Nature’s beauty comes in many forms found across the globe. We recently stumbled upon a list of 25 of the most incredible national parks on Earth that gave us a serious case of wanderlust. Take them all in below:
Göreme National Park, Turkey
Those “fairy chimneys” are what attract all the visitors.
Cinque Terre, Italy
This park has the best of all worlds: villages, hiking trails and beaches.
Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela
This group of 300 islands offers some of the best snorkelling in the world.
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
A tramper’s dream.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Crystal blue lakes surrounded by series of waterfalls. Case closed.
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
This park offers the highest waterfall in the world – Angel Falls. Rumour has it, it’s so high that water evaporates before it hits the ground.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Arguably the most famous park in Africa, Serengeti is famous for its annual wildebeest migrations.
Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway
Visit the largest glacier in continental Europe.
Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Jasper National Park, Canada
Our Canadian Rockies are quite a sight.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
The park and the peaks share a name, and to see them both through the Patagonian fog is breathtaking.
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
The sand dunes and sun set make for some unreal colours.
Guilin and Lijang River National Park, China
The river is surrounded by a village which is surrounded by mountains.
The Everglades, USA
Dodge the alligators to watch a killer sunset.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This is the only structure that can be seen from space that’s made up solely of living things. True story.
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
The highest mountain in Africa sets the backdrop for incredible wildlife viewing.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Glacier here, glacier there, glacier everywhere.
Yellowstone National Park, USA
The law says Yellowstone is the world’s first national park. Science says it’s North America’s largest volcanic area.
Pantanal Matogrossense, Brazil
This park is both the second largest ecosystem (after the Amazon) and the world’s largest wetland.
Banff National Park, Canada
The crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
Iguazu National Park, Argentina/Brazil
The walkways that surround this border-spanning park scream tourist-friendly.
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
There’s lava, there’s jungles, and there’s secret lakes. Get ready to explore.
Tulum National Park, Mexico
This beach shows off the world-famous Mayan ruins.
Rapa Nui National Park, Chile
Easter Island has stone statues shaped like people and a beautiful rolling landscape.
Yosemite National Park, USA
This mountainous landscape offers up snow capped peaks, sparkling lakes and healthy green plant life.
(Main image by M0sT_WaNteD via Flickr Creative Commons)