There is just one small step separating you from feeling like Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, or “Crocodile” Dundee: having a trip to the most beautiful tropical rainforests in the world.
Being the Earth’s lungs, rainforests fulfill a critical mission: they imbue the air with oxygen so we could breathe clean air.
Despite giving an immense benefit to humanity, they also dazzle us with gorgeous views, diversity of unique flora and fauna, and adventure spirit.
We’ve already picked 5 of the most beautiful rainforests for you to start a fantastic and unforgettable adventure. Check it out!
Daintree National Park, Australia
Being one of the surviving tropical rainforests in the world and listed as a Unesco world heritage, Daintree impresses its visitors with diverse and unique flora and fauna. More than 18 000 known plant species and 430 bird species happily reside in this natural paradise. Such endangered species as cassowary and the giant blue Ulysses butterfly have also found their home there. Penetrating into the heart of this jungle wilderness will totally leave an unforgettable imprint in your heart with its spectacular sceneries and diverse nature!
You can take a tour of the park with a guide who will tell you a lot and better than anyone about Dantree’s residents. In this Australian biggest tropical rainforest, you can meet a lot of bats, reptiles, frogs, and tree kangaroos. Cape Tribulation is also a magnificent coastal place with the richest ecosystem, coral reefs, snowy-white sandy beaches you have to visit.
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Yasuni National Park can boast biodiversity since its 1,600-acre area is a residence for a number of insects, amphibians, birds, and bats. But also, such endangered mammal species as white-bellied spider monkeys and the rare golden-mantled tamarin feel safe in this tropical rainforest. What’s also attractive about this place: indigenous people from clans the Targaeri and Taromenane are still living there. Visiting Yasuni National Park, you’ll have a chance to witness how they live.
Besides, if you’re looking for even excitement, join rainforest hikes to catch “parrot clay licks.” It’s a spectacular process when parrots and macaws lick the clay in a clay wall producing such enticing sound and vibrant colors. To get to Yasuni National Park, you have to fly from Quito to Coca, catch a bus, stay in a lodge scattered in the park, and then find a guide who can go with you to the heart of the park. Though visiting the park may not be easy, the rewards of such a venture are fantastic!
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
This Costa Rica’s rainforest is rather a misty oasis with a smorgasbord of wildlife than just a reserve. Its stunning views don’t only attract many tourists but many species as well. Over 160 species of amphibians and reptiles, 100 species of mammals, and 500 species of birds have found shelter in this habitat. It’s one of the few places where you can meet all cat family species, including jaguars, ocelots, pumas, oncillas, jaguarundi, and margays. Besides, the diversity of birds in this area is mind-blowing. So if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t hesitate to join birding tours in the tropical rainforest.
One of the most jaw-dropping things about Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a cloud forest. It’s a peculiar type of rainforest situated on a higher altitude, usually mountains. Due to the altitude, cloud forests receive much of cool rainfall, which causes much much mist. That’s why they have such mysteriously enticing land, even chilling views.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Mind-blowing volcanic scenery and its rainforest wildlife will win your heart in an instant. But keep in mind that it’s also the primary place on the entire globe to spot rare mountain gorillas. 19 mountain gorilla families living in the Virunga Mountains were counted, but you can visit only ten. But to do it, first, you need to get permission. The process of getting this permission can take up to a year, and it’s quite understandable. Since these species are endangered, only 80 people can visit these gorillas families per day.
But anyway, even if you’ll not manage to see gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, one of the most beautiful rainforests, will not let you down with the richness of flora and fauna. And the magnificent views of volcanoes will please your eyes so much. Be sure that the memories of it will chase you with vivid and pleasurable memories after visiting this tropical rainforest!
Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Another beautiful rainforest is situated in British Columbia. Thousands of visitors come to the Pacific Rim National Park to enjoy the marvelous views, dense and lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife. Its western hemlock, yellow cedar, western white pine, 800-year-old cedar trees, and many other tree species are the delight for the eye, and picturesque views are the balm for your soul. And its tropical rainforest animal life is no less amazing. Pacific Rim National Park is a homeplace for Roosevelt elk, Vancouver Island wolf, black bears, and cougars.
All that makes this park a perfect place for hiking and exploring. Going deep in the rainforest, you’ll find such a beautiful place as Hot Spring Cove, where you can dip into warm waters. Besides, not only its impressive flora and fauna make the park worthy of a visit, but Tofino and Ucluelet, the local towns, where you can get in contact with locals and join a whale watching tour.
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And we totally understand it. The places will never leave indifferent, leaving such pleasurable memories and enriching your life with adventures and insights. Giving such a life-changing experience to each visitor, these 5 tropical rainforests deserve to be one on your bucket list for your next adventure. So what are you waiting for? Start your adventure to the Tropics and enjoy the magnificent surroundings!