Earth’s natural wonders make for breath-taking destinations. No-one who has been close can ever forget the sights and sounds of the great waterfalls of Iguazu on the border of Brazil and Argentina, or the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Magical spectacle the Northern Lights dance in the midnight sky deep within the Arctic Circle.
At the other end of the earth, the legendary Drake Passage takes cruise passengers through towering glaciers and abundant bird and marine life in the most remote and pristine wilderness on earth, and New Zealand’s Southern Alps beckon with stunning views of glacial valleys and lakes.
For sheer abundance, the rainforests of the Amazon, Costa Rica, Borneo and Papua New Guinea are home to an extraordinarily diverse range of birds, animals and plants.
Closer to home there’s great beauty, from Germany’s Black Forest, the volcanoes of Sicily or even the lush river valleys and oases that fringe the Moroccan Sahara. Our natural world specialists can guide you to spectacular adventures and idyllic hideaways all across the globe.
Popular destinations for Nature Holidays
A famous appreciation for nature makes Japan a top spot for outdoorsy holidays. Catch the cherry blossom season, witness the colours of an autumn foliage tour, explore volcanoes on a guided trek, or soak in a mineral bath at an onsen—wherever you go, Japan’s natural beauty is impossible to ignore.
New Zealand holidays are in the top ten of any nature lover's wish list, because of its rugged terrain, lush and seemingly prehistoric sub-tropical forests and the sights and sounds of birds and other animals that exist nowhere else in the world.
From kangaroos and koalas to the Great Barrier Reef and eucalyptus forests, travelling to Australia offers the chance to immerse yourself in the great outdoors like nowhere else on Earth. Uluru, the Kimberley, Daintree rainforest… it’s all here.
From Iguazú Falls to the jagged peaks of Patagonia, the winelands of the northwest and the glaciers that lead to the Antarctic, Argentina’s natural wonders abound and entice the traveller.
There is possibly no more diverse region in the world than California, and our nature holidays immerse you in the vastness of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, the wine regions and more.
From the dense, vibrant foliage of the autumn woods to Cape Cod’s idyllic beaches, a holiday in New England isn’t complete without a trip out into the outdoors.
Mountains, jungles, rivers, even deserts—the rich natural landscapes of India are sure to tempt you outdoors, and these holidays will make the most of every opportunity.
The size and diversity of the American landscape makes nature holidays to the USA an adventure that captivates many travellers’ imaginations. Explore the US national parks, Hawaii’s volcanoes, New England’s autumn foliage and more.
Travel to the Indian Ocean to find idyllic islands and a selection of natural wonders, especially in Sri Lanka.
Central America, celebrated for its Mayan heritage and cultural attractions, also conceals some spectacular natural wonders amidst the verdant jungles and thickly forested landscapes.
South America is a continent of superlatives and the natural wonders of South America are as spectacular as anywhere in the world, with rainforests, mountains, canyons, lakes and glaciers in countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Peru vying for your attention.
Whether you travel in Canada or the USA you'll be spoiled for choice when going in search of North America's natural wonders, such is the variety and spread of things to see.
Amongst the deserts and wild spaces of the Middle East are a host of natural wonders that are starkly, dramatically beautiful, with must-see sights in Israel, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Exceptionally diverse and with a wide range of landscapes across the region, the Indian Subcontinent contains a number of natural wonders in countries such as India and Nepal that will cause you to stop and stare.
Renowned for its history and culture, Europe also has a wealth of natural wonders with spectacular landscapes and stunning scenery in alomst every country on the continent.
The Caribbean islands are fascinating and beautiful, with natural wonders throughout the region just waiting to be discovered on islands such as Puerto Rico, St Lucia and Trinidad.
Australasia and the Pacific boasts a wide range of natural wonders, with remarkable sights throughout Australia and New Zealand just waiting to be discovered.
Natural world holidays are a great way to discover the many and varied natural wonders of Asia, whether you travel to China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam.
The continent of Antarctica is a natural wonder in its own right, with some stunning features and unique landscapes to marvel at as wll as some extraordinary wildlife to watch.
Our top itineraries for Nature Holidays
Let included, expert-led tours introduce you to the history, culture, landscapes and food of the Azores – a spectacular volcanic-island paradise in the heart of the Atlantic.
Exploring Seattle and Vancouver, this rail journey is a memorable start or end to any US or Canada self-drive. Choose to begin or end your journey in the magnificent Rockies, enjoying Michelin-standard meals and complimentary drinks on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
Banff is characterised by beauty, and this two-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer makes for a memorable addition to a western Canada road trip. You'll begin or end in the outdoor playground of Banff, passing desert-like canyon landscapes, mountains and otherworldly lakes along the way.
Top offers for Nature Holidays
Flight offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 15 May 2018
Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.
2019 Early Booking Bonus Offer – Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018
With a journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and an all-inclusive Holland America cruise, this luxury holiday showcases the beauty and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan wilderness.
Special tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 March 2019
This spectacular 13-day expedition voyage discovers the remote reaches of Norway's isolated and unspoiled north, from Svalbard's polar bears to Bear Island's rugged bird cliffs. You'll spot an abundance of wildlife that thrives among these mountains, glacial fjords and dominating icy expanses.
Special fly-cruise fares
This exploratory cruise showcases the best of Indonesia’s West Papua – a frontier archipelago of paradise islands. You’ll enjoy fine dining and included excursions throughout, from truly world-class snorkelling and diving to jungle treks, gourmet beach picnics and fishing trips in hidden lagoons.