wide range of options to view the jungle--whether it’s through a guided canopy trip, zip line, an expedition through the rainforest, aerial tram, or a nighttime excursion there’s a thing for every person. Through the lush rainforest, visitors can see many species of birds, lizards, and mammals like the sloth, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys. Along with guided tours, tourists can also go bird viewing, whale watching, have a dolphin experience, whitewater raft, sail or kayak, scuba, tour a coffee plantation or merely relax on the beach.
Costa Rica is also the home of many amazing waterfalls. Guided trips are offered by foot, on horseback, or consider a rafting/waterfall rappelling combo tour. La Fortuna waterfall integrates all the idyllic wildlife and pristine rainforest and an awesome view of the waterfall. The Celeste Waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park shines blue a few times a year, helping make this an incredible visit. El Chorro and Nauyaca Waterfalls, both on the Pacific coast, are two more incredible sites. Finally, Savegre Waterfall near Los Quetzales National Park takes about an hour to get to but the nearly 100 feet tall waterfall is well worth it.
Ever Heard of "Mountain of the God of Evil" or "Devil’s Mountain”?
Considering waterfall getaways, Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela is a journey many waterfall lovers will find exceptional. At 3,211 feet high, this is the highest waterfall worldwide. Fed by rainfall from tropic clouds, they call these falls Mountain of the God of Evil and Devil’s Mountain. Tourists travel by motorized canoe down the Carrao River to the lagoon where they can then venture out and trek through the jungle to view the magnificent falls--it’s a trek, but the remarkable views of this stunning waterfall are memorable.
Another waterfall-oriented spot is Africa’s Victoria Falls. Positioned between Zimbabwe and Zambia, it’s two times as tall as Niagara Falls and referred to as “Smoke and Thunder.” Tourists can book a flight tour of the falls to get breathtaking up-close views or select micro light or helicopter trips. Aside from visiting the falls, visitors can go for a swim below the falls, schedule lion walks, take a walk with cheetahs and take elephant back trails. There are additionally several other falls in the area, which makes this an adventure to remember.
With its lavish jungles and many waterfalls, a trip to Hawaii might be the place you’ve imagined. If you visit Hanakapi’aiFalls in Kauai, Hawaii you’ll take a stimulating trek via lush bamboo woods, volcanic-rock cliffs and check out this impressive 300-foot waterfall at the center of a jungle but still near to the beach. Not too far away is Opaekaa Falls. Although not easily accessible through hike or river, the falls are beautiful. An easy to moderate hike through the jungle can take you to Mount Waialeale, a shield volcano and the second highest point on Kauai.
Even though these are a few ideas, there are lavish tropic jungles and incredible waterfalls throughout the world and can make for a revitalizing and unwinding break for the entire family.
Annalie Coetzer Travel Oholic and Lifestyle Blogger
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