The World’s Top 5 Back-to-Nature Adventures

Heather Dilts-Baiano
Back-to-nature Experiences

How do you satisfy your adventurous spirit, while loving the environment and everything in it? Take a look at these exotic nature adventures for a few good ideas. Experience nature and the outdoors with a whole different level of thrilling adventure.

Jungle Love

Treehouse Retreat for Two in the Amazon

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Amazon rainforest on this eco-friendly retreat.

Under an English-speaking guide, you and a friend will experience a true, traditional dugout canoe as you explore the Amazon River, forage for medicinal properties in the jungle and witness the Kukama community’s craftsmanship as you learn their language. You will encounter manatees, monkeys, dolphins and birds.

Your private lodgings blend into the jungle’s canopy 67 feet above the forest floor, filled with luxurious furnishings. Open your mind as you taste traditional Amazonian cuisine to complete your jungle experience.

Adventure With An Edge

Forest of Knives, Madagascar

The Tsingy Forests, also known as the Forest of Knives consists of vertical, sharp limestone rocks to create a unique forest where wildlife exists easily.

One of the least visited national parks, this is a rock climber and hiker’s paradise. Just remember this place isn’t for the faint of heart. Between the 300 feet rocks lie vegetation where 100 types of bird, 11 types of lemur and 45 kinds of reptile forage for food.

Experience this stone forest with a guided tour, including various stops and experiences. Be ready to fly, as the only way in or out is by helicopter.

Evolutionary Adventure

Darwin Adventure for Two, Galapagos Islands

Does the thought of tracing the steps of the greatest naturalist inspire you? Experience Charles Darwin’s Galapagos islands in a one-of-a-kind adventure.

You and a guest can get behind-the-scenes access to the Galapagos Islands, with a rare tour of the Charles Darwin Foundation Research Station. You will have the chance to learn photography from a National Geographic certified instructor. The very type of finches Darwin wrote of, will be your to photograph. Experiences abound, for you can dive with turtles, swim with penguins while on your private boat that travels between three of the most biologically diverse islands.


Back-to-nature Experiences

For The Environmentalist

Rainforest Eco-lodge for Two, in Costa Rica

The Osa rainforest is undeniably one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. It is an ideal place for someone wanting to really get back to nature. For this adventure, bring a guest and spend eight nights in an award-winning eco-lodge dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Spend your time exploring the forest on a guided nature tour, and continue on to see a working, sustainable, organic coffee plantation. Here, learn the history and enjoy a cupping experience. The next day will be a thriller – including your choice of kayaking, white water rafting and horseback riding. Finish your experience by attending one of the remarkable outdoor spas.

An Archaeologist’s Dream

Lost City of Petra, Jordan

Located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, the city of Petra rises out of a cliff in the sand. You might well recognise its iconic sights from the the Indiana Jones movie – The Last Crusade – which was filmed here.

Have a true desert adventure as tours often highlight the city and surrounding area. You can arrange an overnight-stay with a Bedouin tribe and explore Petra and nearby Jerash. Take in the desert landscapes, or try a spot of quality diving in the Red Sea.

No matter what experience you are looking for, these exotic back-to-nature adventures will delight and thrill you in a way only nature can.


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