Adventure Holidays – 5 Rainforest Destinations to Choose
Looking for a great adventure idea? Why not try a rainforest tour? Here are 5 rainforest destinations of the world to choose from.
1. Daintree National Park: A World Heritage Site, Daintree National Park is acknowledged for many rare species and exotic birds. Located 100 km northwest of Cairns in Australia, the Park came into existence in 1981, in an attempt to protect one of the oldest extant rainforests in the world. Many extinct trees have now been discovered here and the park also provides habitats to a wealth of wildlife. Visitors can see here Wompoo Fruit-dove, buff-breasted paradise kingfisher, striped possum, chameleon gecko and amethystine python, among many others.
2. Tambopata National Reserve: The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It includes parts of eight South American countries, Peru being one of them. Tambopata National Reserve refers to a part of the Peruvian Amazon Basin that was created in 1990 for the preservation of two important ecosystems in the region. Amenities for the tourists include lodges that also allow overnight stay in the reserve. Besides exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna, tourists can go for Whitewater River rafting on the Tambopata River.
3. Danum Valley: A Malaysian rainforest area, Danum Valley has some unusual plants and animals, making it an exotic place exuding a primeval feel. Located in Borneo, the valley surprises visitors with its extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna that include species, such as the rare Sumatran rhinoceros, gibbons, orangutans, mousedeer and clouded leopards. Adventure seekers will have a lot of things to do here, such as trekking, swimming, bird watching, taking tours of the jungle at night and going out on excursions to nearby logging sites and timber mills.
4. Khao Yai National Park: A popular tourist destination in Thailand, Khao Yai National Park offers visitors a range of amenities. Food is available within the park and there are also lodges and cabins for singles and groups. Among the possible activities include kayaking, hiking, camping and night time wildlife spotlighting. Over 50 km of hiking trails exist, ranging from easy to hard, attracting tourists on an adventure trip. Spot many spectacular waterfalls, such as Haew Narok Waterfall and Haew Suwat Waterfalls, and a wealth of wildlife. Khao Yai National Park is easily accessible to travelers taking flights to Phuket or Bangkok.
5. Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve: Named after the nearby town of Monteverde, this world-famous cloud forest in Costa Rica attracts over 70,000 visitors every year. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve consists of over 26,000 acres of cloud forest, providing habitats to over a hundred species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Tourists as well as scientists and researchers are drawn to a wealth of plant species that are no less than 2,500 in number. The Reserve is noted particularly for the most orchid species in a single place.
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