As temperatures start soaring in the Middle East, we’re dreaming of a cool summer escape. Think of lush mangroves, pristine islands and serene ocean views. While travelling is a great way of exploring and learning about a new culture for some, unwinding and relaxing is a priority for others. Here’s a list of five breathtaking destinations that are perfect for nature lovers.
Live a rural-style fairytale in Vietnam’s Mù Cang Chải district. The rice paddy-terraced mountains and twisting streams coil in ribbons around the hills to spectacular effect, making it the perfect fusion of an adventurous yet relaxing destination.
Pristine blue seas against the contrast of beige sand are inviting you. The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 tropical islands located just 55 kilometres off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the perfect spot for you if you’re craving some calm.
If you’re looking for the perfect mix of winter and spring then you need to add the Logoten Islands to your travel list. Despite being located in the Arctic, the islands offer some of the warmest temperatures in the region. It’s also a great place to watch the Northern Lights in the winter season.
Nestled in the Spanish Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest located in North America. Home to abundant wildlife and flora, it’s the perfect spot to take in the beauty of lush greenery and surrounding water.
Located on the borders of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazú Falls are the largest waterfall system in the world. Legend has it that a powerful figure was rejected by his mortal lover and sliced the rivers in a fit of rage, thus creating the waterfalls. If you’re looking to teleport into a mythological parallel universe, this is the perfect escape for you.
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