If you are a keen traveler and would like to get closer to nature while out and about, you might want to find some cool ways to explore the natural environment of the place you are visiting. Whether you are on a couples’ retreat or a family vacation, maybe a solo tourist, you can find a good way of finding your deep connection with Mother Earth. Find out more below.
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Taking a camping trip and watching the stars and the sun come up in the early hours can be a life-changing experience. Whether you are into romantic glamping resorts or enjoy putting up a tent and sitting by the campfire, you can plan your trip accordingly. If you have an off-road vehicle, you might pack your survival kit and go on an expedition into the woods, engaging in bird watching and white water rafting.
If you have more time than money, you could get your accommodation for free in some of the most captivating places on Earth. You can visit some of the best destinations for nature lovers on a budget, if you sign up for a volunteering program. You might help scientists document new or rare species, or help out at a wildlife sanctuary. This way of travel is ideal for students who are on their gap year and would like to see more of the world.
Those who are looking for new ways to live a more sustainable life can take advantage of ecotourism offers. You can visit Costa Rica and live in a treetop room, or in the canopy layer. You will enjoy having a shower in the natural waterfall and looking after the environment. Some ecotourism destinations offer educational programs so you can take your knowledge home and implement sustainability in your everyday life. You can also try bird watching at Samara Private Game Reserve and take part in luxury sleep-outs.
Visiting Native Tribes
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A good way of understanding the special relationship humans can develop with nature is going into the wilderness and meeting local tribes. This will teach you loads of lessons about how humans and animals can live peacefully together, and how the connection with nature improves their health and wellbeing.
Hiking in National Reserves
If you only have a few days to spare, but would like to explore the outdoors and natural environment, you can find a relatively local nature reserve you can visit for a hiking trip. You might want to stay the night if this is allowed, and follow the explorer trails to discover some of the best formations, the rarest plants and animals of the region, and the natural beauty you can’t see in the city.
Whenever you need a real break from the hustle and bustle of city life, don’t just to to one of the beach resorts, but find a destination that helps you connect with nature and explore new things. Go on a hiking or camping tour, sleep under the stars, and enjoy tranquility.